Many families struggle with finding the time to keep their home as tidy as possible. Regardless of the frequency in which your home is cleaned, ensuring the safe storage of the products that are used to clean the home is imperative. The products most often used to clean the home are particularly effective in disinfecting and ridding a home of germs but are also extremely hazardous at their core. This is why it’s important to keep them stored in such a way that minimizes the danger to your family. This post and accompanying infographic will provide a breakdown of the safest ways to store these products in the home.
It’s important to understand that not every product will require maximum security considerations. Most products, assuming parents have educated their children about them, are generally safe to be stored in the most accessible places. Kitchen cleaning products such as dish soaps or garbage disposal tablets are safe to be stored under the sink. Disinfectant wipes or toilet cleaner are safe to be stored in a hallway closet nearest the bathroom. The products that deserve more attention are things like bleach, drain cleaner, or paint thinner. These are the products that are most hazardous if they end up in the wrong hands.
The best way to differentiate between safe for the family or safe for adult use is through the labels of these products. Each product will have a label that details the safety information and how to properly use the product. These labels will likely also include precautions for young children, especially in the more hazardous products. Though these labels aren’t always as clear as they should be, parents should always look to the label first when deciding whether or not these products should be stored anywhere that’s accessible to their children.
If your family is particularly worried about these products slipping into the wrong hands, or paws, the best way to approach the situation is to reduce the amount of hazardous cleaning products in the home. Rid the home of excess unmonitored products and only purchase the essentials. A specialized storage bin that can hold all of these hazardous products from children and pets is also a great way to reduce risk. In addition to this, prioritize educating your children regarding the hazards of certain products in the home so they’re aware they should be avoiding them.
Hoping to provide your family with more valuable information regarding the safety of these products? Look no further than the infographic coupled alongside this post. Household Chemical Storage Guide is a great source of valuable information for any family.
Author bio: Lynn Place is Vice President of Marketing for SolvChem Custom Packaging Division. She has 30 years of professional experience in the manufacturing industry and specializes in consumer packaged goods, new product development and strategic planning.