Tackle it Tuesday- Tackling a Household Storage Plan

by Susan

Tackle It Tuesday

Today’s Tackle comes from Susan herself!

I don’t have much physical storage space. I live in a small townhouse and storing anything means investing in it.

I’m in a continual battle to keep our stuff contained. These are the three steps I try to follow:

Step 1: Continually Purge — I’m by nature a pack-rat. I find letting go of my stuff tough. So my approach is to donate my extra items to charity. I don’t personally go to the effort of getting a tax-receipt, although I have heard that it is a possibility.I take the easiest route and let an organization such as Big Brothers pick up my bagfuls of extra clothes etc and remind myself that it is going to a good cause.

Step 2: Sort and Organize — In a house of any size, sorting and organizing is key to being able to find what you need, where you need it and when you need it.Since I’m not a woman with a passion for organization, it is a chore for me to sort through piles and find appropriate homes for each item. So I try to invite over a friend to chat with me while I work or at least turn on the TV for a little distraction.

Sure it may slow me down, but it helps make the job a little more fun.Another trick that helps me is to assign a certain day of the week to tackle my household projects. On our blog 5 Minutes for Mom, we have a weekly feature called Tackle It Tuesday where our readers can all share their household tackles and have fun together.

Step 3: Store Items Efficiently and Label — Personally, I think the best part of organizing is shopping for all the great containers and storage systems available these days. Heck, there’s even a store called The Container Store. I just love browsing through that site and imagining my house all organized.I also am a big fan of Space Bags that let you use a vacuum to compress bags of linens and clothes.

For me and my tiny home, those are a must.And in the end, it all comes down to the label. Whenever I don’t bother to label a container, I kick myself later. Especially when you’re packing away something in the garage or you’ve shrunk it down in a Space Bag, you definitely want to know what’s in there. And no, you won’t remember six months from now.

Tackling those three steps a couple of times a year will help keep your household’s storage under control.

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We’re looking for YOU – guest bloggers to post about your own tackles right here. If you are interested in showing off your tackles (we all need some tips and ideas!) then contact us . Thanks for your inspiring tackles!!

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We are Tackling Our To-Do Lists Together and making housework bloggable — Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

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The project can be little or big – whatever you want.

Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in tackling all our tasks — whether household or otherwise.

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.

 



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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Ned July 3, 2013 at 3:12 am

good points there!! i never label my storage containers and invariably forget what i had stored in them a few months later!
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2 Power My Life July 9, 2013 at 6:21 pm

These are great ideas for organizing and decluttering the house. We especially like the idea of donating old items to charity, thanks for sharing.

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