I know spring cleaning gets a lot of attention. And I admit, when those first 60° days hit Minnesota, I am the first to open the windows, turn on the radio, and start cleaning… BUUUUUT… right now… this is my favorite time to clean; it’s the time in which I feel most motivated to clean. The first day of school is a mere 3 weeks away and I always think of it as a new start. I want things clean and organized and structured. I update our family binder, I create new schedules, I start cleaning out cupboards and drawers and filing cabinets. I love this time of year!
I have only had a cleaning caddy for about two years. Prior to that time, I would grab my cleaners, toilet brush, cleaning wipes, dust rags, sponges, and towels and try trudging through the house without dropping anything. Why I hadn’t purchased a caddy was beyond me. They are super handy, and don’t cost much. Here are some ideas:
Cleaning Caddy Contents
If you have been around this blog for any length of time, then you are probably aware that I make most of my own cleaning products. It started as a way for me to save money, and became a way to safely clean my home without harsh chemicals. Here are the cleaners I currently have in my cleaning caddy:
- DIY Cleaning Wipes
- DIY All-Purpose Cleaner
- DIY Toilet Bombs
- DIY Upholstery Spray
- DIY Shower/Tub Cleaner
- Vinegar- For my DIY Toilet Cleaner
- Baking Soda- For my DIY Toilet Cleaner
Cloths, Rags & Sponges
- Old Pillowcase- For Dusting Ceiling Fans
- Norwex Cleaning Cloths
- Microfiber Dusting Mitt
- Microfiber Dusting Glove for Blinds
Did I miss anything?
Printables For Your Caddy
As I am getting my house in order, I decided to spruce up my cleaning caddy with a few printables for my DIY Cleaners, and I thought I’d share them with you.
Here’s What You’ll Need
– Spray Bottles- You can certainly use any spray bottles you’d like, but these are my absolute favorites.
- Amber Glass Spray Bottles– When using essential oils in your cleaning products, you definitely want to use glass as some essential oils will break down plastic. You also want to go for the amber color so the light doesn’t break down the oils.
- Clear Glass Spray Bottles– For vinegar and my DIY Febreze, I use clear glass spray bottles.
– Other containers, such as mason jars, canisters, etc.
– 2 Inch Square Labels by Avery™– Labels 22806™
Scroll down to find the label you would like to use.
Click on the link below the image. This will bring up a PDF file which you are free to print for your own personal use.
When printing, make sure the “Fit to Page” box is unchecked.
Load your labels and print.
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