How do I clean and do laundry? Use your usual household products, such as detergents and bleach, when you clean your home. Put used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths in rubbish bags. Then put the bag into a second bag and tie it securely. Wait 3 days before putting it in your outside bin. Dispose of other household waste as normal. Wash your laundry in the washing machine in the usual way. Laundry that has been in contact with an ill person can be washed with other people's items. Do not shake dirty laundry, as this may spread the virus in the air. If you do not have a washing machine, wait for 3 days after your stay at home has ended before taking your laundry to a launderette.