Last updated 1 day 21 hours ago
A disorganized pantry can make your life much more difficult, especially when you are trying to cook or entertain. If you have finally had enough with your disorganized pantry, use the following steps to get it organized:
Throw Out What You Do Not Need
The first step to creating some order inside of the pantry is to throw away whatever you do not use. If you have not opened a box of pancake mix in the last several months, throw it away. Anything that is past its expiration date should also be tossed. Purging clears out some space and helps you see how much you actually have inside of your pantry so you can make some serious decisions about how to organize everything.
Decide What Features You Need for Convenience
Do you think a set of pullout shelves will change your life? Would you prefer to have a built-in space for spices and other necessities that you plan to store in the pantry? Think about which features will really enhance your pantry design and make it simple to quickly find what you need whenever you need it.
Create Order in the Pantry
Once you have the tools you need to get organized, it is time to start figuring out the best way to create and maintain order inside of the pantry area. You might want to separate everything into particular categories so you know exactly where to look when you need something. Adding labels to the different storage areas in the pantry will make it simple for all of your family members to navigate and maintain order in the pantry. It can also be helpful to keep a written inventory of what you have and what you need.
Turn to Bay Home & Window to get a pantry organization system that actually works. We also have home office and closet organization systems that make it easier than ever to maintain order in your home. To learn more about our services for homeowners in the San Francisco area, check us out online or call (925) 401-3951.
Last updated 10 days ago
Are you making the most of your precious closet space? No matter what size closets you have, it’s essential to keep them organized so that your storage space is utilized well. While it’s easy to just shut the closet door and forget about the mess behind it, you may find yourself much happier if you know that your closets are efficient and organized. After all, if your closets are organized, you’ll have more space in the rest of your home that’s free from clutter. Keep reading to learn how to get the most out of your closet.
Add a Rod
When you are pressed for closet space, you have to get creative with the ways you hang your clothes. Most closets have a single rod to accommodate clothing of all different lengths. If your rod is starting to get a little too tightly packed, consider adding a second rod below the first. The second rod can be useful for shirts, sweaters, and anything else on the short side that won’t drag on the floor.
Upgrade Your Hangers
If you have ever gotten clothes back from the dry cleaner, you probably have a collection of wire hangers in your closet. Unfortunately, wire and plastic hangers can leave marks on your clothing and stretch them out. Invest in wood hangers for your clothes—especially your nicer garments— to help prolong their life and maintain their shape.
Be a Basket Case
Hanging space in your closet may be at a premium, so don’t waste valuable real estate by hanging backpacks, handbags, or purses from the rod. Instead, store your bags in baskets on the floor and organize them by their use. Small clutches can go in one basket, while backpacks and messenger bags can go in another. This keeps room on the rod free for your clothing, and keeps your bags from getting dusty on the floor.
Make the most of your closet by calling Bay Home & Window at (925) 401-3951. Our organizational systems will save you space and stress by giving everything a home. Visit us online to see examples of our custom closets for San Francisco-area customers.