If you are like me, there is stuff everywhere in your home. No matter where you look, there is always something that needs to be put away. And in a perfect world I’d have a place for everything and everything would be in its place. Here are a few of my favorite, easy storage tips that anyone can do without hiring a professional organizer. I find that every little corner that I tame the clutter in, makes a difference for me and it will for you too.
Most of us just need a little originality and a bit of creativity to inexpensively organize our homes without the need of hiring a professional organizer.
The “Junk” Drawer
If you are like most homeowners, your kitchen has a junk drawer and your junk drawer is a mess. Purchasing those inexpensive kitchen organizers for your drawers will save you time and energy when you need to find something.
If you want to be a little more creative and save some cash you can use different shaped gift boxes. Gift boxes for bracelets, rings, and necklaces make for excellent storage compartments. Sort and arrange them in whatever way fits your drawer best. You can custom pack your drawers with many different shapes and sizes, to hold anything from corn on the cob holders to tie backs for plastic bags.
Back in the day, mason jars were used to can sauce and foods for winter. Today mason jars have many uses. They make great storage for uncooked pasta and oatmeal, and and any dry good such as brown sugar or chocolate chips. I use a mason jar for cotton balls and Q-Tips in the bathroom and one in the kitchen to keep wooden spoons handy by the stove.
If you are a crafter, you know the frustration involved with storing different colored masking tape and ribbons that seem to run all over the place. Keep them organized and easy to use by storing them on a paper towel dispenser.
A Hanging Shoe Bag Is Not Just for Shoes Anymore
Use those over-the-door shoe racks to store anything you want other than shoes. You can store sewing supplies, arts and crafts, kids’ crafts, and anything you could imagine in an over-the-door shoe rack. Those plastic compartments fit so many good things that there is an endless list. The beauty of these storage containers is that you can hang them up on a hanger and place them anywhere from the hall closet to the kitchen pantry. One of my daughter’s live’s in a very small house with a very tiny closet and she has one hanging inside her closet door to keep all of her belts, hats and scarves. I have cut one down to just 6 pockets and use it in the shower in my r.v. to hold shampoo and body wash bottles. The uses for these things are endless.