Office Life: 5 Tips to Transform Your Limited Storage Space
Say Goodbye to Messy Closets…
Biiiiiing! Your morning alarm rings, and the first thing you do is hit snooze. Five minutes later and you can’t help but nod off again, your hands clutching your smartphone to snooze your second reminder alarm. By the time you are able to get out of bed, you’ve already lost fifteen minutes from your getting ready routine, limiting the time you have before you need to leave for work. The clock is ticking, and the last thing you have time to do right now is dig through your overflowing closet to get dressed. Pause- raise your hands if this synopsis describes your morning 4-5x each week! Ok, so we can’t actually see the hand count, but you guys get our point! Disorganized closets and storage spaces can be an eyesore, especially when we have a limited amount of time to get ready in the morning. It’s time to transform your limited storage space at home AND at work to be better organized!
Tip #1: Organize your closet with like items. For example, if you are organizing your wardrobe, hang the pants in one end, blouses in the middle, and etc. Taking the extra step to match accordingly by color as well, would be helpful in the long run when you need to look for a specific outfit coordination.
Tip #2: Find alternative items to sort your desk drawer, like shoe boxes and/or ice cube trays! For example, shoe boxes make great organizational separators for large cabinets. Things can get pretty jumbled up in large desk drawers, so group like items together would help you find them quicker. For small items in small drawers, try ice cube trays! Now you don’t have to worry about jumbling your jewelry, small office supplies, and etc.
Tip #3: Start labeling your storage bins. There are things you’ll only need in the summer season and others you’ll only need in the winter. For those temporary seasonal items, store them together in a bin when not in used. Make sure to label these storage bins and keep them in an area that won’t get in the way!
Tip #4: Utilize your closet door to hold more essentials. For example, your typical over-the-door shoe organizer can do more than just hold footwear, think outside of the box with cleaning products, winter accessories, first aid kit, office supplies and more! Not a fan of plastic? Add removable metal racks to hold supplies or nail in shelves/baskets.
Tip #5: Make full use of your closet space from top to bottom with a rolling dresser. That way you can easily move it around and create more space to keep your clothes or supplies. Don’t have room for a dresser? Use the bottom area for your hamper, so you can separate your worn/dirty clothes for your next wash!
Are you guys currently doing some of these at home? Let us know how it works for you, by leaving a comment below. We’ll love to hear about your organizational habits at home and at the work space!