When your house needs a purge, professional organizer Barbara Reich knows the answer to that most crushing question: Where on earth to begin? Here are five common trouble spots to tackle.
Adding shelves in cabinets and inserts in drawers increased storage space dramatically. Also, stacking similar items maximizes space inside the cabinets.
The key to organizing this pantry was discarding all expired foods and grouping similar items together. Clear canisters and pantry bins make foods easy to find.
The Kitchen Drawer
An expandable bamboo drawer insert replaced chaos with order. Now, knives are together, spatulas are together and serving pieces are together.
Bathroom Linen Closet
The depth of the closet had made it a catchall for trash and treasures. Plastic, stackable drawers bring order to toiletries.
This corner was overrun with office supplies and a printer. Moving these to a new office nook in the bedroom allowed the family to reclaim this space for relaxation.
Barbara Reich is a professional organizer at Resourceful Consultants, LLC
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