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Organizing Your Space is Easy with These 6 Simple Tips

By Kravelv @kravelv

Leaving little piles of “stuff” on the floor has always been my forte. Shoes, dirty laundry, towels, coats, and gear inevitably end up scattered throughout the house and garage.

And if you’re anything like me you’ve accrued a considerable amount of gear, such as bikes, skis, and golf clubs, over the years. So, what to do with it all? There’s no one foolproof method of organizing belongings, especially if it’s not in your nature.

Trying to figure it out can be mind-boggling, too, so here are 6 tips and things to consider in the process:

Organizing Your Space is Easy with These 6 Simple Tips

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Pare down

First, go through all your stuff and determine what you can part with. Maybe you don’t need 35 coats, for example. If you line them all up, you’ll see they take up a ton of space. Divide them into piles: Which coats are you actually wearing? Which are you keeping for sentimental value? Which coats can you sell or give to a thrift shop? Keep in mind that many adults and children throughout the country need winter coats every year. For the nearly 15 percent of Americans living in poverty, a warm coat is considered a budget “extra.”

Lockers

On the topic of coats and “extras”, I saw a cute Pinterest idea using actual school lockers as a coat closet. If you can’t bring yourself to get rid of your 15 Patagonia jackets, maybe hang them up out of the way in a trendy, yet practical, locker unit. Or use the units for what they are actually intended which is to house sports gear.

Organizing Your Space is Easy with These 6 Simple Tips

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Hang up the bikes

This is kind of ridiculous, but I am the proud owner of 5 bikes (down from 7). I probably should have thought about where I’d put them all, instead of watching them accumulate over time.

It’s a great idea to get the bikes off the ground in an effort to save space. The only problem is if you choose J-hooks and hang bikes from the ceiling in the garage, it’s usually impractical to reach them without a ladder. Just make sure you can hang or rack the bike yourself regardless of how you choose to store it.

Organizing Your Space is Easy with These 6 Simple Tips

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There are plenty of ways to hang bikes:  wall mounts, free standing racks, pulleys and hoists.  Many enthusiasts are displaying their bikes as center pieces or as works of art in their homes, which is kind of cool. Although somewhat impractical if it’s your daily commuter and you’re tracking in mud.

Organizing Your Space is Easy with These 6 Simple Tips

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Baskets, trays, shelves and hooks

A mudroom without organizing essentials is like a kitchen without utensils. Even if the mudroom is not super put-together, having simple and stylish hooks to hang your coat and house keys on is practical. How often are we scrambling to find our keys? Hang them on the hook right when you walk in.

Decorative wicker baskets separating swimming suits, scarves and hats are specific accessories to help keep “squishy” items organized.

Mudrooms don’t have to be a dirty disaster zone. A galvanized boot tray at the entry of the mudroom holds dirty shoes, boots and cleats. The durable rubber liner makes it easy to clean, as well.

Organizing Your Space is Easy with These 6 Simple Tips

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Big Mud Rug

Not necessarily an organizational item, but a large indoor/outdoor rug is a worthy investment. Placing it in high traffic areas, such as the porch, main entryway or mudroom, will invite people in. It’s also functional because it catches dirt, snow and debris from outside. Buy a textured rug with neutral colors as they tend to hide “unclean matter.”

Storage bins

People tend to poo-poo big plastic storage bins with lids because they don’t seem like the most efficient use of space and you can’t access them easily. And unless they are labeled it’s hard to determine exactly what’s in them. But they are durable, stackable and hold a lot of stuff you don’t know what to do with and don’t want to get rid of.

However, the best way to declutter is to take a look at all the rooms in your home. Clean out your storage areas, donate or sell unused furniture, go through your junk drawers. You’ll be amazed at the new found space in your home and may even feel more relaxed.

Article By: Melissa Davidson


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