Would you like your pantry, kid’s toys, bathroom cabinets, closets, garage, home office, and every other space in your house to look neat and organized? CONTAIN IT!
My father always says that the difference between his “junk” and my mom’s “junk” is that hers is in a pretty box so it’s ok. Well in many ways, he is right. The first way it’s ok is that it is contained in a pretty box so it doesn’t look like there is stuff spread all over a desk or counter top. The second thing she’s doing is containing all “like” items so she can easily find what she’s looking for when she needs it.
Containing and labeling the items in each room will help you not only find what you need but make your home cleaner and neater looking. Unfortunately, just buying a bunch of containers will not get you organized. You need to go through your items and only contain what you are using. Anything you haven’t used in a year or anything broken can be donated to a charity or discarded.
Today, I used these really cool containers I found at Target to organize a client’s pantry.
All the seasoning packets went into a small container, all the bread went into a larger container and so on. When you contain like items, they are easy to find, odd sized items don’t fall off shelves or spill and when the container is getting empty, it’s easier to identify what you need to buy more of.
They make all different sizes, shapes and colored containers. If you need to contain tiny toy pieces like Legos try these:
Larger toys can go into a storage ottoman like this:
Electrical cords, office supplies or even accessories would look great in these:
Hang one of these shoe holders on the back of any door in your home to store vitamins, charger cords, bathroom toiletries, arts and crafts, cleaning supplies, socks and gloves – any small item in any room.
If you’re trying to contain large items like tools in a garage or holiday decorations, go with a large plastic bin. I prefer clear but they come in lots of colors.
Please call me if you need help containing. Simply Organized 404-825-2105 or Heather@SimplyOrganizedYou.com.
*** All pictured items came from Target.com ***