Many homeowners put their brooms and mop at the house’s corner without realizing the potential harm it can do to those items.
Brooms and mops can be used for more than two to three times longer than you anticipated with proper after-use storage.
Every household needs a utility closet, often known as a broom closet, to store cleaning supplies like brooms and mop heads. However, it takes up a lot of room, which is terrible for a tiny house or apartment.
No matter how often you use brooms and mops to clean your home, there is no excuse for not having a closet or other well-organized, spotless, and appealing location to store brooms and mops.
Tidy Up Your Utility Closet
Keeping everything from cleaning supplies to extra household items hidden, utility closets are among of the busiest rooms in the house. This area is prone to becoming a disorganized catchall, but with our organizing advice and product recommendations, you’ll be able to find a home for everything. You don’t believe you have enough room to accomplish it, do you? Take some design cues from this compact pull-out cabinet created by blogger Jessica D’Itri Marés. Despite its diminutive size, it offers space for a broom, a mop, a dustpan, and a variety of cleaning supplies.
Any disorganized utility closet may be made into a neat, useful area with the correct combination of hooks, racks, bins, and baskets. Continue reading for more innovative organizing solutions for closets.
Standard Utility Hooks
The typical hooks are called utility hooks. If your mop or broom has a hang tab at the end of the pole, they work great to hang it. Some people only come this way to hang things up. You can always make a hang tab if yours is missing one. Simply drill a hole through the handle’s end and insert a shoelace. Securely fasten the shoelace, leaving a three-inch loop at the end for hanging your mop or broom on a hook. Hooks with one or two loops both function effectively. However, if you decide on a double hook, use the second hook for a shorter tool, such as a feather duster, to allow more area between the broom and mop heads. The beautiful thing about hooks is that they work just as well on walls as they do on the backs of doors. They help you make the most of all of your available storage space.
This discreet, modest cabinet utilizes the paneled area at the end of the oven bay, which is frequently used exclusively for aesthetic purposes. No space is sacrificed, and the kitchen broom acquires a covert location.
Clutter needs to be contained, thus good closet storage is crucial. Consider adding a custom unit for more compact storage in those closets that aren’t big enough for ordinary shelves. This solution provides dedicated shelf space for keeping cleaning supplies and accessories in even compact, shallow closets.
Gravity Broom Hooks
A gravity-controlled broom hook differs slightly from a typical hook in a few ways. It has long, thin poles that are designed exclusively for hanging mops and brooms. A hinge powers the hook. To insert the broom handle, raise the hinge. Utilizing gravity to trap the tool and keep it firmly in place, lower it to grip the pole and hold it snugly between the hook and wall. The benefit of using this style of hook is that it can grasp the broom handle at any point along its length. Additionally, it leaves no blemish on the pole. The strength of gravity hooks is astonishing. Install them on a wood cleat that is fastened to the wall studs for optimal strength. They are not advised for mounting to the back of a door or directly into drywall. This is because the door’s movement when it is opened and closed can cause the hook to unlatch, letting the broom or mop fall.
Narrow But Deep
This pull-out broom closet has a little width but enough depth to hold a broom, mop, bucket, and a variety of cleaning bottles.
The kitchen area of the closet provides easy access to materials.
Make a Mobile Cart
Create a portable cart to hold brooms, mops, and cleaning materials out of a filing cabinet and caster wheels for quick tasks. Roll it out for cleaning, then roll it back in after you’re done.
Multi-Hook Racks For Mop And Broom Organization
Several pole-style cleaning components can be stored together on a multi-hook rack. The majority of houses have enough cleaning supplies to fill a four-hook rack. A rack has benefits over a number of individual hooks. Because you won’t need to purchase more than one, it offers economy. Additionally, it is delivered with every hook in its proper position, equally spaced out. Utility, clamp, or gravity style broom hooks can all be found on a rack, spaced two to three inches apart. Some racks even feature a selection of hooks of various types.
Attach a little wooden cleat mounted to the wall to which your broom and mop rack is attached. At least two studs in the house should be used to anchor the cleat. The weight of several cleaning tools can build quickly, necessitating this approach. Even if your tools are relatively lightweight, repeated removal and replacement of the tool might create movement, which can lead to the hook and rack coming away from the drywall. You won’t need to be concerned about that if you use a wood cleat.
Back Of The Door
Utilizable space in this utility closet is increased with hooks for hanging necessary cleaning supplies.
No floor space is used, and a surface that would otherwise be unoccupied is put to good use.
Install Pull-Out Drawers
No more messing about and struggling to get to the back of the closet. To make it simple to reach objects in the back, the wire baskets on the top shelves are fastened to rollers.
Wall Track Systems
The same track systems used for garage walls can be useful for storing mops and brooms. Use it inside an attached garage, on a portion of the wall in a pantry, or in a mudroom. The track system is made up of a number of PVC or aluminum slats. The tracks have groves that can accommodate several kinds of hooks. These systems have the benefit of allowing hooks to be placed virtually anywhere on the wall where the track has been mounted. There is no need for cleats, and a variety of customized hooks are available that can be inserted into the track.
This broom closet offers a practical solution to a typical storage issue: the cumbersome size of a vacuum with an extended wand.
These devices can be quite effective tools, but while idle, they have a tendency to explode over a sizable surface, requiring a lot of storage space.
The door of this closet, which is only little wider than 2 feet, has a useful wire bracket that holds the vacuum extension wand in place. Space, ah.
With the help of a practical wall mount, keep brooms, mops, and dusters off the ground and out of the way. With six hooks for smaller things like dustpans and five slots for long-handled cleaning tools, this rack can support up to 35 pounds. It’s also easy on your wallet because it costs less than $10.
How To Organize Mops And Brooms At Home
Choose your broom hook style and quantity first. The number of hooks will depend in part on personal preference, but four are common. Next, decide where to store your mop and broom. Broom closets make the most sense. Along the interior walls, install cleats, and mount your hooks on the cleats. To ensure there is space above your broom handles, place the cleat at least five inches from the upper shelf. Hook up the brooms, mops, and other long-handled cleaning supplies. The bucket and the upright vacuum cleaner will then be stored on the closet’s floor.
Vertical dividers that separate the ironing board from the broom and mop in this broom closet provide order.
A designated area keeps these things from spreading out and leaning on one another, which would otherwise take up more room.
Make Your Own Closet
Lack of closet space No issue. Utilize an old cabinet or locker to create a dedicated utility closet. Toys and cleaning necessities for pets are stored in this emerald wardrobe. Even the inside of the doors have chalkboards for jotting down appointments and reminders.
Rolling Rack for Cleaning Tools
With this rack, you may transport stuff from your utility closet to various rooms in your house with ease. You can keep everything organized without having to take each item out of the closet one at a time, which will lead to more work later on, thanks to the cart’s capacity for up to 10 large and 12 tiny tools, including a vacuum cleaner, broom, dustpan, and more.
Actually, this broom closet serves as a fully functional laundry facility, including a washer and dryer.
Doors with built-in shelf and hooks are used to store cleaning products like mops and brooms. The laundry niche serves as the ultimate space-saving solution because it eliminates the need for either a stand-alone broom closet or a separate laundry room.
Hooks are a quick storage solution; take a cue from the foyer. To hang dustpans, dusters, flashlights, and small step stools, use a simple hook. If there is a weight restriction on the box, be careful to check it to prevent hooks from slipping off the wall.
It can be difficult to store a mop and a broom together, especially if you don’t have much room. They typically take up a lot of space and clog up your garage or shed. Therefore, you can utilize a broom holder to resolve this issue. Your mop and broom will stay off the floor and out of sight if you use a broom holder.