Where do you keep your cleaning supplies?
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Posted: 1/27/2013 5:53:16 PM
I'm trying to minimize the amount of space that the cleaning products take up. Part of that is simplifying the number of cleaning products we have. Right now I keep some cleaning products in the bathroom, some in the kitchen, and some in the laundry room. All of those spaces are cluttered. I recently had a 31 party and the consultant said that she uses one of the bags for a cleaning station, with all cleaning products and rags together. I thought that was a great idea but am not sure if it is practical to do that instead of having things on hand in the room that you use them? I'm about to go through the supplies and try a new method of organization but am curious what others do and if you have found a solution that will be perfect for me. . Thanks!


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Posted: 1/27/2013 5:56:23 PM
I used to have a basket. I put my cleaning agents and my clean rags in it in the basket carried it from room to room then put the rags in the wash and the cleaning agents way.

Very simple. And if somebody dropped around the basket could be quickly tucked away.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 5:59:10 PM
I think for some people having one place for all the cleaning supplies works. Most likely your thirty-one consultant was suggesting using one of their bags to store the cleaning supplies and rags in (of course, she is trying to sell a bag, can't blame her there). I love my thirty-one bags, but I am not about to use one of those pricey bags to store cleaning supplies when they may spill and ruin my bag. Also, cloth bags can't be disinfected, so I don't really like the idea of putting my cleaning rags in there, unless I had them in another section with something inside that I could wipe out occasionally.

I do what you do, I have some in the kitchen, some in each bathroom and some in the laundry room, and some in the garage. Basically I keep whatever I need for that area in the area I use them. I don't use a lot of different products, though, so that is how I keep the clutter down.



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Posted: 1/27/2013 6:00:12 PM
I think it depends what size your house is for one. My house is tiny. I can reach my cleaning with less than 10 steps from any room in the house. So I keep them all together in the laundry room above the washer and dryer. when I had a 2 story house I kept one set upstairs and one set downstairs. Having said that I have cut waaay back on the cleaning supplies I use. I basically use 5 things; vinegar, baking soda, Dawn dish soap and ammonia. These used in different combinations work on just about anything. I will admit, I do have a Miracle Eraser and some lemon oil stashed away if I need them. LOL Cutting back on what I thought i needed made all the difference for me.



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Posted: 1/27/2013 6:03:24 PM
Under all of the sinks, but we don't have kids. If we DID have kids, they would be in a top cabinet with a child-proof lock on it.




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Posted: 1/27/2013 6:06:37 PM
I keep mine all in the wash room in the lock cabinet.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 6:20:18 PM
She used the organizing utility tote, which has side pockets that would be handy. I thought the same thing...I'm not spending $35 on a bag to hold my cleaning stuff, but thought I might be able to find something similar. I put my rags in the wash right away do there would only be clean ones in the bag.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 6:21:06 PM
I have a caddy that I keep the cleaning essentials in. I carry it from room to room.

When not in use, it's stored in the laundry room.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 6:26:15 PM
I recently streamlined my cleaning products to the minimum, I keep them in a plastic caddy and I store it in the front closet of my house, right near the kitchen. I also keep the vacuum and other large cleaning stuff in there.

We live in southern California so a coat closet isn't necessary.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:08:43 PM
Some are in a bucket that our helper takes around when she cleans.

Several are in the rooms that relate to the objects they clean, i.e. dish soap and sink cleaner under the kitchen sink, with a childproof lock.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:30:44 PM
All mine are in a cabinet above the washer and dryer. Used to have them in rooms where they are needed, but some took up space that could be better used for other things. Since the cabinet above the w/d has plenty of space, everything goes there. Plus I like having them all up a little higher - easy to reach.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:42:39 PM
I have a plastic two sided caddies that are made for holding cleaning supplies under every sink in each house.



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Posted: 1/27/2013 8:11:28 PM
Cleaning supplies and rags are in the closet in the laundry room.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 8:23:27 PM
I have cleaning supplies under each sink; kitchen, master bath, half bath and upstairs bath. It is just easier that way.

I am in charge of my bathroom, my older daughter is in charge of the kids bath and the kitchen and the young one, the half bath.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 8:24:21 PM
Under the kitchen sink and each of the bathroom sinks. It's easier for me to have them in the rooms they will be used instead of carrying from one area to another.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 8:34:53 PM
Under each sink.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 8:45:13 PM
I have a basket it in the laundry room from cleaning day, but each bathroom (3) has its own toilet brush, toilet cleaner, wipes, windex and shower cleaner. I tend to clean the bathrooms whenever I think it needs it, so if the supplies are there it is a quick job - usually before I shower. I use the wipes daily.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 9:56:54 PM
I have a bucket under my kitchen sink that holds my most used cleaners. Mostly for general clean up and for bathrooms. Our house has four bathrooms so its easier to just tote the bucket around. All of my rags are kept in my laundry room. Clean ones go in a white garbage can and dirty in a black one. I have a sink in my laundry room as well and a few cleaners that arent used as often are kept underneath it.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 10:00:40 PM
When we lived in a small one story house with a laundry room, I had a caddy of cleaning supplies that I could tote to the various rooms. I kept it in the laundry room in a cabinet.

We now live in a much larger 2 story house, and the laundry machines are in the garage. I find it much more convenient to have cleaning supplies in the cabinets under each sink. And I'm much more likely to touch up a messy bathroom on the spot if I have supplies on hand than if I have to go down the stairs and out to the garage to retrieve them.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 10:23:07 PM
Thanks. So far I cleaned out the cabinet under the kitchen sink since that was the worst of them. I left the cleaners that I use most and took the other random stuff out. I will do the same in the bathrooms then do a more thorough organization of the rest of he cleaners and store them in the laundry room.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:16:49 AM
I keep Clorox wipes under ever sink. The rest I keep in the hall linen closet. I also keep a toilet brush under each bathroom sink. I don't want to haul that around the house.

I think the biggest thing is to find a couple products you like and keep only those. It's when I end up with too many bottles it gets messy.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:25:13 AM
I keep my cleaning supplies under my kitchen sink in a plastic organizer.



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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:48:21 AM
I keep mine under the kitchen sink and a couple like Pine-Sol and Windex in the cabinet across from the bathroom, up on a high shelf.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:52:22 AM
I only use a few cleaning items upstairs - just Clorox anywhere spray, rags, and a toilet brush with disposable heads. So I keep those things in a bucket in the linen closet upstairs.

In the kitchen, I use a wider variety of things, so I keep those in a little bin under the kitchen sink.

Downstairs in the basement, I only use the anywhere spray and a toilet brush with the disposable heads, and those live in the laundry room, which is attached to the basement bathroom.

I don't have space to keep them on the main level and don't want to schlep to the basement to get stuff, so I just keep things close to where I would use them.
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