Entries tagged with “organizing tips”.


Need more space or some organizing help?  Here are 5 cool space saving ideas:

Tie colorful ribbons from gifts you’ve received around sheet sets so individual pieces don’t stray. That way, you’ll never have to waste time hunting for matching pillowcases again.  Thanks RealSimple.com.

 

 

A hanger every closet needs.

From Maillardville Manor 

 

 

 

Shoe Ottoman  from the Improvements Catalog – A shoe-in for both beauty and versatility! Place the Shoe Ottoman at the foot of your bed where it’ll serve as a comfortable bench for sitting or holding your bedspread. Lift the ottoman’s anti-slam hinged to find a roomy storage area with 20 shoe pockets around the sides, plus room in the middle for sweaters, accessories, or extra blankets.

 

 

 

 

Scarves stay put on this organizer that hangs on your closet rod or any hook. No more scarves slipping off a hanger or hook, cascading to the floor or getting wrinkled. Credit:  Solutions.com.

 

 

Beautifully Bella Faith gave us this nifty idea. No room for towels? Try hanging baskets on the wall!

 

 

 

 

Of course if you’d like some help organizing to save space, Seamless Moves is here to help :-)

 

Sunday, June 16th, Father’s Day, is just around the corner. Wondering what Dad might want for Father’s Day? Why not help him get some R&R by offering up a little organizational elbow grease. How about giving him an organized garage?

Last year we posted these tips on Does Your Garage Need a “Tune-up?” and since this might be just what “dear old Dad” could use, we thought we would share again as a reminder and for those who might have missed the post.

The garage is where we toss everything that doesn’t have a place in the house. Although you have plenty of room, sometimes it can look like an obstacle course. If you find yourself using your garage as if it were a public storage unit, here are some organizational tips.

Time ~ Set aside enough time to work on the project. Try to plan for a dry weekend, because you’ll have to pull many items out of the garage. If you want the project to go quickly, with a minimum of  disruption to your regular  routine, hire an expert or round up a team of helpers. Otherwise, it may turn into an overwhelming task that will be abandoned halfway through.

Assess the clutter ~ Start by creating three categories: keep, donate, and toss. Discard items that haven’t been used within two years. Once you know which items that will live in your garage, begin grouping them into categories. Only after this step will you know the correct sizes and types of containers or bins to buy to store your things in.

Pick plastic storage bins ~ Cardboard boxes, no matter how strong, bend and dent with frequent use and eventually succumb to dampness. Waterproof containers protect their contents better, seal tighter, and are easy to carry or move.

Think Visibility ~ Consider metal shelving such as those sold at Costco. It’s affordable, easy to assemble and you can add wheels if you want it to be movable. Ventilated shelves also allow visibility and prevent dust and dirt from collecting. If necessary, store items in clear boxes or bags to keep them clean. Give anything that is not easily identifiable a clear label.

Overhead Storage ~ The area above your garage doors may be wasted space. An overhead storage rack is great for out-of-season storage and Holiday decorations.

Keep it at your fingertips ~ Assemble a quick-fix kit consisting of a hammer, screwdriver, nails and screws and keep it near the door to the house so you can access it easily for quick fixes.

If you are short on motivation or manpower for this project, let Seamless Moves clean it out with you and get it organized! We can help Dad get on the couch with the ballgame, or out on the golf course a little sooner by using a little of our organizational elbow grease.

Our thanks to 89studio at freedigitalphotos.net for the photo.

There is no doubt that summer is the prime time for moving. Summer is also garage/yard sale season. It’s as American as apple pie – people love to go to garage sales in the summer, so it’s the perfect time to have one. Whether you are planning a move, or need to de-clutter to get ready to sell your home, why not make some money while getting rid of unwanted items?  No matter what the reason, garage sales are a great way get rid of things that you longer use.

If you need inspiration, we have tips for de-cluttering and organizing in previous blog posts such as Organizing Your Craft Room, Does Your Garage Need a Tune-Up? and Top 5 Clean Out Your Closet Tips.

Although you no longer want or need something, doesn’t mean that someone else won’t treasure it. Even if you only have one item left from a set, such as one glass, one plate or one candlestick, make sure you put it out for sale. People are always on the hunt for pieces that are unique or missing from their own collection. If you have some things that you think aren’t worth selling, try putting them out as “freebies.”

Popular sale items include: baby and children’s clothing and toys, cds, kitchenware and appliances, books/magazines, craft supplies, linens, tools and sporting equipment.

To learn more about pricing and advertising your yard sale go to About.com.

Of course, if you’d like some help with your de-clutter or purging project, Seamless Moves is here to help!

Image courtesy of renjith krishnan at freedigitalphotos.net