Halloween is a spine-tingling good time (for most) where the time-honored celebration marks the end of the summer harvest and prepares for the grueling winter ahead. The origins of Halloween vary depending on different geographic and cultural references. Still, the most noted history dates to the eighth century, when Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor saints. Soon after, All Saints Day came to incorporate some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before All Saints Day was known as All Hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween.
Whatever your beliefs or celebrations, we want to ensure that you stay safe and keep a fun, ghoulishly clean perspective. In our celebration of Halloween, we polled our staff to learn which movie was the scariest – classic or new. There were many runners-up, including the hallmark slasher films of Michael Myers, Jason Vorhees, and Freddy Krueger, but leading the polls were movies about the paranormal – and there is a lot to consider. One stands out to Anago for one of the film’s final lines. In Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic, Poltergeist, Tangina, the eccentric medium helping Carol Anne find her way home states, “this house is clean,” once Carol Anne is back safely in her mother’s arms.
In the spirit of “cleaning,” we ask, is your house, office, or business clean? Not clean of evil spirits or poltergeists, but clean from germs or other bacteria that can cause fear and horror.
Well, here’s where Anago can offer a helping hand (that might be disembodied – insert spooky music). Check these scary places that might be harboring scary germs and monster bacteria.
- Kitchen sink – this is a scary place with the potential to harbor bacteria from raw meat, fish, leftover dinner, and everything else frightening enough to make a flesh-eating troll stay hidden under its bridge. Make sure you give this area a good scrubbing with warm water, baking soda, and vinegar to keep this area from becoming a hellish nightmare of bacteria.
- The coffee maker reservoir has so many dark nooks and crannies for microbes to sneak and spill into your morning coffee. Unless you plan on dressing up as staph, strep, or E. Coli, you should wash it daily with soapy water and flush it with vinegar monthly to keep this favorite appliance clean from zombie-making bacteria.
- Door handles – think about how long your hand is on the doorknob as you slowly open it because you hear a strange noise from the other side. Even if you are quick, germs on doorknobs will undoubtedly make it to your face, lips, and mouth. Stop cleaning your doorknobs; you may not need a mask for Halloween. The germs and bacteria will be enough to scare away the ghosts and ghouls. Make this a daily task. A cleansing wipe should suffice, and you’ll be eternally grateful for doing it.
Please remember that germs are lurking everywhere and are ready to scare the Beetlejuice out of you. So BEWARE, BE WARNED but don’t BE AFRAID TO CLEAN! IT MIGHT JUST SAVE YOUR LIFE!!!