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Bedroom Organizing tips

How to Organize a Bedroom

-First thing is to thoroughly sort through everything with the questions: Have I worn it in the last year? Do I need to keep it in my bedroom? Is it practical to keep? Do I have room for it?

- Have a giveaway box/bag and/or a box/bag for consignment. To be removed immediatly after so as not to be tempted to keep it.

-Is the furniture placed properly for best use? Baskets and decorative boxes are great to use to store things in if
you don’t have enough storage. Make use of under the bed storage containers. There are often unused corners in a room that can be used for storage.

-You need more shelving or drawers to be able to maximize the space in a walk-in closet. If you have a lot of shoes, extra shelving is helpful or keep the shoes in shoe boxes or plastic boxes of the same size with a picture of the shoes on them is an easy way to avoid a large pile of shoes on the floor.

-Clothing is best grouped either according to color or according to type of clothing. Hang up as much as is practical to easily access if folding is not something you automatically do. Baskets or containers work well for socks, underware, scarves, etc. Or fold clothes, and place on shelves.

-Wherever you can, maximize the space with boxes, or extra shelving inserts so there is not as much unused space.

-Jewelry is another one of those things that if not organized properly are annoying and often end up in a jumbled mess somewhere. There are, of course, store bought containers that work well. But one thing I like to use that is decorative as well as functional is converting a picture frame into a Jewelry stand. I will give instructions on building this in one of my blogs.

-As always when organizing, keep in mind what is used most often and have these things put where they can be accessed easily.

How to Organize Your Garage

-The first step to organizing a garage is sorting the items in the garage. The easiest way is
to set up boxes or areas to put like items. Have a for sale box, a give away box and a trash
box set up as well.

-While you are sorting ask your self these questions: What is the goal
amount of things I want to keep? How long has it been since I used it? Am I keeping it
because I like it or because someone gave it to me and I don’t want to offend them? If so,
do you really have room for it and is it practical to keep? They will most likely never
know whether you still have it or not. Try to get rid of as much as you can as organizing
it into efficient and usable order easier.

-After sorting put items into boxes that can be easily moved (sm. and med.) unless item too large,
then a rolling container is the easiest to use. I prefer plastic over cardboard as they are sturdier and
stack better. It is best to use shelving or cabinets but the boxes can be stacked neatly if needed.

- For tools, either use a board with nails or a board with holes and the appropriate hardware to hang them
neatly. The larger items can go on shelves or the floor. Use a storage container with little
drawers and label them for screws, nails and other small items. This can either be hung
on a wall or a counter. If possible hang the larger items, such as shovels, rakes, etc.

-Put a ceiling rack for larger items so you have more floor space (like the bicycles during the
winter). When putting away items, always keep in mind the things that are used the most
often and make sure they are accessible.

-When finished, you will have a neat and organized garage with the ability to find things with out having to
move everything to get to them.

You will be surprised at how much extra space your garage actually has.

  

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