Keeping a clean home is important, but when the daily mundane tasks start to pile up it just feels like a painful chore. One way to help keep cleaning time down is to organizer your supplies to be easily found and accessible when needed. Clean Mama organized her cleaning closet and walks us through the process.
The first step in any organizing endeavor is to evaluate the space to see what you need or what you might want to change. Look at those pain points or the things that aren’t working well and figure out a better way, measure and re-measure.
Once you’ve figured out what you need, put your products and systems into place and be prepared to tweak things as you use them. I’ve re-organized my cleaning closet a couple times but I have finally settled on what I want where and where everything works best. Sometimes it takes a little bit of time to use a space and know what works and what doesn’t. I moved shelves around, added labels to the shelves and got the space just right and then started to add in some beautiful mDesign products.
The first update I made in my cleaning closet was to use Lazy Susan turntables to keep often used sprays and DIY cleaning ingredients. I love how the turntables can keep products grouped together, give you equal access to each product, and they also give you more storage space…
I used small wire storage baskets for containing the bulk of my cleaning supplies. I love how they look on the shelves - they’re the perfect size for my cleaning cloths. I divided up my microfiber cloths, bar mop towels, and flour sack towels. I also used them for already spray cleaners and empty glass bottles and sprayers…
I put my furniture care supplies in an adorable small caddy. It’s small but can contain quite a few products. I also put a couple empty large caddies for when I need to load up a couple supplies to do some seasonal or deep cleaning…
I hope you found an idea or two for your own cleaning supply storage! Get creative and use what you have – it might be a caddy, or cupboard, under the sink, a corner in the basement - with the right products, you can add a little more function and end the clutter. ”