Do you keep your cleaning supplies together, so you don’t lose track of what you already have? If not, gather all these supplies and group them by type. Are there some containers that are nearly empty? Can you use up the remaining contents in the next couple weeks or is it time to dispose of the container?
Avoid combining bits from different bottles unless it is the same product from the same manufacturer.
If you have full or nearly full supplies that are duplicates, consider asking your neighbors or coworkers if they’d find these supplies useful during their spring cleaning.
Or, make a point of using what you have. Store similar products together. Keep your supplies in one place. Don’t buy something because it is on sale (and you have a coupon!), if you already have that type of cleaner at home.
Cleaning supplies last. Use up what you have.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.