Myeightkiddies Posted January 8, 2012 Share Posted January 8, 2012 Usually my children take turns washing dishes in the dishwasher. Lately they have been working hard with packing and painting that I don't want them to have to do that too. Because of that I am doing the dishes. Since we have 11 people living here, it's a full-time chore. I cannot use the dishwasher because I cannot bend that much (chronic illness), so I wash by hand. There is an illness going around the house. My grandsons brought it home from school (they go to PS), and now my little guy (4) is sneezing and has a running nose. The grandsons are coughing and will probably go to the doctor tomorrow. My nineteen year old is also feeling poorly. I use very hot water, plenty of soap, and rinse well. I am wondering if I should do something different to help reduce the germs. Should I add bleach to the rinse water? I make my own liquid dish soap and use Dawn periodically for really greasy things. I know that Dawn and Bleach don't mix. I'm wondering if I should wash, rinse, then put them in a wash tub with water bleach to sterilize. What do you all think? I'm not keen on the extra work as I am wore out with all that I have to do plus all the dishes, but I don't want everyone to get ill. It's probably already spreading just from the coughing and them touching everything. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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