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Last week was my first full week of summer vacation and since my goal is to clean out closets and get organized, I decided it was best not to procrastinate.
I started with the laundry room. It is actually more like a closet so at least it isn’t a big area. A few months ago I removed the one wood shelf and added two of the white wire shelves that can be adjusted. This added some much needed storage. But then I quickly found that I just filled these shelves with more junk and I still couldn’t find stuff when I needed it.
I decided to add some canisters to the shelf using shower hooks so I could drop stuff in and then easily reach in when I needed it. I was originally going to reuse coffee cans but then my husband wanted to use them in our garage for something (who knows what for??).
I went to the Dollar Store and found the canisters and shower hooks so it was an inexpensive storage solution. I drilled a hole through one side of the canister about 1 inch down from the rim. Then I just put the shower hooks through the hole and around the wire shelf. Super fast and easy!
I’ve already decided I can use one for loose change and stuff I find in our pockets. The other one is empty for now but I’m sure I won’t have any problem filling it with stuff.
We have these shelves in all our closets so I’m definitely going to be adding more of these. I have plenty of shower hooks left so I just need to save my empty coffee cans or go back to The Dollar Store.
I also bought some shoe organizers because I love the idea of using them to organize the small stuff.
I put one in my guest bedroom closet to organize all my craft stuff. I had plenty ofpockets left over to store random junk I had in the closet. Now I can easily find and grab stuff that I need.
I just wish I would’ve done this years ago. It is such a quick and easy way to organize things.
I found this shoe organizer at The Dollar Store (can’t beat the price!) and decided to hang it from hooks in my kitchen pantry. I now use it to store all my little packages like spices, popcorn, hot chocolate, etc. This actually freed up so much space in my pantry because I was able to throw away all the boxes that held the individual packages.
So at least I can cross a few things off my summer to-do list. Now we are off to relax at the beach!
What are some creative ways you stay organized? I’d love to hear from you.