A cluttered and chaotic closet makes it challenging to access supplies and wastes time and energy. Here are a few simple and useful life hacks to keep all your cleaning supplies organized in one space. You might need to visit your nearest store to get some supplies, but it'll all be worth it when you have a neat and disciplined supply closet.
Start at the Top
- Store all large and lightweight objects, like extra paper towels, empty buckets, and pots, on higher shelves.
- Also, use the higher shelves to store objects that are not frequently used.
- This helps clear up ample space on the floor and keeps all regularly used items at eye level and within reach.
Install a Paper Towel Holder
- Mount a paper towel roller at eye level on the inside of the door.
- This clears up much-needed space on the shelves and also provides easy access to paper towels.
- Keep extra rolls close by for immediate replacement when required.
Sort and Divide Everything
- Use a container with divisions to separate and store large and small home improvement and DIY items, such as light bulbs, batteries, holders, nails, etc.
- Designate and label each section with a sticker or marker to ensure that the container remains organized.
Make a Go-To Kit for Easy Access to Daily Items
- Keep a basket or container ready with items you use daily, such as dusting equipment (dust cloths, polish), detergent, a mop, scrub, etc.
- This will save you time from making multiple trips to and from your cleaning closet before getting a task done.
Make Use of Space behind the Door
- The space behind the door provides an excellent opportunity for storing equipment vertically.
- Use clamps and hooks and even install lightweight racks to store brooms, mops, sponges, scrubs, and other small or medium-sized items that would otherwise take up space on the floor.
- You can also use an over-the-door shoe organizer to store items.
You Can't Have Enough Hooks.
- Like the hack above, install coat hooks on the walls and back doors of your cleaning closet to hang dustpans, brooms, feather dusters, cleaning cloths, rubber gloves, etc.
Keep Bottles Organized
- Re-purpose narrow metal wall bins and hang them inside the closet. Label each bin with the name/type of cleaning product and store relevant bottles and containers inside their designated compartment.
- You can also label each bin with the name of a section of the house (living room, laundry room, bathroom, etc.) and store equipment accordingly.
Cover the Floor
- To make sure your cleaning closet can also be easily cleaned, cover the floor and surfaces of all cabinets with a durable adhesive sheet that can be easily wiped clean.
- This will not only ensure cleanliness but will also give your closet a dash of color and texture.
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