- Paint & paintbrushes
- Wallpaper (optional)
- 3 1x12x96” shelves
- Mitre saw or circular saw
- 2 sets of adjustable slotted shelving systems
- 1 set of 12” deep metal brackets
- Wall hooks
- Gift baskets
Any organization project takes a little work and creativity, but great home organization systems can help you get the job done quickly and effectively. Acquiring an organization system can allow you to better visualize what your area will look like after the project is completed and will give you a place to put useful items that are currently cluttering your home. The following are a few of the best organization systems available.
1. Closet Configuration Kits
Closet configuration kits can help you to create your own custom closets. There are many styles available to select from and some companies may even craft your custom closets for you. Closet configuration kits can often be expanded and arranged as needed, helping you make the most of your space.
Did you know that a closet organizer can double or triple the storage space of a closet? Finding the right configuration is the key to success. The best closet organizers are easy to assemble and switch around as your needs or the seasons change. You can double your hanging space and add shelves or drawers for things that can’t be hung up.
Closet organizers range in price from $50 to $500 depending on finishes and styles.
If a true closet organizer is out of your price range, substitute inexpensive tall bookcases. Keep the top shelf in place and add hooks or closet rods instead of the middle shelves, just be sure to hang the closet rods flush with the front edge of the bookcase to allow for hangers to be hung without banging the back of the bookcase.
Life is busy and clutter seems to magically accumulate. What we don’t realize is that clutter impacts how we feel! It can stress us out and we don’t even realize it. A clutter free home feels good and it’s not hard to achieve or maintain!
1. A Space For Everything
Spend a day organizing your belongings and make sure every item has a place. Even if you don’t put things away right away, that’s ok. When we go on cleaning frenzies we tend to just shove things in random drawers and closets. That doesn’t actually solve the problem; it just hides the clutter. If every item has a space, you can quickly put it where it belongs during your next cleaning frenzy.
If there is one thing we have too much of it is stuff. More specifically, things we don’t need that have accumulated over the years. Spring cleaning is a great time to keep this problem in check, but who wants to wait all winter? Instead, I would recommend a different motive, cleaning house for charity.
I recently remodeled the nursery for my first child and ended up with a bunch of leftover parts. The hardware for the doors was replaced along with the overhead light and electrical fixtures. There was nothing wrong with any of these pieces. They simply did not fit the theme. To avoid being wasteful, I dropped off all these parts to Habitat for Humanity where they will go to good use. This organization either sells the items to fund operations or reuses them in projects. Either way, your leftover hardware and fixtures can be put to good use!
Choosing the Right Bookshelves
The three styles pictured represent the basics found in most online or brick and mortar stores.