By Katie Houdek
Clutter is the stuff of madness. It can ruin an otherwise happy home quicker than just about anything. The best way to beat the clutter is to get organized but the hardest part of getting organized is understanding how to get organized. Here’s some incredible storage solutions to help you decrease the clutter and crankiness while kicking up your home’s efficiency and your overall happiness.
Kitchen Storage Solutions
The kitchen is hot point for clutter. Especially if you love your tech gadgets or like to bulk up on a good sale at the grocery store. Kitchens can be an abyss. Stuff gets sucked into pantry black holes and before you know it you’ve got multiple jars of stuff that expired three years ago and a food processor that you never use because pulling it out of its storage space is a pain-in-the-you-know-what.
The best way to tackle this problem is with pull out shelving in your cabinets and pantry. Incorporating this shelving will solve virtually all of your kitchen storage woes. You’re creating a place that allows you easy access to all of your food stuffs and your cooking implements. When your kitchen items are easier to access you will use them.
Storage Solutions for the Bathroom
The same idea holds true in the bathroom. We have so many little grooming tools, creams, ointments, make-up brushes, hair styling products, the list goes on and on. Just like a kitchen pantry it’s easy to lose items in the back of a cabinet or drawer only to discover your incredibly expensive eye cream has expired and currently good-for-nothing.
Keep all you little bathroom items neatly organized and your counter-top clear with these unique storage solutions. When your items are organized like this you’ll waste significanly less money on wasted products and you’ll be able to keep your space a lot cleaner. Who enjoys have to wash every bottle and item on the counter-top when dust collects? Or even moving each item off the counter to clean the surface? It’s a pain.
All the Shoes
Shoes – They’re fifty percent of the equation that allows you service or admittance to most establishments. Shirts, the other half, have an endless storage methods. But those shoes, they litter the house from top to bottom. They’re by the door, in the laundry room, in the bedroom, next to the couch, shoved in closets… they’re everywhere.
Shoes keep your feet safe, they’re expressions of your personal style, and they’re a perpetual afterthought when it comes to storage. Reign them in and stop tripping over them at every turn!
Storage for Kid Clutter
Kids, they’re great right? They are, there’s actually no question about that. There’s also no question about the fact that they are clutter monsters. They’ve basically made clutter into an art form, their own personal life mantra. Cubbies are pretty much the best storage solution for kids but take it a step further and slap a little door on each of those cubbies and then you can basically ignore what’s going on in there until they get a bit older.
The garage is one of those spaces that can become absolutely unmanageable without some key storage solutions and organization techniques. Before you know it your tripping over paint cans and falling on your hedge trimmer. It’s a dangerous space. You have to get it under control because it truly is a space that can lead to injury if not kept clean and organized.Store seasonal items, like patio furniture, up high as demonstrated above. Make sure to utilize wall space to keep all of your yard tools, brooms, and other handled objects neat and easy to access. If your home has an attached garage consider setting aside a corner to act as a sort of mudroom where everyone has a space to store their coats, sneakers, and sporting goods where they’ll keep from clutter your home’s entry way.
Hopefully some of these storage solution ideas can you see through all the clutter in your home. Even finding a way to alleviate one of these clutter tiggers can go a long way to making your home and your life operate a little more harmoniously!