Get Organized: Handy Storage Ideas for the Home

If you are like most people, there is stuff everywhere in your home. No matter where you look, there is something that needs putting away. And, if you are also like most people, you wish to have a place for everything and everything in its place. That is why storage and organization are so important for any home.

Of course, if you have the means and the resources you can hire a professional organizer to sort through all your stuff and organize it by putting in cabinet organizers in the kitchen and shelving in your closets.

However, most of us just need a little originality and a bit of creativity to inexpensively organize our homes.

The Everything Drawer

If you are like most homeowners, your kitchen has an everything drawer and your everything drawer is a mess. Purchasing those inexpensive kitchen organizers for your drawers will save you time and energy when you need to find something.

If you want to be a little more creative, you can use different shaped gift boxes. Gift boxes for bracelets, rings, and necklaces make for excellent storage compartments. You can sort them in any shape or design you wish. You can jam pack your drawers with many different shapes and sizes, to hold anything from corn on the cob holders to tie backs for plastic bags.

Mason Jars

Back in the day, mason jars were used to jar sauce and foods for winter. However, today, mason jars have many uses. They are excellent for storing that leftover pasta that you did not cook. They make very pretty holders for baking ingredients such as brown sugar or cinnamon.

Getting Crafty

If you are a crafter, you know the frustration involved with storing different colored masking tape and ribbons that seem to run all over the place. Use a paper towel dispenser to stack up all your crafty materials in this way.

A Shoe Rack Is Not Just a Shoe Rack Anymore

Use those over-the-door shoe racks to store anything you want other than shoes. You can store sewing supplies, arts and crafts, kids’ crafts, and anything you could imagine in an over-the-door shoe rack. Those plastic compartments fit so many good things that there is an endless list. The beauty of these storage containers is that you can hang them up on a hanger and place them anywhere from the hall closet to the kitchen pantry.