Entry #1373, July 9, 2012
Your home has storage needs beyond the closets and obvious areas. Small items such as books, utensils, tools and other smaller home essentials can use a proper place by having easy storage solutions you can create in your home. Whether you make them, or you reuse other items to create easy storage solutions, take a look at a few ways to get organized and store your items beautifully and functionally.
Books are one of the things that we typically have in common at home. If you are using plastic bins for book storage, you have to replace them. Plastic storage tends to trap moisture that can glue or wrinkle your book to weaken. While books are designed not to be stored, there may be times when you cannot help but keep them stored. The best storage solutions for books are cardboard boxes, leather wraps and Mylar sheets.
Avoid stacking books on top of each other. This may cause warping or damage your book cover. To fix this problem, place a Mylar sheet of leather in between each book. Ensure that the storage temperature is stable and not fluctuating. Store books in bookshelves that allow for air circulation and allow your books to show off themselves.
Plates that are not for everyday use can be kept in a low-traffic space in your cupboard. Wrap each plate and stack them in eight pieces. This is a safe and favorable way of piling your dishes. It will ensure protection from budging and accumulation of dust and dirt.
As for your frequently used dishes, consider having a dishwasher rack as storage. This makes it easier to dry and acquire. If you want it to protect it from foreign objects, cover it with transparent plastic with lace surrounding its edges. For champagne or wine glasses, wrap it in a plastic and load it in a separate dishwasher rack.
Cords and wires create can be cluttered and entangled through the years especially when you regularly purchase electronic gadgets over time. These cords and wires need to be bundled to keep them organized. You can tie the unnecessary length using Velcro tape, wire snake cable or use a colorful cable organizer kit. You can buy these from your nearest hardware store or try a craft box with a power strip located inside.
You may also use a small hook and have your wires inserted inside the hook. It looks neat and clean when wires are hung and not kept on the floor. Of course, it is better safe than sorry.
Use these helpful tips to create storage that will look nice and make your interiors become just a little more functional! 🙂
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