According to a 2010 West Virginia University article “disorganization results in 80% of the clutter in most homes”. And a 2008 Article in the NY Times states that “getting organized is unquestionably good for both body and mind”?
Many people live in small houses, where being organized is absolutely crucial. However, even if your rooms are big and spacious, keeping everything in order will simplify your life and improve both your mood and your sense of comfort. Two spaces that seem to confuse and confound most people, as far as organizing goes, are bathrooms and garages.
So, why not start organizing in the Bathroom
The bathroom is one of those forgotten rooms, especially when thinking about storage. However, with a bit of imagination you will be able to utilize all the possibilities in your bathroom space. For instance, you could add a series of wall shelves, which would allow you to display all those colorful bottles, candles and jars that too often end up packed away for lack of space.
A small bathroom may benefit form a larger mirror, or even a mirrored cabinet, if there’s room for it. Let’s be clear, this is not about ending up with an overcrowded space, made up of shelves and cabinets. It is, however, about using every part of the room to it’s fullest potential!
Moving on the the Garage…
Start from scratch, think about what your garages main purposes are…car parking? storage? You will have to make some choice here; If it’s main purpose is to house cars, then you may need to get rid of some of the things you’ve been storing there? For instance, when it comes to gardening, ask yourself: How many gardening tools do I really need? Do I have duplicates? Another option, for those of us without green thumbs is to simply hire professionals to take care of your yard, which will save you both space and time!
If the garage is used for both car parking and storage, organize the space in sections. Purchase cabinets, shelves and whatever else you need to make your garage functional and… beautiful (this may be a stretch, but why not?). Once again, be creative!
No matter the space you’re working with, remember, there is nothing you can’t change with a little imagination, some elbow grease and the proper storage items!
Blog contribution by FixItYourself.com.