Re-purpose your storage space

Harold Taylor’s, Taylor Time Newsletter June 2015 gave this great advice on storage space.  I hope you enjoy it.

If you have more drawer space in your dressers and cabinets than you need, the number of items stored there will increase to fill the space available (Parkinson’s Law).

When you sort through your belongings and donate or scrap the sweaters, blouses, scarves and other clothing items you never use, re-purpose the drawer for those non-clothing items that are causing your closets and other storage areas to overflow. You are re-purposing when you use closet hangar space to hang a shoe holder to free up floor space, or when you remove the bottom shelves of a linen closet to store your golf clubs or use a kitchen drawer to house your toolkit. Don’t feel that you have to use all storage areas for the purpose they were originally intended.

Creative ways to use a dresser drawer

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  1. Cindy on July 12, 2016 at 4:48 am

    Excellent post. Great ideas and guidelines to solve storage space problems. Many people don’t have enough storage space in their homes. Effective storage space ideas like this can help them solve storage space problems in their homes. Thanks for sharing this valuable information.

    • Julie Stobbe on July 12, 2016 at 6:33 am

      I agree with you. It can be difficult to have enough storage. Using the entire vertical space in your storage area can make a big difference in how much you can store. Sometimes people will just set things on a shelf and leave a lot of storage space unused.

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