Tips To Get Organized With Containers

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Tips to Get Organized With Containers

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Clean, dump and get organized with simple tips for minimizing the disorder.

Space-saving storage for organizing

·Square containers are better than round containers; just the design of round containers wastes space (corners are cut off.) Round containers are great for storing mixing bowls or a ball basket in the garage. Use square containers for storing food, clothing and holiday items.


·Clear containers are best so you can see the contents. Label all containers with whatever they contain. Keep containers under the bed (you can buy containers that have wheels) for extra sweater storage. There are also clear containers for rolls of wrapping paper and bows that can go under a guest room bed.


·Stacking containers often save space and are more stable. Wire shelves with legs let you put one size container underneath and another size above. Stacking pullout drawers under the bathroom sink are great space savers too.


·Shoe containers are varied, I am not a big fan of the pocket holders, as most shoes don't fit in them. Keep your shoeboxes and stack them, or buy clear containers and stack them so you can see what's inside.


·If you have the floor space, you can also buy stacking laminated wood shelves – so all shoes will fit regardless of the heel.


·Just because the closet came with one shelf doesn't mean you can't adjust the height and add another one. You can also add shelves to bedroom closets to hold sweaters, purses, folded T-shirts, sweat suits or shoes.


·Putting up shelves or cabinets in the laundry room will help hold laundry detergents and keep them off the  floor.


·Buy a tool chest or at least a pegboard to hold tools in the garage.


·Cabinets in the garage can hold excess paper goods, summer items, car accessories, etc.


·Storage racks for sports equipment (golf bags, tennis rackets and hockey sticks) this will keep it off the floor.


·Buy a desk with a hutch to store books and paper over the computer. Be sure to calculate how much space the monitor, printer(s), and CPU take up. If you need space to work as a regular desk make it an L- or U-shape desk.


·Get a decent filing cabinet to hold papers and bills. Don't save everything. Decide what you need and get rid of the rest! Excess papers can be stored in either a cabinet in the garage or bankers boxes.

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Rainmaker
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Liz Gallagher
LG Home Harmony - Home Stagers & Organizers - Montreal, QC
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I love the colorful wicker baskets ... makes ever space look organized and pretty!

Jan 07, 2010 12:08 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

Dont' save everything-Great advise!!! Can you please tell my hubby this!!  :)

Great post!!  Love it.

Jan 07, 2010 04:14 PM #2
Rainer
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Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Lots of GREAT ideas....love the colorful picture!  It shows that storage can be fun and look NICE too!

Jan 08, 2010 01:45 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Peggy Johnson
Redesign + More - Charlotte, NC
Home Stager - Charlotte NC

Liz,

Thank you for commenting on organizing tips.

Have a wonderful day!

Jan 08, 2010 02:06 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Peggy Johnson
Redesign + More - Charlotte, NC
Home Stager - Charlotte NC

Cathy,

Thank you for the comment on organizing.  It seems like the guys like to save things and they never really have a place for them. Have a great day and Happy New Year!

Jan 08, 2010 02:10 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Peggy Johnson
Redesign + More - Charlotte, NC
Home Stager - Charlotte NC

Kathy B,

I appreciate the comment on tips to get organized with containers. When items that are stored for easy access and its visible in the home its nice to use something like the baskets and they are great for bringing in color.

 

Thank you have a great day.

 

Jan 08, 2010 02:18 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Rita Minion
O'Brien Realty - Solomons, MD

Hello Peggy,

Thank you for the terrific list of tips to get organized!  Have a great week!

Rita

 

Jan 12, 2010 11:56 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Peggy Johnson
Redesign + More - Charlotte, NC
Home Stager - Charlotte NC

Rita,

Thank you for the comment on organizing. I hope you have a wonderful week as well.

Jan 13, 2010 06:25 AM #8
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Michelle Pimentel
Empire Home Staging Solutions - Upland, CA
ASP, IAHSP Empire Home Staging

Peggy,

Great tips for organizing!  Baskets and containers two of my favorite things! ;o)

Feb 11, 2010 04:51 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Peggy Johnson
Redesign + More - Charlotte, NC
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Michelle,

Thank you for the comment on organizing. Love the new picture and I hope you are doing well.

Feb 14, 2010 08:30 AM #10
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