The Ultimate Summer Cleaning Guide 2024: Using Sanitizing and Disinfecting Products Effectively

The Ultimate Summer Cleaning Guide 2024: Using Sanitizing and Disinfecting Products Effectively

Summer is the perfect time to refresh your living space, ensuring it’s clean, safe, and ready for all the activities and gatherings the season brings. In this ultimate summer cleaning guide for 2024, we'll focus on the importance of using sanitizing and disinfecting products to keep both your home and hands germ-free. Whether you’re preparing for guests, maintaining your outdoor areas, or getting ready for travel, proper cleaning with the right products is key.

Understanding Sanitizing and Disinfecting

Before diving into the specifics, it’s important to understand the difference between sanitizing and disinfecting:

  • Sanitizing: Reduces the number of germs on hands or surfaces to a safe level.
  • Disinfecting: Kills germs on surfaces to a level that prevents the spread of infection.

Outdoor Cleaning

1. Deck and Patio:

  • Disinfecting Wipes: Use SONO disinfecting wipes to clean outdoor furniture, railings, and other hard surfaces. These wipes are convenient and effective for killing germs on contact.
  • Sprays for Surfaces: Disinfectant sprays are perfect for larger areas. Spray on surfaces like tables and benches, then wipe with a clean cloth.

2. Play Equipment:

  • Sanitizing Wipes: For swing sets, slides, and other play equipment, use sanitizing wipes to quickly reduce germs, especially if children are frequently using these items.

3. Outdoor Entertaining Areas:

  • Disinfecting Sprays: Ensure your BBQ area, countertops, and picnic tables are germ-free by using disinfecting sprays. Apply, let it sit for a few minutes, then wipe down.

Indoor Cleaning

1. Living Areas:

  • Disinfecting Wipes and Sprays: High-touch surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, remote controls, and tabletops should be regularly disinfected. Use wipes for quick applications and sprays for thorough coverage.
  • Upholstery: Use a fabric-safe disinfecting spray to freshen up sofas and chairs, eliminating germs without damaging the material.

2. Kitchen:

  • Surface Disinfecting Sprays: Kitchens are high-risk areas for bacteria. Disinfect countertops, cabinet handles, and appliances with a strong disinfectant spray.
  • Sanitizing for Hands: Keep a bottle of hand sanitizer in the kitchen to use before and after food preparation.

3. Bathrooms:

  • Disinfecting Wipes: Use in the bathroom to clean sinks, faucets, toilet handles, and shower areas. Ensure surfaces are thoroughly wiped down to maintain hygiene.
  • Sprays for Larger Areas: For floors and walls, disinfectant sprays can provide comprehensive germ-killing action.

Guest Preparation

1. Guest Bedrooms:

  • Disinfecting Wipes: Clean nightstands, light switches, and remote controls with disinfecting wipes to ensure they are germ-free.
  • Sprays for Bedding: Use a fabric-safe disinfecting spray on bedding and pillows to kill any lingering germs.

2. Common Areas:

  • High-Touch Surfaces: Regularly disinfect doorknobs, handrails, and other common areas where guests will frequent. Use disinfecting wipes for quick cleanups.
  • Hand Sanitizers: Place hand sanitizers in accessible locations for guests to use upon entering your home.

Travel Preparation

1. Packing Sanitizers:

  • Travel-Sized Hand Sanitizers: Essential for maintaining hand hygiene on the go. Keep them in your travel bag, car, and purse.
  • Disinfecting Wipes: Carry wipes to disinfect airplane trays, hotel room surfaces, and rental car handles.

2. Home Preparation:

  • Disinfect Before Leaving: Before you go on a trip, disinfect high-touch areas in your home to ensure a clean environment upon your return.
  • Hand Sanitizers in Car: Keep hand sanitizers in your car for use during travel stops and after handling luggage.


Proper cleaning with sanitizing and disinfecting products is crucial for a safe and enjoyable summer. By understanding the difference between sanitizing and disinfecting and using the right products for each task, you can ensure your home remains a clean and healthy environment.

For high-quality sanitizing and disinfecting products, visit SONO Wipes. Our range of disinfecting wipes, sprays, and hand sanitizers are designed to keep your home and hands germ-free.

Stay tuned to our blog for more tips on effective cleaning practices to maintain a safe and healthy home all year round.

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