The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these upcycled room cleaning buckets. Place one in each coordinating room and know that have what you need for daily cleaning. Don’t forget to add these Printable Room by Room Cleaning Checklists to your buckets. With both of these tools your home will actually stay clean, especially if you remember to enlist help from your kiddos.
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- 5-7 Easter Buckets
- Krylon Spray Paint (This is the absolute best spray paint for this project!)
- 5-7 Small Spray Bottles
- Cleaners (Based on the Room)
- Sponges, Wipes, and Brushes
Clean your Easter buckets thoroughly and allow them to dry completely.
Spray each bucket with a coat of paint in a well-ventilated area. Allow the paint to dry.
Repeat step 2 until you can no longer see the patterns through the paint. This took 4 coats on my buckets and the base color of the bucket did not seem to affect the number of coats.
Fill each bucket with the appropriate supplies and printable checklist.
Place your cleaning buckets in each room and you’re done.
Cleaning Buckets Tips
Don’t feel like you have to put full size cleaners in your buckets. In fact, I recommend dividing your cleaners up among the buckets. Here are some tips for how to divide your cleaners and other supplies for your buckets.
You know those little plastic containers for wipes that you throw in your diaper bag? Use these to divide disinfecting wipes among each bucket.
Get small spray bottles that you can separate cleaners into. I used a bottle of concentrate to make mine but you can also divide up a full-size, ready-mixed cleaner among them. Don’t forget to label your spray bottles so that you know which cleaner is in them.
You will want a separate sponge for each bucket. If you are worried about putting wet sponges back in the buckets when you’re done, get a plastic soap container. Poke a few holes in it to allow air in and your sponges can dry without creating a mess in your buckets.
Always keep a few plastic grocery bags in each bucket. This makes it easy to change out trash cans or collect any waste you come across when cleaning. This is especially true for kids’ rooms. They have the uncanny knack of hiding ripped up papers, empty wrappers, and broken toys.
Keeping your home clean has never been easier than it will be with these upcycled room cleaning buckets. They have made my new cleaning habit so much easier to develop. I firmly believe in not spending more time cleaning than you absolutely have to. That includes wasting time looking for cleaning supplies and now you won’t have to. I get all of my cleaning done in 20 minutes or less because of these buckets. Imagine only spending 20 minutes a day to keep your house beautiful. It can totally be done! Don’t forget to grab your printable cleaning checklists before you go.