Is your home organization in need of an overhaul? Not everybody has the luck to have large rooms to use for storage around the house. But you can get the most out of even the tiniest storage room if you plan ahead and get organized. Here are a few tips on how to make storage home organization easy. Organizing your home shouldn’t be a major challenge when you’re armed with a strategy.
Home Organization: How to Declutter your Closets
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Closet organizers can go a long way!
The first thing you have to do is to take everything out of the storage room or closet, so you can get a clear look at it and its possibilities. Take detailed measurements of the room, writing down any niches or storage opportunities. Don’t forget about spaces above or behind the door. Take notes about the items you had in there that you will need to put back into the storage room. Look to closet organizers to help you take advantage of all the space you have. While you may think closet organization is hard, visit your local storage or big box store and look at all the possibilities.
Closet organization once you have measurements
Once you have made all measurements, it’s time to make a plan. Make a list of the things you want to store in the room and group similar items together. Take into account any items you took a note of in the previous step. Also, decide on what you want to use to store them. For example, do you want to use glass containers for your cereals or do you want to store them with their original boxes? Will you store tall items, like iron boards or brooms in this room? Answering such questions can help you making choices about shelving, containers or hardware items like hooks you may need to buy.
Home Organization Ideas: Choose the right storage utensils and shelving
Now it’s time to plan on how to best use your shelving and storage options. In your kitchen storage look to vertical shelving and organized closet tools such as hooks, shelves, and drawers. Depending on what you have decided in the previous step about what to store, you can make the right decisions about the various heights and depths your shelving needs to have. By having the right measurements, you can optimize the space you have at your disposal, just remember that you might not be able to see the items you have stored in the deepest parts of your shelves. A good idea to not lose sight of things you have stored is to use pull outs or lazy susans.
Home organization: Use only functional items in your closets
To optimize even the tiniest closets, make use of practical and clever utensils and furniture. Other than lazy susans, and pull out baskets, clear containers can help also not to lose sight of anything. Furthermore, use carts or boxes on wheels that can be easily pulled out of the way so you can reach even the deepest corners of the room. Pegboards can be great if you have a lot of smaller items you want to be able to quickly grab and use.
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After taking these steps to implement these small storage room organization tips, it is sure that you will enjoy more storage space than you would have ever imagined having. But you shouldn’t stop here. Keep an inventory of each shelving contents on a chalkboard, so you can always know what you have and what you need to refill. Also, it is very important to check regular all your stored items, especially if we’re talking about things with expiration dates. Make sure to de-clutter every once in a while, getting rid of any items you haven’t used in a long time and that you probably won’t be using in the future either.
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