It is amazing what a simple piece of paper posted on the back of a door can do to make a space more functional.
For the past four years or so, I have been slowly switching to homemade cleaning products (I am still not at 100% homemade, but I try as much as possible since it is more economical).
Any time I’d run out of my homemade cleaning concoctions, I would forget the proportions to use when making up a new batch. I had a collection of the cleaning supply recipes in a home binder, but the reality is, I’m kind of lazy. I need things where I use them. This is a good organizing principle in general, and not just for those of us who lean toward the lazy-side.
Anywhoo, I finally gathered together all of the cleaning recipes I’ve collected over the years, typed them up on one paper, and posted it on the inside of the laundry closet door. It is now right on hand as a reference tool, since this is also where all the ingredients are kept and mixed together.
Unfortunately, since I began collecting these recipes long before I had any thought of starting a blog and sharing my home solutions with the world wide web, I have no idea of the original sources of these recipes! Even google wasn’t much help when I tried to track down the original sources. If you see one you recognize feel free to shout it out in the comments.
Here are a few of my go-to home cleaning recipes. Again, please do let me know if you recognize them and know the original source; I’d love to give credit to the creators of these recipes I love and use!
Since I store the list of recipes in my laundry closet and it is “exposed to the elements” (remember the rolling cart’s state), I slipped it into a plastic binder sleeve, after trimming off the sleeves 3 attached holes.
This same idea could be used for any items or lists you commonly refer to; stain removal, laundry schedule, or even your cleaning supplies shopping list!
Do you keep papers posted inside cabinets for easy reference?Anyone else opting for homemade cleaning products?
Check out the other post in this series as I make small changes to get my laundry closet in tip-top shape: