As Gretchen Rubin says in her book The Happiness Project, and this Huff Post blog, “I fully appreciate the pleasure of having a place for everything, and … I find it easier to put things away in an exact place, rather than a general place.” I couldn’t agree more. It brings me more peace of mind when I can find things where they belong, and when I can quickly clean up by putting things away in their designated places.
For example, keeping extra candles in one drawer; Keeping all pens in the jar on the counter; Keeping all art supplies in one place.
Here are the five tips that helped me in my small space:
Create more floor or shelf space by hanging boots from hangers.
Store small jewelry like earrings and rings in an ice cub tray.
Craft Supply Storage
Store arts and craft supplies in a shoe holder. This is my favorite one and saves so much space.
Keeping Track of the Details
The blog A Bowl Full of Lemons has some great organizing templates. Specifically I have a binder where I keep track of my car maintenance, budgeting, taxes, grocery lists, travel destinations, medical information, birthdays of loved ones, my wish list, and contacts.
Bonus Tip: Obvious, but essential