As much as we all wish that life would go back to the way that it was before the coronavirus pandemic, the harsh reality is that it is going to take a very, very long time to get back to those days.

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I detest so many of the phrases that have come out of this pandemic, but wearing face masks truly has become our "new normal," whether we like it or we don't. You probably have a decent collection of facemasks and if you don't you might want to think about making or investing in a bunch of cotton ones because experts agree that cotton face masks are not only good at filtering out nasty gunk, but are also breathable.

If you've got washable face masks when was the last time that you washed it/them? If it's been a while or if you've never washed your cotton face mask, this is what you need to know to get it clean and to protect yourself.