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What’s the Best Way to Store and Organize Your Cleaning Supplies?
As any homeowner will tell you, cleaning is hard. Keeping a house fresh and tidy takes not only a lot of time and energy, but also a long list of different cleaning supplies that you have to buy, learn how to use, and carry around the house during your weekly cleanings.
To make matters worse, your collection of cleaning tools and products can take up a lot of space, and even pose a health hazard if you don’t store it properly. This is just one of the reasons why many homeowners prefer to outsource their cleaning to professional Westwood house cleaning services.
We previously wrote about the things you should avoid doing while cleaning your home and explained how your cleaning products may be damaging your belongings. Now we’ll help you get the most out of your cleaning supplies by giving you some pointers on how to safely store them in your home. Read on!
Where do you store your cleaning supplies?
As a general rule, you should store your household supplies in an area that is clean, dry, and not exposed to temperature extremes. Take special care to keep your cleaning supplies away from any sources of heat such as HVAC vents, space heaters, ovens, or similar.
Other things to consider when storing your cleaning products include:
Children and pets
In many households, cleaning supplies are stored under the bathroom or kitchen sinks. This isn’t a problem if you don’t have kids or pets, or if you’re using food-grade cleaning items such as vinegar and baking soda. Otherwise, you should keep your cleaning chemicals on the top shelves in the laundry room, closet, or garage.
Use original containers
Cleaning chemicals should remain in the containers they were originally stored in. Some chemicals can react unpredictably if mixed together, so refrain from combining different cleaning chemicals.
Check manufacturer instructions
When you get a new cleaning product, always take a moment to read the guidelines on the bottle first. They may contain important storage recommendations that can help you prevent unnecessary problems at a later date.
How do you organize household cleaning supplies?
Once you’ve learned how to safely store your cleaning products, it’s time to organize them in a way that makes good use of the available space.
Here’s how to keep your cleaning supplies orderly:
- Divide tools and products according to what they’re used for (eg., dusting, stain removal, window cleaning, etc.) and place them in labeled drawers or storage bins
- Get a tiered rolling cart or a wheeled shopping utility cart and use it to easily transport cleaning supplies while cleaning
- Create a designated storage space in the laundry room or a closet and always store bulky cleaning items there (mops, vacuum cleaners, buckets, etc.)
- Create additional storage space by hanging a multi-tiered rack on the back of the laundry room or closet door
- Keep kitchen cleaning products such as dishwashing liquid in one of the upper cabinets (but not together with food)
- Place all-purpose cleaners in a storage basket or a caddy
Where can I schedule reliable Westwood house cleaning services?
Knowing how to properly store your cleaning supplies is all well and good, but it won’t do much for you if work, family, sleep, and other obligations leave you with so little free time that thoroughly cleaning your place simply isn’t possible.
Luckily, you don’t have to do everything on your own! Here at MaidThis, we specialize in introducing our clients to Westwood’s finest cleaning professionals. These cleaning experts will happily provide you with a squeaky clean home while you watch a fun movie at the Fox Theater with your loved ones. Book your cleaning today!