Storage and Organizing
A Place for Everything
Organizing a Small Front Closet
September is more than just back-to-school time. Its 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 youre one of a growing number of people who are weeding out, giving away, selling off and otherwise de-cluttering, rock on! But, unless youve taken a vow of poverty, youll want to keep a good many of your possessions and if youre looking for ways to organize and store them, the dollar store can help.
Why 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 this 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!
Heres 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, weve used two hooks in the back and one on each side of the closet wall, in front of the rod. These hooks came in a package of six for a dollar. This suggestion might work for you in other closets, as well.
Need more hangers? Whether your preference is for wire, thick plastic or wooden, 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. (wooden hangers pictured)
See Also: Small Object Organizing