Good Morning, Cowboys and Cowgirls!
Hats off to you and your newly organized batteries and light bulbs!
This challenge marks the halfway point of our 16-week scavenger hunt challenge series! How many have you done?
Week 1: First Aid and Medications
Week 2: Cords and Electronics
Week 3: Refrigerator
Week 4: Magazines and Catalogs
Week 5: Linens
Week 6: Travel Supplies
Week 7: Batteries and Light Bulbs
Which brings us to today’s challenge! Last weekend my kitchen sink faucet broke. My wonderful super came over on Tuesday to fix it, and had to remove all of the cleaning supplies from under my sink. It was a great excuse to go through my cleaning supplies, get rid of some, and organize the rest. And now it’s your turn!
Saddle up, put 10 minutes on the clock, and Get Ready…Get set…GO!
1. Grab a bag or box and lasso all the cleaning supplies in your home. Don’t forget to check under the sink, in supply closets, and the laundry area.
2. Spread out the whole kit-and-caboodle. Sort the items into categories.
3. Take a look at these piles and notice what’s accumulated. What are you overbuying because you didn’t realize how well stocked your collection is? Do you have any specialty cleaners that you never use? Toss anything that is expired, irrelevant, or something you know you won’t use.
4. For the remaining items, make it easy on yourself to find what you need when you need it next. Designate a station where these items will be kept, one central location where cleaning supplies can be easily stored and accessed. Store like items with like. Exception–it can be helpful to store a few cleaning supplies in the areas where they will be used–wipes in the bathroom, car cleaners in the garage, kitchen cleaners in the kitchen. Just be sure that each of these spots is intentional–no more mindlessly stashing away supplies wherever there happens to be room.
Time’s Up! Kick off your boots and congratulate yourself on completing your eighth challenge.
I’d love to see your progress, so keep those pictures a-comin’! (I’ll always ask your permission before sharing your photos or comments)
Happy trails and happy organizing!