Scrubb a dub dub. And now you’re all done.
Your home is sparkling clean, germ-free and highly hygenic.
The hard work is done, but the big question remains: What do I do with all these cleaning supplies – the bottles of thick liquids, the damp sponges, the plastic gloves?
We at Citrus King® are so glad you asked. Proper storage of your cleaning supplies is important to maintaining the perfect atmosphere at home. Besides offering the best all-natural supplies, we enjoy sharing great tips for our products with our customers and readers of this blog.
You Gotta Know What You Got
One of the most important items to consider is your storage space. You may be fortunate to have large cabinets in your kitchen, in your laundry room and in other areas. But if you don’t, you have to consider the best way and place to store cleaning supplies; areas have to be cool, well-ventilated and dry.
Rolling Up Your Sleeves
The first step is removing the clutter and organizing your supplies. This helps in several ways. It allows you to air out spaces and determine what stays and what goes. Other steps to follow when organizing your cleaning supplies are:
• Toss empty containers.
• Scrub the storage area.
• Lay or replace waterproof liners.
• Wipe down cleaning supplies and fasten lids tightly.
• Put household chemicals such as paints in other storage areas.
• Discard damaged or lidless containers.
• Throw out old sponges and scouring pads (they harbor germs).
Once your storage spaces are revamped, it’s time to take it the next level – with some handy gadgets designed to make home life more convenient and easy. The area above washers and dryers is great for shelves, and it’s a good way to keep dangerous chemicals out of children’s reach. Multi-product holders such as a cleaning supply bucket enable you to store items that aren’t used as often as others.
Don’t Think Big
It’s best to buy the latest in cleaning products, but don’t buy in bulk. Buying the quantities you need and will use helps reduce the chances of spills or leaks later.
Spreading the Bacteria
Old towels, rags and worn- out T-shirts often spread dirt rather than removing it. You’ve Got Maids, a Chicago cleaning service, recommends using microfiber cloth that capture bacteria.
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— Citrus King (@CitrusKingClean) November 20, 2014