Simple Steps to Organize Storage Spaces
Follow these easy tips to de-clutter your kitchen pantry, linen closet and mudroom.
- Free up cluttered kitchen cupboards by creating a storage area in a nearby hall closet with adjustable shelves.
- Transfer foods like rice, flour and sugar from bags or boxes into see-through canisters that won't leak or be knocked over easily.
- End needless hunting by grouping together ingredients like dried pasta and tomato sauce or teas and honey.
- Decant nuts and snacks into airtight containers that stack to maximize space.
- Canvas bins on the floor keep bulk purchases handy.
- Move fancy serving pieces (and anything else that you don't use frequently) to the topmost shelves.
- Pour pet food from oversize bags, which are prone to spills, into supersize bins.
Pantry: Tips to Store More
- Clip an extender to a shelf to sneak in extra space. Vinea undershelf basket, organize.com, $18
- Get cookbooks off the kitchen counter and onto a shelf. For quick reference, sort by subject. Indice bookends, momastore.org, $24
- A small cabinet with doors and drawers can suffice for bed and bathroom needs if you pare down.
- Store two sets of sheets per bed and two sets of towels per family member. The rest can go in a box under the corresponding bed.
- Arrange toiletries in a deep, sturdy tray that you can access as needed.
- Avoid messy piles by dividing towels in stacks according to size. Store rolled-up washcloths and hand towels in small bins.
- Stash items like quilts, extra pillows and bedspreads up high.
- Use drawers for holding extras like cans of shaving cream and special-occasion makeup.
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