How To Organize Cleaning Supplies: 3 Ingenious Ways
If you’re a tough cleaner, you may have hoarded a lot of supplies for disinfecting and sanitizing your house. Don’t worry, we won’t judge. The challenge, though, is how to organize your stuff.
If you have not figured it out yet, your supplies may be in different areas in your house – behind a door, under the sink, in hooks, and bins. Well, it’s time to gather them in one place. No more rummaging, no more mess, no time wasted.
We will show you three ingenious ways on how to organize your cleaning supplies.
Organizing A Cleaning Closet
A cleaning closet can hide away all your supplies in plain sight. It provides enough storage space for your cleaning supplies and tools. Here are steps to cleaning closet organization:
- Assign a closet for all your cleaning supplies.
- Hang a shoe holder behind the closet. Put disinfectant sprays, bottled chemicals, and the likes to keep them away from your little ones.
- Place every day cleaning supplies in one bin. Stow it on an easy-access shelf.
- Put sponges, wipes, and small rags in one bin. Stow it on a shelf.
- Label bins appropriately.
- Attach hooks to the back of the closet door and hang dustpans, big brushes, etc.
- A wire shelving on the back of the door will free up space in your closet. Place the same kinds of supplies on each shelf for easy identification.
- Put larger cleaning tools, such as mops, vacuum, and brooms in the most spacious compartment of your cleaning closet.
- Make sure that your cleaning closet is dry and clean.
You may use plastic storage bins, crates, and cardboard boxes to stow away your supplies.
Maximize Wall Space
Do you want more ideas for storing cleaning supplies? We are not done yet!
If you do not have an extra closet, you can use wall space to create a cleaning supplies section in your house.
- Install floating shelves, hooks, and wire shelves in vacant wall space. You may utilize wall spaces in your laundry or washing area.
- Place similar cleaning supplies in storage bins, and label them appropriately.
- By putting similar supplies in bins or caddies, you can quickly pull them out and take them in rooms where you need to work.
- Stow bins on shelves.
- Hang cleaning items on hooks.
Do you find open shelves with cleaning supplies a bit unsightly? Install a tension rod to hang chic curtains to cover up the shelves.
Create Cleaning Kits
If you prefer to store cleaning supplies in areas where you use them, then cleaning kits are for you! A cleaning kit is handy. It can be stored easily too – under the sink or in small cabinets.
To make cleaning kits, you will need storage containers that will fit all your necessary supplies.
- Categorize your cleaning supplies according to purpose – for cleaning the bathroom, the kitchen, bedrooms, or the common area.
- Place similar supplies in your designated containers.
- Store them in easy-access space in their appropriate rooms or areas.
Note, always keep an inventory of your cleaning supplies. Check for expiration dates. Check appearances and odors. If they look or smell off, stop using them. Look for eco-friendly ways to dispose of them.
Knowing how to organize cleaning supplies should be part of your housekeeping routine. No playing favorites, please. Both processes help your home thrive.