The start of a new year for me is the perfect time to begin getting my house organized. Now don't get me wrong...I am not a very organized person by nature, but there is a wonderful feeling I do get when I clean out my closets, cabinets and draws of unwanted clutter like items which are missing parts or haven't been looked at or touched in the last 12 months.
Once I get myself to the point where I have uncluttered my storage areas I like to try to reorganize them. And I am always looking for creative ways to store things, especially in smaller tight spaces such as our laundry/mud room. A couple years ago I came up with this idea for organizing all of our hats and gloves so they are easy to access for both the kiddies and the grown-ups.
I purchased one of those over-the-door shoe holders from Walmart...you can get them in canvas or in clear and opaque plastic.
They cost anywhere from $11.99 to $19.99 depending on the material and number of pockets.
I put sets of gloves in the bottom 4 rows of pockets and hats were tucked into the pockets at the top. This way everyone has a spot for his or her gloves and hats, and the space on top of the dryer where in the past I had kept a basket of these winter items, is now clear of a regular mess. It also helps to cut down on time spent rooting around looking for a match to each glove.
For more great storage and design ideas for smaller spaces check out this super post over at Build Direct Blog. The folks over at BDB put together 45 design ideas for small apartments from different bloggers across the blogosphere. But no matter what size your home is, who couldn't use more practical ways of utilizing its space and ingenious ideas for creating more storage?
Wishing you a great start to your week!
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