My Organized Cleaning CaddyOctober 14, 2015
I am so excited to share with you all how I organize my cleaning caddy! Okay, okay, I know this isn’t the most glamorous topic ever, but it still deserves a discussion. Sometimes I think the reason why I didn’t clean more often is because things weren’t organized and it was time-consuming to find all my supplies! Maybe if I keep all my cleaning gear neat and organized in one spot, then I will be motivated to clean more often?! Wishful thinking? Or am I onto something?! Hehe, time will tell, but regardless, an organized cleaning caddy just makes sense in so many ways, so this is how I’ve put together my caddy!
My Organized Cleaning Caddy
1 caddy from the dollar store
countertop cleaner (either homemade or store-bought)
toothbrush (for cleaning)
a few cleaning cloths (or old rags)
So, this is my organized cleaning caddy! I like to have all these items on hand when I’m cleaning the bathrooms! Here are some more details!
The countertop cleaner is a homemade granite cleaner that I made using a very simple recipe! I love that it doesn’t damage the granite, gets it sparkling clean and costs very little to make!
To make the granite cleaner, I simply add about 1 cup rubbing alcohol (to remove residue and dirt), a few drops of lavender oil (to add a lovely scent) and about a few tsp. worth of dish soap (to break down grease) to a tall spray bottle. Fill to the top with water, and it’s all set! Easy peasy!
I have two cleaning cloths in this cleaning caddy! I like to label them so I know which one to use on which surfaces! I have one dedicated to bathroom counters and one dedicated to bathroom floors. I typically will use the steam mop in the bathroom once a week. This cloth for “floors” is more for spot treatment of any water spots on the floors and I will also use it to wipe down the baseboards, as well.
Here are some more of my cleaning supplies! The toothbrush (dedicated only for cleaning obviously) is perfect for getting in areas that are hard to reach, like around the sink drain or along the back of the countertops. The regular sponge I use to clean the sinks and faucets. And I like to use the scrub sponge to really get at any stubborn, hard-to-tackle spots and stains. All together, I can pretty much tackle anything in the bathroom with these three things!
I love having some disinfecting wipes in my cleaning caddy. I always use a few of these wipes after I’m done with most of the cleaning to give a good wipe-down on the toilet, faucet, door handles, soap dispenser, etc.
And no organized caddy would be complete without a cute label! I found this wood slice chalkboard label at the Dollar Spot at Target! It’s a perfect little way to identify this as my cleaning caddy. Instead of writing “clean,” though, I decided to write “shine!” It makes me smile to see that label! 🙂
Hope this inspires you to organize some of your cleaning supplies! With just a few basic supplies (many of which can be purchased at the dollar store), you can have a beautifully organized cleaning caddy to keep all your bathroom cleaning gear in order!
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