Today I’m discussing the super serious topic of cleaning caddies. Yes, it’s a controversial subject, but I’m willing to hit it head on, wink wink!
Seriously, if I can establish some order, ease and prettiness in cleaning my home’s bathrooms, Imma gonna do it.
So here’s what works for me. And fair warning, this post may seem like a Target as (it’s not) but we all agree that Target most often has the prettiest designed items, right?
This is here my love/hate relationship kicks in with Target. As in Target stocks awesome seasonal merchandise that you see once and boom, it’s gone.
Here’s the love:
This caddy is metal with wooden handles and perfect, simply perfect , for carrying cleaning bottles/products. It makes its brief appearance in Target in May, before Memorial Day, in Target’s seasonal picnic supplies area.
See, it’s supposed to be a caddy for your plastic ware. The caddy comes in different colors and cost is between $14-16. You cannot order this caddy online. I’ve made it to Target the last 2 years to pick up extras and the shelves are bare. It’s my great white whale.
See what I’m talking about? It’s perf! I seriously don’t understand why Target doesn’t sell these year round, because they could! Sigh.
Moving on, I tried to find an alternate caddy (for myself and to recommend) and also found this at Target:
Again, this is a seasonal item as well, but it lingers much much longer than the metal caddy! You can find this item during dorm room season in the dorm supplies section. Dorm room season for Target runs from around June to end of August. At my local Target there were a few of these left at the end of dorm season!
This has lots more room if you need it for extra supplies and it has pockets on both sides!! I use this caddy upstairs and I’m happy to report I can also put my stash of garbage bags in one interior section as well when I’m taking out trash! Win!
Must Have Cleaning Items
First up, the green, yellow, pink and blue microfiber cloths can be found here online at Target and in their stores. The 6 pack comes with 2 blue, 2 pink and 1 each of the green and yellow. I buy the six pack for the yellow and green microfiber cloths. They. Are. The. Best.
The yellow cloth is for windows and mirrors and it is amazing how it cleans without leaving any streaks. The green cloth is the thickest and best microfiber cloth I have ever use from any brand. I wish Target would just sell the yellow and green cloths separately in packs because, man, I would so buy them up! The pink cloth is for furniture and the blue cloth is for scrubbing hard areas, but in all honesty, the yellow and green cloths are the stars!
I’m 99% natural cleaning products and I’ve made many a vinegar spray bottle to clean glass, but I Can See Clearly Now glass cleaner is all natural, smells unvinegary and works great! Otherwise, I do use vinegar water!
All Purpose Spray
This is natural and I’ve discussed it here in a previous post! I’ve been using this recipe for years and get great results!
You probably noticed the Lysol Dual Action Wipes poking out of my caddy! All I have to say is the toilet bowl is where I draw the line in all natural products!! I really like the dual action as each wipe’s material is like a scrubber and let’s just say, sometimes you have to scrub the toilet!!
Also in the photo is a used toothbrush and one of two of the OXO Deep Clean Brush Set which are the perfect tools to scrub grout or drains, etc.
So there you have it! These caddies are how I roll when cleaning the bathrooms in my home! They sure make a not so fun task a little bit more cheerier!
What are your must have cleaning products? I’d love to hear! Am I the only one who needs a bit of pretty to get through the bathroom cleaning?