Keeping your laundry room safe and organized is important. Learn the best laundry room safety tips and how to create a kid-friendly, decorative space. Don’t miss our free laundry room wall art printable.
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As parents, we spend a lot of time in the laundry room and who doesn’t want this space to look amazing and organized? It’s tempting to place detergent and cleaning supplies in clear glass and plastic containers that look pretty, but don’t fall for this current organizational trend. The extra time you spend to kid-proof your laundry room will prevent potential accidents that could hurt your children and/or pets.
It is possible to have a decorative and organized laundry room that is also safe and kid-friendly. Proper storage and use of all cleaning products is a daily practice that will keep your family safe and healthy.
Laundry Room Safety Tips: The Do’s and Don’ts
DO keep laundry packets in original containers. Store them up and out of reach of children and pets.
Don’t prioritize style over safety. You should never store laundry detergent or cleaning supplies in bins that aren’t their original containers, like glass jars or clear containers. Liquid laundry product packaging and other detergent containers were designed with child-resistant innovation in mind. While glass containers may be pretty and aesthetically pleasing, they send a confusing message to children and make it easier for kids and pets to gain access to these products.
DO eliminate clutter or anything that children may climb on to be able to reach cleaning supplies. Discard items you no longer use.
DO keep consistency and purchase matching baskets for an organized look. In my previous home, I had open shelves in my laundry room. I stored laundry supplies in their original containers inside the baskets up high and out of reach from children. Consider adding laundry labels to the front of plastic storage bins to keep supplies organized.
DO teach children that laundry packets are not toys.
DON’T miss the opportunity to download this free Children’s Activity that teaches kids which items they can or cannot play with.
Laundry Room Storage Baskets
- Wire Storage Baskets – Featured on the front is a small chalkboard piece, allowing you to write a customized label for quick identification of the contents.
- Budget-friendly baskets and caddies – Repurpose with spray paint or use as is!
- Foldable storage baskets – Enhance your laundry room decor.
Free Laundry Space Wall Art Printable
There are other ways to decorate your laundry room such as displaying fun wall art on the walls. Download and print this laundry room wall art print. This PDF includes two designs to choose from.
This trendy design also includes a reminder to put laundry packets up and away!
More Laundry Room Resources
- Declutter Challenge – Commit to 31 days of decluttering your home including your laundry room.
- Packets Up Decal – Order a free Packets Up cling for your laundry room.
- Weekly Cleaning Checklist – Keep your laundry room clean with this planner.
- Cleaning and Disinfecting Tips – Reduce germs and avoid illness with these tips.
Join the #StoreNotDecor Challenge and raise awareness of how common unsafe laundry habits are on social media and how families can get organized in the laundry room without jeopardizing safety. Share your experiences with us on Twitter and tell us how you keep your #PacketsUp.
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