What We’ve Learned About Storing Cleaning Items for Success

March 1st, 2019

There are two simple facts that every person must face once they get to the point in their lives when they have their own home or apartment: nobody likes to clean their living spaces, and that cleaning is an absolute necessity. In other words, there’s no way to get around it – the work has to get done, because not cleaning on a regular basis can lead to all kinds of health problems for you, your loved ones, and even your pets.

One of the ways people can make the cleaning process far more efficient is to organize and plan things out beforehand, as it will not only allow you to get things done far more quickly, but you will be safer as well. This especially includes storing your cleaning products in an efficient and effective manner. Thankfully, we’ve compiled a list of very handy tips and tricks here to help you make your cleaning go by quickly and safely.

Group Your Products by Job: Bathroom, Floor, Glass, etc

One of the first things you should do to save yourself time is to group all of your items together by what room they are going to be used to clean and the task they will be used for. After that, find dry areas, preferably in cabinet spaces that can be child proofed, if needed, and put the cleaning chemicals in those storage areas. Once you are done cleaning, return the cleaning chemical to where you found it.

This strategy will help you save a ton of time going forward for a number of reasons. For one thing, you will not have to walk around the entire house or apartment space just to get one particular bottle of cleaning solution. The other is that, if you always put things back where you found them when you are done, than you do not have to worry about them getting lost in the near future.

Never Underestimate a Good Bucket

One of the most valuable cleaning tools that you can possibly have in your home or apartment space is a simple, good old-fashioned bucket. Whether you need it to mop, to hold water to wash your car with or many other things, it’s always a good idea to have one around. The reality is you often won’t realize how useful a bucket is to have until you need it for something and then don’t have one.

Bathroom Bacteria? A Caddy will Save You

One great way to keep the stuff in your bathroom bacteria free (in a relative sense) is to put all of your important soaps, shampoos, and other supplies in a simple bathroom caddy that you can hang in your shower. Not only will this allow you to keep your stuff much more clean than it would be if it were just lying around, but it will also allow you to get the most out of your limited bathrooms space by using vertical space instead of horizontal space.

Also, some bathroom caddies look really nice and make the space look more unique, which is an additional bonus in this particular instance.

Color Code Your Rubber Gloves

One very simple thing that you can do which will go a long way, towards both saving you time and ensuring your personal safety, is color coding your rubber gloves depending on which job they are used for.

There are a couple of reasons why this is a great idea. For one thing, you would not want gloves that are used with certain cleaning solutions in one room to be interacting with cleaning solutions you use in another room. In other words, the gloves that you use to clean the bathroom should not be the same ones you use to clean the kitchen with, as that is spreading bacteria around from place to place and is highly unsanitary.

The other reason for this is that, in certain instances, chemicals are not meant to interact with one another, and they can become corrosive if they do, which means the gloves, and potentially your hands, could receive some sort of chemical burn. By color coding your gloves and leaving them in the appropriate room, you can make sure this does not happen and help to ensure your safety.

Take Extra Precaution with the Corrosive Stuff

As their name implies, corrosives are dangerous chemicals when not used properly, as their job is to corrode things, or break them down at a molecular level. More often than not, these types of chemicals are acids, which means they must be handled with immense care.

If you are using a corrosive, please read the label on the back of the product and make sure you are using it in a safe and compliant manner.

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