DECLUTTER YOUR SPACE.

MAXIMIZE YOUR TIME.

SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE.

PROFESSIONAL Organizer

 

SOLUTIONS:

1)  Replaced bent bar with a sturdier one; replaced hangers with a thinner version for uniformity.

2)  Purchased more bins, a standing drawer unit, under-the-bed storage baskets, and shelving for shoes.

3)  Sorted clothing by purging unwanted items and then grouping like items together.

4)  Moved winter clothing to under-the-bed storage.

5)  Labeled baskets.


Teen's Clothing Closet

Before

SOLUTIONS:

1)  Small, open containers were purchased and designated for crayons, markers, and craft items so they can be

      easily pulled out and put away.

2)  Containers are uniform in size so that they can stack and clear so that the contents are visible.

3)  A shelving insert sorts stickers, activity books, paper, and special projects.

4)  New homes were found for items that didn't belong in the Kids' Craft Zone.

5)  All shelved and containers were labeled. 


PROBLEMS:

1)  Clothing bar is over-stuffed and bending; it is difficult for the teen to find what she is looking for and to put clothes away.

2)  No organization to clothing items (e.g. winter and summer clothing is intermingled).

​3)  Items is baskets are not identifiable.

​4)  No shoe storage.

After

PROBLEMS:

1)  Kids and Mom can't find anything!

2)  Lack of shelving and containers.

​3)  Non-craft items need to be stored elsewhere.

Kids' Craft Zone

Before

After

Before

After

PROBLEMS:

1)  Difficult to find medicines when needed; medicines are stored within reach of young children.

2)  Some items do not have "homes," fall out when digging for a needed item, and the floor has become a "catch-all."

SOLUTIONS:

1)  Small and medium-sized containers were purchased to sort and store medicines by category:  Kids' Medicines,

      Cold/Flu, First Aid, Digestive.  Lids are left off of containers for accessibility.  Expired and old prescriptions 

      medicines were  purged, and what remained was moved to a high shelf out of reach of young children.

2)  Containerized bath toys and travel items, and purged unused toiletries.

3)  A stackable shelf maximizes space and accessibility.


Linen & Medicines Closet

SOLUTIONS:

1) Recycled or trashed old receipts, notes and unused electronic items.

2) Took items that didn't belong in this room back to their "homes" in other rooms.

3)  NEXT STEP:  Drawer dividers will help to keep items in their place and easy to find and return.

 PROBLEMS:

1.  Very little counter space and storage space in this small kitchen, which is taken up by everyday kitchen items.

2.  Utensil container is overstuffed, making it challenging to take out and put back a needed item.

2.  The utensil drawer is overstuffed, is difficult to close, and digging is required to find items.

After

Kitchen

SOLUTIONS:

1.  Installed drawer dividers; assigned each item a "home."  (Lifestyle Systems from Container Store)

2.  Hung a magazine holder on the inside of a cupboard to store aluminum foil, plastic wrap, wax paper, plastic bags.

3.  Installed a wall system to provide easily accessible hanging and shelf storage, freeing up counter and drawer space.

​4.  BONUS:  ​The wall system provides additional space for everyday cookbooks, pot holders, and pans.  (IKEA)


Before

Before

After

Junk/Desk Drawer

PROBLEMS:

1)  Overstuffed; difficult to find needed items.

2)  Drawer is utilized as both an area to keep everyday needed items,  as well as a "catch all" for things like 

       receipts, unused/outdated items (old PDA, old cell phone), and items that don't get returned to their

      "homes" in other rooms.