We’ve all been there — finally tackling the dreaded house cleaning, only to have to make countless trips back to the cupboard to retrieve supplies and products. While cleaning for two hours can burn up to 200 calories, it would certainly be more efficient if you invested in one of the best cleaning caddies to hold all your essentials.
Capable of carrying large, heavy items like detergents and bleaches, these caddies usually also come equipped with a durable handle, so you can keep one hand free to address any missed spots. Many also have clearly divided sections, making organizing a breeze.
While you can buy generic caddies, there are also versions available for specific areas of the house, like:
- The kitchen
- The bathroom
- The garden
- Your car
- The office
Whether you choose to buy a generic caddy or one made for purpose, keep the entire cleaning caddy with cleaning products inside in your cupboard. That way, you can quickly grab it and go the next time the cleaning urge hits.
We’ve rounded up 15 of the best cleaning caddies for just about every possible situation and setup. Take a look at our list below!
1. Rubbermaid Deluxe Carry Caddy
Able to hold up to eight 32-ounce bottles, this no-nonsense cleaning caddy is durable and stable. Part of the reliable Rubbermaid brand, it’s simple enough that you can choose whatever you want to store in it, allowing you to tailor it to best suit your cleaning needs. And, if you don’t need it for cleaning, this caddy could also double as a drink transporter if you slip bottles of soda, water or coffee cups or into its grooves.
2. Shurhold Red Bucket Caddy
If all you need is a basic cleaning caddy, you can’t beat the Shurhold Red Bucket Caddy. This brightly colored caddy can easily carry and store your cleaning supplies. Plus, it has drain holes in the bottom for quick drying after use. For easy storing, it nestles inside nearly all standard five-gallon buckets. And, at the low price point, you can buy one for every room in the house.
3. Casabella Rectangular Storage Caddy
Capable of holding up to four gallons, this caddy has a patented handle for easy carrying. Made in the US, its translucent outer coating means you can easily see and organize your supplies and tools. Plus, this cleaning caddy is designed to nest in the Casabella four-gallon bucket for a complete cleaning system that’s easy to store.
4. Akro-Mils Cleaning Caddy
Fitted with a strong-grip handle in the center, this caddy has different-sized compartments to fit different-sized tools, products and towels. There are two deep pockets on either side of the handle which are complimented by two smaller pockets for hardware or other easily lost items. This caddy also features a fun, blue color to brighten up what are typically the most mundane tasks.
5. Madesmart Small Soft Grip Tote
BEST FOR BATHROOM
Thoughtfully designed, the Madesmart Small Soft Grip Tote is ideal for carrying bathroom cleaning supplies or bath essentials. The caddy itself measures approximately 10 inches by eight inches by seven inches, so it can easily be stored under your bathroom sink. However, it’s also attractive enough to be left on display in your shower or on the bathroom counter. The basket also boasts raised feet and holes for fast drying and a soft-grip, lined handle for your comfort.
6. Command Under Sink Cabinet Caddy
BEST UNDER SINK
Sometimes all you need is a caddy to store your cleaning supplies under your sink until the next time you’re washing dishes or scrubbing the bathroom. For those chores, you don’t exactly need to carry a basket of bottles around the house but you do need soaps and sponges within easy reach. The Command Under Sink Cabinet Caddy provides an easy way to store cleaning supplies on your cabinet door. The cleaning caddy attaches to your cabinet thanks to four easily removable command strips and can hold up to seven and a half pounds.
7. Lavo Home Bath Caddies
Cleaning caddies have a fairly standard shape with a handle in the middle surrounded by storage compartments. However, Lavo Home has added their own twist to that shape by adding a curved kidney shape to their bath caddy. This allows for the user to rest the heavy caddy against their hips, relieving some of the pressure from the handle. Furthermore, the caddie boasts four compartments, including one large compartment on one side of the non-slip handle and three smaller compartments on the other side. Finally, the durable plastic is easy to clean and is stain and mold-resistant.
8. mDesign Plastic Caddy Tote
While not the most practical, the mDesign Plastic Caddy Tote is the most attractive cleaning caddy on our list. This is an especially important feature if you intend to leave your caddy on display. The caddy boasts clean, white lines, right angles and a light grain wooden handle. On either side of the handle, there are two large compartments that are the right size for holding shampoo bottles, small cleaning solutions and sponges. In addition to being used as a cleaning caddy, this tote could hold condiments on your kitchen table, organize your crafting supplies or be used as a shower tote for students living in dorms with shared bathroom facilities.
9. Honey-Can-Do Folding Car Trunk Organizer
BEST FOR CAR
Your house isn’t the only place you need a cleaning caddy. Having one in your car can be a lifesaver, too. The Honey-Can-Do Folding Car Trunk Organizer can hold all the various washing liquids you need to make your car sparkle inside and out. It can also organize your jumping cables, maps and various tools in your trunk, giving you more room and a tidier car. This caddy is made from a durable fabric, boasts two large compartments and three mesh side pockets and folds flat when not in use.
10. Bucket Boss Organizer
BEST FOR OUTDOORS
Ideal for washing the car, gardening or general home maintenance, the Bucket Boss Organizer can assist you with all your heavy duty outdoor tasks. The “caddy” is actually a pocketed belt that can fit around most standard five-gallon buckets. It boasts five mesh pockets as well as a ring to hold a towel or rag. This gives you the ability to carry your cleaning solutions, sponges or small tools in the pockets while keeping soapy water or other liquid in the bucket, creating a fully functional cleaning assistant.
11. Storex Large Classroom Caddy
The Sorex Large Classroom Caddies may have been designed for children, but that doesn’t make them any less useful for cleaning the house. This pack comes with six brightly colored caddies, which gives you one for every room, from the kitchen to the bathroom. Each of the caddies measures about 11 inches by four inches (high and wide) and boasts a comfort grip handle. The two large compartments can organize your cleaning supplies or other essential small items. And, as an added bonus, these caddies are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
12. Viv & Lou Carry All Tote Bag
Not all cleaning caddies are made out of hard plastic. The Viv & Lou Carry All Tote Bag has soft sides thanks to its sturdy polyester construction. The large, main compartment boasts a reinforced bottom for carrying your heaviest cleaning solutions. The bag also features seven outside pockets for additional organization as well as dual carrying handles for easy transportation around the house and beyond. And, if you want to make your cleaning caddy extra special, you can even personalize this tote bag in the form of a name, company name or monogram.
13. Superior Trading Co. Heavy Duty Cleaning Caddy
The Superior Trading Co. Heavy Duty Cleaning Caddy has a unique design among cleaning caddies. It’s made from sturdy, steel mesh with an extended paper towel holder. In addition to several compartments for cleaning supplies, the caddy also features a hook for your rag or towel and a wooden handle. While this setup is ideal for holding your cleaning supplies, the caddy could also be used for BBQ condiments, party supplies or bathroom essentials.
14. Lanperle Decorative Galvanized-Metal Caddy
BEST FOR GARDENING
This caddy is as much decor as it is a functional piece of equipment. We recommend using it for your gardening supplies as it can be used both indoors and outdoors without damage. It’s built from galvanized metal to give it a farmhouse chic look and to ensure it can withstand the test of time. On one side of the handle, the caddy boasts a spacious compartment for large items, and on the other side, there are three more smaller compartments for additional organization.
15. MobileVision Bamboo Multi-Purpose Caddy
With a flat bottom, flat sides and clearly divided sections, weight is evenly distributed among the square MobileVision Bamboo Multi-Purpose Caddy, so your arms won’t get sore before you’ve even started cleaning. The whole thing is made from bamboo, meaning it’s stronger and more durable than competing plastic options. In addition, the light grain finish makes this caddy quite a bit more attractive than normal. Altogether, this device offers a way to get your cleaning gear from point A to point B in style.