Storage and Organizing
More Dollar Store Storage
Organizing the Front Closet
is more than just back-to-school time. It’s also unofficial
Stow-It Month, as department stores everywhere tout a wide range
of organizing supplies and North Americans try to cram too many
belongings into too little space. If you’re one of a growing
number of people who are weeding out, giving away, selling off and
otherwise de-cluttering, rock on! But, unless you’ve taken a vow
of poverty, you’ll want to keep a good many of your possessions
and if you’re looking for ways to organize and store them, the
dollar store can help.
not keep all things related to footwear readily available and
close to where they will be needed the most? We sorted through
drawers for usable shoelaces and those handy shoe shiners and
gathered the shoe polishes from kitchen cupboards and the laundry
room then put them all together in a plastic caddy along with
the spray protectors. Then we put it on the shelf in the front
closet. Now everything related to the care of shoes is all in one
place. No more hunting through the junk drawer for shoelaces!
an idea to help make more space in a small front closet. Use
plastic-coated screw-in hooks around the inside to hold tote bags,
caps and umbrellas. Here, we’ve used two hooks in the back and
one on each side of the closet wall, in front of the rod. The
hooks came in a package of six for a dollar. This suggestion might
work for you in other closets, as well.
more hangers? Whether your preference is for wire, thick plastic
or wood, dollar stores have got ‘em. The thin wire ones are
plastic coated and come in different colors. A set of six is a
dollar. The thick plastic or wooden hangers come two for a dollar.
See the Storage
and Organizing Index for more storage options.