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ORGANIZATION SOLUTIONS THAT WORK
At this point in my life, I want to simplify…I can’t deal with the chaos that seemed to follow me when I was younger. I greatly value good storage and organizational solutions, as well as the importance of purging those items I no longer need or want.
I’ve bought a variety of different solutions, some good, others not so much. The products below are those I found most helpful and couldn’t live without. Really, these are organization solutions that work!
This is my favorite new organizer! The novel 3 in 1 design of this 2-tier fruit basket holds lots of produce including bananas!! The three raised feet keep the fruit away from the counter. And I love the design that not only looks great, but keeps the fruit well organized in a small space!
Love these adjustable shelves that accommodate all sizes of bottles – even travel mugs with handles! Sturdy steel wires and non-slip feet let me store all my bottles without them toppling over. The best part? No tools or installation needed – simply place wire legs in the base, snap in the shelves, and it’s ready to go! I seem to accumulate water bottles and travel mugs as they are popular giveaways for businesses and I was tired of the mess, which is thankfully no longer an issue!
This organizer is fantastic for use under the kitchen sink! It provides additional shelf space that fits around the plumbing, and shelves wide and strong enough to hold a lot of my kitchen essentials. I particularly like that the bottom shelf does not sit on the bottom of the cabinet; that way, towels stay clean and dry if stored there. I feel like I have a lot of extra storage now that is easy to keep tidy. This product expands from 15-25 inches.
This spacious 3-tier organization provides out of the way storage space for all your laundry essentials. I stock mine with laundry detergent, soap, laundry detergent pods, laundry balls, stain removers, stain sticks, dryer sheets, lint rollers, clothes pins, cleaning supplies and more; The rolling wheels and compact size make it easy to store in the small space between the washer and dryer, and pull out easily when needed. I also use one in my closet for gift wrap supplies. Quality construction, it is made of BPA and chlorine free shatter-resistant plastic.
I’m not sure how I lived without this adjustable organizer as long as I did! Fits nicely in cabinets or drawers with handles for access, and holds both round and square container lids. It’s easy to clean, BPA-free and assembles easily with no tools required. No longer do I need to spend time searching through the contents of the drawer to find a lid that fits my container! This one is essential – get it soon (the sooner the better)!
This inexpensive little product makes life so much easier! Many people use it in their laundry room for extra hanging space to dry clothes – and I’m sure it works well in that capacity – but we use it inside the door to our hall coat closet. Our closet is small and stuffed tight with our family’s coats and jackets; no room is left for guests outerwear when we entertain. This wonderful wall mount hanger is strong enough to hold far more weight than we imagined, and also keeps guests coats separate and easily accessible. Folds down when not in use – you will forget it’s there until you need it!
I have one of these handy organizers in both my garage (for rakes, tools, etc) and in my laundry room (for mops, brooms, etc). Easy to install, it holds all my supplies securely thanks to the spring loaded, double rubber gripped slots. Commercial grade with a 35 pound holding capacity – works well indoors or out Exactly what I needed!
This door rack, which we installed inside our pantry door is 77 x 18 inches of awesomeness! The shelves are 5″ deep, so you have plenty of room for many products of all shapes and sizes. Adjustable baskets accommodate both tall and short items. I installed this rack primarily to keep my many spices organized and easily accessible, but it is so roomy we also keep our various oils (olive, corn, coconut, etc) and vinagars (balsamic, rice, apple cider etc) here. A must for any cook who keeps an abundance of non-perishable ingredients on hand!
This gadget is one that I wasn’t sure I’d actually use…but now I can’t live without it! Vacuum sealing removes the air, then uses heat to create a secure seal. Food not only takes up less space in the refrigerator or freezer, but also stays fresh longer and preserves nutrients! It makes my life easier because I can easily prepare and store meals in advance to microwave another day without any worry of freezer burn or loss of taste. Well worth the price as you will save money in the long run – and eat more healthfully – when you are able to eat your home-made foods quickly and easily on busy nights.
Please let us know in the comment section below if you use other organization solutions that work.
UPDATED MAY 20, 2022