KEY Pledge – Laundry Safety




As you have probably seen from my Facebook posts or tweets, I’ve been working with the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) on an extremely important KEY Pledge laundry safety campaign for the past few months.

I think it goes without saying, in my line of work, I see a lot of homes and speak with a lot of families about their current safety practices.   The one room and household task that I see many parents and caregivers overlook is laundry.  While it has become second nature for most to safely store household cleaning products out of reach and sight of curious eyes and little fingers,  as I help families childproof their homes, all too often safe laundry storage isn’t top of mind, especially when it comes to the new single-load liquid laundry packets.

Packets Rotating

I’m of the opinion that the laundry room should be entirely off limits—it is NOT a playroom.  However, if you do make the decision to keep it open to the family, it is essential that all laundry products, including single-load liquid laundry packets, are kept completely out of reach and sight of children, preferably behind a locked cabinet.

If single-load liquid laundry packets are not safely stored, they can attract dangerous interest from curious little ones and potentially lead to accidents such as unintended ingestion or exposure to the eyes.

As a child safety expert, day in and day out, I try to increase awareness and instill important safety best practices to ensure parents and caregivers are taking the proper precautions to safely store laundry packets to avoid accidents from happening.

As part of my work with the ACI, I collaborated with them on a video series, which offers extremely important safety tips for safely using, storing and handling single-load liquid laundry packets.  We want all parents and caregivers to watch and share these eye-opening videos with family and friends to help spread the word that whether you do your laundry in your kitchen, basement, laundry room or Laundromat, it’s vital to keep single-load liquid laundry packets up high, out of reach and sight.  You can view Video #1 right here.  And be on the lookout for more important videos in the safety series from me to help ensure your family stays clean and safe.

VIDEO: Don’t Put Your Laundry Routine on Cruise Control

If you haven’t already, please head over to as soon as you can and join me and thousands of others by taking the pledge to BE THE KEY to a safe laundry room and routine.  After you take the pledge, we ask that you also tell your friends and family to do the same.  I can’t stress enough how important this is—we ALL play a KEY role in laundry safety.  The ACI needs your help in spreading the word!

Also, by pledging to be the key to a safe laundry room and routine you will be automatically entered into a sweepstakes to win a $2,500 laundry room makeover!  Who could say no to that?

* NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Ends on December 31, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. ET.  Open to legal residents of 50 U.S. and DC, 21 and older. Void where prohibited.  For Official Rules, go to

 Sponsor: American Cleaning Institute. 

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