We never realized masks, hand sanitizer and Chlorox wipes would become such a daily part of life.
How many times have you left the house and forgotten a clean mask or hand sanitizer?
Are there masks all over your house?
Are you not sure which masks are clean and which are dirty?
This simple organizing solution will make this easier so we always leave the house prepared and don’t waste time looking for what we need.
Did you make a #coronakit? Check out this post to see what’s in our kit so that we have what we need when we leave the house. Store it in your mask station when you get home and refill with supplies as needed.
DIY Mask and Sanitizing Station
- Coronakit pouch
- Sanitizing wipes
- Hand Sanitizer
- clean masks
- mask filters
- Find a spot for your Mask Station near the door you use to regularly exit your home. For us this is the door to the garage.
- Attach the basket to the wall
- Attach Command Hooks to the wall, one for each person.
- Add labels to the wall above each hook so that each person will know which clean masks are their’s
- Fill basket with sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, and extra filters.
Have a designated place for dirty masks
Masks should wash after each use. Make sure to set up a place for family members to leave their dirty masks. Because our laundry room is upstairs, we have a laundry basket in our pantry for dirty kitchen towels, cloths, and napkins. I added a mesh laundry pouch to the side of the basket for dirty masks.
Washing Your Masks
Set up a routine so that your masks get washed and you always have a clean mask available. You can choose to hand wash or wash on a gentle cycle. I put ours in a mesh laundry bag and add to my weekly gently wash cycle. I make sure to add an extra rinse to the laundry cycle to remove as much laundry soap as possible to cut down on maskne (acne caused by wearing a mask).
To dry, I use an accessories hanger.
Are you prepared? Check out our posts of 10 ways to prepare for cold and flu season.