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Practical Tips to Make Your Deliveries and Packages Safe!

Check out these timely tips to handle deliveries so that your home stays safe and sanitized.


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Home shopping and delivery are taking over our buying habits. The convenience of online shopping allows you to keep your grocery and other food supplies coming in uninterrupted. If you want to ensure the safety of your delivery packages, this article has some useful tips for you on how to handle online deliveries and packages.

Follow these safety measures and sanitizing solutions to minimize the risk of infection.

  1. Ask for Contactless Delivery

    Ask your delivery agent to leave your package on the floor outside or on an outdoor table. This eliminates the risk of person-to-person exposure. Also, make sure you wear your mask securely, covering your mouth and nose.

  2. Wear Gloves

    Before picking up the package, wear gloves for protection. This ensures you don’t touch the package directly, as it is likely to have changed hands several times during the delivery process.

  3. Spray with Disinfectant and Wipe Down the Package

    If the item isn’t food, spray with disinfectant solution then do a thorough wipe-down to make sure the package is clean before you open it.

  4. Wash Your Hands

    Remember to wash your hands with soap after wiping the package. This gives you even more protection.

  5. Wash Your Gloves

    Don’t forget to give your gloves a thorough wash after handling the package. You can soak them in a bucket of warm water mixed with 1 tsp. of white vinegar or lemon juice for 20-30 minutes and wash as usual.

  6. Clean Surfaces

    Make sure you disinfect the surface you put the package on and other surfaces you touched while wearing your gloves.

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These steps break the chain of infection so build this routine to keep your packages germ-free! For more tips, check out this guide for other essential cleaning products to make sure your home is nice and sanitized. It’s better to take preventive measures to ensure you and your loved ones’ safety! Share these tips with your friends and family too!

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