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Where do you store your cleaning products? [AD]

March 5, 2019

This post is for a paid partnership with Mumsnet and Fairy

If I asked you to think back to your childhood and tell me where your mum kept the laundry and cleaning products. I can almost guarantee the answer is under the kitchen sink. It is in that cupboard that she would keep all the washing powder, the bleach, the disinfectant etc. Alongside a host of dusters, cloths and black sacks.

As an 80s child, I grew up with my mum being exactly like this. Although being a cleaner, we often had various cleaning products dotted around the home. Including the buffer cleaning pads hanging to dry on the bath taps after she had soaked and scrubbed them ready for the following day.

When staying at my Granny’s house, she took things a step further by having a pail of water and bleach under the kitchen sink. In which you had to place your underwear and socks in each night. Looking back I’m not quite sure why this was necessary, the socks I can understand to a point as she lived in the countryside and we would often come home muddy (I blame my Grandad for the walk he would take us on). Not 100% about the underwear though??

Not under the kitchen sink

Cleaning and Kitchen

Now that I am the parent, I look back in horror at the thought that I had ready access to all these products. Not even so much as a safety catch on the door to help prevent me from getting my hands on washing powder, bleach, polish etc.

Thankfully parenting as moved on somewhat and we are now more aware of the dangers of having access to these products can have on children. Cupboard locks have been introduced, which is a great step, until your clever toddler works out how to open them. The best assurance against access to washing and cleaning products is to keep them in a cupboard up high, out of reach of little hands.

Child-Lock System

A blue cup, with Product and Cleaning
A plastic container

Nothing is more important to Fairy than the safety of their consumers (and in turn the children within their households). The first 3 years of a child’s life are the most important period of development. Yet, as children grow in mobility, curiosity and intelligence, they are suddenly exposed to new
dangers at home.

Fairy Non-Bio has created a new pack with a “Child-Lock System”. The dual-action opening mechanism requires a coordinated movement to open. Easy for parents to master but extremely difficult for little hands to unlock. Storing the liquid laundry packets or single unit dose (SUD) PODS out of the way from little hands. Like all household products, PODS can be dangerous in a child’s hands, causing injury if burst or bitten.

Close the pack with a click and always keep away from children

Click close

Time for you to take a look at where you are storing your washing and cleaning products in your home. Remember that when you take these out of the cupboard to use, that you ‘click close‘ the lid as soon as you have taken your required PODS out to place in the washing machine before loading with your washing.

  • Rebecca Smith March 5, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    I think it is great that the products now have a lock system on. I actually store my cleaning products in a kitchen cupboard but on the high shelves which my kids can’t reach – we are lucky enough to have a massive cupboard on one side in which to store stuff.

  • Sarah March 5, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    I must admit I do keep my cleaning products under the sink, but with a good child lock on it! (None of my little ones have cracked it yet!) I used to be very wary of buying washing pods because I know how dangerous they are, so it’s great Fairy have made a lockable pack!

  • WhatLauraLoves March 5, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    It is SO good that these products have child safety features. I keep all of my cleaning things under the sink but I’d for sure need to move them when I have a baby, especially when they start walking and they’re into everything!! xx

  • Kara Guppy March 6, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Mine are in a cupboard that the kids cannot reach – a throwback to my childminding days

  • Afshan Nasim March 6, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Cleaning products are truly a saviour but in a house full of children, it can also be a nightmare. Good for Fairy to make sure that their products are child safe.

  • Louise March 7, 2019 at 10:22 am

    I keep mine under the kitchen sink, but it has a lockable door and only I have a key. So if the kids get their hands on it, it’s no-ones fault but my own! Luckily though, they’ve never even tried to get in there.

    Louise x

  • Lauretta March 7, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    I love that Fairy made sure that children are safe with tjeir product. It is a must for parents to make sure that dangerous or toxic materials are kept out of children’s reach.

  • stephanie March 11, 2019 at 8:33 am

    I tend to keep all my cleaning products under the sink, but as I don’t have children, I don’t make too much of an effort to keep the products out and away, but it’s great that Fairy have made sure they’re products are safe around children x

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