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What's lurking Under Your Sink? 5 Steps to a Cleaner, Healthier Home.
5 Easy steps to a safer, healthier and more organized home. Give yourself a quick and easy upgrade with Murchison-Hume cleaning products and organization accessories.
Step 1: Clear everything out! Yes, everything.
Pull everything out of your cabinet or closet, and place it on a counter top or table (somewhere large enough to see what you're working with).
Step 2: Deep Clean.
After you've removed everything, really get in there and scrub it all clean. The insides of your cabinets and closets aren't easily visible, so you may encounter a few surprises that you'll be happy you took care of (bottle leakages, dead bugs, mold, etc).
Step 3: Toss, Recycle, & Inspect.
Finding any antique cleaning supplies? You'll want to safely dispose of those, and recycle the packaging if it's recyclable. Our general rule is that if you haven't used it in a year, you're not going to use it at all. Remember: Some cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that are not safe to pour down the drain.
Read the ingredients list: Are you using cleaning products with harsh chemicals? If you've got a built-up, tough job, they may be required, but for regular cleaning, you should significantly reduce (or eliminate) the use of harsh chemical cleaners. They're bad for your home environment and unsafe especially around children and pets. Store them somewhere high, and always use protective gear when cleaning with them.
Step 4: Replace your harsh chemical cleaners with plant-based cleaners.
Your home is your biggest investment, so take good care of it. Clean regularly with gentle yet effective plant-based cleaners, and you won't need the dangerous, abrasive products for regular cleaning. Here are just a few ingredient tips:
Does your glass cleaner contain ammonia? Ammonia can damage skin and lungs, especially when mixed with cleaners containing chlorine bleach. Replace it with our Premium Glass Cleaner, which is ammonia-free.
Watch out for petroleum-based cleaners. When possible, always choose plant-based.
Step 5: Organize everything by frequency of use.
After you have all of your proper supplies, arrange everything by how often you'll be using it. Most importantly, your daily-use cleaners should be up font and easily accessible (for accidental spills). Refills can be placed near the back. Other accessories like buckets, sponges, brushes, and cleaning cloths can all be stored together as you'll often be using those at the same time. Our Bamboo Organization Caddy will make it easy to store all of those like things together.
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