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Organizing Your Cleaning Supplies

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by Samer A.On May 23, 2023

Cleaning your house can be daunting, especially if you have a lot of clutter and dirt to deal with. But having a well-organized system for your cleaning supplies can make the job easier and more efficient. Here are some tips for organizing cleaning supplies and keeping your home sparkling.

1. Sort your cleaning supplies by category

The first step to organizing your cleaning supplies is to sort them by category. You can use different criteria to group them, such as:

  • The cleaning product type (e.g., detergent, disinfectant, polish, etc.)

  • The purpose of the cleaning product (e.g., kitchen, bathroom, floor, etc.)

  • The frequency of use (e.g., daily, weekly, monthly, etc.)

You can also label your products with their names and expiration dates to avoid confusion and waste.

2. Store your cleaning supplies in a convenient location

The next step is to store your cleaning supplies in a convenient location that is easy to access and safe for children and pets. Some possible options are:

  • A cabinet or closet under the sink or near the laundry room

  • A shelf or rack on the wall or behind the door

  • A basket or bin that you can carry around

  • A caddy or cart that you can roll around

Keep your cleaning supplies away from heat, moisture, and direct sunlight, as they can damage the products and cause them to leak or explode.

3. Use containers and organizers to keep your cleaning supplies neat

Another tip is to use containers and organizers to keep your cleaning supplies neat. You can use the following:

  • Jars, bottles, or spray bottles to store liquids and powders

  • Bins, baskets, or boxes to store wipes, sponges, brushes, etc.

  • Dividers, trays, or drawers to separate different products

  • Hooks, clips, or holders to hang brooms, mops, dusters, etc.

You can reuse old containers or repurpose household items to store cleaning supplies. For example, you can use an old shoe organizer to hang your products on the door or a muffin tin to hold small items.

4. Create a cleaning schedule and checklist

The last tip is to create a cleaning schedule and checklist to help you stay on track with your cleaning tasks. You can use the following:

  • A calendar or planner to mark the days and times you need to clean

  • A list or chart to outline the steps and products you need for each task

  • A timer or alarm to remind you when to start and stop cleaning

  • A reward system to motivate you to finish your tasks

You can also use apps or websites that offer cleaning tips and guides, such as Ezi App.