Organizing the cleaning supplies…

I’m all about creating easy to use systems for the house. It’s always interesting when I think about cleaning my cleaning supplies! Really its more organizing but how could I resist cleaning my cleaning!

My husband and I bought ourselves a new set of laundry machines for Christmas 2019 and still have yet to reset the whole room. Sooo, I still have yet to truly organize the stuff I keep in my laundry room. In the laundry room though, we have a small closet that I use for work. On the door of it, I have been using a shoe organizer for a long while!

I love shoe organizers!

They have so many uses!! If you don’t have any, I totally suggest you get some. Out of all of them that I have in the house, (I think it’s really only 3) none of them hold shoes! I use this one to sort my cleaning supplies!

I can’t remember where I found this one but the thing I love most about it is that the material is more waterproof/plasticky than most of the other shoe organizers I have found. As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be great for my cleaning supplies!

I keep an empty caddy in my dryer drawer.

Then, I fill it with the products I will use for a particular job. I generally like to group my chores. For example I will do ALL of the bathrooms, or I will do all of the stainless steel items, or all of the grout and so on. The shoe organizer allows me to quickly fill my caddy with the cleaning supplies that I need, including the towels and cloths and scrubby brushes. It creates the perfect kind of system:

It’s functional, quick and easy! And dare I say…pretty!

And, the caddy makes for a dripless walk with the scrubby brushes!

With labels, it’s also easy for anyone in the house to use it AND (hopefully) replace it when they’re done!

Like I said before, there are so many uses for a shoe organizer. I have used them for camping kitchen supplies (like cutlery, paper towel, cooking utensils etc), trunk storage (by cutting them in half and filling it with sunscreen, water bottles, hats, sunglasses, snacks etc), I used to use one for wrapping paper (I cut slits into the upper organizer pouches to hold the wrapping paper in place), crafting supplies (especially for the kids, you can cut them down and hang them on the back of a chair, then fill it with markers, pencils, paper etc), gardening tools, even an herb garden! Just endless possibilities. Plus, if your original purpose for it is no longer working you can repurpose them another way, even for shoes!!

Thanks for coming home!


  1. Lots of great ideas, I have one on the back of my bedroom closet door for scarves. Looking forward to trying some of your other suggestions.


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