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DIY Organizing Tips

March 23rd, 2016 7:40 pm by

 

At Highland Moving & Storage, we understand that organizing your home can be a major ongoing process. All it takes is a few hectic days to take your neat and organized home and turn it in to chaos. With Spring arriving, lots of people will be beginning their annual Spring Cleaning. A big part of that is organizing the items you do not get rid of. Below are 15 easy DIY organizing tips that we have learnt from our customer’s.

  1. First thing you need to do is prioritize your big storage decisions and the smaller details will fall into place. Look around you for things that are not in its place and tackle the problem first.
  2. Identify Clutter – The key to successful home organization tips is to sort stuff according to frequency of use. Things you use daily should be kept close at hand. If you haven’t used something in recent memory it’s time you dump it.
  3. Tackle your clutter from big to small. Seeing visible results quickly will help to move your project along.
  4. Not enough room? Make use of dead space behind doors and hang up door organizers, bags or even memo boards to organize your accessories.
  5. Cabinet door handles make great alternative hooks for dishcloths in the kitchen or bags in the wardrobe. Get a bunch to match your original handles for a coordinated look.
  6. Blackboard paint is all it takes to turn any surface into an organizer – get creative and paint your drawers, doors, walls and even storage jars.
  7. You can never have too many containers. Make good use of beautiful vintage jars, souvenir mugs and other nostalgic stuff you can’t bear to throw away, instead of stashing them away in the cupboard.
  8. Some jewelry boxes make good desk organizers. For example, ring slots are just right for holding important cards, while the pockets can be used for stationery items.
  9. If you’re storing perishables in containers, take the time to label them with their expiry date before you forget. Chalk the dates down or just wrap them around the jar with an elastic band for an instant fix.
  10. The key to organizing small items like craft materials is to find storage that is wide so you can see everything at a glance.
  11. Get your young ones into the habit of organizing their stuff with fun storage ideas. For example, get them to store all their colored toys in boxes of the same color, or get them to arrange their books, movies and CD’s in alphabetical order.
  12. Instead of stashing photographs and mementos in drawers around the house make a scrapbook with them.
  13. Stackable wire racks are perfect for breaking up a tall shelf into manageable slots. Crockery and pots need no longer be piled dangerously high. And you won’t have to take everything out to reach the bottom of the pile either.
  14. The best way to store jewelry like necklaces and earrings is to hag them up, so they don’t tangle or damage each other.
  15. It’s hard to organize or find stuff in a dark area, so make sure you have sufficient lighting in important storage spaces such as wardrobes. A simple, battery operated light from the hardware store will do the trick without needing much effort at installation.