DIY Cleaners Ingredient Storage

DIY Cleaners Ingredient Storage - Clean Mama

I was looking for a little revamp in the organization of my DIY cleaners ingredient storage and came up with something that I thought you might like too. I’m doing a little organizing before officially starting my spring cleaning (get your Come Spring Clean Challenge checklist here).  You’ll notice that the first item on the checklist is to clean up/declutter cleaning supply storage.  I’ve re-organized my cleaning closet (it’ll be on the blog soon) but a fun mini-projects was to transfer cleaning powders into large canning jars.  Doing this freed up space and made the ingredients more easily accessible for me.  Each of the boxes and bags were half-empty and taking up a lot of space, so it was the perfect time for this project.

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Here’s what you need:

  • jars – I used 1 quart Ball canning jars in aqua
  • labels – I used chalkboard labels and a chalkboard marker and trimmed them to fit
  • dry ingredients – I use these regularly – baking soda, epsom salt, washing soda, Borax
  • funnel (not necessary, but might be helpful)

This is such a simple and fun little project – it doesn’t really need instructions, but here’s what I did:

Transfer Ingredients into Jars - Clean Mama

Make sure the containers are clean and dry.  Transfer powder into container.

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Cut chalkboard label to fit lid and label with a chalkboard marker.  You could also use a hang tag, washi tape, or a label maker.

DIY Ingredient Storage - Clean Mama

Put in a safe place, out of reach of children and pets.

DIY Cleaners Ingredient Storage in basket - Clean Mama

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  1. I’ve been wanting to ask where you get all your baskets. My first and second being the white one that has the solid piece in mid like an old six-pack of cokessecond, the turquoise oval and then this third was this one, but we live on a farm so I’ve got lots of oldies (but great-ies) like it. So mainly the first two;-)

    • The divided caddy is from Target – look for it in May in the outdoor entertaining aisle; the turquoise oval one was from HomeGoods; this one was from West Elm. I’m always on the look out for caddies – I love them 🙂

  2. Btw, after we talked the other day, just wanted to say, I love the clean at your own pace;-) although I have to anyway, it does take a lot of pressure off of me;-) You could still send clean mama with the do-rag to my home to help me???? She definitely wouldn’t be turned away! she looks like a relative of the mop lady from The Carol Burnett Show…. I could use her too. Lol

  3. I love using mason jars for storage ( I use them all over my kitchen) but I never thought of storing borax and baking soda in them. How cute!! Also, I haven’t seen the aqua jars in quarts ! Off to buy them. Now if they will only make the half gallon jars in the blue. The 1/2 gallons are staples for me and I would love to have them in blue.

  4. Such a cute idea! I’m getting really into jars for storage. They are inexpensive and cute! 🙂

  5. I love the look of the aqua jars! My laundry room has been looking kind of dismal lately – maybe I’ll try out this project.

  6. This is great! I just finished reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and one thing that really spoke to me in it is removing all of the “noise” from your home by decanting a lot of your products. I love that! I’m already doing it in my pantry so why not with my other products? 🙂

  7. What a coincidence: 2 cases of qt. mason jars, purchased from Target online, were delivered to our front door yesterday! The best prices … and free shipping. I love Clean Mama’s newest column on DIY Storage.

    We store everything in glass jars! I started that campaign in my home several years ago. When we purchased a summer camp 3 years ago, it was a given. Because of the occasional dampness, we repackage everything, and there has never been an issue!

    Tomorrow morning – I will repackage the sodas, powders, and salts and join Clean Mama’s Army. What a great idea! Genius!

    Thank you!

  8. Where did you get the wire basket to store the jars in?

  9. Jeanette says:

    Where did you get your chalkboard labels?

  10. I’ve been keeping my DIY cleaning ingredients in a bucket. This is WAY cuter! Adding this to the to do list!

  11. Very Cute!! Now please tell me how you use all those wonderful products!:) And do you do 10 drops of each Clove and Lemon? Or five each? Thank you!

  12. Hi I live in the UK and we can’t borax can u recommend an alternative that is just as good please. Loving everything I read on here its just fab xx

    • look for a powdered detergent booster…or just don’t use it – there are plenty of DIY recipes that don’t use it! I only use it for laundry detergent and super tough stains or dirty areas 🙂

  13. I like your small clear spray bottles. Where do you get them?

  14. Kristen D. says:

    Ummm… what is washing soda? Where does one find it? And what’s it used for? Never heard of it!!😬😬


  15. I love the Storage idea. I paint my lids with chalkboard paint of all colors then write on it.

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