De-clutter your home while doing your annual Spring Cleaning projects this year and get organized at the same time! Use the following listed simple techniques to gain space and a more streamlined storage system.
· Pull everything out of your kitchen cabinets and wipe down the shelves. Add dish racks and mini-shelves inside your existing cabinets and stack items up. Adding a small, removable shelf between the shelves helps you take advantage of vertical space that would otherwise be wasted.
· Everyone’s got a junk drawer, right? Whether yours is in the kitchen, foyer, or bathroom, your junk drawer is one of the most important and at the same time, neglected, storage areas. Get some divided drawer organizers or a silverware holder to group like items together. Pens, scissors, rulers, and letter openers in a long, thin one and batteries, clips, and spare keys in a square space. Rectangle shaped organizers are great for notepads, coupons, and postage stamps. And while you’re at it, trash those expired coupon mailers, broken rubber bands, and kids meal toys.
· Shower caddies aren’t just for college kids. These handy bins make for great under-sink organizers. Put all your hair products in one, lotions and moisturizers in another, and makeup in yet another.
· Bathroom linen closets and under-sink cabinets will also benefit from the shelf between the shelves idea mentioned above. Stacking hand towels underneath wash cloths using a mini-shelf is a great way to keep these items separate yet together.
· Hanging a wire shelf on the laundry room wall is an easy storage solution for soaps, stain removers, and dryer sheets. Put pet products in here, paper goods, or other cleaning products for easy access and visibility.
· Invest in a nice piece of furniture that doubles as storage space. An ottoman in the living room with a removable lid and interior storage is great for keeping throw pillows and blankets or could double as a toy box.