Use Office Products to Organize Bathroom Cleaning Supplies

How many times have you gone to wipe down your toilet and wondered about the last time you cleaned.  Did you use the green sponge for the toilet and the blue one for the sink, or vice versa?  Or was it the pink?

I use a toilet brush to clean the bowl and a sponge to wipe all around the outside, seat and top.  After wiping that down, I definitely want to use a different sponge to clean the sink!

It doesn’t seem like it should be a big deal to remember, in fact it seems a little OCD to devise a way of keeping sponges organized.  Am I right?  I’m sure I’ll probably get some pretty. crazy. comments about this, but I thought some of you might benefit from this little tip.

If you’re as busy as I am, I know you don’t have time to remember the color of your cleaning sponges, especially if you throw them out fairly often.  So what solution did I come up with?

A mini letter sorter!

I found it at Target for a few bucks.  Who knew that an office supply product would be the perfect solution to keeping cleaning sponges organized and become an ideal space for them to dry?

I used a label maker to print out some labels for each slot.  Now it’s a cinch to remember which color sponge cleans which part of the bathroom.

Easy, clean and simple ~ my favorite way to organize and find solutions for everyday problems.

It also keeps the inside of the vanity looking a little OCD neat, doesn’t it? :)

18 Responses to “Use Office Products to Organize Bathroom Cleaning Supplies”

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  1. Jennifer says:

    This is one of those things that you say. Why didn’t I think of that.

  2. julia says:

    this is so clever, amaizing tip! u r very creative xxx
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  3. Tanya H says:

    I love ideas that at easy to follow through on. Where did you get the terrific white shelf thing to put infer the sink?

    • Ginny says:

      Hi Tanya. I cannot remember exactly where I got it because I’ve had it for a while. It may have been Target or Bed Bath & Beyond, but I can’t be sure. I did find one on Amazon that is almost exactly the same. You can see it here —->

  4. Adry says:

    Yes, this is genius! I always forget which sponge I used. Thanks for the great tip.

  5. Kathy Bowles says:

    I found your site through Pinterest searches for organizing…I love this simple easy idea!

  6. Devika says:

    Yup COMPLETELY OCD – but oh-so-awesome! :))
    Good stuff. I’m four posts old on your blog and loving it! I’m sure you’ve heard(read?) this a zillion times but great stuff and keep up the awesome work! :)

    • Ginny says:

      Thank you, Devika! I appreciate the compliment. One never tires or hearing nice things, right? I’m glad you like the idea, and thanks for visiting. :)

  7. PlainJane says:

    Love this idea! Question: do you regularly sanitize your sponges in some way, or just replace them frequently?

    …and I’m glad I’m not the only one who is a little, er…very OCD. ;)

  8. Debi Sellers says:

    just found your webpage, LOVE IT. Telling all my friends & family.
    57 years old, wish I had this YEARS AGO.

  9. Jane says:

    I am just the same with my sponges. My solution was to find a brand/product I will probably be buying for the next few years, give every item its purpose and then take pictures. I put them into a pages document and labeled the pictures, so that even my husband knows which one to use for the sink and which one for the toilet :-) I printed it and put it into the cabinet where I keep my cleaning supplies. Works perfectly for me! I like you way though, too. That way they can dry really good! I want to get some hooks for the cabinet door, so that I can hang them in the same order as on the paper.

  10. Maryalice Walker says:

    Hi Ginny,

    I love your idea, thanks for sharing it! I will definitely try it. I also like that the plastic mail-sort caddy is less porous and hospitable to bacterial growth than wood.

  11. Shelley says:

    I have recently discovered Norwex products (although I do not sell them! ;-) )
    They have AMAZING microfiber cloths that have silver woven into them, allowing them to sanitize themselves as they air dry after use. No kidding, my kitchen cloth DOES NOT get smelly if I rinse and air dry it, you just wash it after a week or so. Works phenomenally well, far better than any other microfiber cloths I have ever used. I feel better about using these cloths, which are designed to be used with just water, no soaps or chemicals, around my 3 young children… and me, too! I highly recommend them!

    Thanks for your willingness to be open and genuine. I have really enjoyed reading your blog!

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