2. Isopropyl Alcohol

Isopropyl Alcohol

Isopropyl alcohol is not the same as the alcohol in beverages. Do not drink it! The solution is made up of about 70 percent alcohol, so you do not need to ever dilute it. To effectively kill COVID-19, the solution must be at least 60 percent alcohol, so diluting it would reduce its effectiveness considerably.

You can safely clean all your household surfaces with alcohol. However, take care when applying it to certain plastics because it can discolor them.

When shopping for isopropyl alcohol, you will also find solutions that are 99 percent pure. Most people consider the higher alcohol content to be the best.

Alcohol is an affordable cleaning option that is often overlooked by many people. However, it often only costs a dollar for a single bottle, which makes it ideal for anyone on a budget.

1. Soap and Water

bar soap

Yes, simple soap and water is a great cleaner. You can wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds to kill COVID-19. Soap works as an effective disinfectant that destroys almost all viruses with ease. Soap kills a virus by dissolving its fat membrane so that it becomes inactive and unable to infect you.

If you are using soap and water on surfaces like your kitchen counter, be sure to wipe the surface down with warm water to remove the soapy residue.

Washing your clothing in warm water with soap will also remove the COVID-19 virus if you have been out and about where you might have encountered a contaminated surface.

Related: 10 Disinfectants That Kill Coronavirus Faster Than Lysol Wipes
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