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Germ-Free Homework Station

icon surfacesThe kitchen counter or dining table are natural places for homework since they have large surfaces and are close to the snacks (and mom or dad for help). But the kid’s backpack or books may have made a few stops after school – the sidewalk, bus floor or grass in the park where they stopped to shoot a few hoops – and picked up some germs before they are dumped on your table or counter.

Make sure your home work surfaces are cleaned before you prepare the next meal or eat.

Plastic Laminate Countertop

Clean with a nonabrasive, all-purpose cleaner using a sponge or cloth. Rinse with a sponge or cloth wrung from clean water; dry with a clean, soft cloth, Or, apply a creamy liquid kitchen wax that cleans and protects the surface as it is applied. Apply wax to a pre-dampened cloth and clean a small area (about a square foot) at a time. Buff with a clean, dry cloth while wax is still moist. A specially formulated cleaner can be used to renew countertop surfaces when they become dull and worn looking.

Avoid using abrasive cleansers that could dull or bleach products that could alter the color of the surface.

Wood Kitchen Table

Use a dusting product to pick up and retain light dust and soil. Product can be sprayed onto the surface or onto a dusting cloth. Remove dust and stains and add shine and protection with a furniture cleaner, cleaner polish or polish. Apply to surface and wipe with a clean, soft cloth.

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