Spring is almost upon us. For those of you that live down south or on the west coast it has already arrived and is quickly turning into summer, but for those of us in the Northern states, it is just starting to get warm. With spring comes the urge to do some spring cleaning. Demi from Clean Start is hear to share with us today how to make Homemade colourful cleaning kits organizers. Demi is a working mom and saving time and effort is really important for her. She loves a well organized home and this saves her space and reduces the need of cleaning.
Did you make New Years’ resolution last year to be more organised this year? If you did but have not kept it as much, here you will find a fun idea on how to organise your cleaning kits. If you are a fan of DIYs this should be a lot of fun to make, as below you will find ideas on how to make and organise cleaning kits and colour-code them for the specific areas of your home that they are used for.
If you are struggling with the disarray in your cleaning closet supply and always need more time to find what you are looking for these ideas should help you organize your closet and put an end to your troubles.
If you have never made a cleaning kit, you should know that essentially it is just a caddy or a basket that you carry around with the cleaning products and tools that you need. It helps you work more quickly as you do not have to look for the thing you need and is easy to carry.
The easiest thing would be to go to the store and purchase some different coloured baskets and empty spray bottles that are also colour coded respectively for the baskets. You can still buy the bottles, sponges and brushes that you will need, but you can make your own caddies.
You can repurpose things that are already in your home – plastic baskets or metal ones, an old fabric shopping bag, etc.
Take a look at what you have. You can colour code your cleaning kits according to the prevalent colours in the room they are designated for. If your bathroom has mostly blue or white in it, use a blue or white caddy, basket or a bag to keep your cleaning products and get bottles and brushes that are the same colour.
For example, if you have a yellow plastic basket and your kitchen is mostly yellow, professional cleaning services advises you to get your bottles with yellow or orange caps and pour your kitchen cleaning products in them. Get the yellow sponges and brushes, rags and old toothbrush and organize them in your basket. This will be your kitchen cleaning kit.
If your living room has red or grey you can use an old metal basket or get a red bag and add a few compartments to it and make it easier to organize the cleaning products in it. And again, add bottles with cleaning products, that are red as well, red sponges and cloths, etc. You could also add all purpose cleaner, or if you use natural cleaning products – a jar of baking soda, a bottle of vinegar-water solution, tea tree oils, your duster, etc.
When you separate and organise all of your cleaning products by the room you use them in and create an entire cleaning kit, you will find how much easier it is to store and use your products. You can still keep your cleaning kits under the sink or in your cleaning supply closet. Only this way, having your cleaning products organised and categorized will make it easier for you to see when a product is used up and you need a new one. You will not be knocking bottles down and spilling cleaning products (or does that only happen to me?). Your space and your cleaning products will be organised and ready to use. You can even keep your bathroom cleaning kit in your bathroom. Keeping a basket with the necessary cleaning products is much easier than carrying it all around. Since the bathroom needs the most cleaning of all rooms, you will need the most cleaning products.
I know that I am getting the urge to start my spring cleaning and I can’t wait to implement Demi’s tips and make my own cleaning organizer kits! How about you?