How to Make the Most of Cabinet Shelves for a Child’s Playroom

Children’s playrooms get messy easily – after all, it is the space where kids can spread all their toys on the floor, where they can have a great time playing pillow fight or where they can assemble whatever structure they want using their toys. Being such heavy-duty areas, children’s rooms are notoriously difficult to keep organized, but with clever shelves, or installing kitchen cabinet drawers unit to organize, nothing is impossible – here are a few tips how to use cabinet shelves to prevent chaos:

  • Use roll out shelves – mobile shelves that can be rolled out offer much more storage space and are easier to use even for the little ones;
  • Add containers and shelf dividers – the items stored on the shelves inside the cabinets can be organized even more efficiently with the help of boxes, pouches or other containers for the smaller items and space dividers for the categories of toys;
  • Make it sturdy – all the storage units used in the children’s playroom need to be very solid to prevent accidents. Solid wood furniture works best for playrooms because they are strong enough not only to hold up the weight of toys inside, but also to resist impact and attempts to climb on. Make sure that the shelves inside are just as strong, especially if your children are energetic and creative.
How to Make the Most of Cabinet Shelves for a Child’s Playroom

Great Places to Store Holiday Decorations

The decorations for your home exterior, for the table, for the tree or for the walls and doors are essential components of the holidays, but storing them can be difficult, especially if you have lots of them and your collection includes irregularly shaped, large and fragile items. Here are few tips for keeping your decorations intact and safely out of the way while they are not in use:

  • Garlands – these items have a way of getting entangled, but you can make sure they protect them and store them safely coiled in a clear plastic tube;
  • Fragile round ornaments – boxes with compartments are the best containers for orbs of the same shape. You can buy boxes with dividers or you can make your own, fitting pieces of cardboard into a shoe box.  For fragile items it’s nice to have storage units with big pull out drawers to keep items safe;
  • Wreaths – you can store these items one on top of the other in large boxes or you can hang them on clothes hangers and hang them on the back of the closet wrapped in a plastic bag to keep dust away until you use your wreaths again next year;
  • Tree lights – take them off your tree gently, then wrap the string around your arm to prevent tangling and place them in plastic tubes the same way that you store your garlands.
Great Places to Store Holiday Decorations

Tips for De-Cluttering Your Home Office

Working from a home office is a great thing, but while offices used by multiple people at a time tend to be more organized because in every office there is at least person who is very organized and demands the same from the others, too, in a home office there is just you, no one else to tell you when the clutters is out of control. Any cluttered space is counterproductive, but if that cluttered space is the room that you use to run your business from, clutter can make your work more difficult and it can easily cause serious financial loss, so keeping your home office neat is essential for your success. Here are a few tips for de-cluttering your office quickly and efficiently:

  • Start by removing waste – get a large box and remove all garbage, such as pieces of paper that you scribbled on, old pens, paper clips and other small items. Start with your desktop and move systematically across the room, checking every piece of paper to make sure you are not throwing away important information, such as phone numbers;
  • Get office supplies – file folders and file organizers are essential for a clutter-free office, so get some and use them for storing your important documents. Make sure you label your racks and organizers to make finding your documents easier, also look at pull out shelves Denver stores sell for convenience;
  • Don’t cut corners – go through every item that you find in your office and find a place for each item that you don’t throw away, but don’t just throw irregularly shaped things and cables into a drawer – a messy drawer is usually the seed from which mess and clutter springs up again.
Tips for De-Cluttering Your Home Office

How to Use Roll-Out Shelves for Your Garage

If you use your garage for storage as well as for DIYing and repairs, you probably know it from your own experience how time- and energy-consuming it is to keep the space neat and organized – tools and spare parts tend to hide in the most impossible spaces and small items, such as screws and nuts seem to multiply uncontrollably. Fortunately, there are lots of clever furnishing solutions that can help you keep tools, parts and other things in the place where they belong and roll-out shelves are definitely among the best of these solutions. Here are a few ways that you can use roll-outs to maintain order in your garage:

  • Install them close to floor level, underneath your cabinets to store large or heavy objects that you don’t use regularly;
  • Use them inside your cabinets to have easy access to your tools or to your chemicals;
  • Use small containers and space dividers to keep tiny objects, such as nails and screws safely separated.

The secret to using roll-out shelves efficiently is to always put things back to where their place is – these clever shelf solutions can take up a lot and they are very sturdy, but they need to be kept neat.

How to Use Roll-Out Shelves for Your Garage