Whenever I go out for food I was wearing gloves, using hand sanitizer, etc. but found a more effective way for me to stay healthy. Wipes are scarce as is hand sanitizer. The CDC and WHO tell us that hand washing is the most effective method of preventing transmission. I don’t know about you, but trying to not touch my face is tough and many times a completely unconscious act.

So now what I do is this:

  1. I fill two disposable water bottles (You know the kind the hoarders think they need 5,000 bottles of) One is filled with simple dish washing soap or liquid hand soap. The other filled with plain tap water.
  2. When I get to my car I open the truck, put in my groceries and take out the bottle with the soap and squeeze just a bit into my hand.
  3. I then close that bottle and open up the one with water and put some in the palm of my hand. I then do my hand washing and rinse my hands off with the water.
  4. I use a paper towel to dry my hands and put that into a small disposable bag.

Now I’m not touching my door handle, steering wheel, etc. with hands that are unwashed. Up to you, but it prevents me from having to use or find hand sanitizer or wipes when those items are just not common right now. And yes I wash my hands once again when I get home.

I refined my system by purchasing the following off of Amazon

Sports Squeeze Water Bottle 2 Pack $9.99

One for each of our vehicles

Beveetio Travel Bottles $11.99

Although I don’t need that many I now have some for our bikes too. The squeeze bottles work really well instead of having soap in a disposable water bottle.

I just keep a supply of paper towels in the cars or on the bikes.

If you’re going to ask me about water in a parking lot, it’s such a small amount that I really don’t think it impedes or causes an issue. And if you don’t want to do this, of course it’s no big deal to me.

Anyway I wanted to pass this along because it works for me in keeping my hands clean while I’m out getting food. Stay healthy!

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