Thursday, September 26, 2013

Simple Is As Simple Does

An organized room doesn't have to be complicated.
In fact, simplifying is one of the best ways to become permanently organized!

Take this laundry room, for example:

On the bottom shelf, the laundry detergent and *fabric softener (distilled white vinegar) have been decanted into glass jars. Not only does this look clean and attractive, but it also helps you easily see when you're about to run out of something. Next to the iron, a perforated white basket holds surplus cleaning rags and a lint roller. The cleaning rags currently in use are simply tucked into the wire shelf (which provides plenty of air circulation and convenient access).

On the second shelf, the bulk paper supplies are nicely lined up next to a white tub containing spare light bulbs. Out of frame is another tub which houses miscellaneous tools and parts.

The top shelf holds a white tub containing car-care items and painting supplies. A gallon of distilled water is within easy reach (great for homemade personal care products). A medium-sized clear bin is used to store empty glass jars and bottles (to be re-used later in craft projects and holiday gifts). Finally, a linen basket resides atop the dryer to carry 1 load of clean clothes back to the closet.

You don't always need to spend hundreds of dollars on storage solutions.
Sometimes, "simple" is the answer.

* Using vinegar as a fabric softener, along with dryer balls, eliminates the need for dryer sheets (which are full of unnecessary & potentially toxic chemicals).  This combo is incredibly cheap and eco-friendly!

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