Tame It Tuesday - Cleaning Supplies
Hello! Are you READY?! I sure am! Today is Tame it Tuesday and we are going to simplify our cleaning supplies.
Go ahead and gather ALL your cleaning products in one place. Get them out of the bathroom cabinets, kitchen cabinets, and all the places you store cleaning products.
WOW! Can you believe that I rounded up 49 bottles of cleaning stuff?!?! You would think that I am a little OCD and need specialized products for my cleaning obsession. However, I really do not enjoy cleaning. I love to organize. But cleaning is not fun. Somehow I have collected all of this junk, I mean cleaning products. I used to use basically one cleaning product, Mr. Clean. I put it in an spray bottle and diluted it. That is what I used to clean everything. I would get compliments on how good my house smelled. That made me happy.
I have also invested in several Norwex cleaning cloths and dusters so that I am not using so many chemicals in my home. We like the smell of some cleaners. Our family will probably never be chemical free but we can use fewer harsh cleaners in our home.
Today,I realized that I could stock a store with my cleaners. At this time it appears that I have collected several floor cleaners for wood (that need to be used!!!), different kinds of bathroom cleaners, almost empty bottles of bleach, dried out cleaning wipes, toilet bowl cleaners that do not dissolve, several bottles of Lysol, and the list goes on. I probably had so many bottles that I could not find what I needed and would go out and buy more. What a waste of money and time!
Guess what? Today, I got rid of 21 bottles of this stuff. Some were empty. Some were almost gone. Some of the spray bottles do not work. The bottles that were full I shared with a neighbor. If you have too many of one thing like I did then find someone who can use it. A college student would appreciate a half used bottle of cleaner!
We have 3 tiny bathrooms so I put a bottle of cleaning wipes, spray disinfectant, and Lysol in each one. The dishwashing liquid, one bottle of floor cleaner, one bottle of dusting spray (that I have replaced with Norwex cloths), glass cleaner, dishwasher detergent, Drano, and a few others went back under the kitchen sink. The hand cleaning soap went back to the master bath.
Ahhhhhh. It feels great to purge unneeded items. Now I can actually find what I need under the kitchen sink without having to move things out of the way. How about you? Do you need someone to purge for you? Organized by Sunshine is here to help!
Please comment below and let me know how you enjoyed your experience with simplifying cleaning supplies. Are you up to the challenge?!
By the way, I realize that I did not start on February 1st for the 29 days. I will make it up to you!