Storage Organization: Some Considerations

Keeping your home organized can feel like a futile task, especially when faced with the overwhelming prospect of doing it all at once. Here are some tips that can serve as a starting point as you begin the process of storage organization.

3 Tips for Storage Organization

Storage Organization Tip #1: De-clutter by discarding.

If you haven't used it in a year, you probably never will. Clothing, toiletries, kitchen appliances -- you name it, you can discard it. Don't forget the important step of determining if you can donate it to a Goodwill. If it is damaged, broken, or not operating, they won't accept it. But don't despair! For many items, there is the option of recycling them so that the materials are eventually re-used.

Storage Organization Tip #2: Make it visible.

If you can't see it, you won't know it's there -- and you'll never use it again! This goes not just for items that you use every day, such as shoes, papers, kitchen utensils, jewelry, and bathroom supplies. Be sure to make those weekly or monthly items easily visible. That jar of cumin, for example, should be viewable with a quick spin of a tray or slide of a shelf. Even belongings that are impossible to be physically visible -- like last year's tax return, for instance, should be listed on a document inventory or carefully labeled in a tabbed folder.

Storage Organization Tip #3: Storage organization IS art.

Being organized does not mean being ugly! You can adapt your storage organization system to whatever "look" you prefer and fits the feel of your home. For example, your California Closets consultant might take a look at your classic, professional wardrobe and sketch out a Roman Walnut or Cognac finished closet, complete with Polished Brass Baskets. And your country-style kitchen will have soft closing drawers and a simple and elegant Flat Face with Florentine Rosewood finish.

Storage Organization Solutions That Fit the Way You Live

California Closets’ solutions may be beautiful, but beauty is only half the story. Everything we design, build and install is created for real life.

They’re hard-working storage organization solutions designed to fit into your home and your life seamlessly, helping you live smarter, more organized and, yes, more beautifully. Decades of experience have helped us perfect products and a way of doing business that enhances the way you live.