Organization Inspiration: Corralling Cleaning Supplies in Style

Organization Inspiration: Corralling Cleaning Supplies in Style

Tess Wilson
Feb 20, 2015

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...

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.

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.

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.

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).

(Image credit: Better Homes & Gardens)

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.

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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