Tips from Lowe's on Getting Organized
Make a Plan, Sort Your Stuff
Do you long to get organized? Wouldn't it be nice to go to a closet and not be faced with an avalanche of clothing each time you open the door?
The solution, of course, is simple organization.
"Americans have accumulated mountains of clothing, household tools, recreational equipment, and seasonal decor that have taken over every inch of their closets, garages, attics and basements," said Mark Hillman, vice president of home organization at Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse."Customers ask us over and over: How can we regain control?' People recognize that good organization will create more free time for themselves and their families."
The average homeowner spends some 25 minutes a day "looking for things," Hillman said. "That's the equivalent of wasting nearly a week each year just trying to find the stuff in your own home."
A variety of affordable and achievable storage solutions can trim your search time significantly.
Remember these basic tips when organizing your home:
What are Your Biggest Organizing Challenges?
Begin any home organization makeover by focusing on areas that are most troubling.
What Organizing Products Should You Buy?
Shop for remedies after your plan takes shape. Take room measurements along on your shopping trip, so you can more accurately determine your storage needs. At Lowe's customers can plot storage areas with room dimensions on graph paper. The information is faxed to a manufacturer who can generate drawings and a materials list to the customer at no cost. You can also get storage expertise on-line at Lowes.com -- click on "Let's Get Organized."
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