Douse, rinse, repeat: new habits keep the ‘sane’ in sanitary



Douse, rinse, repeat: new habits keep the ‘sane’ in sanitary

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Deputy features editor: Sunday Times

I and my partner, who is afflicted with asthma and its attendant anxieties (utterly understandable in this time), have been working on our sanitary habits.

When we receive a delivery of groceries, I drive to the gate of our complex and allow these necessities to be placed in the boot of our car. I drive back, stopping outside the door to our small garden before proceeding to the parking lot. My partner, wearing gloves and triply masked, takes delivery of the groceries, and a progressive cleaning ritual begins.

Everything is unpacked onto groundsheet one, doused in a mixture of Dettol and water, then rinsed and transferred to groundsheet two. All items are then dried and transferred to groundsheet three, whence they are decanted into pre-sanitised containers and transported inside...

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