Create storage in unexpected spaces
horizontal beam in a garage makes the perfect perch for fishing rods. A simple hook, bracket or nail keeps each
neatly in place.
healthy eating habits. Organize your refrigerator
fruits and other nutritious foods front and center to easily reach good-for-you
A magazine holder can be a hard-working
organizing tool. Fastened to a kitchen cabinet
door it can hold plastic wrap and foil, cutting boards, or plastic storage lids.
Try it in other rooms for small hair appliances, gift bags, or well, magazines.
Arrange items by their use. Create a breakfast zone in the pantry, a
garden zone in the shed, or pet supplies in the mudroom. Get in the zone!
throw an empty tissue box away; use
it to store plastic grocery store bags. It takes up less space than most other
bag storage methods. Everyone in my household was impressed when I learned this
empty egg carton to corral your
earrings, rings, pins and other smaller pieces of jewelry. It’s lightweight but
sturdy enough to do the job and slim enough to fit in a dresser drawer. It’s the perfect little unit to store your
Store shoes toe-to-heel
. You’ll be surprised how this one simple
arrangement can free up space in your closet or shoe rack while keeping all
pairs visible and easily accessible.
can a drinking straw
save you lots
and lots of aggravation and frustration? Thread necklaces through the straw and
hook the clasp for knot-free jewelry. Cut the straw to size for more compact
storage. Great idea for traveling – the
necklace and be stored in a toothbrush holder.
solves a variety of
organizing dilemmas and instantly gives your space a neat and tidy look. In multiple sizes and weights, a hook is the
resting place for a backpack, hat, rake, keys, umbrella, towel, and so much
more. Hook it!
A bread tag
can save lots of frustration and time spent weeding through a jungle of
cords. Simply label each tag with the
device name or function and attach it to the base of the cord.
to find more space in your closet? Hook
a soda can tab over a hanger loop
and hang another piece of clothing from it.
Instantly double your closet’s capacity and coordinate outfits, too.
Make your bed!
This powerful morningl habit will
allow you to accomplish the first task of the day, it can boost productivity,
happiness and inspire you to form other great habits, large and small.
come unraveled this gift-wrapping season.
Slip an empty paper towel or toilet paper roll
around gift wrap to
protect the cut edges.
A pillow case
is a versatile storage and
protection tool. It can house its own folded sheet set, replace dry cleaners’
plastic bags, store wreaths off-season, and become a laundry bag. Not to
mention what can be done with a little creativity and needle and thread…
Re-purpose a six-pack carton to corral condiment jars and small items that may otherwise rattle around on your refrigerator door shelf.
Put shower hooks
to work in more rooms than
the bathroom. Hung from a hanger or
tension rod, scarves are neat and available; necklaces and bracelets hang
untangled, too. Quickly choose a hat or
handbag from this easy everyday storage hack.
Give an old cookie sheet
new life. With a bit of paint, fabric or tape, it can become a decorative and functional serving tray, a magnetic board to serve as a family command center, a plant holder or traveling lap desk for the kiddos. Here's one how-to example from Martha Stewart.
Do you have old CDs that you don’t know what to do
with? Organize your closet! They are
especially useful in children’s closets to categorize by size, name or planning
a week’s outfits.
Use PVC piping
to corral and organize lots
of things, indoors and out. Use it to house
hair appliances, craft supplies or as a shoe organizer. Build a garden trellis
or a towel rack. The ideas are endless.