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Your Guide to Winning at Home Storage

Organized closet

Whether it’s the intense training, the incredible determination or the heart-pumping competition between the world’s most elite athletes, the Olympics are truly an inspirational event.

If only you could harness the spirit and energy of each Olympian into your daily activities, right? Well, you may not be an Olympic athlete, but with a few simple tips and tricks, you could be an Olympic-level home organizer.

Check out these amazing techniques to help you hurdle past issues such as disorganization and limited space, while creating a gold medal-worthy home.

1. Skate Past Kitchen Clutter

The kitchen is probably one of the most used areas of your home. It’s where meals are prepared, where your family gathers throughout the day, and it’s also where a mountain of cleaning supplies are often kept. To help keep your kitchen organized, try installing a spring-loaded curtain rod in the space below your sink. That way, your cleaning sprays have their own convenient space to “hang out” in. Not only is this more convenient for reaching your spray bottles, it also frees up more space below for other cleaning items such as sponges, brushes, gloves, and buckets

2. Quit Competing For Closet Space

Do clothing and accessories such as tank tops, belts, and scarves pile up or take up a great deal of space in your closet? One fantastic way to maximize your closet space is to hook shower rings to your clothes hangers. After that, simply pull tank top straps, scarves, ties, belts, (etc.) through the rings and voilà — extra closet space!

Bonus Tip: If you own and store a lot of bulky bags, backpacks, and suitcases, you can create more room by using hooks to hang them in the “dead” (or unused) space within your closet above doors and shelving.

3. Prevent Garage Tools From Tumbling

Have a bunch of gardening and home maintenance tools piled up in your garage? One simple way to keep them all organized is by placing them in an old (yet sturdy) golf bag. You can stand tools like rakes, brooms, and shovels upright in the bag, and use the multitude of pockets for storing things like gloves and other smaller hand tools.

Still chasing your dreams of becoming a golfing legend? Instead of your golf bag, try using an old pallet to organize your tools! Simply

secure an old pallet to a wall in your garage and slot your gardening/maintenance tools into the allotted space, as seen here.

4. Hit a Bullseye with Bedroom Organization

The bedroom is a space for rest and relaxation, and as such, deserves to be free of clutter and chaos. To help stay organized in your bedroom, try using small baskets, plastic containers or even old drawers as an easily accessible storage space below your bed.

Use these handy containers to store items, such as:

  • Wires and cables
  • Out-of-season clothing
  • Socks and underwear
  • Shoes
  • Extra blankets

Bonus Tip: You can even store children’s toys and games in a container or drawer below their beds to fully utilize the space in in their bedroom.

Final Thoughts

Ready to go from amateur to professional with your home organizational skills? These useful storage ideas can help you stay organized and maximize the space in your home. If your house is still feeling a bit cramped, however, and you require more space for your growing family (or for your pet babies to run around in), it may be the perfect time to invest in a new home.

At PrimeLending, we offer a simple home loan process and step-by-step guidance throughout your home buying journey. Whether you’re looking to remodel your home or purchase a brand new one, we’re here to help you find a loan that makes sense for you. Interested in learning more about your home loan options? Contact a PrimeLending home mortgage expert in your area for more information.

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