It’s no secret that organization makes life easier, however, being organized can be challenging. We are going to cover a few ways to better organize your stuff, from the little things to the big things. Let’s get started.
Have you ever been in the middle of cooking and realized you didn’t get a spice out? When you realize it, you start scrambling to get it in then pan. As you are searching the cabinet, knocking over spices as you go, you wish that it was better organized. Yes, we have all been there. Luckily, there are a few inexpensive solutions.
There are countertop spice racks, some even rotate. There are cabinet pull out racks, which are a good option if you want to stack spices. You can choose an in drawer spice rack, if you want them in a place that is easier to reach, while still keeping them organized. If you need to maximize space you can choose an over the door rack.
Pots and pans are an overlooked area of organization. If you are using non-stick pots and pans this can be a good place to organize, because it reduces damage to these surfaces from stacking on top of each other. Plus, it makes them easier to get out of the cabinet.
They first type is a standing divider. They are usually metal and do not need to be screwed into place. You can use these to store pans vertically or horizontally, by flipping the divider. These dividers can also be used for pizza pans and sheet pans too.
If you aren’t afraid to use screws, you can mount a pull out rack for your pots and pans. This is a good choice if you have deep lower cabinets.
For your pots and pan lids you can use an over the door rack.
Plastic bins in the refrigerator are a good way to keep everything organized and also help clean up spills. If you have ever opened the fridge to realize that the meat has leaked all over, you know the nightmare that can be. If you store your meat in a plastic bin, you can pull it out and easily wash it. Plus, it cuts down on cross contamination.
The options are endless for closet organization.
Let’s start with ties. You can install a rack with hooks to hang the ties from. If there isn’t room, there are hangers with hooks that you can purchase.
For shoes you can put a shoe rack on the floor. You can use a square wooden rack with boxes to help keep them separated. There are even over the door shoe racks, if storage space is an issue.
Handbag storage is very similar to shoe storage. You can opt for a stand or over the door rack. There are special hangers you can use also.
For clothing, try to maximize your space. Closet organizers are great because you can add shelves and adjust the height of the hangers. This allows for convenience and the ability to hold more items.
Dresser drawer organizer
Dresser drawers are another place that often gets overlooked. Inside the drawers you can add dividers for ties and socks. These are usually inexpensive, but can go along way to organizing items that need to be paired or kept neatly.
Probably the place that needs the most help is the garage. Garages have to hold so many things, but still need to be functional.
Install cabinets and shelves to hold everything you need from brooms to sporting equipment. In an area that has to hold so many things, organization is key. You will want to choose a unit that allows you easily find and reach things that you use frequently. There are many options from cabinets to shelves that hold tubs. Choose what fits your needs the best.
Hopefully, these tips will help you be more organized. If you feel overwhelmed, start from the smallest, easiest project and work your way to the more challenging projects. Remember, this will make your life easier once you are done.