Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Did you know??

That a light switch in your home can contain as many germs as a trash can. Yuck. How often do you think to wipe those down? Ummm. Never.

To eliminate the spread of germs around your house, I suggest grabbing a handful of Disinfectant Wipes - one of my fave must-have cleaning products - and go around your house once a week and wipe down the switch plates. While you are at it, wipe down the doorknobs as well. I know you're thinking, "I can barely find time to shower, how the heck am I gonna be able to squeeze in cleaning my light switches?" Seems lofty but wouldn't you rather take 5 minutes than be in bed sick with the flu for 10 days?

Being the Costco fanatic that I am, I prefer the "Kirkland Signature - Household Surface Wipes" over the "Clorox Disinfectant Wipes." Having tried both the Kirkland Signature & the Clorox brand, I can attest that name brand doesn't mean better in this situation. Besides the fact that they smell better, Kirkland Signature is a MUCH better value. Clorox retails for $3.99 for a canister of 35 wipes compared to $6.99 (with $3.00 off coupon) for 3 canisters each containing 55 wipes. If I do the math correctly that's $0.114 per Clorox wipe vs. $0.042 per Kirkland Signature wipe. That's less than 1/2 the cost!! Who doesn't love a good savings these days?!? Ok, ok, I know you are wondering how in the world I would know that. In my pre-mommy life back in WA state, I owned a cleaning company (along with being a Realtor & High School Girl's Golf Coach) therefore I know my cleaning product prices. Shouldn't every good business owner know where their money is spent?? In addition to the smell and cost, Kirkland Signature wipes are larger in size so you actually use less. Again, another weird fact - Kirkland Signature wipe dimensions are 8" by 10" where the Clorox wipes measure 8" by 7".

Sadly, this post confirms that my little head is filled with random information. But you learned something didn't you? Again, I challenge you to take a few minutes to wipe down the light switches in your homes. It will be an extra precaution to keep you and your family much healthier. And if you get on a roll, they are good for wiping down phones, toilet seats, kitchen counters, kids toys, changing tables, etc. I even use them on my wood furniture to dust but I advise you to do a test beforehand.


  1. First...ewwww on the light switch factoid. And second, based on your awesome and thorough review, I'm definitely going to pick up the Kirkland wipes instead of the Clorox ones next time! Thanks for the hints!

  2. Thanks Lam!! Just an FYI - the Kirkland Signature brand aren't in a cyclinder tube anymore. They are packed like baby wipes.

  3. Nice products, It looks well with fantastic packaging.