I think it is clear that this year my goal is to get every nook and cranny cleaned and organized. And on the heels of cleaning out my medicine cabinet I thought it was time I cleaned out my actual cleaning closet. What better to get ready to be the cleaning machine than to start with a clean and organized cleaning cabinet!
I find that I am much more excited about cleaning and keeping things organized if I started with a clean and organized space. This can get crazy if you have to organize your cleaning cabinet first haha! So I want to show you how I organized my cleaning cabinet so that it can be as functional as needed to keep my home in tip top shape.
Now, I have a furnace closet where I keep my mops and brooms so this cleaning cabinet was mainly for cleaning supplies. I keep my toilet cleaner, surface cleaners and gloves, scrubbers and such.
So, let me break down what I did to give this cleaning cabinet some great organization. If you want to skip the reading, check out my fun video!
First, I grouped my supplies to similar usages or frequent uses. I like to keep my frequently used items on the most accessible shelf, the bottom shelf here.
I found this large turn table with dividers that I used to organize some of my cleaning supplies. My favorite cleaners, the Cleaning Concentrate from Grove Collaborative is wonderful and is easy to store since it comes in small tubes. All you have to do is pour one tube into a spray bottle and fill it with water. I also added my sponges, gloves, and toilet bowl cleaners to the turntable.
I added another turntable that I put my glass spray bottles that are full with the the concentrate and water. This makes it so easy for the kids to join in and help cleaning. Everything is at their fingertips. I know you generally want to keep cleaners away, and these are far away from little fingers. But, now that my kids are grown, my youngest being 7, they are all great at helping.
The second shelf is for towels, rubber gloves and a couple boxes or Mr Clean Magic Eraser.
The top shelf is for less used items, including stuff we don’t want the kids getting into. Stuff like Drano, toilet cleaner, and other more dangerous items get to hang out up there. It is important to me to have these things out of the reach of all our kids, even the older ones. Yes the oldest can reach them, but they know its off limits.
We also keep my most favorite cleaning supply, my Wypall paper towels. These things do not tear. They are more like a rag than a paper towel. I can use one for an entire bathroom, cleaning counters, tubs and toilets…in that order. You can wash it out and keep using it. It does not disintegrate. It keeps its strength. I know I could use a rag for each bathroom, but I honestly cannot take any more laundry.
This is a happy compromise between using a roll of paper towels or having to wash more rags. I like how easy and usable these are.
All in all, I am so thrilled to finally have an organized and clean cleaning cabinet! Its easy to find the things we need, and everything has a place. I love when everything has its own place and I can see everything easily. It truly makes cleaning easier and less stressful.
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This new year, I am working hard to get my home back in order. I truly believe that anxiety is triggered by messy, unorganized spaces. At least, I know it is true for me. I find peace and calm in having things in order. I have never been a great organizer or cleaner and this is why it is my goal this year to become better. To do more. I want to be able to focus on my family, my job here, and just enjoy life more. This is the first step to bringing my anxiety under control. It may not cure it, but at least I can take a few elements away that trigger it.
Are you someone that is triggered this same way? I would love to hear from you.
What does your cleaning cabinet look like? Does it have some improvements that can be made?
Here are a couple tips for keeping an organized cleaning cabinet:
- Group items according to similar usages or frequency of usage. I like to keep my daily cleaning products easy at hand.
- Find some containers to keep things organized, especially for small items. I like using turntables and lazy susan’s for this.
- Keep least frequently used or more harmful cleaners out of reach of children
- Simplify your cleaning products. Keep only those things you use and find products that are multi purpose.
- work towards using more natural cleaning products that are more safe for your family.
I am so excited to be able to use my cleaning cabinet this year. It has awakened my desire to keep all things clean and organized. I just hope it lasts a long time.
Have a great day friends!
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