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Wednesday, August 29, 2012


It's not secret that we organizers love our containers.  And for very good reason.  Picture what your silverware drawer would look like without a silverware tray or your bedroom without a dresser for your clothes.  Grouping like items together and then placing them in a container (or drawer or piece of furniture or on a bookshelf) will make finding them easier.  It will also make putting them away easier.  Since most of us probably have a silverware tray and dresser we are using, here are some examples where you could use containers to make your life easier:

  • Small baskets in your linen closet for health and beauty products.
  • Large containers for holiday decor with lists of items on the outside.
  • Drawers or containers labeled by size for clothes your children have outgrown but you intend to use again.
  • Small or large pouches in diaper bags, backpacks and purses to make finding smaller items easier.
  • Small containers with lids to help locate smaller items such as cake decorating tips in the kitchen or paper clips in the office.
  • Small metal baskets in desk drawers to wrangle pens, pens and other office supplies.
These are just a few examples of how containing your goods can make your life easier.  If you have a great example of how you contained something to make your life easier, please feel free to share below!


In honor of the school year beginning, I will be exploring the ABC's of Organizing until the end of September.  Check back daily to find out more!