Whether you’re not a very organized person or you’re just too busy to keep track of things, there are some easy ways to simplify your life. Here are some of our home improvement company’s favorite organization tips for your kitchen, garage, bathroom, living room, and bedroom:
In Your Kitchen
In your pantry, install an over-the-door organizer with see-through pockets to store snacks, baking goods, spices, and other items you use on a regular basis for easy access.
Place dividers in your drawers to separate silverware, knives, can openers, measuring spoons, spatulas and other items to keep them from getting mixed together.
Turn a small part of your wall into a chalkboard to write your lists, bill due-dates, and other reminders. Simply paint an area with a special coating of chalkboard paint, then outline with a frame or molding for a finished look.
In Your Garage
Make some extra space by utilizing your ceiling. Create your own wooden I-beams out of 2 x 4’s and plywood. Then, grab some plastic storage bins and measure their width. Attach the beams to the ceiling accordingly, then slide the bins between the beams and they’ll be out of sight.
Use hanging shoe organizers to separate screwdrivers, nails, screws, hammers, wrenches, and other tools.
Grab a peg board and insert some S-hooks for a great way to hang brooms, rakes, hoses, gardening tools, and more. You can even paint the peg board for a pop of color.
In Your Bathroom
Don’t like having your towels on display while they dry? Install a shower curtain rod inside your shower (below your current one) and hang your towels over it to keep them out of sight.
Use a tackle box to organize your make-up or your toiletries. It gives you plenty of small compartments and it’s portable, so you can take it with you when you go on vacation.
Keep track of your sheet sets by storing your fitted and flat sheets inside the pillowcases that match. Then, store your sets in color-coded bins for each bed.
In Your Living Room
Use bread clips to keep all of your cords organized. You can even color-code them or write on them so you know which cord is which.
Utilize the empty space between the back of your couch and your wall: roll up and store blankets, pillows, candles, and more.
If you’re a movie buff, take all of the discs out of their plastic boxes and put them into a big CD case. Then, just slip the CD case next to your entertainment center to save room.
In Your Bedroom
Once winter is over, store your coats, hats, scarves, blankets, and other bulky items in vacuum bags. Then, slide everything under the bed to save room in your closet.
There are many stylish ottomans that double as storage bins or baskets, so try using the space at the foot of your bed for one that complements your decor.
Eliminate the pile of shoes in your closet by organizing them with floor shelves or shoe racks that hang in your closet or over the door. You’ll free up more space than you think!