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Ilovemypantry Thu 30-Apr-20 09:44:15

This might have already been covered but without trawling through I just thought I’d ask anyway.

So...when you get your shopping home (or delivered) are you all cleaning every single item? If so, what are you using to clean with? Would an antibacterial wipe be suffice or does it need to be bleach? I am wiping things over with antibacterial wipe but a bit half heartedly tbh. It’s quite a daunting task having to wipe every single item before putting it away in the fridge/freezer/cupboard.
Just wondered how everyone else is tackling this.

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Fleetheart Thu 30-Apr-20 09:45:15

Actually I haven’t been cleaning it. Maybe I should be...

littleduckeggblue Thu 30-Apr-20 09:45:20

Yes I use a spray bottle that has diluted bleach

ItMustBeBedtimeSurely Thu 30-Apr-20 09:45:31

I am not wiping anything. Just putting it away and washing hands.

shittingthreeeyedraven Thu 30-Apr-20 09:46:03

Nope. Washing fruit/veg as I use it washing my hands and wiping the worktop when I’ve Put it away. Nothing else

rosie1959 Thu 30-Apr-20 09:47:56

I am not wiping it either totally ott

Sparklfairy Thu 30-Apr-20 09:48:25

I never thought I'd say this as I've been pretty laid back overall, but yes I do. Hot water and washing up liquid, sponge lathered and all packaging wiped over and left on the draining board for a bit before putting in fridge/freezer/cupboards. No idea if it's doing anything but I haven't caught it yet!

Btw, anti bac wipes won't work on a virus.

SabrinaTheTeenageBitch Thu 30-Apr-20 09:48:41

I remove everything that can be from its packaging. Anything else is wiped down with dettol spray. Fruit/ veg is washed as it would be anyway. It is a complete faff but its only once a week and I have a vulnerable child at home so it seems worth it to me. I do hate having to do it though, makes me feel like a mad woman

BeforeIPutOnMyMakeup Thu 30-Apr-20 09:49:05

I clean my shopping.

Either soapy water and a rinse, or disinfectant. Depends on what it is.

Though to be fair from about 9 we always cleaned cans in our house.

You get quicker the more often you do it.

Mumshappy Thu 30-Apr-20 09:49:35

Not wiping . I cant allow my mind to start thinking like that.

monkeytennis97 Thu 30-Apr-20 09:49:36

Dettol spray and isopropyl alcohol here

ItMustBeBedtimeSurely Thu 30-Apr-20 09:50:28

Anti bac wipes do work on viruses, almost universally.

But I think it's overkill to be wiping down shopping unless you are in the very high risk category.

Hagisonthehill Thu 30-Apr-20 09:50:53

Just washing my hands after its put away,nothing else.
If it was a problem a lot of totally isolating /sheilding people would be getting I'll and it would certainly be in the news or featured all over ther internet.But this doesn't seem to be happening.

inwood Thu 30-Apr-20 09:52:17


mintchick Thu 30-Apr-20 09:54:03

No, washing hands after it's been put away. I disinfect all my work surfaces each night before bed anyway. But not items individually.

Pleasedontdothat Thu 30-Apr-20 09:54:18

Not washing or wiping or quarantining anything .. we’re all washing hands frequently and only going out for exercise/unavoidable appointments etc. I’ve been wfh since the second week of March, dd was homeschooled anyway and dh mostly works from home unless he’s travelling (which has obviously stopped for the time being). As far as I’m aware, there have been no known cases of transmission via a contaminated surface and that the risks are theoretical, so I’m not going to damage my mental health further by going down the bleaching shopping route

balonzz Thu 30-Apr-20 09:56:18

I'm wiping everything with a solution of washing up liquid and disinfectant - takes bloody ages too.

DressingGownofDoom Thu 30-Apr-20 09:57:26

Nope. If these are my last months on earth due to this pandemic, I'm not going to spend them cleaning the shopping.

Fleetheart Thu 30-Apr-20 09:59:16

@DressingGownofDoom that made me chuckle grin

walkingchuckydoll Thu 30-Apr-20 10:00:26

But what do you do with the fresh stuff? Do you bleach the apples and courgettes as well??? Isn't that harmful?

Bagelsandbrie Thu 30-Apr-20 10:01:02

Nope. I just put stuff away. I think the risk of getting it from packaging is tiny.

Bagelsandbrie Thu 30-Apr-20 10:01:26

@DressingGownofDoom that’s how I feel as well.

ExclamationPerfume Thu 30-Apr-20 10:01:37

Not washed anything. It seems a miniscule chance you will get it from a tin of beans.

40somethingJBJ Thu 30-Apr-20 10:02:19

I’ve not been wiping it. I’m shopping for 3-4 households so it would be a mammoth task!

Kingjarvis Thu 30-Apr-20 10:02:46

I’ve never cleaned and won’t ever.

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