Putting It All Away
Part 1: The basic principles of storage
Who doesn't love organized storage? Yet, for many, the sight of neat shelves and uncluttered closets is a distant memory.
When the time comes to clean out and get organized, it may help to remember some of the basic principles of storage.These include:
In addition, it's very helpful to make a list, by room, of storage problems and possible solutions. Evaluate what's already in the closets, cupboards, and furniture. Then prioritize available storage space and the items to be stored. Assign the most convenient locations to the items that are used the most frequently.
For example, in a home office you may use the phone, the computer, and basic desk supplies everyday. These should be located in and around the work area first. Next, you'll want printer paper near the printer, reference books nearby, and backup disks handy as well. Finally, use upper shelves for software boxes, office supplies, archived papers, and so on.
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