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4 Things to Check When Buying Cleaning Products

Take note of these important factors before you make that purchase


When we do grocery shopping, it's essential to check the important facts stated in product labels. Aside from considering your budget and the quality of each item, it's vital that you take note of how each product is used—especially when buying cleaning products as these contain strong materials and chemicals.

Keep in mind this list before proceeding to the cashier.

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Keep these tips in mind:

Check the type of product

Not all cleaners can be used for all surfaces or materials! Check if the cleaner suits your needs. If you're in doubt, opt for an all-purpose cleaner instead. Take for instance, you cannot use your bathroom cleaners to maintain your wooden countertops. Examine the labels first to save on money as well to avoid damaging your precious home must-haves.

Take note of proper usage

Exceeding the recommended amount of a product can damage your furniture's materials. Always read the product's directions for use. Click here for more cleaning hacks.

Examine safety precautions

Some commercial cleaning products contain chemicals that are hazardous to young children and pets. If the labels say, "toxic," "flammable," or "corrosive"—use it with caution and wear gloves and masks when using them for cleaning. Store these items properly—where your kids or pets cannot access them. Consider keeping them in locked cabinets or on the topmost level of a shelf. Click here for more ways to childproof your home.

Proper storage

Have you ever encountered the phrase: store in room temperature? Always be on the lookout for phrases such as this one to avoid accidents. Always check the label as it usually specifies where you can keep the product. Not all cleaners can be stored in the utility closet or drawer. Make sure that you keep flammable cleaners away from heat sources to avoid accidental fires. Store powdered detergents in dry places to avoid clumping.

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