With so many different kinds of cleaners and supplies that are needed to properly clean a house, the issue of safe and proper storage comes up fairly often. Equipment and tools are a whole other matter, too. Which ones are suitable for you? Do the more expensive ones mean that they do a better job cleaning? It can be difficult to tell these days what you should use in your home and which ones you should not worry about having as a necessity.
Trying to do a good housecleaning job with tools and equipment that is in poor condition is probably one of the worst things that a person can do! A good and simple rule of thumb is that if it is broken, replace it as soon as possible. Dont try to still use the broom with the handle that busted that you have to bend over to the floor to clean with! Spend the eight bucks and get a new one. The problem is this: it is hard enough to clean with proper cleaning supplies and equipment, but when you have tools to work with that make it even harder, the chances of you doing a good job are pretty slim, and you dont want to waste your time when you clean you always want to be as time efficient as possible.
A word of caution that has to do with cleaning solutions and chemicals: there might be times that you only have a little bit of a solution left in the bottle, but you dont need to use it right now and you also dont want to throw it away. Never, ever combine chemicals to save space or for any other reason! This is very dangerous, and can even prove to be deadly. A chemical cleaning solution by itself can have fumes that are pretty dangerous to breathe in. When you combine two or more chemicals, though, those fumes can become far more than irritating very quickly. If you cannot use the little bit that you have left in your bottle, it is probably best to just grin and bear it and keep the bottle until you need it again.
A lot of people like to store their cleaning products in places that are convenient for them to grab. The problem is that if it is easy for you to grab, it is more than likely pretty easy for a young child to grab it, too. Make sure that if you keep chemicals somewhere that is reachable by toddlers and kids you have the cabinet locked. If you opt to store them somewhere on a shelf, be sure that they are always out of reach for children. The places that you choose to store these cleaning supplies in should also be out of the reach of pets.
If you own a home that has more than one floor, experts agree that the easiest place to store them that is a safe place is great on EACH floor. If you have two floors they recommend having two sets of cleaning supplies so that you dont have to run all over creation looking for the things you need. Designate a special area for your cleaning equipment, and stick to that on each of your floors.
Finally, whether we are talking about machines, tools, or solutions, be sure to follow all guidelines on the labels and know how to properly take care of your things. Youll save a lot of money in the long run when you have supplies that are in good condition and perform the way they are supposed to perform as they help you to clean your home.