10 Common Areas That Need Organizing
While any room or area in a home or office may require organizing, there are a few key spaces that typically need the most organizational help.
- Desks. From desk drawers to desktops, workspaces tend to need some organization. Use in and out baskets on top of your desk to keep track of paperwork, put important information and contacts about your home or office in a three rind binder and utilize a filing cabinet to sort and store important paperwork.
- Closets. Closets are notoriously unorganized. Utilizing shelving system and consider placing plastic drawers in the closet. Add hooks to hold items that can hang from the wall, like dustpans and brushes. Use bins to keep items that are alike together.
- Junk draws. Junk drawers should regularly be dejunked and items should be sorted into piles to keep, give away and throw away.
- Silverware draws. Using a drawer divider allows you to store each type of flatware in its own slot. They’ll be no more grabbing for a spoon and getting a fork.
- File cabinets. Things tend to get tucked into the first tile available. Use color coded plastic tabs and be sure to label each one for a specific type of paperwork like invoices, bank statements and
- Book shelves. Books thrown onto shelves don’t make for an eye pleaser. Organize the books in the bookshelf.
- Spice shelves. After tossing expired spices, consider trying a lazy susan to store them.
- Glove box. In the car, your glove box may barely shut. Go through it and place your vehicle registration in a zip top bag,
- Sheds. From hooks to hang bikes from the ceiling to work benches and peg boards, there are plenty of ways to organize before school.
- The toy room. Parents of young kids can become quickly overwhelmed with the sheer number of toys their children accumulate. A simple bin rack system can help sort and store toys. Keeping like toys together in bins, like cars or balls, can ensure the system is easy enough for the kid to use.
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