Organizing things that tend to spread out through the house
1. Loose change
Designate a cup or jar to collect loose change around the house. I call it my tip jar since I seem to find money in the laundry and in the couch. 🙂
2. Store coupons
Use a mailing envelope to hold all your store coupons and keep them in your car’s glove compartment or in your purse. If you make an unplanned stop somewhere, you can quickly see if you have any coupons and take advantage of the extra savings.
Keep all your batteries in one spot in the house so you aren’t rummaging through drawers and closets looking for what you need.
4. Charger cords
Store chargers for phones, cameras, etc in an assigned drawer or container. Labeling the cords saves time looking for the one you need. See Cord Identification for more details.
5. Nail polish/clippers
Store nail polish, clippers, emery boards, etc. in a small container so everything you need is in one location. Have small kids? Store it up high in a closet. It only takes one spilled nail polish experience to realize the importance of keeping these items safely out of the reach of curious little children.
Mandy June says
Ahhh the nail polish issue. I used to have the biggest problem keeping all my manicure and nail polish material in one area. Sometimes I paint my nails downstairs and other times I paint my nails in my bathroom. Things get thrown around and it becomes one big mess. Now, I have a central box downstairs that is solely dedicated to nail polish material. It makes me a more organized person and it keeps my beauty supplies all in one area.
I do that, too. I hate looking for fingernail clippers even though I think we have 5 of them.
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On Stumbleupon – hope it helps a bit with traffic. The general idea of keeping tabs on particular objects is really good. Some things more than others tend to get disorganized or get out of control. Your list indicates that some things should be easier to organize just because they are what they are (i.e. gasoline for the lawn mower doesn’t belong in the kitchen).
I sometimes misplace coupons from grocery stores and restaurants. When I don’t need them, they’re there. When I do need them, they’re gone. I think I’m going to store them in an envelope, as you say, and then put it straight in our family car. That way, I’ll never look for it inside our house. Thanks for sharing these tips, Melinda. 🙂
It is the only way they make it to the store with me.
The batteries tip has been implemented in our home and it works like a charm. We used to have batteries in multiple drawers and I couldn’t find the type of battery I needed when I would look for it. Then I would go buy what I needed only to come across the same batteries a couple days later. Now we have a large glass container in one cabinet that is for batteries. We put them all there, D, AA, AAA, etc.. and no more running to the store for batteries we already have.
It is much easier if they are all in one place.
shop closet organizers says
Great tips! I follow all of the above. I have designated drawers with baggies to hold things like batteries and such. Great tips and i love your blog!
I have followed your tip of storing my grocery coupons in my car. I used to keep them in a kitchen drawer until I realized that it would be much more practical to have them in the car because many times I go shopping without planning it ahead of time.
thanks for this great tips, actually this are not most important but it gives big effect not only in safety but in times of emergency we can easily find the needed materials.