Cleaning Supply Organization Ideas for More Efficient Cleaning

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Cleaning supplies help you keep your home clean and organized, but how organized are your cleaning supplies? No one wants to spend 10 minutes gathering cleaning supplies from every corner of the house or open the cleaning closet to have spray bottles and paper towels come tumbling out. The following cleaning supply organization ideas will help you spend less time fumbling around and more time cleaning! We also have a Complete List of House Cleaning Supplies and Equipment to help you!

Organize Your Cleaning Supplies into Portable Caddies

We recommend creating two to three cleaning caddies that are each specially created for a specific area of the house. Each caddy should be stored in a convenient location for the room it targets and includes everything you need to get straight to work. Our three caddy suggestions include bathroom, bedroom/living space, and kitchen.

Find a Spot to Store Each Cleaning Caddy

Try storing the bathroom caddy under the sink or in the linen closet. The bedroom/living space caddy might go on the top shelf of the hall closet or in the garage. And the kitchen caddy belongs under the sink or in a cleaning pantry. Just remember to keep the supplies out of reach of children and pets. A high shelf is best, though child-proof cabinet locks are also effective.

Pick Your Caddy

Once you select a location, it’s time to pick a size and style of a caddy that will work for your needs. Look for a large plastic one with an ergonomic handle for easy transport. Investing a little more in high-quality cleaning caddies could prevent you from ever needing to buy replacements.

Stock Your Caddy

The items you include in each caddy depend on the space you intend to clean. Keep in mind that for convenience, you may want to have duplicate items in each caddy to avoid traipsing around the house to collect all the supplies you need. Here’s how we suggest stocking each caddy:

Bathroom Cleaning Caddy

  • Rubber gloves
  • Paper towels or rags
  • Sponge
  • Scrub brush
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Glass cleaner
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Shower/tile cleaner
  • Bleach powder

Bedroom/Living Space Cleaning Caddy

  • Rubber gloves
  • Paper towels or rags
  • Lint roller
  • Microfiber dust cloth
  • Dusting spray
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Glass cleaner
  • Magic Eraser
  • Powdered carpet deodorizer
  • Spot cleaner
  • Pet stain remover
  • Upholstery odor eliminator
  • Ammonia cleaner

Kitchen Cleaning Caddy

  • Rubber gloves
  • Paper towels or rags
  • Sponge
  • Steel wool
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Stainless steel cleaner
  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar or lemon juice
  • Gel surface cleaner with bleach
  • Diluted bleach in a spray bottle (four parts water to one part bleach)

Keep the Caddy Clean

About once a month, empty the contents of your cleaning caddies before you begin your regular chores and give everything a good rinse in the kitchen sink. Scrub out the caddy itself with warm water and soap. Let everything dry before restocking the caddy. Now is also a good time to swap out sponges and rags and restock any products that are running low. This simple process ensures your caddies remain tidy and well-stocked for effortless cleaning in the coming month.

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