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Stock up on these cleaning supplies

Here’s what you need to clean, sanitize, and prep your space for your members.

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As part of Codi’s enhanced cleaning protocol, we’ve put together a list of recommended supplies, from protective gear to cleaning products for guests. You can also request our help to get the right supply here.

Protective gear

You can help reduce your exposure to germs and chemicals by using the following equipment while cleaning:

  • Disposable gloves (one pair for every room in the house)
  • Mask or cloth facial covering
  • Safety glasses (for cleaning the bathroom)
  • Apron or gown
  • Shoe coverings (recommended)

Equipment

With some basic supplies, you’ll be able to efficiently make your way through the cleaning process. Here’s what you need:

  • Broom
  • Bucket
  • Duster
  • Dustpan
  • Garbage bags
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Mop
  • Paper towels
  • Scrub brush
  • Scrub pads
  • Step ladder
  • Toilet brush
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Vacuum bags (if necessary)
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer & dryer

Products

We recommend only using disinfectant and sanitizer solutions that are registered with relevant governmental agencies (e.g. the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the European Chemicals Agency). Stock up on:

  • Multi-surface cleaner
  • Multi-surface disinfectant
  • Glass cleaner
  • Bleach
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Carpet cleaner
  • Floor cleaner
  • Furniture/wood polish

What you need to know about sanitizing with disinfectants 
You might be wondering if the products you’re using are strong enough to help reduce the number of germs, such as bacteria and viruses. Here’s a quick overview:

  • Make sure to use approved disinfectants. Please check with relevant governmental agencies, like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or the European Chemicals Agency, for a list of approved cleaners and disinfectants. In the U.S., for example, the EPA-recommended products include Clorox wipes, Lysol sprays, and other commonly used disinfectants. Request our help to get the right supply here.
  • Disinfectant wipes are okay. But make sure the surfaces stay wet long enough—the amount of time depends on the product, so check the label.
  • Skip the unproven disinfectants. While vinegar and essential oils can be effective cleaners, they haven’t been approved by regulatory agencies as disinfectants.
  • Never mix cleaners. Combining some products, like bleach and ammonia, can release toxic gases that are dangerous to inhale.

Cleaning supplies for members

We’ve heard from guests that they want the ability to clean on their own while staying in your space. Help them by stocking up on supplies they can use. Here’s what members need most:

  • Antibacterial hand sanitizer
  • Disposable paper towels
  • Disposable gloves
  • Multi-surface cleaner
  • Disinfectant wipes or spray
  • Extra hand soap

Safety reminders from experts

  • For additional and up-to-date guidance, check the guidelines from your relevant governmental authority.
  • Don’t reuse soiled gear
  • Be sure to read all safety labels so you understand how to use cleaning chemicals properly
  • Always keep chemical products out of reach of children
  • To help prevent the spread of germs, don’t touch your face while you’re cleaning

When you’re done cleaning, remember to take stock of what supplies are running low or getting close to their expiration date—that way, you can replace and replenish before the next cleaning comes around.

 

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We hope you find these cleaning guidelines useful as you navigate hosting during this difficult time. We’ll continue to update our recommendations as the situation evolves. In the meantime, please be sure to review any guidelines published by your local government or health authorities.

*This content is based on publicly available information from the CDC and OSHA. The CDC does not endorse this content or Codi. Codi makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to this content provided for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. Codi is not responsible for any injuries or disease resulting from following these guidelines. For more information, please consult the handbook.