With summer coming to an end and school fast approaching I find myself wondering what clothes and shoes my family needs for the year. So without thinking, I went into my teen son’s bedroom to check his drawers and closet.
I love my son. Really. I’d die for him. I also might need to announce a day or two in advance that I’d like to check his clothes. Volunteering for a heart attack really isn’t a smart use of my time. I can only imagine what it must be like for mother’s that let their kids have reptiles as pets.
Everywhere you look there are things that you have but you don’t really use them anymore. Why are they still there? Why can’t you just give them away or throw them away?
There are no support groups. As long as there are no support groups, I’m going to stick with it’s not an addiction.
Batteries, pencils, twist ties, rubber bands, legos, toiletries, tea candles, you know, the little things. Stuff you really do need but they’re just begging to be organized. You already know I’m not going to tell you to throw them in a drawer and forget out it.
I’m going to give you great tips for ways to make those little things look beautiful and be right at your finger tips when you need them!
Let’s start in the hear of the home!
An over the door organizer doesn’t have to hang over a door. What?! Right!
Inside a pantry, just outside the kitchen door in the garage, you name it. Put those handy wipe, cleaners, fresh rags or sponges there. Baking soda, vinegar, cleaners, brushes, and other cleaning tools. In fact this would work just as well in the Laundry room as the Kitchen.
Consider putting water bottles, ziploc boxes, foil, seasoning packets, snacks, the ideas are limited only to what you have to stuff it with! Ah…. all those little things – tidy. Be still my heart.
Confession time – this is my actual stuff, in my actual bathroom. I rent so no looking at the tile. Can you see how handy this is in a small space? Puts everything where I can see it easily and bonus because I can easily see it, I can easily put it back! Pretty sweet deal if you ask me.
These over the door organizers are work horses! You could put bathing suits, unders, diapers, pull ups, wash clothes, shampoo, conditioners, brushes, hair do pretty thingys.
Scarves, socks, belts, tshirts….. the pins on Pinterest telling you what to put in one of these for your closet is endless. Don’t forget toys… dog toys. What? your dogs don’t use your closet?
This might be my favorite. No junk drawers here! Just beautifully sorted office supplies. They make me happy. Just looking over at them makes me smile. Rubber bands, binder clips, power cords, batteries, post it notes, markers, sharpies, scissors….. don’t they look beautiful?
Don’t skip this is you don’t have kids. You probably have a fur baby – which is really a kid, come on. Toys, stuffies, legos, small books, small shoes, small clothes, and so many tiny things. Get more than one.
Also this is a great idea for kids rooms: Toy Library
Ornaments! or cold weather gear. Perfect for gloves and hats, scarves, wool socks….. this thing can go in your car too!
So, isn’t your head just swimming with good ideas? Go forth, get an over the door organizer! Be organized!
Suzanna Kaye is a professional organizer and owner of Spark! Organizing, LLC. She has special experience with organization for office, financial, ADD/ADHD, elderly, disabled, overwhelmed and special needs. With the belief that cluttered people are some of the most creative and interesting people she knows, she loves working with her clients in a supportive and loving environment. For more information about Suzanna visit our about us page, email info@SparkOrganizing.com or call 321-234-5499.
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