The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to get a fresh start on cleaning and organizing your home. As many of us know, after rounding out 2019 with all of the back to back holidays, your house can start to feel as though it has taken on more clutter than ever before. But the question is, how do you properly manage and store your belongings without having to do a complete purge? Is there a way to implement effective storage solutions without breaking the bank? Thanks to useful storage hacks, making room for your supplies doesn’t have to be as daunting as it sounds and you can finally reclaim your living spaces from all of the clutter.
Every weekend when you take that long-awaited trip to the grocery store, you come back with all the essential supplies you need for the week and those big, huge packs of paper towels and toilet paper. Obviously, those are two incredibly important items in any household but where in the world are you supposed to store those massive packages? The easiest solution you can try only requires a hanging shoe shelf organizer. They typically cost around $10 and are easy to set up in any closet. They are perfect for storing rolls of toilet paper or paper towels and keeping them organized and out of the way.
For a more hands-on hack to store specifically paper towels, you can install four hooks and two bungee cords against the wall. Place two hooks at the bottom of the wall and the other two up high enough so that the bungee cords will have some tension when they are stretched. Hook the bungee cord to the hook so they are both vertically positioned. Then, just start stacking your paper towel rolls horizontally up the extent of the bungee cord. Allow the bungee cord’s tension to hold the paper towels in place and then, forget about it. This hack is perfect for the inside of a pantry or cleaning closet to keep paper towels stored neatly and out of the way.
The act of getting married is a moment that many look forward to. Unfortunately, the discussion of what to do with extra belongings typically comes as a surprise. This article will help you find the best possibilities to store away your most important or miscellaneous items. And do you know what? Finding the perfect storage spacing doesn’t have to be costly!
Now that you’re married, it’s easier than ever to get your items mingled together with your spouse’s. To avoid this confusion, purchase plastic storage bins. Storage bins are cost-effective and you can label each bin to make it even more convenient to identify what is inside of each bin. In many cases, it’s not difficult to purchase the size you’ll need. When labeling your bins, both you and your spouse should use color-specific labels to identify from afar who the bin belongs to.
Utilize Your Garage
If your home comes with a built-in garage, take advantage of it by storing your items. One side could be used for his items and the other side for you. In the long run, both you and your husband will value the presence of an organized garage, containing both of your items. Sometimes utilizing a garage is not an option because the home didn’t come with a garage. In such cases, you can purchase a storage container by the foot. Depending on how big you want your storage container is how much you will pay. It can be tough having to use your garage if you really prefer to store your vehicles in it only. Owning a big storage container might work better for storing personal items and power tools that operate from a power inverter connected to a battery source.
Jewelry is one thing that humans are happy to spend a lot of money on, even if a particular item isn’t going to be worn very often. Timeless family heirlooms, engagement rings, and valuable pieces regardless of their cost should be cared for properly. However, many people are storing their jewelry in a way that leaves necklaces tangled, rings lost and earrings in a jumble. This not only makes it difficult to find that one item that would complete your special occasion outfit, but it also reduces how long your jewelry can be enjoyed.
When improperly stored, jewelry can tangle and break, rendering it unwearable or requiring valuable time to repair. Fortunately, you don’t need to buy an elaborate storage system to keep your jewelry in great shape. For as much as I have spent on jewelry over the years, I don’t want to dedicate a lot of cash toward storing my belongings. This requires getting a bit creative, but it’s really not too hard!
With minimal effort and minimal expense, I worked these three techniques into my organizational scheme at home. I no longer lose small rings or earrings, my necklaces aren’t in knots, and all of my favorite accessories are easily accessed when I want them.
There are over 300,000 items in the average American home. CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE THAT?! That’s a staggering amount, especially when you consider that you need a place to store each item! Whether you’re like the average American family and own hundreds of thousands of items or you’re part of the minimalist movement to own less, chances are you need some type of storage system in your home. These creative storage solutions can make the most of the space you have in your home while also looking nice.
One of the first places people will visit when coming to your home is your entryway. Depending on the size, there are a variety of storage solutions you could use to make use of the space while providing guests a nice aesthetic. Using a bench with storage cubbies can serve the dual purpose of providing people a place to sit to put on shoes and a receptacle to keep shoes when they aren’t being used. If you don’t have a closet in your entryway, you can hang hooks in your wall to give people a place to hang their coats so they aren’t lying around the house.
As you can imagine, things around our house have gotten a tad bit busy since we found out about the twins! All other house projects have been put on hold in favor of any house project that deals with the “project room”, which will be the twins’ room when they arrive. I think it’ll be perfect: it has light wood floors, great natural light, and TWO closets. Ah! (If you want to see an idea of what it looks like right now, CLICK HERE)
Anyway, it’s mostly been used for storage, so we are working on relocating all the holiday decorations and other items that have been stacked up in the closets. It’s become clear that we probably need some creative storage solutions. Because…do you ever notice that the longer we inhabit a space, the more stuff we seem to accumulate? Even if you’re pretty good about consistently purging your space, there always seems to be that pile of things you just can’t part with. Whether it’s a stack of books you plan to read (one day!), out of season clothing, or memorabilia, I’ve decided there are plenty of ways to stylishly store your important knickknacks, and give your space a clean and sleek appearance.
Tip #1: Contain the Clutter
Open shelving looks really polished when your items are minimally displayed, but for the many packrats out there, this isn’t always achievable. If you need to utilize shelving to store your stuff, contain the clutter with chic woven baskets or printed boxes. These baskets and boxes will allow you to store the same amount of stuff, but will give your shelving a uniform appearance.