Spring Cleaning Safety Tips
Spring is here and I don’t know about you, but I am very glad. I am so tired of the cold and snow, so the sunshine and warm breezes are welcome here. Along with Spring, comes Spring cleaning and along with Spring cleaning comes safety. You probably don’t really think of safety when it comes to cleaning but it’s important that you do. Accidents can and will happen if you don’t take precautions and do things properly. Here are 5 Spring cleaning safety tips for you to keep in mind as you get your cleaning done.
5 Spring Cleaning Safety Tips
- If you can’t reach something, you may just grab a chair to climb on or even use a piece of furniture that is nearby. This is so dangerous, it’s almost like asking for an accident to happen. To avoid falls, use a ladder or step-ladder when reaching higher areas.
- A way to avoid climbing altogether is to use cleaning tools that have extending handles. You can purchase things like dusters with handles that extend up to 4 feet long to reach pretty much any high space that needs dusting.
- I have a habit or rearranging furniture when I do the Spring cleaning. If you are like me, you wake up the day after with a horrible backache. If you are rearranging your furniture during Spring cleaning or you need to move some furniture to be able to clean thoroughly, make sure you are lifting and moving properly. Bend at the knees, keep your back straight and use your legs to lift. Also make sure to wear sneakers or other rubber soled shoes to protect your feet and prevent slipping and falls.
- Keep high traffic areas clear of any boxes, buckets or other cleaning supplies. Make sure any stairs in your home are clear to prevent anyone falling down the stairs. Try to keep everything in an area that pets and children are not near.
- Open doors and windows and run a fan when using any type of cleaning product that will release fumes. Inhaling fumes from chemicals in cleaning products is dangerous and can cause severe medical problems. Make sure your home is well ventilated and wear face masks and gloves if at all possible. Always follow the directions on cleaning products and do not mix products together.
Safety should always be the first thing we think of before we start our Spring cleaning. The best way to deal with accidents during Spring cleaning is to prevent them from happening in the first place. This is pretty simple to do if you are cautious, use common sense and keep in mind my 5 Spring cleaning safety tips.