Organizing Tips: Part 1

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Organizing Tips: Part 1
Organization Series: Ten Must Have Items for Easy Spring Organizing

Spring brings lovely flowers, warmer weather, and longer days with it, but it also brings the itch to start spring cleaning and organizing. Spring is the perfect time to get rid of the dust and clutter, and invite in the fresh and organized. You might think that getting your home organized is a daunting task, or one that required fancy and expensive supplies and materials. But the truth is, you can get your home organized this spring on a dime. Below, you will find out exactly what should be on your supply list when getting started with your spring organizing.

There are ten must have items for easy spring organizing, and soon you will know exactly what these items are!

Take a peek below and see how easy and inexpensive it is to get started on your spring organizing. You just might be surprised as well as inspired!

Ten Must Have Items for Easy Spring Organizing:

1. Shoe Boxes
There is no need to spend $3.00 and up on storage containers for closets. Shoes boxes are not only perfect for separating and storing your items, but they are free! Chances are you have plenty around the house, plus you can ask family and friends for theirs. Simply remove the lid, use a black marker to label the front, and use to organize your closets. Shoe boxes are ideal for storing wash cloths, toiletries, light bulbs, office supplies, and so much more. They are so sturdy and can take plenty of wear and tear. Since each is labeled on the outside, you don’t need to worry about digging for what you need either!

2. Closet Door Shoe Organizer

Sure these are great for organizing your shoes, but closet door shoe organizers are perfect for so much more! You can hang them on bathroom doors and store toiletries, wash cloths, sponges, face wash, etc. Or, hang them on your office door and fill with crafting supplies or office supplies. Children can use them to store their socks, hair items, and other accessories. These organizers are inexpensive, simple to hang, and since they are clear there is no digging. Everything has its own compartment and is ready to roll.

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3. Plastic Bread Bag Ties
Another great freebie, bread ties can be used for all sorts of things when organizing. You can use the twist ties to tie up your electronics cords from prevent knotting. Or, use them to tie up and secure small items you want to keep together such as paper clips. You can use the small, square bag clips as cord labels as well. Just clip the small square piece onto the cord and write the item it is connected to. This makes it easy to know which cord is connected to what!

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4. Plastic Shopping Bags
Chances are you have tons of plastic shopping bags on hand just waiting to be used. These are great for many reasons. Line bathroom trash cans for easy clean up, or keep a bundle of bags in each room for quick pick ups at the end of the day. If you want to keep items divided such as travel toiletries or hair accessories, a plastic shopping bag is a great place for them. Plus, you can write directly on the bag with a black marker to label.

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5. Hangers
Sure hangers are great for keeping clothes organized, but they can hang many other items too! You can drape ties and belts over them, or use skirt/pant hangers with clips to hang your kitchen linens on. Crafting supplies such as ribbon can be stored on hangers, or your dog and pet leashes. If you want to keep your shopping bags or purses off the floor, just put the straps over the hanger neck and hang!

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6. Tension Rods
You may think of hanging curtains when you see a tension rod, but you can use them for other organization tricks too. Hang a tension rod in your kitchen or bathroom cabinet and use it to hang spray bottles and cleaners on. Or, put one in your linen closet and hang your small linens from it (using the hanger trick above) so they stay neat and clean.

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7. Egg Cartons
Egg cartons are a freebie worth hanging on to! These fit well in drawers and small spaces and can easily contain small items. Store your jewelry, pins, tacks, nails, buttons, safety pins and more. Their narrow size make them ideal for putting in drawers where they will keep everything put and neat. Remove the lid for easy access and viewing.

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8. Magnetic Tape
Tired of small toy cars on the floor? Tired of not being able to find your hole punch or scissors? Apply magnetic tape to your wall and your problem is solved. Hang a strip in your child’s room to hang toy cars and jewelry. Hang in your office for easy hole punch and scissor storage. You can even put one in your bathroom (or under the sink) for storing your nail clippers and tweezers. Any item that is metal will easily adhere to this tape and stay off the floor and in your view.

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9. Wine Racks
You are probably wondering what a wine rack has to do with organizing. Well, quite a bit! Not just for wine, wine racks can help you keep everyday items at your fingers. Roll up your towels, washcloths, kitchen towels, wrapping paper, yarn rolls and more safely in a wine rack. Just roll and store. Not only is it effective, but it looks pleasing to the eye too!

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10. Command Hooks
Command hooks are an organizational must have. Stick them on bathroom doors for extra towel storage, hang them on kitchen cabinet doors (inside) to hang your cleaning brushes. Hang on the side of your dresser to hold necklaces and bracelets. Keep children’s play clothes organized and off the floor with these hooks, as well as your purses, dog leashes, and more!

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As you can see, these ten items are either very inexpensive or free! All are readily available and can make such a difference to your spring organization routine. So start gathering up and get ready to start organizing. You will get off to a great start and the best part is, it won’t break your budget.

Now, let’s get organized!

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Organizing Tips: Part 1 was last modified: January 25th, 2016 by Bianca

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