Spring cleaning safety is not normally on people’s minds when they begin to haul out all those cleaning supplies and equipment, but it should be.
Do not rush because you are tired or in a hurry.
This is really the most basic spring cleaning safety tip, and all the other ones, at least to a certain degree, stem from this one.
Spring cleaning can be tiring work. Do not forget safety even if you have worked hard all day and want to get done.
The better thing to do when you are exhausted is to stop and take a break, drink a glass of water, sit under a nice cool fan, and rest instead of being unsafe.
Be careful moving large pieces of furniture and appliances.
Use proper lifting technique, keeping you back straight and lifting with your legs.
Also, wear shoes when moving heavy items so you don’t hurt your toes.
Finally, if you feel it is just too heavy and you can’t find someone else to do it for you, just don’t move it. It won’t be the end of the world to just clean around it.
Be safe while on ladders and step stools.
When doing a task, such as washing windows, where you need to be on a ladder use extreme caution.
Do not lean too far to either side. A good rule of thumb is that your bellybutton should not go beyond the sides of the ladder.
Also, have someone available to hold the ladder steady for you if possible, and make sure before you step on them that the rungs are not wet, and you are wearing non-skid shoes.
Be careful when walking on wet surfaces.
This spring cleaning safety tip is really important every time you clean.
Everyone knows how easy it is to slip on a wet floor. Make sure you take the proper precautions to keep from falling.
Also, make sure others in your family, including children, are also warned of the wet floor to keep them safe.
You may need to block small children’s access to wet floors because they just don’t understand not to run and slide on them.
Put away all your cleaning supplies when you are done.
When you finally finish your spring cleaning tasks for the day it is easy to say to yourself, “I’ll put these away later,” or “I am just going to use these again tomorrow, so I’m keeping them out.”
Cleaning supplies are an attractive nuisance for our children and pets, something inviting that they should definitely not be getting into.
Put the cleaning products away in a childproof cabinet for your children’s safety and well-being as soon as you are done with them.
Follow these spring cleaning safety tips to have a safe and productive spring cleaning!