Creating cubbies and shelves in any space of the home can not only keep a home organized and save time, it can also increase the value of your home. While store-bought organizers can be very pricey, it’s easy to create the same effect with some thick MDF (medium-density fibreboard). MDF is an engineered wood product made of wood fiber by applying high temperature and pressure, sold in sheets like plywood or in boards suitable for shelving or other projects. MDF is generally denser than plywood. The projects accomplished with MDF and a good coat of paint is only limited only by a homeowner’s imagine. When you’re out and about, that is when new ideas are found-like front door organizers for shoes and umbrellas.
And few things are as satisfying than opening an ultra-neat and organized closet, pantry, or laundry room, especially when you remember what it looked like before the organization process. It doesn’t have to be spring to get excited about a good clean-up and closet organization project. Decorative baskets, galvanized buckets, and spray-painted containers create a coherent feel to the space.
Remember, there’s no right way to organize a home. Whatever strategy a homeowner chooses only has to mesh with their lifestyle, habits, and tastes. But there are a few tried-and-true strategies that can enhance the effectiveness of any system. From being aware of clutter hot spots to identifying red flags where an organizing strategy isn’t working, there are some smart approaches to getting organized. These can save a lot of the time, money, and stress that comes with living in a den of disorder.
Make it easier to put things away.
“It always surprises me how difficult it is for some folks to organize themselves,” says Dakota Trauco, a Keller Williams The Trembley Group Real Estate Professional. “I’ve found that whenever possible, make everything a one-handed operation.” Some of the ideas she likes are laundry baskets not hidden in the back of the closet. “I especially like open bins that you can throw clothes in from across the room. And I avoid lids at almost all costs,” she says. Using open containers for things you use often like toiletries and cooking supplies makes it easier to put them away. This advice even applies to garbage cans. Trauco recommends investing in one with a lever you can step on to pop the lid open. “The fewer the steps, the better the organizing system,” she says.
Floating Shelf Storage
To keep a table and counter surfaces clean, Dakota likes to take advantage of the empty wall space by installing floating shelves. And with bins on the shelves to keep knick-knacks hidden, there’s more usable space for cooking dinner or the laptop computer. And a well-organized shelf is much better than staring at a blank wall.
Bright and Well-Organized Garage
Because of the stifling Myrtle Beach summers, many homeowners use their garage shelves as a catchall, so they don’t have to spend more time in the heat than necessary. As a result, it becomes piled with odds and ends quickly. Through a combination of work stations, wall storage, shelves, and lockers, everything has its place, from garden tools to the bug spray to the charcoal and barbecue grill.
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