Every family has different priorities when it comes to the way in which they clean their homes. Whether that be related to the frequency of which this cleaning happens or the products that are used, each family is bound to be different. What isn’t different is the importance of remaining cautious when using these products and safely storing them. Unfortunately, many families don’t take enough caution when storing these products, which can lead to a number of harsh consequences. This post will detail the process in which families should take to ensure these products are safely stored and pose no danger to anyone while they’re not in use.
The first step in the process is making sure that these products’ labels are read and understood fully before use. The labels of these products are expected to include all of the information necessary to properly use them. Directions for use, safety information, and even storage tips are likely to be found on every label. However, as many families know, a number of these products are used sparingly, and thus last for extended periods of time. As such, their labels may fade and become unclear over time. One way to combat this is to apply new labels to these products, or to retain the information in the home somewhere if the label begins to fade.
Understanding the labels makes the second step of this process much easier. This second step is deciding which products belong where. Some of the most dangerous products, for example, would be better suited stored away from any young children or pets. Whereas more regularly used items should be kept in a more convenient location. Not only does the storing location of these items play a role, but so do the number of products in a home. For many families, household cleaning products have a way of stockpiling without them realizing. In most instances, families preemptively purchase more products prior to finishing their last set of products. It is best to avoid allowing excess to build up around the home as the more there are, the possibilities for falling into the wrong hands increases.
The third and final step is understanding how to properly dispose of these chemical products. This is particularly important if you have curious children or pets who often find their way into the garbage in the home. What a number of people might not know, is that not every cleaning product used in the home is meant to be thrown away in the trash similarly to food products. In fact, many towns and cities offer free guidance on how to safely dispose of these products. For some, that is designated disposal places in their area. Whatever the case maybe, be weary of simply throwing these products into the trash in your home.
Hoping to learn more about the ways in which your family can reduce its risk of harm stemming from these products and their mismanagement? Be sure to continue reading on to the infographic coupled alongside this post.
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.