Organization Inspiration: Corralling Cleaning Supplies in Style

Organization Inspiration: Corralling Cleaning Supplies in Style

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Tess Wilson
Feb 20, 2015
(Image credit: I Heart Organizing)

After gazing at all of these beautifully organized sponges, squeegees, and soaps, I'm determined to do something— yet again— about my Under-The-Sink Pit of Despair...

(Image credit: I Heart Organizing)

An Organized Cleaning Cabinet by I Heart Organizing (first two images)
Let's start with the dream: an entire extra closet to gracefully hold cleaning tools and potions. Okay, the real dream is an in-ground lap pool and combination hottub-pizza oven, but a cleaning supply closet with a Sparkle bin would be nice, too. I love this cabinet because it's so practical— which to me, makes it oh so pretty.

(Image credit: Houzz: Leicht NEW YORK)

Leicht NEW YORK, featured on Houzz
This cleaning closet features an ingenious—if slightly unsettling— vacuum hose holding solution as well as a surprising amount of empty space. I would have that filled up but quick.

(Image credit: Better Homes & Gardens)

Dedicated Cleaning Closet by Better Homes & Gardens
This narrow space nicely accommodates the always-unwieldy vacuum, miscellaneous essentials in bins, and nicely organized in-demand items.

(Image credit: Little Green Notebook)

Cleaning Closet Overhaul by Little Green Notebook
It looks like Jenny of LGN subscribes to the same "make it pretty, keep it pretty" philosophy that I adore, what with her awesome paint job, backing fabric, and labels. Even a cleaning cubby under the stairs can be glamorous with that treatment.

How to Organize Your Utility Closet by Real Simple
A great step-by-step tutorial to help you make the most of every inch. The shoe holder tip is especially smart, although I could see how using a see-through version would be more user-friendly (if slightly less attractive).

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Rolling Cleaning Caddy by Better Homes & Gardens
Ooh, wouldn't I be jazzy going from room to room with my cleaning cart, rocking out to the Hannibal Buress Pandora station! This is actually described as a laundry cart, which makes no sense to me since laundry happens in a central location, so let's pretend it's a general cleaning cart.

Hanging Cleaning Caddy by Real Simple
If you don't want to invest the space and/or money in a rolling unit, consider using a simple shower caddy and hanging it from each doorknob as you clean your way through the house.

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Door-Mounted Shelf by Better Homes & Gardens
These little no-installation-required numbers are so great at making use of the smallest bits of space, and I can't believe I didn't know they existed until this very moment. I knew about over-the-door hooks, of course, but this is exciting. Not hottub-pizza oven exciting, but still!

How do you keep your cleaning supplies from devolving into chaos?

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