Creating a Functional and Organized Cleaning Command Center

Using buckets to organize your cleaning materials.
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This post has been sponsored by Bounty Select-A-Size paper towels. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Cleaning Command Center in Your Garage

The space for our cleaning supplies went from a dumping ground to a beautiful and functional space that our whole family can now enjoy. And did I just use the words enjoy and cleaning in the same sentence? Why yes, I did! This spring I finally decided to do something about this space and it proved to be the perfect home project and helps get the whole family involved. Let me show you what I mean!

Creating a cleaning command center in your garage.

Today I’m showing you how I created a functional and organized cleaning command center. It’s full of our favorite products (one that is my must have), our weekly cleaning schedule, a chalkboard sign to help hold each other accountable, and it’s visually designed to become an extension of our home. And let me tell you, it’s a completely different space from the dumping ground it used to be. Just take a look!

Before and after cleaning command center

I couldn’t be happier as a working mom from home as life just got a little easier when it comes to cleaning. So, how did we flip this space in an afternoon into the ultimate cleaning command center? Let’s take a closer look.

Using a chalkboard in your cleaning command center.

We used the shelves in our garage to help free up storage space inside our home. Plus, I love knowing that all our cleaning supplies are out of reach from our little one as we placed them on the top shelf. The shelves provided more than enough space to store everything and allowed me to add a few organizational items.  

Organizing a space for your cleaning materials.

The first thing I did was decide on a color scheme and created labels. This helps create an organized and cohesive look that will hopefully inspire us to clean more often. I purchased all white containers and added a pop of mint along the bottom. These were used to organize our cleaning supplies. For example, I have a bucket designated for the kitchen, bathrooms, general use, and miscellaneous items and placed them all on the top shelf to help keep out of reach from the little ones.

Using buckets to organize your cleaning materials.

Buckets are a great way to organize cleaning materials.

I also have paper towels on hand no matter what.  More importantly, Bounty Select-A-Size paper towels. They’re always my go-to when it comes to wiping off counters daily, cleaning up spills, and handing them to my toddler to use with his afternoon snack. Basically, my go to quicker picker upper whenever life gets messy because they’re so durable and absorbent. So, I knew I had to have plenty of storage for this product. Which is why I designated two bins just for Bounty. Grab a few Bounty paper towels for your cleaning command center by clicking the button below. 

Bounty is a must within your cleaning command center.

There are actually two places you’ll always find The Quicker Picker Upper: in the designated bins and in the daily task bucket. That’s right, we organized this space so much that we have a daily task bucket, our weekly cleaning schedule on display, and a chalkboard to check off what we’ve completed so far.

Cleaning Command Center with Bounty

By displaying our weekly cleaning schedule, it not only keeps us on track, but it keeps us motivated. No more of the crazy marathon of cleaning everything in one day. Now we can clean in as little as 20 minutes a day and have our weekends completely free to have fun as a family.

Creating a cleaning schedule to place in your cleaning command center.

We even added a chalkboard to our cleaning command center so we know what we’ve done for the day and what we have left to do according to the check marks. With chalk and paper towels on hand, it only takes seconds to change daily.  Plus, how fun is it to have a daily task bucket ready to go so you don’t have to go digging for the cleaning products.

Checking off your cleaning tasks using a chalkboard.

Checking off your cleaning tasks using a chalkboard.

For example, when Monday comes around we have our all-purpose cleaning spray, Bounty Select-A-Size paper towels, and our duster ready to go in our daily task bucket to complete the cleaning tasks listed.

Use a daily cleaning bucket to help get tasks completed.

Of course, we didn’t forget some of the larger cleaning tools you may need last minute. Using decorative hooks, we were able to hang these items where they’re easily accessible versus piling on a shelf.

Organizing your cleaning materials.

We tried to keep our storage and cleaning schedule as simple as possible, especially since we don’t have a lot of time due to work, events, and everyday home responsibilities. By setting a timer for 20 minutes, you’d be amazed at how much we get done when we’re focused strictly on the cleaning tasks at hand.

Use bins for cleaning paper products.

Need a little motivation to get your own cleaning command center organized? Click the image below to download and print the weekly cleaning schedule and bookmark this post as your guide.

I’m amazed at how a few bins and using a color scheme can create a space that inspires us to have fun with cleaning. Hopefully this inspires you to create your own cleaning command center in your home to give you a jump start on all your spring cleaning. What are your favorite ways that you use Bounty Select-A-Size paper towels within your home? I’m all about new tips and tricks! I’d love to leave you with our video of us transforming our garage space into our cleaning command center. Enjoy!

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  1. […] random items stored under the shelves. This was a fun project I completed last year which you can find here. Our goal is to keep it clear of items being stored in this […]

  2. Pat says:

    Love your cleaning command center!

  3. Ann says:

    Any chance you have a link or item number for the bins for the top shelf? I love them and cannot find them at Hobby Lobby.

  4. Michele says:

    I love this idea!!! Love the colors. I will have to try this. What are the names of the colors?

  5. Adris says:

    I’m loving the personal touch to the storage containers. Can you please include the brand and name of the color spray paint that you used?

  6. Cassi says:

    I have been looking for baskets or bins with this color sceme for such a long time how did you go about painting them your self?

    • ElizabethRishel says:

      It was a little tricky since I used spray paint! I started off my evenly wrapping painters tape around the each bin. Then used a piece of cardboard to shield the top half as I sprayed the bottom. I sat mine on a cardboard box as I did this. I hope this helps!

  7. Debbie says:

    I love those buckets. Where did you find them? I am also a huge Bounty fan. Your space looks amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • ElizabethRishel says:

      Hi Debbie! The white buckets are from Hobby Lobby and the wooden ones are from Target. Thank you SO much for joining me here on the blog. Let me know if you grab a few buckets!

  8. Jess says:

    I love it Liz! It turned out great! I love the color scheme you went with and I’m inspired to come up with something…and maybe even get back into a regular cleaning regimen! *gasp*

    • ElizabethRishel says:

      Hi Jess!! Thanks, girl! The color scheme is my favorite part. Very refreshing. I can’t wait to see your space you makeover.

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