Once a kindergarten teacher, now your go-to guide for all things DIY. My passion for teaching didn't stop when I left the classroom - I merely switched from ABCs to DIYs. I've learned a lot from transforming my own home from scratch, and now I'm here to pass on that knowledge to you.
This post has been sponsored by Bounty Select-A-Size paper towels. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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