Since spring is coming up in about two weeks, I wanted to provide some spring cleaning safety tips. It is important to be careful as you complete your household chores, when you are moving heavy furniture around the house and using various cleaning supplies.
Do not rush because you are tired or in a hurry. The better choice when you are exhausted is to stop and take a break, drink a glass of water and sit under a nice cool fan.
Be careful moving large pieces of furniture and appliances. Use proper lifting technique, keeping your back straight and lifting with your legs. If you feel it is too heavy, ask someone else to move the furniture or just clean around it.
Be safe while on ladders and step stools. Do not lean too far to either side. Also, it is suggested to have someone hold the ladder steady for you.
Be careful when walking on wet surfaces. Make sure you take the proper precautions to keep from falling.
Keep stairs, landings, and walkways clear of boxes, bags and other clutter. Make sure you take the proper precautions to keep from tripping.
Dont carry too much stuff at once, especially on stairs. Make sure you can see over the load you are carrying so you do not trip.
Always follow cleaning product label safety instructions and recommendations. Cleaning supplies can create nasty fumes, so make sure you get some fresh air by opening windows, turning on the exhaust fan, or placing a fan in the room. Also, do not mix ammonia and bleach together, both of which are common household cleaners, because they create toxic fumes when combined.
Put away all your cleaning supplies when you are done. Cleaning supplies are dangerous for your children and pets so locked them away in a childproof cabinet.
Remember, spring cleaning can be tiring work, but always have spring cleaning safety in mind. Do not forget these safety tips even if you have worked hard all day and just want to get your spring cleaning done. Happy Spring Cleaning!