Friday, November 6, 2015

Essentials For Organizing A Small Home

Most of you that have been to my house know that it's not very big, I think somewhere around 1,300sqft. Although it doesn't have mega square footage it has a great, open floor plan and many nooks and crannies to hide all of our extra items that we don't want out in the open. I cannot talk enough about the importance of organization in a small home. When you are limited on space you must get creative and think outside the box. I am in the process of cleaning out and organizing our coat closet, that unfortunately over the last year has become more of a catch-all closet! I imagine that everyone probably has a catch-all place in their home. We have put our camping gear, luggage, coats, picnic bags, vacuum cleaner, old curtain rods, and such in there. It's time to clean it out and organize it! The dollar store is a great and inexpensive way to find little bins, baskets, tubs, etc. for organizing. Today I ventured there and found some great organizational bins to put my growing stash of Christmas d├ęcor and small gifts in. I also happened upon some storage bags, that are perfect for extra shoes, jackets, and blankets. These bags come in a couple of different sizes to fit your need. I highly recommend you visit your dollar store and check out what they have to offer in the way of organizing utensils. I have a before and after of our coat closet, only showing this to share some inspiration in this holiday season. We could all use a little inspiration when it comes to keeping our homes tidy and organized. Hope ya'll have a wonderful weekend.

Dollar store bins - storage for small Christmas items
Storage bag  - seals and has a handle (I used this for Lily's jackets that are too big for now)
A cute little wire basket I will be using on my craft table for odds and ends
BEFORE - Chaotic, unorganized coat closet

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