March 21, 2020  

Cleaning Caddy Tour: How I Organize Our Everyday Cleaning Supplies

Organizing cleaning supplies doesn’t have to be complicated! Check out this simple (and pretty!) cleaning caddy for ideas to organize your everyday cleaners. I’m also sharing the 7 things every cleaning supply caddy should have!


Cleaning isn’t exactly what most consider “fun”, but it’s a fact of life so we might as well make it a bit more efficient and enjoyable, right?

I put together this DIY cleaning caddy recently and filled it with my favorite cleaning essentials. These are the cleaning sprays and supplies that I reach for daily, and having them in this cute caddy makes them easy to grab and tote wherever I need!

Today I’m giving you a tour of my cleaning supply caddy, sharing a bit about my favorite cleaning products (and how I’ve been simplifying my cleaners with fewer, more natural alternatives), and sharing some of the best cleaning caddies available on the web.



My journey of bringing more sustainable, natural, healthy household products into our home has been gradual and it’s still something I’m working on.

I started by using up my old cleaners and instead of replacing them, I switched to natural cleaners that served more purposes (like my favorite multi-surface spray!).

I hope this post will inspire you to take a good look at the cleaning supplies you own and edit them down to the essentials! Once you have fewer supplies, they’re easier to organize and store, plus you can then focus on making healthy swaps for more natural products if that’s a goal of yours.

More info on all of my favorite cleaning products down below!

emily counts holding organized cleaning caddy in green bathroom

Setting UP A Cleaning Supply Caddy

Get the full tour of my organized cleaning caddy in this video:

Why Have a cleaning caddy?

In my opinion, everyone should have a cleaning caddy! It makes it easy to grab your go-to cleaning supplies and carry them wherever you need around the house.

Here are some reasons to consider putting together a cleaning supply caddy of your own:

  • Keeps all of your everyday cleaning supplies in one spot
  • Portable and easy to carry around the house
  • Organizes all of your supplies when not being used
organized cleaning caddy in green bathroom

Where should you store a cleaning supply caddy?

Store your caddy in a central spot of your home, ideally somewhere that makes it easy to grab and is near where you’ll use it most.

Here are the places I see people store theirs most often:

  • Under the sink – kitchen or bathroom
  • In a closet – linen closet, coat closet, cleaning closet, pantry closet
  • In the laundry room
woman holding white cleaning caddy

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What should you stock in your caddy?

My suggestion is to think like a minimalist when it comes to stocking your cleaning caddy. What are the few cleaning products and supplies that you use most often? What can you stock your caddy with that serves multiple purposes (like a great multi-surface spray)?

You’ll need a sturdy caddy to hold your supplies. One with a handle is ideal and a few compartments can be nice. The size depends on how many cleaners you have to store.

I searched all over for pretty caddies and didn’t find many that were a great size for cleaning. The white tin caddy I have is actually a utensil holder! Target and other retailers usually stock these in their seasonal sections during the summer–I couldn’t find a link right now but watch for them when they’re in season! I’ll link to some more caddy options down below.

7 Essentials For Every Cleaning Caddy

  1. Caddy
  2. Cleaning Sprays
  3. Microfiber Cloths
  4. Sponge Cloths
  5. Magic Eraser
  6. Bristle Brushes
  7. Rubber Gloves

Cleaning Caddy Supply List

Fill your cleaning supply caddy with these everyday essentials. Organizing cleaning supplies in a caddy makes cleaning easy!

How do you make labels for your caddy?

I made this cute “Make It Sparkle” label for my cleaning caddy and the labels on my glass spray bottles using my Cricut Maker. I use my Cricut to make vinyl labels for all sorts of things!

cricut maker cutting out labels for glass spray bottles
pretty organized cleaning supplies on chair


If you’re interested in trying out some of the cleaning products I mentioned today, much of it is from Grove Collaborative! Grove Collaborative delivers natural home, beauty, and personal care products directly to your door! They curate healthy products so you can shop knowing everything is good for you, your home, your family, and the planet.

New Grove Collaborative customers can get an awesome FREE welcome gift by signing up via this referral link.

colorful cleaning supplies and cleaning caddy

I hope this post motivates you to sort through your cleaning supplies and create an organized cleaning caddy filled with your everyday cleaning essentials!

Looking for more cleaning tips? Take a look at these!

Have a fantastic day!

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About the author

Emily Counts is the founder of Small Stuff Counts, a home and organization blog she created in 2013. Her goal is to help moms make home life easier so they can create beautiful, organized, and thriving homes. She shares life at home as a mom juggling two young kids and being a working mom with a corporate job. The Iowa-based blogger lives in the suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband, two children, and rescue dog. Emily has collaborated with brands including The Container Store, Cricut, Command Brand, Bissell, Sam's Club and Rubbermaid.

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