It’s almost spring, which means it’s almost time for spring cleaning. Don’t let your dreaded reorganization projects overwhelm you. It’s easy to get organized if you use a little creativity. Use these four tips as a starting point, and you’ll be on your way to reclaiming those unorganized spaces.
Let’s face it- we all have a lot of junk, and sometimes it’s more work to part with it than to store it. Take it from us, though; purging unused items feels good and improves organization. To make this task less daunting, start with one section of one room (such as a cluttered desk or overstuffed tool box). Sort the contents of the section into piles of things to keep, throw away or recycle and donate.
Sometimes the most unlikely items become the most effective organization tools:
Silverware drawer dividers are an inexpensive way to organize small items in your office or garage. The grooves are the perfect size to hold ink pens, staples, nails, screws and other items that might otherwise end up rolling around your desk or toolbox.
Consider using hooks to hang small items from the ceiling, walls or even the insides of cabinets. Internal and over the door cabinet hooks are perfect for power cords, gardening tools, clipboards and other items that are easy to lose in a deep cabinet or storage bin.
Maximize low cabinet space in your garage or basement with a roll out drawer. Typically used in kitchens, these handy units can help you retrieve items as easily as you can store them. No more digging in a deep, dark drawer just pull out the rolling drawer and grab the item you need.
Stack and Rack
Plastic storage containers are one of the easiest and most durable ways to store anything from photographs and linens to cleaning supplies and small electronics. Plastic containers come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be stacked on top of each other to save space. Clear bins allow you to quickly locate the items you need, whereas colored containers can help keep the items inside from fading due to contact with sunlight.