Tips on Organizing Games & Puzzles
This is how I organize my children’s games and puzzles in our laundry room closet. There are a number of ways to store these but this works best for our family.
- I store them high so that they have to ask to play with one at a time. If I did not do this game pieces would get lost and/or mixed up.
- I store them on their side with an elastic band to save space and allow us to see all the games.
- I store game pieces in a ziploc bag inside their box but clear pencil cases would even work better!
- I added a different colour marker dot behind each puzzle set so that I never have to guess where a stray puzzle piece belongs.
- I am realistic with how many games and puzzles we have and if I feel the kids are no longer interested in one, I donate it.
- I store them in clear boot boxes I purchased at Home Depot for 2.99.
- I use Martha Stewart chalkboard labels to identify contents and create a streamlined organized looking closet.
Junk drawer before & after
I recently challenged myself to organize a friend’s office desk drawer in 5 minutes without spending any money! This challenge was meant for all those that think they don’t have the time or money to get organized! All it took was a quick purge and a grocery store vegetable platter I found in the recycling box!
Now it’s your turn! Which junk drawer in your home or office is begging to be organized?
Welcome to my first blog post, bare with me as I self learn how to use WordPress… I am anxious to share with you how organizing can help you lead a simplified life. I recently had the privilege of organizing for some cute newlyweds that were overwhelmed by their tiny kitchen they were in the process of renovating. They had acquired some new kitchen dishes and gadgets from their wedding and now was the perfect time to declutter, organize and simplify! Here are a few before and after photos I snapped.
My clients really disliked the fact that their bowls rested on top of their plates and so that was easily solved by adding a shelf to make room for an extra row of dishes. Coffee and travel mugs were purged to a reasonable amount.
Another cupboard housing their glasses, medications and spices needed space for their daily vitamins. I added an under the shelf rack for their vitamins for easy daily access, this helped maximize the storage space and prevent any wasted space. The spices and medications were put in labelled bins since both were being used infrequently.
Takeout menus and coupons were also relocated from the drawer and fridge to the inside of the cupboard with a Martha Stewart Wall Pocket I purchased at Staples.
All the plasticware really needed was decluttering. We purged those missing lids, passed their prime, those to return to relatives and any containers with the inappropriate recycling code. We kept the glass ones on the lower shelf and the plastic above.
We tackled the drawers by transferring the oven gloves to hang with command hooks inside the lower cupboard by the stove. The rest was relocated and purged, its amazing what a few carefully measured bins courtesy of the dollar store can do to restore order in a drawer.
Stay tuned for more posts on organization!