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  • Lahni Carney

Day 18: Cleaning Supplies

Hello, Organizing Warriors!


Welcome back to our How to Organize Your Entire House in 20 Days series!


Thus far, we have organized family common rooms, your children’s areas, guest spaces and your quarters, so today we are going to take a break from rooms and organize things. What things you may ask?


Cleaning supplies! Spring cleaning season is here and now is a great time to get those products organized and ready to use.


The first step to organizing your cleaning supplies is gathering all of them together in one room.


Often, different supplies are stored in different rooms so start off by getting together all of the cleaning supplies that are scattered around the house.


Check the bathrooms, under sinks, the laundry room, anywhere you have ever stored cleaning supplies, go there and start gathering everything together.


By pulling out and bringing together all of the cleaning supplies, you won't have to keep bouncing from room to room during today’s process, risking getting off task.


Organizing is all about increased efficiency, after all!


The next step to organizing your cleaning supplies is to start categorizing everything into groups based on what the items are.


Make groups of hand soaps, dish detergents, toilet cleaners, degreasers, glass cleaners, wipes, disinfectant sprays, multipurpose sprays, air fresheners, tools (scrubs, gloves, aprons) and any other cleaning supplies you may keep on hand.


By grouping together like items, you will easily be able to see what you have, what you need and make it all easier to organize.


After you have categorized all of the cleaning supplies, go through all of it to see if anything can be disposed of.