How to organize your storage space can be a mighty tricky task! Welcome to day twenty-seven of home organization. Some of you reading this may not have any storage space and some of you might have an attic, basement and a garage. Never fear, the principles of frugal organization stays the same no matter how much space you have.
My storage space is located in my basement and my garage depending on where items are best stored. If there is one area of my home that gets out of hand the quickest it is the storage spaces. Why? Because I keep piling more things to be stored without putting them in the proper storage box and on the proper shelf. So, today’s task in Organize your Home in 31 Days the Frugal Way is for you as much as it is for me!
Grab the following…
Giveaway boxes or bags
Plastic or paper storage bins/boxes
Organize your basement for FREE by using boxes scrounged from local businesses (my favorite are paper boxes with lids). Build your own shelves using FREE pallets. I keep a stock of pallets in my garage to build things with. Don’t overlook curbside shopping for bookcases. Just today, I saw a bookshelf on the side of the road. It is finals week at our local college and there was also a bunk bed, microwave, and carpet all for FREE!
Tight on space? Don’t have a garage, attic or basement to store things?
It’s time to get creative and look around at all the possible storage spaces you have. Try under the bed, repurpose furniture to use specifically for storage. Use an old trunk or chest as a coffee table. Use curtains to cover shelves holding cleaning tools, office supplies, and toilet paper. Build a storage tower and stick in a small narrow space. Instead of storing all your cleaning supplies in one place, try making cleaning buckets for every room. Hang things on the wall like hooks, shelves, baskets, containers and even magnetic strips to hold utensils, knives, and scissors.
How do you organize your storage space?
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Janelle Esker is the grateful wife of Michael and homeschooling mother of six amazing children. She lives with her family, 4 cats, 1 dog, 3 ducks and 12 chickens in scenic Ohio. Janelle received her B.A. in Education from Ohio Northern University. She is the author of CHOSEN: One Family’s Journey with Autism.