How to Organize Your Cleaning Supplies

It’s more than likely that you will have some cleaning products in your home. You will probably have products to disinfect, clean, whiten, scrub and shine. The key is to find the cleaning product you need exactly when you need it. You should keep things simple and purchase products in bulk so you have a ready supply and do not run out.

Here are some ways to keep your cleaning products organized.

* The first thing you should do is to set up a cleaning caddy that will be in a plastic bucket or a carrier. You should have an all purpose type spray, glass cleaner (such as Windex) an old toothbrush, sponges and clothes, rubber gloves, and scrapers. You can carry this bucket or caddy from room to room or have one for each floor if you have a home with more than one story.

* You can hang mops and brooms from inside the closet wall. You should have the working ends not be resting on the floor. Make sure to replace the brooms when the edges are bent, splayed or broken. Replace the sponge mops when they become misshaped.

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Try to avoid buying specialized cleaners for every different cleaning job in your home. Many times an all-purpose cleaner will do the trick for many of these jobs. Many things can be cleaned with a simple homemade solution of baking soda, lemon juice, vinegar and Borax.

* SAFETY TIP: If you do decide to make this homemade cleaning solution make sure that you label it so people in your home will know exactly what it is.

* Be sure to store the vacuum cleaner you have in a place where you can easily get to. You can hang the hose of the vacuum cleaner in order to free up space on your floor

* Under each bathroom sink you should have some type of bathroom cleaners. You can store bathroom cleaners with other cleaning products but choose ones for the bathroom that you will use often. Some of these products can be toilet, sink, and mirror cleaners.

* Many people have feather dusters with their cleaning products. But you should get rid of your feather duster, as it does not pick up dust it will just move it around. Instead of a feather duster you should use an electrostatic cloth. Many times a regular cloth or a rag will work as well. When dusting try not to move the dust but actually pick it up so it does not stay in your home.

* You should store some extra trash bags in the bottom of each wastebasket in your home. This way if you fill up the bag with waste and toss it you have one to replace it right away. It is a good idea to have three or four on the bottom of each wastebasket. When they run out just put three or four more in the bottom of the wastebaskets.

SAFETY TIP: Never mix cleaning products thinking that they will do a better job as with the various chemicals they can make a hazardous combination.

Author: Jason Green