Hi friends! I hope everyone had a beautiful weekend. My apologies for missing last Friday’s blog post- I just didn’t get it finished in time. Last week ended up being much busier than I had anticipated with work and appointments (I’m rocking some unexpected sutures after a biopsy), so I wrapped up the blog post over the weekend and have it ready for you today. With so much feeling out of my control lately, I’ve been on a major organizing and cleaning spree. Something about having a fresh, sparkling, and uber organized house for summer puts me in a happy mood and headspace. Anyone else? I seem to do this at the start of every season… deep clean, purge, and get my ducks in a row. It always makes me feel better! My recent cleaning spree led me down a rabbit hole of restocking my go-to cleaning supplies & home organization items. I created a new Amazon list (see all of my top picks here), and thought it was worth sharing with you. Click through for my favorite pretty and functional cleaning items… plus some good tips! They’re ideal for a laundry room, mudroom, utility closet- and most of them are aesthetically pleasing enough to be left out. This is also perfect timing, if you are anticipating house guests this coming holiday weekend or are expecting summer visitors!
I’ve found even the smallest details can make a big difference how I feel at home- even cleaning & laundry supplies. I’m just a fan of good design in general, across all categories… print, product, interiors, etc.
I’m going to dive right in with a giant roundup of my finds! I know I’m getting older when cleaning & laundry items get me this excited. Ha!
To shop & explore, click on the thumbnails below- or use the numbered links at the bottom of the collage to shop… not all of the images are clickable.
01: nero marble brush set // 02: copper cleaning cloths // 03: wood scoop // 04: wooden drying rack // 05: wash & stain bar // 06: glass spray bottles // 07: desktop dust pan // 08: eufy robovac // 09: handheld steamer // 10: oval brush // 11: cleaning gloves // 12: glass apothecary jars // 13: cordless wet/dry vac // 14: french essentials basket // 15: feather duster // 16: metal bucket // 17: hand soap & lotion set // 18: metal dust pan // 19: microfiber cleaning cloths // 20: storage baskets // 21: oil diffuser // 22: oversized wood brush // 23: dryer balls // 24: laundry bag // 25: modern broom set // 26: folex cleaner // 27: ironing board // 28: crease release // 29: round marble brush set // 30: copper dustpan // 31: laundress signature detergent // 32: storage caddy // 33: mini dustpan set // 34: collapsible hamper // 35: lavender sachets // 36: portable dusting set // 37: linen water // 38: pura diffuser // 39: cordless smart stick vacuum
Many of these products can be used in multiple ways, are pretty enough to double as decor in functional spaces, and just might help motivate you to clean & organize (they do for me). Do you have any tried & true favorites? Things I should add to my list?
I wanted to share some tips with you! From styling and organizing, I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve that motivate me to stick to a pretty regular cleaning schedule… all while keeping my supplies organized and looking aesthetically pleasing.
A Few Tips…
Corral Items // Keep supplies corralled in a basket, bucket, or caddy for easy access and mobility. Since we have two sets of stairs in our house, keeping everything in a basket helps me work more efficiently with everything I need floor-by-floor… rather than having to run up and down the stairs multiple times.
Designate a Space // Choose a designated cabinet for the supplies you intend to keep behind closed doors. I keep all of our cleaning items and refills in our laundry room. I like knowing where everything belongs and has a specific place.
Install Hidden Outlets // Install in-closet or in-cabinet outlets to create a charging station for laundry appliances and electric supplies… like vacuum cleaners, mops, steamers, etc.
Invest in Visually Pleasing Supplies // Over the years, I’ve realized that well designed objects (even something as silly as cleaning supplies) matter to me. They can also double as decor. Many of these items are pretty enough to hang on the wall, style on the countertop, or display on a shelf.
Choose an Appropriate Room // Keep your supplies in a room that makes sense- like a laundry area, mudroom, under the kitchen sink cabinet, or in a supply closet. If you’re ever in need of help, keeping cleaning items in an intuitive space means easier access for house or pet sitters, family members, or guests.
Switch Things Up // Trade out your hand soap, bath soap, or laundry detergent. Sometimes switching or upgrading home, cleaning, and laundry fragrances can really boost your mood (I do this seasonally).
Use Vessels // Implement beautiful vessels to corral utilitarian items- like a glass jar for dryer balls or a glass canister with a brass or copper scoop for powder detergent. Think of how you can display your everyday items in a more thoughtful way, that provides easy access while looking nice.
Finally, I always light a candle once I’ve finished cleaning or organizing. Is there anything better than a fresh home and a signature scent? My post organizing ritual is to light a Clean candle. I actually designed and mixed the fragrance for this one with laundry & a clean home in mind… it smells like crisp linen and a fresh breeze on the perfect spring or summer day. It’s the perfect candle to fill your home with that crisp scent we all crave, that accompanies a tidy home. Light your favorite candle and enjoy your efforts!
For me, these past few years anyway- I’ve transitioned to using eco, green, and cleaner products… I’ve also slowly switched our supplies to aesthetically pleasing options- which honestly has helped me clean more often. Isn’t it strange from a psychological standpoint? I’m all for things that bring us joy and help get the job done. For me, design does make a difference.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Although a bit random, that’s what was on my mind. Feel free to browse all of my newly updated Amazon lists & picks here. I’ve been trying to update these weekly, and I hope it remains a good & helpful source of inspiration for you! Here’s to a good week ahead, with a long weekend on the horizon. Cheers to that!