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Organizing For More Storage Space

Organize your storage efficiently with these tips! It’s important to make the most out of your storage space. It doesn’t matter if our house has 10 closets and a massive pantry, we always need more!

Keeping it Neat and Tidy

Between food, clothes, sports equipment, and shoes, plus the dozens of other things that are a part of our daily lives, we literally run out of space before we run out of stuff that needs space.

There are hundreds of options to organize your storage space making it much easier to keep all of our stuff neat, tidy, and organized. Let’s chat about just a few of them and if you want to see how we do it at my house, be sure to watch the video as well.

No office storage space No problem!

Tips to Organize Your Storage Space

1.) Closet Organizer

This one is pretty common and lots of people use it and for a good reason. Closet organizers allow you to take what would otherwise be “dead space” in your closet and let you make use of it by hanging clothes on the extra rods and storing other clothes on the shelves. It can more than double the space in your closet!

2.) Storage Bins

These are lifesavers for items you don’t use everyday or to switch clothing around seasonally. They are also terrific for clothes that you are saving to hand down to the next kid in line! The best thing about storage bins is that they are not limited to just clothes. You can also store holiday decorations, bulk food purchases and crafting supplies away. Want more holiday storage tips? Check out our blog post, 5 Steps to Organize Your Holiday Decor

3.) Kitchen Island

 If your kitchen doesn’t have enough cabinets and space allows, an island – even a small one will allow for additional storage and workspace.

4.) Fold up Desk

If you lack an office space, you can always hang shelving on the wall and hang a fold up desk (also known as a murphy desk) beneath them. That way when you need to use a desk you can, but when you don’t need it, it can be folded neatly up and out of the way.

5.) Shelving

The perfect item for those extra snacks, cleaning supplies or even toys. If you can tuck it into a closet even better. But if you don’t have that option, inexpensive curtains are a great choice to give your shelves a tidy, uncluttered look.

6.) Bench Seating

If you have friends with kids who also need school supplies, buying in bulk offers a better price and then you can split the supplies.

7.) Baskets

You might be surprised at just how much of what’s on that list you already have at home. Take the time to look before you head out shopping and you could save yourself a few bucks.

8.) Jars

Everything doesn’t have to be get in, get what you need, get out. Take your time and let the kids have a bit of fun building glue stick towers in the cart or buying that one inexpensive item they really don’t need.

9.) Hooks

Look at flyers or online, but be sure who has the best deals before you head out to get those school supplies. I find that generally Target has the best deals, but sometimes other stores offer better savings when I take the time to look for the deals before I go.

10.) Drawer Organizers

With yourself, your spouse, kids, and other shoppers. The stores tend to be packed in the school supplies section right now, so if you try to zip through quickly, chances are you are just going to end up frustrated.