{Decluttering 52 Things} Little Laundry Cupboard

Ok, today isn’t Wednesday, but I wanted to still give you a decluttering task this week.  Today let’s remove some items from the little laundry cupboard that holds all our cleaners, chemicals, washing powder etc.  Last year I put a challenge out to readers to remove all old cleaning products they no longer use.  If you are new to the website or haven’t completed this task do so while you are decluttering this cupboard.

Do you have an excess amount of  carpet cleaners, a few bottles of half empty floor cleaner or products you are holding on to but don’t particularly like?  Go through this cupboard and throw out 3 or more things you no longer use and have been sitting there for at least a year untouched.

My list of 3

    • I had a few too many microfiber clothes I really didn’t need, I gave them to a friend
    • Old shoe polish
    • A mouse trap, ok, might jinx myself but we have never had a mouse in this house, and now we have Millee our cat, she should catch it anyway.  Eew makes me queezey just thinking about it.

Here is my cupboard that store the laundry detergent and spot cleaners

Top shelf in the picture below stores carpet cleaner and other items which are not used regularly.  In the white boxes I have spare bulbs in one and shoe items in the other like spare laces, shoe polish, shoe brush etc.

The bottom shelf holds my all purpose cleaner, floor cleaner, wipes, air freshener, microfibers clothes etc.

Please let me know….what is your list of 3?

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12 comments

Becci Sundberg March 17, 2011 - 7:12 AM

I have a double door louver laundry cupboard that has lots of unused items. Will definitely be going through that in the next few days

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Natalie March 17, 2011 - 8:14 AM

My cupboard is under the laundry tub. I threw out on bottle of armour-all because hubby prefers to use baby oil on the car dashboard. Other than that it only contains a small bin, laundry soaker, woolwash and washing liquid. I’m glad something didn’t need a major declutter for once!

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Leila March 17, 2011 - 12:05 PM

We don’t have a laundry cupboard but we do have a shelf so i de-cluttered it.
I got rid of the old bubble blowing bottles
Old laundry powder scoops
some small sample bottles of stuff for getting paint to stick to any surface (?)

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Kelli Stevens March 19, 2011 - 1:10 AM

I love this task, thankfully for me I didn’t have any products to throw away, I like only having what I need in those areas.

The one thing I did toss though was an old McDonalds McFlurry cup, I used it to transport our fighter fish when thoroughly cleaning his tank. He passed on a few weeks ago now so out it goes!

I’m glad this made me look in that cupboard, even if I didn’t really need to toss anything. 😀

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Selin May 20, 2011 - 7:24 AM

hope im not to late – I do have a cupboard ontop & below my laundry tub but being the most organised person I dont use either and just throw my stuff ontop of my dryer – it looks horrible.

IM ashamed now.

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Carina February 14, 2012 - 3:12 PM

I have a set of cleaning products for each bathroom in each bathroom. So I don’t have to cart them from one end of the house to the other.
And in turn is quicker cleaning the bathrooms/toilets. And the launrdy cupboard isn’t as clogged up.

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Katrina February 15, 2012 - 8:48 PM

Great idea, would be a great time saver.

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Amanda September 11, 2012 - 4:20 PM

Where do you get those white baskets from?

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Sarah March 1, 2013 - 11:05 AM

Thanks for a great website …given me some great ideas ! I went through my laundry last week ( used your wire basket idea …working great btw). I also got a couple of ‘Lazy Susan’s’ – turntables things ( that I see you use in your pantry) and put them in my laundry cupboard for the cleaning products, so that the ones I use ‘occationally are still easily accessable ( and the other items don’t all fall over whilst trying to reach for them).

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Wendy May 11, 2015 - 1:35 PM

I need big decluttering and ‘getting rid of’ help. I am looking at downsizing from the family home to a unit. Under the house I have furniture etc. from now departed relatives but am not sure what to do with everything. I open the door and quickly shut it again because the task seems so overwhelming. What do you suggest I do with the furniture etc? I am on my own and unable to lift and move large items. I think I need inspiration and bravery, but so far haven’t been able to find any. Any suggestions will be gratefully received.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 12, 2015 - 10:39 AM

Hi Wendy, I would suggest asking those relatives who the furniture belongs to if they would like it otherwise you can hold a garage sale to get rid of the extra furniture, this is also a great way of making a little extra cash on the side. Otherwise i would suggest ringing your local Lifeline or Salvos, that way it also saves you having to physically get rid of the unwanted furniture. All the best with your happy new home.:)

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