Cooking, cleaning and taking care of the kids, all while working the typical 9-5 can be quite exhausting. It certainly takes a lot of energy to run around making sure everything is the way it is supposed to be. From my experience throughout the years, I realized that the only way to stay sane in this chaotic world, is to get organized. Plus, they say that organization is the foundation to get the rest of your life in gear, so why not start living a better life? But how do you do it and where do you start?
Use the Empty Space Under the Stairs
Put that empty space below your stairway to good use with a built-in storage solution. You can use this space to hang jackets, hats, umbrellas, store shoes, or whatever else you need it for. Use some storage boxes to hide the items that you do not want to be displayed.
Use Storage Boxes for Organizing
These are a great option for craft rooms and office areas but they can be used pretty much anywhere – from the entryway to store shoes, the kitchen for keeping your recipes, to spots like under the coffee table for storing games and DVDs. Actually, storage boxes are the best way to protect the objects inside them as they can’t easily be broken or damaged. These pieces are available in different shapes and sizes to suit different storage needs.
Storage Box Index
While storage boxes are a great solution for keeping things organized, remembering what’s inside every box can be difficult, and reading a small label isn’t always possible when the boxes are stored high on the closet shelves. A great solution to this problem can be labeling your boxes with large numbers. Each number should correspond to a page in a binder that lists the contents of each bin. It’s simple to change the list and a lot easier to find what you need by checking the binder than rummaging through the boxes every time you need something.
Kitchen Island Storage
If you have a kitchen island, check if there’s any way you could add some storage under the countertop. This would be the perfect spot to store your cookbooks or display your decorative bowls and platters.
Under the Bed
If you live in a small house, you probably don’t have much closet space. In this case, consider using under bed storage for your bedding, clothing, and pillows. Use storage boxes to organize and keep your stuff neat and dust-free.
No matter what size your house is, creating functional storage solutions can be overwhelming. Instead of thinking about the process of organizing your entire house at once, do one room at a time. Besides following our tips above, ask your family and friends for extra organizing tricks and storage solution ideas to make the most out of your space.