When organizing a small space, it’s important to maximize as much of the available storage as possible, and to utilize doors, nooks and any dead space. Organization products can really help to maximize your space, but don’t rush off to the store just yet. Wait until you’ve eliminated what you don’t need. Then, plan the space and decide what you need before going shopping.
I’d like to share just a few of my favorite space saving organizing products that I use with my organizing clients – I also use a couple of them in my own home.
Undershelf basket. Undershelf baskets use the dead space below the shelf (Container Store) and can be used in the kitchen cabinets, linen closet or hallway closet to store small items.
Over the door shoe organizer. Not just for shoes! These can be used for crafts, toys, office supplies, toiletries and more! Clear pockets are best, if you want to be able to see the items and over the door shoe pocket organizers are available at many larger discount department stores. (Source of photo unknown.)
Tip: You can also label the plastic pockets using a printed label on cardstock tucked inside a plastic stick-on pocket. Martha Stewart has a some plastic pocket label holders in her home office line at Staples.
Under the sink organizer. Tackles that difficult to organize area under the sink and is suitable for the kitchen or bathroom. (Organize-it) I particularly like this one because the top shelf isn’t as wide as the bottom, allowing you to see and access what’s underneath. It’s also less likely to conflict with any pipes under the sink.
Shelf dividers – Stack more sweaters and tops, and prevent them from toppling over with shelf dividers (Organize-it).
Now that you have some ideas for organizing your stuff, plan the area you’re going to tackle next and get started! 🙂
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