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Reorganize Your Utility Closet


Utility closet tips

Spotless Made Simple: Expert Tips

  • Pare down supplies and products, tossing near-empty bottles and discarding duplicates.
  • "The closet should be for cleaning and household supplies only, not a catchall for canned goods or other miscellaneous items," says organizing expert Linda Rothschild, founder of Cross It Off Your List.
  • "First figure out where to put the vacuum, because it's the biggest tool," suggests Barbara Reich, author of Secrets of an Organized Mom.
  • "If you're starting from scratch, have an electrical outlet installed in the closet," recommends Rothschild. Handheld vacuums and other appliances can then be recharged hidden from view.
  • "Invest in matching bins, containers or stackable clear drawers, then label them for an uncluttered look," says Reich.