MBA Newsletter – March 2020

Spring forward!

The first official day of spring is March 19th! Whether there is still snow on the ground or sun in the sky it’s a great time to kick off that spring cleaning. The coronavirus is officially categorized as a pandemic, and it’s important to make this your deepest spring clean yet. The best way to minimize your exposure to the disease known as COVID-19 is to keep your home disinfected and sanitized. A deep clean for your entire home can seem a bit overwhelming, so here are some steps to get you started.

1. Take it one room at a time – Tackling one room at a time can help make the task seem less overwhelming. Make a check list and mark items off your list as you complete them. This will ensure you finished your task and help you stay motivated along the way as you see your hard work stack up.

2. Organize and clear clutter – Spring cleaning is a great time of year to give yourself a fresh start and get rid of those extra items you never seem to use. As you work your way room to room identify the spots that carry the most clutter and play with creative ways to avoid that clutter build up the future. Have an entry way full of shoes? Invest in a great shoe rack, and store the shoes shoes you won’t be using out of season.

3. Identify High touch Areas  As you move room to room take time to identify the high traffic areas such as door knobs, light switches and even floors so you can wipe those areas with a good all purpose disinfectant. Should someone in your home contract the virus according to the CDC these “high touch” areas need to be disinfected daily by another member of the house hold, and sick individual should be the only one to clean the surfaces of their sick room.  Learn more about policies and procedures at

4. Cleaning products – Buying every product for every possible cleaning task can get expensive and is ultimately unnecessary. Investing in a great all purpose disinfectant cleaner should take care of most, if not all of your household tasks.  Anywhere outside shoes walk cleaning your floors with 1 cup of bleach per 5 gallons of water should do the trick.

5. Establish new cleaning habits – Once you’ve deep cleaned your entire house you’re going to wonder why you don’t always keep it this way. Find a weekly cleaning schedule online or write your own. Just 15 minutes a day can help keep your house sparkling clean, and don’t forget to wipe down those “High Touch” areas daily.



Planning for your loved ones

With the Minnesota Benefit Association’s Group Term Life Insurance Plan you can protect your loved ones. It is difficult to prepare for a tragic loss, but one simple way to help protect your family is the Group Term Life Insurance Plan.

With Minnesota Benefit Association’s Group Term Life Insurance Plan you or your spouse can help ensure that your family will have the money necessary to:

  • Continue to provide financial support for themselves
  • Pay off any remaining medical bills, funeral costs and debts
  • Invest for income and opportunities in the coming years

Learn More about Group Term Life Insurance on the Minnesota Benefit Association’s website.