Setting up a Cleaning Supply Caddy DYI

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Setting your home into stations is one of the best tips I can offer you. It will you save time and you’ll feel encouraged to tackle little projects if you’ve set yourself up for success. A cleaning supply caddy is a station that you won’t want to live without. And the best part? It’s portable!

A cleaning supply caddy is a type of portable cleaning station this makes it quick and easy to grab everything you need for general cleaning. If you have to deal with a spill, the last thing you want to do is run all over your house collecting all of the cleaning supplies that you need.

Have you ever spilled red wine down your wall? I have.

When stain producing spills happen you want to be fast to clean up. In this post, I will show you a simple cleaning supply caddy that you can keep anywhere in your house.

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To build a good cleaning supply caddy you will need to start with a container that will fit your general cleaning supplies. It can be something that is designed as a caddy or you can use a bucket or plastic shoe box.

Gloves

Next you want to put in some common supplies that you for me I start with a good pair of rubber cleaning gloves. I have sensitive skin and avoid get any cleaning products on my hands.

Brushes and Rags

Next something to clean things with I like using a brush clean brush a stiff clean brush yes bunch a sponge and some microfiber rags.

Magic Eraser

I usually keep a magic eraser sponge in my cleaning supply caddy to clean marks marks off of walls.

Cleaning Spray

Next I like to add cleaning solutions to my caddy I’ve been using a hard packed cleanser and also a small spray bottle of liquid cleaner.

I haven’t made my own cleaning supplies yet, but here’s a good post by Don’t Waste the Crumbs of a vinegar free homemade cleaner. I’ll be giving this a try.

Once you have your cleaning supply caddy all put together now it’s time to pick where it will live. Some good options are under the bathroom sink or in the linen closet.

Purple bathroom caddy with sponge cleaning cloth brush and rubber gloves
I finally bought an extra pair of rubber gloves because I added so much time having to run down stairs and grab the ones from the kitchen. Now I keep this cleaning supply caddy upstairs for getting started more quickly.

If you find that you could benefit from a second cleaning caddy, go ahead and make one. I prefer to have supplies close at hand both upstairs and downstairs in my home. Just because I’m a minimalist doesn’t mean I don’t value the convenience of having two caddies.


Using a cleaning supply caddy is just one simple way to add some time back to your life. By making small changes to our habits we can improve our lives.

I’d love to hear about what you keep in your cleaning supply caddy. Tell me about that life changing cleaning product that you love in the comments!

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