You grab your cell and purse (or wallet) and get into the car and start it. You put the car in gear and go pick up some groceries and pay by debit card. You call your spouse on your cell before you leave the store to see if you should get some gas. You load the groceries into the trunk then get back in the car to drive to the gas station where you pay by credit card. You arrive at home and put the groceries away in the fridge, freezer and cupboards.

We all know about hand washing to avoid getting the COVID virus. Think about all the common everyday items you and your family touch just by going out and getting some necessities which all need to be cleaned and sanitized:


  • Car keys
  • Start button
  • Steering wheel
  • Gear shift
  • Seat belt/clip
  • Door handles – exterior & interior
  • Buttons and knobs for radio and heat
  • Seats
  • Trunk door/latch
  • Sunroof controls
  • Garage remote
  • Door handles – exterior and interior


  • Keys
  • Door handles and doors – exterior and interior
  • Cell Phone
  • Kitchen counters/tap
  • Cupboard door handles/ pulls
  • Fridge door/handles/drawers
  • Freezer lid
  • Produce – fresh fruits and veggies need to be washed thoroughly
  • Bathroom counter/tap
  • Soap dispenser
  • Hand towels

Stay healthy and safe. Don’t’ forget to wipe off your credit and debit cards and your wallet or purse and wash your clothes, coats and gloves regularly.