How to Organize the Cleaning Supply Closet

April 23, 2019

 

 

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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:

 

WEEK 1

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

 

WEEK 2

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

 

WEEK 3

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!

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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

 

iv) garbage/recycling

 

 

 

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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