Well ladies I think I’ve met my match…my container, bin, basket match that is. Oh boy are you in for a treat today as the lovely and talented Laurie, from Tip Junkie, takes you on a tour of her home. She’s definitely an organizing junkie herself and her post here is causing me to drool silly all over my keyboard.
Thanks Laurie for sharing your obsession with us all and giving me a huge “fix” for the day! 🙂
Hello fellow Junkies! I’m Laurie from Tip Junkie and I just adore Laura. I am excited to give her the day off and guest post for her today. As you’ll see in this post, I’m a closet bin-aholic as I love storage boxes! If I can’t find exactly what I want – I’ll even make my own.
Here are a few space saving ideas that I’ve done in my home over the past year or so. I hope you’ll get a few frugal ideas and some over-the-top ones as well.
My poor hubby has had to add shelves to every closet in our house. It not only adds a lot more storage space but it also allows you the extra room to keep it beautiful.
Those green boxes hold my off season clothing.
2. Large decor bins are really pricey, so I made my own baskets. I bought cardboard boxes and hot glued fabric onto them to match my master bathroom decor.
The fabric boxes hold my hubby’s off season clothing, 72 hour kit for emergencies, and glass housewares we got for our wedding that I can’t bring myself to get rid of.
I converted my guest bedroom’s closet into a craft closet by using the color scheme hot pink and black. I labeled all the baskets and have more baskets and storage hiding under the black/white fabric.
Picture labels serve two purposes: To allow kids to help clean up faster on their own and make rotating easier.
I keep the majority of my boys toys in the attic. Every so often, I’ll rotate the bins from the toy room and grab a few new ones from the attic. This system is painless as I can easily tell what’s inside with a quick glance.
Tip: If you have young children, you can minimize the clutter by storing toys on a high shelf for adult access only. When your kiddo wants a toy to play with, they can easily point it out. Don’t forget to replace it with one that is already out.
I’ll admit, I was a bit skeptical that bins would #1 add space and #2 be effective in a pantry. It seemed a bit unnatural at first. However, after having this system in place for almost a year, I can testify to you that my pantry still looks like this picture today. It works!
It has also solved another problem with my boys called “last snack”. My sweet hubby got the boys hooked on having a last snack before bed. Since having a “treat” bin and a “snack” bin – I eliminated the ongoing debate of having oreos (and other sweet treats) right before bedtime as they are only allowed something from the “snack” bin.
I hope you’ve been inspired with some new organizational ideas for your closets. It’s made such a difference having beautifully decorated and organized closets in my home. Clean up is easier and I’m more motivated to keep my closets neat and pretty.
What closet tips do you have?