Tips for Keeping Hands Clean and Germ-Free

The MamaZone: Tips for Cleaner Hands


I am not of fan of dirty hands. I won’t hold them or touch them and I do a fair share of nagging about them to my children. When I taught, there was a large bottle of Purell waiting for my students by the classroom door. I won’t say I’m obsessed with it, but germ-free hands are a top priority for this mom.

And I’m sure you agree. So, here’s a list of tips to help make clean hands a staple in your home. These are tips for everyone in the household, including mom and dad. And, when it comes to hand sanitizer and wipes, we choose Purell. Check out the tips below and read on for a chance to win a prize pack full of Purell products.

  1. Wash hands before and after:

➤ Before you eat.

➤ Before you cook.

➤ Before you care for those boo boos and owies.

➤ After going to the restroom.

➤ After you cook (especially raw meats).

➤ After you take care of boo boos and owies.

➤ After you blow your nose.

➤ After taking out the trash.

➤ After shaking hands and high fives.

  1. Keep your hands to yourself. (Are my kids the only ones who have to TOUCH EVERYTHING?)
  2. Keep hand sanitizer handy. We keep Purell in the car, on our backpacks and in my purse.

The MamaZone: Purell Jelly Wrap

  1. Carry wipes with you. Most containers fit perfectly into car cup holders and come in packets that fit into backpacks, briefcases and purses.
  2. Keep your hands away from (and out of!) your mouth, eyes and nose.

These tips should go a long way toward keeping hands cleaner and keeping germs at bay. And, since I really want to help you in your pursuit for cleaner hands, let’s get on with the Purell Prize Pack giveaway.

We use Purell because it’s a trusted brand, it doesn’t dry hands and it’s an easy and reliable way to fight germs while we’re on the go. It comes in several convenient packages and you’ll find a few of those packages in the prize pack, which includes the following:

  • Purell Wipes
  • Purell 8 oz hand sanitizer
  • Purell 1 oz travel jelly

The MamaZone: Enter to Win a Purell Prize Pack

Enter to Win a Purell Prize Pack

One reader will win the prize pack pictured above. Entering is easy. You simply need to be a part of The MamaZone community as a follower, friend or fan on the blog or any of my social media sites. By the way, Insiders receive 10 extra entries into the giveaway of their choice, so if you aren’t already receiving my Insider Newsletter, that’s a great way to enter AND earn bonus entries (sign up now!).

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  • Erica

    I am forever talking to Aaron about his hands, and yes, he has to touch everything as well. These are great things to keep on hand…thanks!

  • Lisa Pecora

    I wash my hands often throughout the day

  • Dawn Monroe

    I keep sanitizer in my purse and diaper bag for when we can’t wash our hands.

  • Susan Smith

    I wash my hands often.

  • Laurie Emerson

    I wash my hands numerous times through the day and so do my children. I also carry a small sanitizer in my purse.

  • Christian Alejandro

    I wash my hands plenty!

  • Lisa Martens

    Great reminder. I wash my hands frequently but find it a little more challenging to get the kids on board. I’m a huge fan of hand sanitizer and wipes. Especially for out in public. I’m always so glad to see sanitation wipes at the grocery stores for wiping down the cart handles. I also wash my hands as soon as I come home from shopping. Thanks for the great reminders!

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