Even the most organized person makes storage mistakes. Luckily, most are an easy fix. Here’s how to identify what you can do to improve your storage strategies.
There’s no storage rule that says every square inch of a shelf must be crammed full of stuff. In fact, that’s a quick way to lose track of items and to create unwanted visual clutter. Instead, try alternating vertical and horizontal elements. If one section of a shelf has several books or containers, give the other side some visual breathing space with a photo or other collectible.
Relying on One Type or Size of Storage
Not everything you own is the same size, and not every type of storage you need should be either. A mix of sizes and types can help you quickly solve storage dilemmas and find more visually pleasing solutions for odd-shape items.
Not Subdividing Storage
Even narrow closets or cabinets can quickly become a storage nightmare, with a hodgepodge of items with no order. Luckily, bins, containers, trays, baskets, and the all-important labels can quickly restore storage calm. Subdivide by color or type of item, and label shelves, too.