Here's what to put in a cleaning caddy

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When I’m in a cleaning zone, I don’t want to be disturbed. Full music, full blast, full scrubbing. That’s why I love using a cleaning caddy — it's such an easy way of having everything in one place.

The last thing you need to burst your cleaning bubble is running back and forth between cabinets to grab your best cleaning products. It might give you the chance to bust a few more dance moves, but when you just want to get the job done, simplicity is key. Cleaning caddies do all this, plus are the right size for slotting into tiny spaces.

Putting together a useful kit is an art. That’s where I come in. I’ve listed caddies that are perfect for getting started, plus what to put in your cleaning caddy. These are all useful items that will fit in the caddy neatly.

Here’s everything you need to know for getting your cleaning caddy ready to go for any room in your home.

What to put in your cleaning caddy 

First of all, choose a cleaning caddy that’s the right size for your space and has all the features you need. If you have enough cleaning supplies, it's a smart idea to buy a few caddies and then separate them by room, such as the kitchen and the bathroom. This way, you can just store them in the respective rooms or in a cleaning cabinet, and take them out whenever you need. 

What to put in your living room cleaning caddy

  • A duster
  • A cleaning cloth
  • All-purpose cleaning spray (the Mrs. Meyer's spray (opens in new tab) is our fave)
  • Furniture polish
  • Glass cleaner (Method does a great one (opens in new tab))
  • Fabric spray
  • Room spray

What to put in your kitchen cleaning caddy

  • Kitchen cleaning spray
  • Degreasing cleaner
  • Cleaning paste (The Pink Stuff (opens in new tab) is seriously incredible)
  • Cleaning sponge
  • Scourer
  • Oven cleaner
  • Dustpan and brush

What to put in your bathroom cleaning caddy

  • Bathroom cleaning spray
  • A bleach bottle
  • Absorbent cloth (thin ones like these (opens in new tab) are perfect for getting in small gaps)
  • Sponge
  • Rubber gloves
  • Dustpan and brush

What to put in your bedroom cleaning caddy

  • All-purpose cleaning spray
  • A dusting cloth
  • A cleaning cloth
  • An extendable duster (I recommend one like this (opens in new tab) with multiple heads)
  • Fabric spray
  • Room spray
Eve Smallman
Staff Writer

Hiya! I’m Eve, and I’m a staff writer at Real Homes. I’m here to bring you on-trend news pieces, product round-ups, and styling inspiration. I live in a rented Victorian terraced house, and enjoy making it shine with pieces that are both beautiful and practical. When I’m not writing, I’m walking around local beauty spots, nestling into a book, or diving into a cheeseboard (I’m a total cheese fiend!).