Its Springtime, which means its time to clear out the old stuff and deep clean the house for many families. Take the following safety checklist into consideration when deep cleaning your household this Spring.
Spring Cleaning Safety Checklist
Go green / use chemical free products
This first and most important thing to consider is the type of products you are using to clean your entire house. Are the products safe for children and pets? If not, then it’s not a good idea to use it all over the home. Are the products chemical free or will leave a chemical residue? Are you breathing in harsh chemical smells while cleaning? Find products that work for your home and won’t leave you or your family feeling dizzy.
Air it out
Open windows when deep cleaning the house. Let the outside air become a natural air freshener, keeping your home feeling light and improving your indoor air quality.
Clean out the medicine cabinet
Don’t forget about the old meds when cleaning up the house. It’s best not to leave a bunch of expired and unused medication lying around for years, which is why it’s always good to go through the medicine cabinet during spring cleaning. Properly dispose of all expired and unused medications. That means they are likely too dangerous to throw in the trash or down the toilet. Call your pharmacy to find the best ways to dispose of medications. While you’re at it, update the emergency and first aid kits in the house.
Don’t forget the basics
Use this time to get regular cleaning habits done, including changing the filter. Also, take the time to clean the washer and dishwasher if necessary, and always be on the lookout for mold.
If you are looking for green, chemical-free products to use this Spring, reach out to Alan with AdvancingWithUs to learn more about products that will keep your family and household safe and clean.