Encourage one another and build one another up. Pray without ceasing. Test everything. Keep what is good. Avoid all evil. -1 Thess 5:11,17,21,22
Is it just me, or does anybody else look at the store shelves that are completely emptied of cleaning supplies since late-March and ask themselves "What did people use to clean with BEFORE Covid?"
The same products, probably. But our ancestors used soap and water. Clean is clean, just the old ways took more elbow grease.
I agree. Following that line of reasoning, if people are using the same products they did before and if they are using ten times as much now, then it suggests they didn't clean very much before.
One of the local Wally's has ripped up the wooden(ish) flooring replacing it with a stone like surface. Mind you this is just a guess, but I'm betting the nightly floor sterilization was taking quite the toll on the flooring. I'm reasonably sure that before,floors were swept or vacuumed on a mostly nightly basis and rarely if ever "sterilized". It would surprise me if lots of other places like healthcare facilities and places where people were allowed to go during this time did much more and only washed floors in the wintertime to clean up the slushy tracked in from the street. My bet is that just like with the institutional/retail food situation, cleaning supplies are being reallocated. Probably to places where there is a large amount of people passing through,where food is handled or sickness is potentially present. This weekend I saw rubbing alcohol on a shelf for the first time in several months(only 70% though)h2o2 has still to make a reappearance. Bleach and most cleaners? Forgetaboutit. It's only because I jumped early that we have/had what we do. When another country starts locking down huge honking cities, I take note. Just like you did when that nurse flew to ne ohio on a flight full of hospital nurses, hence the 7 cow stampede.(just a guess)
I'm a child of the sixties. The common cleaning products we used...ammonia in a bucket of hot water for mopping floors. ( A lot of floor cleaning products back then were ammonia based.) TSP for walls. Comet or Ajax for countertops and bathrooms. These products were so ubiquitous that one of them engendered a saying where if someone said something along the lines of...Boy I'd sure like to take that girl out, his friend would say "Nah bro, that girl would put something on you that Ajax wouldn't take off."
The stores I deliver to use a floor cleaning machine every night. Think mini zambonie, one person runs that while another uses mop and bucket for harder to reach areas. It's been this way for a very long time.