My thought for today is about keeping things where you use them. Sounds simple enough, right? One way to try this for yourself might be to keep cleaners in the bathroom, perhaps beneath the sink. Having toilet cleaner, Windex, and Lysol wipes right there onsite will save you time when your bathroom needs a refresh.
I took my own advice and began keeping the vacuum cleaner, plugged in, right outside the door to the laundry room. Does it look glamorous? Not at all. But, we use it there every day to vacuum up cat litter. Why not save some time and aggravation when taking care of everyday tasks? Who says saving time isn't a beautiful thing?
Keep tools together in a portable caddy. They will be ready and waiting to be used for projects around your space.
Having the right tools on hand for cleaning and organizing is as important as having a hammer and nails for building a home. By gathering the right tools before tackling any project, you will greatly increase the likelihood for success.
Some important tools to get the jobs done might include:
1. Cleaning products, brooms, mops, rags, and garbage bags for thoroughly cleaning areas in the home
2. Folders, files, paper clips, rubber bands, file boxes, pens, and labels for sorting clutter in an office
3. Rakes, trowels, leaf bags, pruners, fertilizer, and garden gloves for yard work
Having the right tools for the job keeps your home running well, and saves you time in completing projects. Here are a couple of pics of the "home project" caddy I keep for little jobs around my own home.
Where do you keep your tools? I would love to hear about it in the comments!
p.s. I think calling it a caddy just makes it sound more fun! :D
Happy St. Patrick's Day everybody!
Here's a tip for the day, and it's all about cleaning. I know, ugh. This could be my least favorite activity and yours too, I bet. You can take some of the inconvenience out of it, though, if you are prepared.
Household chores can become even more tedious when the right supplies aren't stored together. Taking a few minutes to organize cleaning products and supplies will save you time and energy and make everything more manageable.
-Decide if you prefer one bucket or caddy to keep your supplies in, or one in each location that you use it. We have chosen to keep one in each of our bathrooms and laundry room. This saves the step of searching your home for a product you need anytime you need to clean up.
-Use carrying caddies with handles for cleaning supplies. They are easy to keep clean and keep any leaks from ruining cupboard or closet space.
-Make sure to keep all cleaning supplies locked and out of reach from children and pets.
-Use pegs for hanging brooms, mops, and dusters. We use the wall behind the door in our laundry room for these awkward tools.
-Have enough sponges or cloths for separate jobs (one for kitchen cleaning, a separate one for the bathtub).
These few steps will save you so much time later, and make it faster to clean up that bathroom! I would love to spend less time cleaning. Who's with me!?