No one needs to remind you that we're still reeling from the ongoing coronavirus wave. But staying safe can be harder in winter with everyone home more.
With so many kids having to do distance learning and so many parents having to work from home - or look for new work - maintaining healthy precautions can be a burden. Add to this the winter weather that forces many to remain indoors for longer periods of time, you have the makings of a stressful next few months.
Long Days and Longer Nights - Living With COVID-19 in Winter
Despite what you might think about your local government's response to the current wave of the coronavirus, or how you may feel concerning stay-at-home orders and self-quarantines, it's what we have to do for now.
Of course, the advent of a vaccine does bring some light in otherwise dim circumstances, but it is always far better to err on the side of caution when it comes to staying safe from coronavirus.
Staying safe is relatively easy if you don't have to go out and interact with others in person. And staying sane while cooped up day and night is another story! So, we've scoured the Internet and pulled together a select list of tips and suggestions for keeping your sanity and your cool while in quarantine or while simply "staying-at-home."
Learn a New Language
You are probably planning a long trip after this is all over, so pick up some basic conversational skills by download a language learning app and surprise yourself.
Try Online Exercise Tutorials
Working out at home is the newest rage and it will help keep you active and healthy. Plus the chemicals released in the brain during and after exercise are proven mood boosters!
Read a Book
In the digital age, reading a physical, printed book can be a pleasure. Not only is it good for your brain, but it can provide a leisurely escape from constant headlines and alerts.
Learn a Musical Instrument
You probably won't be the next Mozart by the spring, but there are thousands of tutorials online to help you learn. And you can make it a family challenge, too.
Complete a Jigsaw Puzzle
Whether you just want to kill an hour or an entire week, a jigsaw puzzle is a great way to be challenged and satisfied all at once. And they are great for cognitive strengthening, as well.
Reconnect with Old Friends
Just because you can’t be with others physically doesn’t mean you can't reach out. Video calls can be almost as intimate as chatting over coffee.
Cook or Bake Something New
If you can get the necessary ingredients, this is a great way to distract yourself, involve your family, and enjoy a treat.
Clean Your House
Like, really clean it. Deep clean. A clean and uncluttered space can relax your mind and help you focus.
Disinfect surfaces frequently, wash your hands, and practice social distancing when you do go out.
Safe, Sane... and Sanitary
Staying healthy while out, staying busy while in, and keeping things properly cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized are keys to staying safe, sane, and sanitary.
A deep cleaning of your home really is a great idea for more than just something to keep you both productively busy and mentally occupied. Once all your junk and excess clutter has been gotten rid of, it's a good time to do some major sanitizing.
This is especially important if someone at home has been sick, only tested positive for COVID-19, or has been exposed to someone with the virus. Then it's even more essential to maintain a clean and disinfected environment.
Keep in mind, too, that cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing have different meaning according to the CDC's definitions:
Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.
Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This process works by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading infection.
With all of your family staying home for extended periods of time this winter, your attention should be on cleaning and then disinfecting and, while it may not really be necessary, it is a good idea to be safer by cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing your home.
Junk Hauling and Staying Safe with Junk King
Early on, Junk King recognized the work challenges posed by COVID-19. In response, we created and implemented informed protocols to minimize risks while we continued to provide superior junk removal services to our valued customers.
In 2021, Junk King continues to offer truly "touchless" junk removal service for both your safety and peace of mind.
Here’s what we have incorporated into daily operations:
100% TOUCHLESS PICKUP
We'll maintain a 6-foot distance from every customer. Our haulers can pick up curbside, never entering your home.
Send photos to to the Junk King team for a touchless price quote.
NO CONTACT PAYMENT
You can pay for our services over the phone to limit social exposure.
Gloves, masks and hand sanitizers are provided on every truck used to protect you and our haulers.
At Junk King we will provide you with touchless, safe, and eco-friendly junk removal services so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of those old items in a "coronavirus" world.
Junk King is committed to continue leading the way in safe and touchless junk hauling, and in keeping our planet clean, green and beautiful for generations to come.
The Holidays are Over - Time for House Trash and Junk Removal
Whether you are cleaning up your home after the holidays, or preparing for the upcoming spring, we can provide you with the services you need to get rid of unwanted junk and household trash. Our professional and friendly crew can do the heavy lifting and hauling for you or, if you rent one of our handy MINI Dumpsters, you can do the loading yourself at your own pace.
Either way, we have the best junk removal solutions for you.
After you call, our expert and insured trash removal team will call 15 minutes before we arrive at your home. And once we arrive we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your items take up in our truck.
Then you just point and we’ll haul your items into our junk removal trucks, all with no hidden fees.
Ready to get rid of that junk? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3. You make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).