Cleaning products and accessories are an essential part of every home. We purchase and use cleaning products to create a clean, fragrant and hygienic environment for us and for the home.

However, many forget the importance of proper storage, not only to maintain order, but also to protect against potential risks and to increase the effectiveness of cleaning products.

Przechowywanie środków czystości
Przechowywanie środków czystości

Safety first of all

Cleaning chemicals contain a variety of substances that can cause serious harm if used improperly. For example, dish soap packaged in an airtight container poses no danger. On the contrary, curtain bleach, so easy to unscrew, is very dangerous due to harmful vapors.

Find a safe place

Cleaning products should remain hidden. Not only because the packaging does not contribute to the decor of the house, but above all for safety reasons. If you have children, it is a good idea to provide extra security to the places where chemicals are stored. Pet owners should also pay special attention to safely storing cleaning products in the home.

The ideal solution is to store chemicals in a closed, ventilated room. But if your home does not have such conditions, a closed cabinet with a key or padlock is also a good option.

A closet in the hallway or bathroom seems like the perfect place for cleaning supplies. However, remember that chemicals also emit different types of fumes. Therefore, it is necessary to regularly ventilate the room where they are stored (at least once a week). Additionally, you can purchase a plastic container, preferably with a lid. This will prevent detergents from falling, spilling and hurting children or animals.

Jak chować środki czystsości w domu
Jak chować środki czystsości w domu

Pay attention to expiration dates

Storing expired cleaning products can be very dangerous. When a product has expired, some substances can react with each other and turn into dangerous chemical cocktails. For this reason, it is advisable to check the condition of cleaning products from time to time and dispose of those whose expiry date has passed.


Avoid using chemical detergent packages for other purposes. Harmful substances settle deeper than it seems. It is therefore not sufficient to rinse the bottle with water to be able to reuse it.

It is also a bad idea to decant or pour chemicals into packages previously used to store food. Children, encouraged by the colorful packaging, can be seriously poisoned, as can adults who confuse the packaging. A moment of inattention is enough to not realize that you are drinking corrosive substances instead of fruit juice.

W czym chować środki czystości
W czym chować środki czystości

Practical conservation

Clutter is also an enemy of cleanliness! Regularly searching for replacement sponges, glass cleaners or fresh cloths wastes a lot of time and energy. If every time you have to search for everything for ages before cleaning, you will quickly lose the already low desire to clean your apartment. Therefore, keep all cleaning products and small accessories in one place.

You can take an example from the professionals: Cleaning companies use special trolleys for cleaning large areas. Firstly, to avoid leaving a bottle of chemicals somewhere, but also to clean effectively. Almost no family needs a cleaning cart like this, but you can create something similar at home to achieve the same goal. Keep frequently used cleaning products, cloths and sponges in a bowl, container or basket to take with you when cleaning.

A neat and organized corner for cleaning supplies and equipment will also come in handy when making your next grocery list. With just one glance you can see which products you need for your next shopping trip.

Środki czystsości w domu
Środki czystsości w domu

A tidy cleaning closet

It is also important to keep your cleaning cupboard tidy, as this will not only save you time, but will also help you keep track of the cleaning products you still have in stock. First of all, you need to throw away any cleaning products that have expired or whose packaging is damaged. When disposing of them, be sure to follow the instructions to avoid harming the environment or harming yourself from the chemicals. After that, you can differentiate cleaning products in different ways, depending on which type is most practical for you. On the one hand, you can sort by product type. This means that the products are divided into categories, such as sponges, cloths, all-purpose cleaners, hygiene cleaners, upholstery cleaners, etc. But boxes can also be prepared for specific purposes. All kitchen cleaning products and sponges are collected in one box, those for the bathroom in another. You can also do it for other purposes, for example for cleaning upholstered furniture and carpets or for cleaning windows. This way, on cleaning day, you will have everything you need at hand.

We recommend using transparent boxes to order cleaning products. This way you can divide the cupboard into different compartments, immediately see which cleaning products are in the cupboard and transport them collected in the respective box to the appropriate room for cleaning. You can also label the boxes with the parent category of the contents.

Do your cleaning products give off a chemical odor even when unopened? Then cardboard boxes that you can close hermetically with the help of a lid might be helpful. This way, you can also prolong the effectiveness of cleaning products.

Chowanie środków czystości
Chowanie środków czystości


Proper storage of cleaning products is not just a matter of safety at home. It is also a guarantee that they will work effectively from the first use to the last. Cleaning products are not cheap and are designed to last as long as possible. Therefore, it is necessary to always store them according to the following criteria:

  • Suitable temperature (10 to 20 degrees Celsius)
  • Storage in original, undamaged packaging
  • Protected from external conditions such as sunlight, humidity or high temperatures.

The best regulation for the effective chemical refill is not included in the rich label, naturally from the beaches of the Anweisungen on the label of the packaging. Due to the safety and quality of life, the product must be replaced.