Who doesn’t dream of being totally organized? Obviously I am not going to list a 1001 ways to organize, but there are many combinations of storage items you can use. This segment is going to be based on “solutions” or “products” used for maximizing space, storage, and organization. There is no excuse for not being structured in every room in the house and the garage as well. Stores are full of products that can be used to organize foods, office supplies, craft supplies, clothing, shoes, bedding, toys, etc. You name it, there’s tons of ways to store it and most will enhance your décor. There are solutions to use make good use of every square inch of space and fill every nook and cranny. The internet has given us the ability to search out DIY projects that can be done quickly, easily, and more importantly…cheaply. I could go on all day as the options are endless, but here are some of my favorite suggestions.
- “Baskets” come in all shapes, sizes, and materials – from wicker to fabric, wire, and rope, and there are more uses for them than we can begin to name
- Decorative boxes, old suitcases, picnic baskets, trunks, etc. can be used to store a multitude of objects such as out-of-season clothing or linens.
- Plastic containers range from small food storage to totes of all sizes designed for various functions and goods.
- Tins, jars (one of my favorites being the Mason jar), urns, and crocks are being used in numerous ways and are a great way to pretty up a space.
- Builders of closet organizers have not left any stone unturned – they can provide spaces for everything from clothes, shoes, purses, jewellery, belts…and on and on it goes…
- Furniture – dressers, benches, ottomans, bookshelves, cube cabinets, microwave stands, islands, beds with drawers underneath, etc. Many people are repurposing furniture from the past to be functional once again – they look amazing are a huge boost for our environment.
- Ribbons and/or labels are great for marking contents and come in a variety of options.
- Blackboards, whiteboards, and cork boards are great ways to keep information organized and accessible to everyone in the family.
- Hooks and racks can create more storage solutions in unused spaces such as on the backside of doors on closets/cabinets, in the shower, and on empty walls. Hanging larger items such as bikes, ladders, and sporting equipment gets things off the floor and opens up more space.
- Shelving can be added in empty corners, under stairs, behind toilets, over doors, and anywhere you can find a little extra space.
- Pull-out drawers are the ultimate for being able to make a space more efficient. They are great in lower kitchen cabinets, pantries, closets, and even under stairs and beds to name a few.
Organizers come in a variety of sizes, styles, and colors so choose something you like that will motivate you to get organized and enjoy spending time in your home or office. Let your imagination run wild and see what creative ideas you can come up with.
I have a promotional special on this month to inspire followers to share their organizing results, innovative ideas, or to post pictures or stories of spaces they would like to have organized. For every item posted on my Facebook page, I will enter your name into a draw for a $50 gift certificate towards my services. If you or someone you know needs some professional organizing skills, then get posting. You have until the end of the month. What are you waiting for?