Organizing your cleaning supplies might sound like the least fun activity on the planet. However, with just about an hour of your time, you can streamline and simplify your whole-house cleaning strategy. How? Keep room-specific cleaning materials in the room you need them. It’s that simple. Here are a few ideas.
Under the sink in each bathroom, store a roll of paper towels, a multi-surface disinfecting spray, a small glass cleaner and a toilet brush. The sink and toilet can be disinfected daily or weekly with the paper towels and spray. The shower door and mirror can be wiped down with the glass cleaner and paper towels as needed. You can do a deep clean of the floors and tub every other week.
In the kitchen, you’ll need disposable disinfecting wipes, paper towels, sponges, dish soaps, and surface-specific cleaner. Wipe down the counter each day with the wipes. Once a week use a surface-specific cleaner on the floors and appliances. You’ll need the sponges and dish soaps daily for the dishes, pots and pans.
Bedrooms and office
Dust is your main culprit here, so a small rag and vinegar spray can be kept in the closet to wipe down shelves, electronics and other surfaces. Otherwise, you won’t need many supplies in these rooms; you’ll just need baskets and bins for storing clothing, books, office supplies or toys. Sweep or vacuum the floors once per week.
Here’s where you should keep the larger cleaning items, such as brooms, mops and vacuums. Less-frequently used cleaning supplies can also be stored here, whether it’s carpet cleaning solvent, scum removal treatment, buckets and back-up supplies.
Keeping a small cleaning kit in each room will help you spot-clean more frequently and with ease. This one simple tip will help you keep a tidy, germ-free home.