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The Organizette!, Issue #87 -- Organizing Cleaning Supplies
January 05, 2016
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Happy New Year! I hope everyone has at least begun to take down their holiday decorations? We tend to take ours down some time between Christmas and New Year’s Day so we can take back the space in our home.
Our holiday didn’t quite go as planned. My husband had business travel at the beginning of December, and a couple days after he returned he came down with a virus that knocked him on his butt for a few weeks so far. We did manage to make cookies and visit Santa, but we spent 95% of our time lying around relaxing since my husband simply didn’t have the energy to do much else. Thankfully the house is mostly in order so we could relax without too much stressing us out. There are still a few boxes (same ones as last time), but until we can purchase some shelves, they’ll have to remain packed. One thing we did manage to do was furnish the family room so it’s no longer just a storage room. It’s going to be great once our rug gets here! I also worked on putting more things away and every bit helps!
You never know what life is going to throw at you. If you can keep your home mostly organized, these things won’t throw you under the bus. You’ll be able to get by until you can fully jump back into your routine.
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The Monthly Mission – Living Room
It’s time to clean up our living room or family room and to decide how we want it to be. Is it more of a TV room, reading room, family game room? What’s in there that doesn’t belong? To read more about the January monthly mission, click here.
I Can't Wait!
If you’re in a hurry to put some order back into your home, perhaps Mimi Tanner's unique method will give you that jumpstart. Check out her method at Declutter Fast: How To Get Your Home In Order Almost Immediately.
Check Out These Pages!
Here are some pertinent pages on the website you may have missed along with any new pages.
Let's talk about cleaning supplies. I've already made it known that I don't really enjoy "cleaning", the nitty gritty stuff of scrubbing toilets tubs and showers. But it needs to be done.
I have a large amount of cleaning supplies to get the job done too. Currently, most of them are sitting in the garage as I haven’t fully unpacked them and decided how to best organize them. I did a little researching to see what might be the best way to organize my cleaning supplies, so that they get used! How do you organize your cleaning supplies?
In the past, I have always tried to keep paper towels, a sponge and the most frequently used cleaning supplies available under each sink (window cleaner, tub and tile cleaner and toilet cleaner). Now we have an additional bathroom, so that means more cleaning supplies to spread around the house. Also, with needing to do a super deep cleaning of this house when we moved in, I had bought some special purpose cleaners as well, so I’m stocked to the hilt with bottles of stuff!
Here are some of the most popular ideas I found people using:
Having shared these options, here’s my personal thinking on the issue. I am more likely to clean the toothpaste I find on the bathroom mirror if I have some Windex and a paper towel handy at that very moment. If I have to walk across the house to go get the supplies, I can guarantee you I will get lost and never make it back!
Therefore, here’s my plan…
What’s your plan? How do you store your cleaning supplies now? Do you need to clean out your cleaners and better organize them? I’ll check in with you next month to let you know how it all goes and how it seems to be working.
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