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.
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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!
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
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
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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
- Cleaning Sprays
- Microfiber Cloths
- Sponge Cloths
- Magic Eraser
- Bristle Brushes
- Rubber Gloves
Cleaning Caddy Supply List
Fill your cleaning supply caddy with these everyday essentials. Organizing cleaning supplies in a caddy makes cleaning easy!
Glass Spray Bottles
Fill your cleaning caddy with these beautiful glass spray bottles from Grove Collaborative. Perfect for filling with their cleaning concentrates!
Microfiber cloths work awesome with cleaning sprays and are so much better for the environment than using a bunch of paper towels!
My microfiber cleaning cloths are color-coordinated with my glass spray bottles so I can keep track of what type of cleaner should be used with each cloth. I have 2 sets of microfiber cloths so I can rotate in clean cloths while washing the other set.
Glass Cleaning Spray
A glass cleaner is a must in your cleaning caddy! My favorite is this Grove Collaborative concentrate–mix it with water and you have a full spray bottle of chemical-free glass cleaner.
All Purpose Cleaning Spray
A great all purpose spray can take the place of several specialty cleaning solutions! This all-purpose concentrate from Grove Collaborative provides serious cleaning power–just mix with water! (It also smells phenomenal)
This plant-based, paraben-free wood cleaner from Method is strong enough to tackle filth to the fullest for a dust-free home (and it smells ah-mazing!).
These cleaning sponge cloths are a really cool product I found at The Container Store by a great brand called Full Circle. I love that the colors happen to match the color-coded system I’m using for my cloths and spray bottles!
I use these for times when I need to wipe up spills or scrub an extra messy spot on the counter or floor. They’re really absorbent and work great!
The sponge cloths are a great alternative to paper towels and can be tossed in the dishwasher or microwave to disinfect and reuse.
Mr. Clean Magic Erasers clean up scuffs and crayon marks so easily–every cleaning caddy needs one of these! Surface cleaner, wall cleaner, bathtub cleaner, oven door cleaner, erases marks on light switches, doors, etc.
This small brush from Full Circle is so handy for cleaning around sinks and in the nooks and crannies of bathrooms.
Protect your hands from hot water and messy jobs with a nice pair of rubber gloves! I’m not one to wear gloves for general cleaning around the house but you just never know when you’ll need a pair for an extra-big mess!
Bentley Cleaning Caddy
This pretty green metal caddy has a couple handy compartments for organizing cleaning supplies.
This simple cleaning caddy has great compartments to keep your supplies tidy.
Tin Caddy Set
This set of 3 tin caddies would fit right in with your modern farmhouse style. Use the 2 small ones under bathroom sinks and fill the large one with your everyday cleaning essentials.
Ultra Divided Caddy
Lightweight plastic caddy with lots of divided containers and an easy-grip handle.
Wood Handle Caddy
This sleek caddy is simple yet beautiful and has a cool wooden handle.
Grove Cleaning Caddy
This simple cleaning caddy is the perfect spot to stash all of your everyday cleaning supplies.
White Wood Handle Caddy
This stylish pair of caddies would work well for toting your cleaning supplies around the house!
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!
- Click here for my Cricut vinyl label video tutorial (I use this same method for labels all over the house!)
- Click here to see my cleaning caddy label designs in Cricut DesignSpace
A FREE GIFT FROM GROVE COLLABORATIVE
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.
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!
- How To Clean Air Vents
- Creating A Kitchen Shutdown Routine
- Mini Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist
- Speed Cleaning Tips For Cleaning Your Entire Home In 30 Minutes
- Making Cleanup Fast With An Organized Kitchen Sink & DIY Soap Dispenser
Have a fantastic day!
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