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Home Organization Tips

Home Organization with an ArmoireWhen a home is not organized, it is easy for the homeowner to feel stressed as things seem out of place. However, organizing is not a simple task when people feel that they have more items than they have space to hold them. Using some handy home organization tools can solve this dilemma, regardless of the amount of available space.

Use Armoires

Armoires provide the perfect organization solution because they allow you to store a variety of items and close doors to hide it all away. Use an armoire in a child’s bedroom to house her wardrobe or his collection of video games and electronic cords. Make a scrapbook armoire or crafting armoire by placing items in small containers inside the armoire, including fabric, ribbon, paint, paintbrushes, stamps and other related items. You do not have to invest in a large armoire, either. You can use a smaller armoire or even a credenza to help provide a more streamlined approach to your home’s organization.

Utilize Kitchen Organization

A kitchen is often the center of a family’s home, but a kitchen can also quickly become a dumping ground for items that have no other home. Maximize the storage space in your kitchen by adding wire tiers to the inside of your cabinets to store spices, recipe books or other small items. Use clear containers that are labeled for dry goods, like pasta, rice, flour and sugar. Vertical StorageStack the containers on top of each other to save even more space.

Cover Up Eyesores

You can make your space look cleaner and organized by covering up unsightly areas. Cover a nook or closet by hanging a rod over the space with a curtain. Cover up open shelving with drawers or doors for a cleaner look.

Use Vertical Storage

You do not have to use only organizational pieces that are horizontal. Using vertical spaces can help you make the most of the space that is available to you. Use over the door organizers to store children’s toys or toiletries. Small towels and washcloths can also be hung vertically. Hang girl’s bows from a ribbon going up and down the wall or inside of a door.

Use Multi-Functional Furniture

Use furniture that can double as storage. For example, use a desk that can double as a dining table. Use an ottoman for seating that you can also use to tuck away extra linens or toys. A window bench can be seating as well as storage.

Install Drawer Organizers

Gone is the junk drawer when you have drawer organizers. These nifty devices inspire people to be more organized as items can easily be relegated to their respective places in a drawer. For example, you may have a craft drawer with glue sticks, hole punchers, stickers, scissors and stamps. Each of these groups can take their own place in a niche in the drawer.

Taking these steps can quickly turn disorganized clutter into an organized and functional space, even in small spaces.

 

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