Storage Hacks to Try in 2020

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.

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Storing Paper Goods

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.

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Home Organization, Dadgum That’s Good! +HM #173

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #173! We wanted to mix things up a bit and have some FUN this week! (I mean, every week is fun for us, and we hope it is for you, too!) But our theme today is Dadgum, That’s Good! WHY on earth such a theme, you ask? It’s because today is National Dadgum That’s Good Day! (No, I’m not kidding!) I chose one of my FAVORITE things in the world to focus in on: Home Organization! So, here on The Road to Domestication, you’ve found yourself at Home Organization, Dadgum That’s Good today! I hope you can get some fab ideas for organizing all those tricky spots in your home! #DadgumThatsGood #HomeMattersParty #HomeOrganization

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Home Organization, Dadgum That’s Good! +HM #173

Here are just a couple Home Organization ideas for ya!

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Home Organization – After Holiday Routines + HM #167

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #167! I sure hope your 2018 is moving along beautifully! And speaking along those lines…this week’s THEME is Getting Your Home Organized and Back on Track, and, before we party, I want to share with you some inspiration to do just that! #HomeOrganization #HomeMattersParty

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Home Organization – After Holiday Routines + HM #167

Here are 5 posts on home organization and getting back into routines that I find super helpful!

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Creative Storage Solutions for Your Home

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.

First Impressions

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.

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Staying on Top of the Mess

You know that moment of quietness you get when all chores are done and the house is clean? It lets you take a breath and feel at ease. A fleeting moment that’s usually abruptly ended by a crash or a scream – at least at my house. Well, back to work!

Keeping a home clean and organized and mess-free is an on-going effort. One that’s difficult when you’re already balancing a busy work and family life. You put your best efforts forward but there’s always more to do. Those off days become busy days very very quickly.

We try things like planning our schedules around our energy levels or burn the midnight oil to get the last bits of the list done. Yet, it feels like a losing battle. There’s only so much one person can do!

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Getting the Family on Board

There are a few reasons why the family may not be helping with chores:

A.  They don’t know how they can help

B.  There’s no repercussions if they don’t

C.  They’re busy already

D.  They don’t know how you want it done

You can try to force your partner and kids to help but this may only last a day. Plus, who wants extra stress from nagging and taking orders?

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