Organizing after the holidays is challenging because it feels like the amount of things in your home just grew by about 15% (or maybe more like 50% for those of you with children).
Have no fear. There are some organization items that can help you clean up the chaos and give you a fresh start for the New Year. And so as not to overwhelm, we’ll start with just four areas to address. We all have other things like diets and exercise regimens to get started on as well :-) .
You know the drill – go get all those boxes and plastic bins from the corners of your basement or garage and try to figure out what’s where, and then when it’s time to put everything away try to remember what went where. Give yourself an early gift for next year with smart holiday storage solutions.
Ornament storage containers condense all your favorite ornaments into 1-2 containers, complete with windows for visibility and strong handles for easy carrying. There are 36-cube containers, 48, 72 and 120.
Holiday storage boxes give you a place for all your other tree trimmings like lights and garland.
The grandparents were at it again this year and now you’re left with what feels like 1,000 new things – from large to small – to find a home for.
Toy Organizers – also known as toy sorters – are the ideal solution. Perfect for playrooms, bedrooms, even general living spaces if you need to keep the little ones close by, you can contain the chaos. With separate bins to dedicate to different toy types, and the ability to even start to teach the toddlers their colors, you can make clean-up quick so you can get on to more important things… like laundry.
Closets are a place many of us tend to just dump things when they don’t have a specific place for them. Go find all those dumped-things and remove them from your closet, purge what you don’t need, and find a home for the rest of them. Then, move on to the closety-closet items like clothes and shoes.
Lose those clunky wooden or plastic hangers and go with low-profile rubber hangers to actually gain space in your closet. Yes, they’re sturdy enough for those bulky sweaters, too.
Maximize floor space with a shoe rack (or two for you shoe horses out there). This 2-shelf shoe rack will nestle in nicely at the bottom of your closet and give you ample room to store shoes neatly. Or stack multiple side-by-side.
The Ultimate Catch-All
Baskets are the ultimate organization item that allows you a place to put those things that sometimes don’t have a place. Varying shapes, sizes and sets let you pick just the right compliment to your decor and give you somewhere for throw blankets, stuffed animals, games, magazines, even plants or firewood.
Okay, now that you have some organization tips to get you started... Go! Hurry! Get to the gym, it's going to be packed.