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It's day 23 of neatntiny.com's 30-Day Spring Tidying Challenge!
If you're just joining us, check out the link above explaining how it works and the links below for what we've covered so far.
Don't feel like decluttering the whole house? No problem! Just pick and choose:
Day 1: Kitchen Counters
Day 2: Under the Sink
Day 3: Dining Area
Day 4: Cutlery & Utensils Drawers
Day 5: Tupperware Drawer
Day 6: Remainder of Kitchen Drawers, Cabinets & Pantry
Day 7: Fridge & Freezer
Day 8: Front Entryway
Day 9: Mudroom/Back Entry
Day 10: Catch Up
Day 11: Powder Room
Day 12: Living Room
Day 13: Walk-In Closet
Day 14: Master Bedroom
Day 15: Laundry Room
Day 16: Linen Closet
Day 17: Home Office
Day 18: Bathroom(s)
Day 19: Kids' Clothes/Closets
Day 20: Kids' Rooms
Day 21: Kids' Toy Storage
Day 22: Catch Up
Today we're organizing the cleaning supply closet!
If you haven't already, please subscribe for a free, printable 30-Day Spring Tidying Challenge schedule!
1. Empty the closet entirely.
2. Clean. Wipe down the shelves and sweep/vacuum the floor.
3. Decide what to keep in here.
- Get rid of empty (non-refillable) containers.
- Get rid of anything you haven't used in over a year or think you're unlikely to ever use again. It may seem like a good idea to hold onto things just in case, but the more you cram into a space, the harder it'll be to access what you actually use!
4. Divide everything into four groups/bins:
i) belongs in the cleaning supply closet
ii) belongs elsewhere in the house
iii) fit to donate/sell used
5. Return to the closet the things you've decided to keep and organize neatly.
If you're short on space, like we are, hang a shoe organizer over the door to store more supplies:
We use hooks to hang brooms and mops inside the closet:
Yes, that's 70s wallpaper lining the shelves and floor of the closet. Our supply closet is in the mudroom, which is going to be gutted and renovated this summer. We knew this needed to happen since we moved in, so we didn't bother jazzing up anything in here. That wallpaper fits perfectly with the eff it ethos of this room!
Shop Supply Closet Organization
Over-the-Door Shoe Organizer ($7.97, Amazon.com).
Broom & Mop Holder with Hooks ($12.99, Amazon.com).
6. Redistribute the items that belong elsewhere in the home.
7. Donate. Take the boxes designated as 'to sell/donate' and put them somewhere out of sight, but accessible (i.e. mudroom or basement). You'll continue to add to these each day for the rest of the month, with the casualties of each day's tidying task. At the end of the month, you can make a trip (or several) to your local donation bank and/or go on an online selling spree.
8. Dispose of and/or recycle items from the designated garbage/recycling bins.
That's it for day 23! Tomorrow I'll show you how we organize our paper clutter! Don't forget to check out my One Room Challenge makeover!
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