How much time do you spend on a daily basis looking for things? It could be that specific tie that you need for an important business meeting or a pair of shoes that you haven't worn in ages. You know that you have it somewhere and wind up searching through every closet in the house. Then there is the additional time you spend ironing clothing after you've found it shoved in the back of your closet. Or, there is the endless number of shoes that seem to be on the floor in your closet. How can you organize your items so that you can always find something quickly and easily?
Storing and organizing the items in your garage can often seem like an impossible mission, but it doesn’t have to be. Of course, let’s be realistic and not over-complicate things. The objective is simple, organized placement of all of your items, so they can be retrieved quickly and easily without risk to life and limb. We recommend coming up with a plan before attempting to organize your garage so you can truly create a space that is functional. Here are some tips to creating a garage space that is usable and organized while keeping items safely accessible.
You’ve got a beautiful entrance to your house—your front porch is decorated for the season and when you open the door, an elegant area rug and lighting fixture greet visitors. But if you’re like many people, the only time someone walks through your front entrance is if they’ve never been to your house before. The entryway everyone uses is most likely closer to your garage or on the side of your house—through the mudroom. Your mudroom is a catch-all space for outdoor gear, mail, work and school bags, shoes, purses, and anything else you use just about every day. Chances are it is not well-organized, which can make it hard to find exactly what you need before you run out the door.
Your closets are overflowing with stuff and, believe it or not, it could contribute to your stress level. Yes, keeping your pants, dresses and tops organized and knowing where your belts and socks belong can make you feel frazzled and out of control—from the time you spend getting ready in the morning to trying to figure out what you’ll wear to dinner this weekend. Unfortunately, doubling the size of your closet may not be an option (though it may be a dream).
The chill of late fall and winter is finally here, which means bundling up in down parkas, scarves, hats and gloves. When snow falls in a few short weeks, you’ll add winter boots to the mix, too.
If you’re headed on a vacation this summer, you’re probably looking forward to relaxing on the beach or exploring a new city. But no matter your idea of a perfect summer vacation, you still have to endure the stress of packing up your belongings to get there. Figuring out what you’re going to wear for a few days or a few weeks can feel daunting. After all, you can check the weather trends and look at the forecast, but last minute weather changes can always make planning your outfits a little bit tough. Then, there’s the act of actually picking out clothes and getting them into your suitcase.