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[THE] Door Storage to Simplify Your Cleaning Routine

[THE] Door Storage to Simplify Your Cleaning Routine

*This post is sponsored by Command™ Brand. All opinions are our own.





What’s worse than having to take time out of your precious day to clean your entire house? Having to wade through a damp cave of cleaning supplies before you even get started.





So, why work harder when you can work smarter? It’s time to create a functional storage system that simplifies your cleaning routine and allows you to access your supplies without the fear of a broom falling on your head.





Think beyond your cabinet shelves and take advantage of vertical space to organize up. Utilizing the back of a door is a perfect storage solution that allows you to store more items without taking up additional space, especially when it comes to all the bulky cleaning supplies that are a nightmare to store otherwise. 

















In THE office, due to our strict “No Holes in Walls” policy, we created a cleaning supply door, using *only* Command Products. Not only are these extremely easy to apply (which is necessary for people like us), they can be removed and then reapplied without causing damage or leaving behind a sticky residue.





This was a total game-changer—considering we had the sweet, sweet freedom to customize the space to our specific needs.





















To maximize vertical space and customize it to *your* cleaning needs, here are the Command Products that we recommend to get the job done:

















1. Broom Gripper: No more wedging brooms and mops in weird corners that are impossible to access. To use, simply pull a broom out when you need it and push it back in when you are done. IMPORTANT: Before mounting the Broom Gripper, make sure to measure how much height you need so nothing drags on the ground. 

















2. Double Hook: Perfect for hanging your cleaning rags, making them easy to grab-and-go and maintain freshness. 

















3. Spray Bottle Hanger:  Keep your spray bottles stored upright and easily accessible so you don’t have to sacrifice an inch of your precious cabinet space.

















4. Small Wire Hooks: Perfect for hanging lightweight items, like dusters.





Application tips: 





*Follow all Command Brand package instructions for proper surface cleaning and prep, adhesive strip placement and recommended weights.





*Before applying to the surface, measure the space you need for each cleaning product to allow proper clearance.





xo, clea + joanna


Tip #1: Simplify Your Self-Care

It can be tough to prioritize self-care when you are so busy taking care of everything and everyone else—but that’s when it’s more crucial than ever! *cue flight attendant speech about putting your oxygen mask on before helping others* 

Sleep, stress, and immune health are connected systems—if one is off, so are the rest! Being able to streamline your solutions, rather than focusing on them separately, simplifies a routine. The new Nature Made Wellblends are our favorite because these supplements are targeted to balance our sleep, stress & immune health needs.

They come in capsule form, gummies, (that just so happen to taste amazing!), and fizzy drink mixes, which we can throw in our purses and take on the go! 

Tip #2: Designate a Drop Spot

Let us guess: Your kids get home from school and instantly drop all their things in a pile by the front door? Meet them in the middle with a drop spot system! This may include shoes, backpacks, lunch boxes, jackets, and after-school activity items like ballet shoes or soccer cleats—but every family is different. These items can be hung or stored in an open bin, what matters is that your kids can access them when necessary. Not only will this system leave clutter at the door and hold everyone accountable for their space, but you’ll be able to quickly grab whatever you need when rushing out the door.

Suggested Products
Graphite 4-Tier Metal Shoe Rack
Graphite 4-Tier Metal Shoe Rack
Modern Weave Storage Bin
Modern Weave Storage Bin
Water Hyacinth Storage Bins with Handles
Water Hyacinth Storage Bins with Handles
White Montauk Bins
White Montauk Bins
Cast-Iron Hook Rack
Cast-Iron Hook Rack
Acrylic U-Shelf
Acrylic U-Shelf

Tip #3: Create a Command Station

Every home needs a system for managing all the incoming and outgoing paper…or else it will quickly pile up on the countertop and stress you out. When creating your system, think in three general categories: To-Do, File, and Recycle. As a reminder for tasks at hand, To-Do papers need to remain organized but visually accessible in open trays or letter sorters. Files can either be stored in hanging file or document boxes, labeled by category, color, or both.

BONUS TIP: Designate a paper tray in clear view where your kids can place all the papers you need to sign or look over. 

Suggested Products
1″ Bigso White Stockholm Portfolio
1″ Bigso White Stockholm Portfolio
Bigso White Stockholm 3-Ring Binder
Bigso White Stockholm 3-Ring Binder
Bigso White Stockholm Desktop File
Bigso White Stockholm Desktop File
Bigso White Stockholm File Box and Letter-Size Folders Starter Kit
Bigso White Stockholm File Box and Letter-Size Folders Starter Kit
Bigso White Stockholm Office Storage Boxes
Bigso White Stockholm Office Storage Boxes
Bigso White Stockholm Paper Drawers
Bigso White Stockholm Paper Drawers
Bigso White Stockholm Photo Storage Box
Bigso White Stockholm Photo Storage Box
Bigso White Stockholm Stackable Letter Trays
Bigso White Stockholm Stackable Letter Trays
Acrylic Desktop File
Acrylic Desktop File

Tip #4: Prepare For Last-Minute Emergencies

It never fails – the moment you are about to walk out the door is also when your kid decides to confess they forgot to brush their teeth...or maybe it was a truly chaotic morning and you realize you forgot to brush yours. Oops! That’s why it’s better to keep a crisis-management kit right by the door for all your *oh no’s!* and *mommy, I forgot’s*.

Think back to your past experiences and decide what will come in handy. Some suggestions include toothpaste, toothbrushes, flossers, hairbrushes, hair ties, you name it. We suggest using stackable drawers, along with bin organizers to keep everything contained and categorized. 

Suggested Products
THE Bin Organizers
THE Bin Organizers
THE Large Drawer
THE Large Drawer
THE All Purpose Deep Bin with Divider
THE All Purpose Deep Bin with Divider
Custom Labels
Custom Labels

Tip #5: Set Up a Supply Station

For most people, the kitchen table is the homework headquarters. But instead of lugging supplies back and forth on a daily basis, store on a rolling cart! Not only does this system on wheels save space, but it also manages clutter for less distractions! Categorize and contain using bins or turntables just as you would on a closet shelf. 

Suggested Products
White 3-Tier Rolling Cart
White 3-Tier Rolling Cart
THE  Clear Rolling Cart
THE Clear Rolling Cart
Elfa White Mesh Gift Wrap Cart
Elfa White Mesh Gift Wrap Cart

What are your favorite back-to-school organization tips? Feel free to share them with the class below! 

†This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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