Cleaning Supply Organization
A common problem in every home – we all have cleaning supplies to keep our homes healthy and clean, but when it comes to cleaning supply organization itself we sometimes end up scratching our heads.
There are many places your cleaning supplies end up, whether intentional or not. And all too often you end up a with an overflowing heap of products that you may or may not use often that is cluttered, unsightly and inefficient.
Designating a space specifically for all your cleaning supplies, and keeping them organized helps you find what you need when you need it and enables you to identify quickly when something needs replacing. It might, dare I say it.. encourage you to actually clean?? Maybe??
Below are some great ideas for where and how to organize your cleaning supplies in a way that’s efficient and pretty! Depending on your home layout and storage situation, any of these could be the new home for your cleaning supplies!
Cleaning Supply Organization and Storage Ideas for 5 Areas In Your Home
Under the Kitchen Sink
This is a common and probably the most popular option. Under the sink is not a typical spot in the kitchen for dishes or food, and therefore becomes the dumping ground for cleaning supplies. Having cleaning supplies like dish soap, dishwasher fluid or pods, extra sponges and wood stain under the kitchen sink just makes good sense. They are in reach when you need them (in the kitchen) and anyone can find them easily.
The problem with this option (which I am currently dealing with) is the ease of reach for the kiddos which can be dangerous. But in this event, you can always install cabinet locks.
I like them because they don’t cause damage to my cabinets unlike the cabinet locks that you have to screw into the cabinet doors. However, little Miss E has figured out how to get them off, so we are now upgrading to these cabinet locks: (They stick on with adhesive strips!)
Here are some great examples of organized under the kitchen sink cabinets:
I love the one below because it allows you to utilize every inch of the depth of the cabinet without having to pull everything out first using slide-out cabinet storage organizers:
Using the doors for storage is great for smaller bottles and brushes. Having items organized into baskets also helps keep things nice and tidy:
This pull-out organizer is just plain AWESOME. It is removable so you can take your supplies around the house as you clean super efficiently.
Photo by Dura Supreme Cabinetry – Look for kitchen design inspiration
If you don’t have straditional cabinets under your sink, a large drawer may be your option!
Or simply organizing your cleaning supplies by labeling plastic bins will help you quickly bring order to your cabinet.
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In a Hidden Pull-Out Cabinet
This option is super ideal, however its definitely a custom option. Like you had to think of this when you were building or remodeling. Unless you actually have a tall cabinet that you could re purpose, this one is not as easy to implement. But that doesn’t make it any less awesome! Consider this for your next remodel! I love that there is even a place for the broom and swiffer!
End caps are a GREAT use of space. Ever notice the shelves facing outward in the grocery store when you are switching isles? There’s a reason! These end-caps make use of what otherwise would be dead space. In the case below, the side of a cabinet. If your refrigerator is housed at an end of your kitchen, you can very likely add these cabinets and designate them for your cleaning supplies. I like that the shelving is up high, where the little ones can’t reach.
In the Mud Room / Laundry Room
A slat wall in the laundry room is a great place sore oddly shaped odds and ends – like cleaning supplies! You could even hang a caddy here on the hooks that has all your bottles and sponges for quick and easy access. The added shelf also offers good storage for larger items.
Alternatively, if you have the space in your laundry/mud room, create a Cleaning Command Center. The OCD in me is jumping up and down for this one – I LOVE IT. It would be easy to install a couple shelves for the caddies, hang a broom holder, then add smaller wire shelf for misc stuff like microfiber cloths and the roomba.
And last but certainly not least, the lovable hallway closet. For many it doubles as a linen closet or a place to hide visitors coasts. In even more cases (even mine) its the best place to stash the Dyson. And because it can serve multi-purposes, the hallway closet is prime for chaos.. So here are some wonderful ways to keep it organized and your cleaning supplies easy to find (and USE)!
I adore the pull out drawers and big bottom basket in this closet. The drawers really help it look tidy. The cleaning supplies remain right at eye-level so you see them as soon as you open the doors!
Depending on your home and lifestyle, you may opt use more than 1 option in your home for cleaning supply organization. Don’t limit yourself to one place that will end up cluttered and messy in a week! Think about the layout of your home, where certain supplies are needed most often, and go from there!
I, for example use 3 of them.. YES 3! I keep my most used cleaning supplies and kitchen stuff under the sink in the cabinet, my Dyson and Steam cleaner stay in the linen closet where its most central in the house, and I have a backup supply of cleaning supplies (for when I’m going in DEEP ya’ll!) in a cabinet in the laundry room too! But I am seriously digging the hidden pull-out cabinet!
I should also mention, while I provided my affiliate links above to recreate some of these looks, you will want to MEASURE your space and order the exact specs you need for your cabinet/closet! Check the specs on the baskets too! Make sure they are a perfect fit for the area you are putting them in so you maximize your space!