The closet is just large enough to store our full-size vacuum and floor cleaner, along with stackable drawer units.
To the left is a wall mounted organizer that holds a broom, feather duster, dust pan, bag of vacuum attachments, flexible static duster, and a manual mop (the kind with reusable, washable cloth mop heads). Having these items hanging neatly on the wall, rather than leaning in a corner, has been a real time saver.
A key to keeping this closet organized and having items readily accessible is the stacking drawer unit. There are two of them and each provide two shallow and two deep drawers. Without them, this area would be a cluttered mess with an "enter at your own risk" sign on the door!
The upper unit contains glass cleaning supplies, general cleaning cloths (including my all-time favorite microfiber cloths found HERE), and floor cleaner/mop pads.
The bottom unit contains cleaning brushes, leather cleaners, cleaning gloves, and furniture moving casters.
The wood closet rod is a convenient place to store spray bottles - they just hang right on the wood rod - no need to have them taking up space on the shelf or in drawers. If you don't have a closet rod, a curtain rod can also be used - or even a tension rod inside a cabinet.
Above the rod is a wood shelf where two plastic bins hold floor cleaning solutions/products and vacuum attachments (for a Dyson stick vac wall mounted in our master bedroom closet).
The hardest working item in the closet is that little grey pail that you see sitting on top of the drawer unit. It's perfect for quick clean ups and I love the size - great for diluting cleaning solution in manageable amounts and easy to grab and carry throughout the house. I'm very protective of that little pail! :)
I do keep cleaning products in each bathroom and in the kitchen, but most of our cleaning equipment is kept in this closet for easy retrieval. Being able to see everything at a glance has helped to eliminate duplicate and unnecessary purchases.
Maintaining the Cleaning Closet
This space is super easy to clean - I just remove the plastic containers on the top shelf, roll out the drawer unit, and take out the vacuum and floor cleaner.
A quick vacuuming of baseboards and the floor, followed by wiping the shelf and floor with a hot sudsy cloth, and it's done. That's the beauty of a small space - quick and easy to maintain!
Do you have a closet, cabinet or shelf that you dedicate for your cleaning supplies and/or cleaning equipment? Does having all (or most) of them in one area work well for you?
Sending a heartfelt thank you to Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for graciously featuring this post at her No Spend - Clean - Purge October Linky Party.