Worried about Coronavirus spreading into your household? We don't know about you, but we're planning a deep clean at home this weekend – call it part spring clean, part Coronavirus cleanse. And whether you're really worried or irritated by the panic, It's not a bad idea to be cautious to prevent the spread of germs.
And if you are serious about doing all you can to keep your home germ-free, you are going to need the most effective products – so we have done the legwork for you and rounded up the best cleaning essentials you can mail order from right now, without having to leave the house. Most of these are guaranteed to kill bacteria, and are great buys to have at home, post-pandemic, anyway.
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Dettol Refill Clean and Fresh Multipurpose Cleaning Spray Lemon
If you are going to order just one cleaning product, this should be it. You can use surface sprays on everything – kitchen counters, bathrooms, door handles, any hard surface that may harvest germs. Dettol's products are our number one recommendation; this one is gentle but effective, doesn't have a strong smell and kills 99.9% of bacteria. It's also suitable for any areas where food is prepared and baby equipment.
Dettol Antiseptic Disinfectant Liquid, £6.99 for 250ml
This is a really versatile cleaning product. Its main use is for cuts, grazes and insect bites, but you can use it around your home too. You can use it as a household disinfectant on surfaces or pop some in with your laundry to kill germs on your clothes. To use you mix with water – just follow the instructions on the bottle. View Deal
Domestos Original Thick Bleach, £14.92 for a pack of nine
For a really deep, effective clean bleach is an essential. This Domestos bleach kills 99.9 per cent of germs and bacteria and can be used to disinfect surfaces around your home. It works well as a kitchen and bathroom cleaner to remove limescale and stains too which is where bacteria tends to grow. We've chosen a bulk buy here, because the price is good – and you'll get through it doing normal household cleaning in no time over the next weeks and months.View Deal
White vinegar, £7 for 1 litre
If you are looking for non-toxic cleaning products, vinegar is your best option. You can use vinegar to clean your windows, your appliances, carpets, sinks, you can even throw some in with your laundry to soften your clothes. We have loads of tips on how to clean with vinegar if you want more advice. And yes, it's anti-bacterial, naturally.View Deal
Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleanser Liquid Additive, £4.50 for 1.5 litres
As well as keeping your home germ free it's a good idea to be washing your clothes with an antibacterial cleanser. This Dettol buy kills 99.9 per cent of bacteria even if your wash is at just 20ºC; it eliminates all odours and gives you hygienically clean laundry that stays fresh for 12 hours.
Dettol Washing Machine Cleaner, £3 for 250ml
Here's another option we like. Pop this in your washing machine to kill 99.9 per cent of bacteria that builds up in there. It also acts as a descaler to remove limescale and helps your machine run more effectively. View Deal
Dettol All-in-One Disinfectant Spray Orchard Blossom, £5.49
This is just a handy product to have for extra protection against spreading germs. Just spray it on any hard or soft surfaces in your home, door handles in particular to kill any germs hanging around. We like this because you can use it on sofas, pet beds, mattresses and pillows too, plus it smells divine. View Deal
Dettol Cleansing Surface Wipes Lime & Mint Large Wipes, £16.45
Another handy product to have that you can use to wipe down work surfaces. These also kill 99.9 per cent of bacteria and are simple to use, they also leave the room smelling fresh.View Deal
Dettol Aloe Handwash, £7.99 for 250ml
And just stock up on these while you can. We think this is the most effective hand soap you can buy, killing 99.9 per cent of germs. No point having a lovely clean germ free house is your hands are dirty. Pop this in your bathroom and kitchen and wash you hands frequently. View Deal
Petansy 2 Pack Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer, £11.32
Yes it is still in stock on Amazon. Keep one in your bag for when you leave home, but dot them around your house too and keep one by each sink. View Deal