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An RV can be fun, whether you live in one, or going on vacation in one. However, with the coronavirus pandemic continuing, RVing may seem like an impossible thing to do at this time.
But, if you are going to travel in an RV, now is a good time to perfect your usual cleaning routine, so you won’t contract the virus while on the road, and risk spreading it to other people.
In this article, we have put together a list of five tips on how to practice good housekeeping in your RV, and how to keep your cool during the pandemic. And don’t worry! We will be referring to the recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Whether you are on the go in your RV, or you are camped in a state park, it is important to stay informed on what is going on, when it comes to COVID-19. Although the Internet is packed with information and news about the coronavirus, the most reliable sources are:
These sources can help RVers learn the latest COVID-19 news and how the virus might impact RV travel and overnight stays in state parks.
There is nothing wrong with wearing gloves in your RV, especially when you are cleaning and disinfecting the interior. It is also important to have paper towels handy to help you clean and disinfect the RV. And once you are done cleaning and disinfecting, throw away your used gloves and paper towels. While washable gloves and towels can do the same job as disposable ones, they will only spread the germs around from one place to another.
Cleaning should come before disinfecting, because cleaning removes the dirt, germs, and other gross things with soap and water. Disinfecting annihilates what is left of the germs and harmful stuff that can make you sick. When using a disinfecting after cleaning, use a disinfectant that is a diluted bleach solution or an alcohol solution with at least 70% alcohol.
When disinfecting, keep the following objectives in mind:
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Preparation is also part of the RV lifestyle. When you live in an RV, you will be moving around quite a bit, especially during emergency situations. Even state parks and camping areas are responding to the CDC’s recommendations, and are temporarily closing to the public.
Here are a few things to do to be ready for anything:
Finally, it is extremely important that you and or anyone else in your RV stay calm about the situation at hand. In fact, all RVers, like everyone else, should keep informed, connected, and prepared for anything involving the coronavirus. As long as you are calm, and everyone else around you are calm, chances are you’ll have a clear plan on what to do in any situation, regardless if it’s on a regular or emergency basis.
RVing should be fun and exciting. Although the coronavirus has introduced a “new normal” for everyone, you can still live and or travel in an RV, as long as you keep in mind these five tips and stay safe during these challenging times.
Molly Crockett writes for Bigassignments.com and Oxessays.com. She also writes and edits for Stateofwriting.com. As a marketing writer, she shares her unique lifestyle tips and personal development advice with her audience.
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