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Posted on March 20, 2019

How to Organize the Crazy Coat Closet

You may not realize, but your coat closet is one of the most important places in your house when the temperatures start to drop outside. It holds everything you need to brave the weather. It’s easy to forget about keeping the closet tidy until you have guests and you’re forced to open it in front of them! Keep reading for some tips to keep your entryway ready for anything, and say goodbye to the clutter shame with Homz®!

 

  1. Hang it All Up

Coats and jackets are cold weather must-haves, so treat them like it. Use sturdy Homz® Tubular Plastic Hangers to keep outerwear in order and off the floor. Hooks can provide a place to hang more coats or backpacks and purses without taking away valuable floor space. Even with a small closet, the possibilities are endless when you use every inch of space.

HOMZ® PRO TIP: Take your organization a step further by installing a rod low enough for your kiddos to hang up their own coats, giving them independence (and one less pile of coats on the floor.)

 

  1.    When in Doubt, Sort it Out

Gloves, hats and scarves seem to multiply each year, so put them in their place with the Homz® Clear Storage Totes. Designate each tote to one seasonal accessory or give each family member their own to contain it all.

HOMZ® PRO TIP: Personalize your closet by taking pictures of family members and putting the prints on the front of the totes so everyone knows where to put their stuff!

 

  1.     To save even more floor space, use the Homz® Over the Door Organizer.

Not just for shoes! Utilize door space for personal accessories like hats, gloves or scarves. You can assign each member of the family their own space so they’ll know where to put their items each day to keep it tidy!

24-Pocket Hanging Shoe Organizer

  1.     Give Clutter the Boot

Dropping temperatures bring snow and rain, which your family is trekking into the house. Grab a tough doormat for the bottom of the coat closet to make a place for boots to dry without leaving puddles in the foyer.

Rope Handle Tub - 17 Gallon
HOMZ® PRO TIP: Get cozy with a Homz® Plastic Utility Tub full of extra socks and/or slippers in the closet. That way when you change out of your cold damp boots you can warm your feet up instantly!

 

Before you start your closet makeover, donate any unwanted items or throw away any ill-fitting clothing and accessories. This will make organizing much easier! Check back for even more organization inspiration next month.

 

 

Sources:
MarthaStewart.com

RealSimple.com

MyHomeIdeas.com

 

 

Posted on March 20, 2019

Prep the Playroom – Pre-Holiday Organization

You’ve heard of spring cleaning, but what about pre-holiday organization? Your kids already have too many toys and they are about to get even more. This time of year is notorious for bringing insanity and clutter. Get ahead of the seasonal mess, check out these Homz-approved tips and tricks to prep the playroom!

But before you start the organization, get ready to purge. Go through everything in the playroom and decide which toys your family will keep, throw out or give away. By getting rid of trash and donations, there will be a lot less to handle when you bring out the bins to start sorting. And after clearing out the junk, vacuum and wipe everything from floor to ceiling and make the room feel fresh.

Rope Handle Tub - 17 GallonThree Tier Mobile Cart

  1. Stuffed Animals
    Somehow, stuffed toys seem to multiply by themselves. Grab a Rope Handle Tub and contain the craziness before your house becomes a zoo.
  2. Favorite Toys
    With multiple kids, it’s hard for everyone to have their own space. Put a 3-Drawer Medium Cart in the playroom and assign each kiddo a drawer for their favorite toys and supplies. You can also use this idea to teach your little ones how to keep their own space clean and organized.
  3. LEGOs and Barbies
    There is nothing worse than stepping on a LEGO or Barbie shoe (especially after you thought you picked them all up)! Avoid the pain with Clear Totes to sort and store every piece while saving floor space. Plus, the handles on these totes make it easy to transport toys to another room in the house!
  4. Dress Up Clothes
    Keeping dress up clothes in a bin is a recipe for disaster – the little ones will just take everything out to find the dress they really want! To make the next fashion show run smoothly and save floor space, store outfits, accessories and shoes in a 3 Drawer Mobile Cart.
  5. Puzzles and Games
    Puzzles and games can easily get out of control and the different sized boxes are impossible to keep orderly. With Underbed Wood Storage, you can stash everything away. And a fun, chalkboard label front lets you see what’s inside without pulling it out.
  6. Everything Else!
    Take the guesswork out of cleanup time and use clear storage. The increased visibility of Plastic Storage Boxes allows your kiddos see where toys should go and to find them easily when it’s time to play again.

Small tasks, like choosing the right storage containers, can help ensure you have more fun (and less stress!) each holiday. And check back with Homz for post-holiday organization ideas.

Sources:
howstuffworks.com

Howstuffworks.com

Hgtv.com

Buzzfeed.com

www.thesunnysideupblog.com

Posted on March 20, 2019

Smart College Dorm Living Tricks

College is right around the corner, and you’re probably already panicking/dreading being confined to that tiny dorm room.

Living in a dorm can be stressful enough without trying to figure out where to keep all your things. And since you’re going to be spending a lot of time there, you want it to be as nice and organized as possible. You’re strapped for space and cash, and on top of it all, you want to make the best of your time in college.

Well don’t worry, Homz has it handled! We have the best solutions to help you optimize space in your dorm room this school year. Having all your things organized in a way that’s efficient, convenient, and easy to access will make college life that much easier. These tips and tricks should help you have a better, more organized college living experience.

 

Hooked on Organization

Home Organization

Floor to ceiling, your dorm may be packed full of stuff already, but what about the walls? Hooks can come in handy to utilize that unused space! Using our Metal Oval Hooks to hang all sorts of items can help save space, and are convenient for things you need to reach frequently. Got a long cord that you don’t know where to put when you aren’t using it? Hang it on a hook. Always losing your keys? Put a hook near the entrance to your room so you can quickly grab them on your way in (or out!) the door.

Placing hooks on the inside of cabinet doors can also be a good way to save some space. The hooks can be used to hang anything, from jackets to back packs and curtains to bath towels. These hook hacks will help you create more places in your dorm to store things!

Clothespins are small and perfect for the dorm, use them to dry delicate clothes on laundry day or to mark your place in while reading. Another great method for organizing is to use clothespins to plan your days.

Color-coordinate each clothespin to match a day of the week. Next, you can hang cards on the wall off of a string that has your tasks, assignments, or jobs written on them to help plan your week. Reasonably priced, grab a 36-pack on Amazon HERE.

 

 

 

Art of the Carts

Storage

Carts with drawers are the best clutter cutters in the dorm! They can do double duty as a night stand or maximizing storage under a lofted bed. Container carts with drawers can store a lot more than you might initially think. While obvious for storing paper and tools, they also work great for storing other items too.

Color-coding a drawer for each category of item is a superb way of keeping things tidy. For a fun DIY project, create name cards with classes or paint the drawer to match the dorm décor. You could use blue, for pants or green for t-shirts, and so on. Clothing is a good thing to store in drawers since you can easily see what is inside. Using carts to store clothes can also free up some space in your closet. Having a drawer for each different category of clothing will help you keep your clothes neat. Take labeling up a notch and add an element of DIY. Grab a brush and some chalkboard paint, coating only the front exterior of the drawers. Once dry, use chalk to label contents or write fun notes for your roommate!

Another great use for the carts is to designate a drawer to each class you have. This is a good way to keep your classes orderly. With all the books you will be reading, having a place to store them all will help save you time and space. Pickup yours today at Target, Walmart or Amazon.

 

 

Dress for Success

Garment Care

Ironing boards are an essential item for college. Even better, a counter top ironing board will conserve space and still let you iron those wrinkly clothes. Maybe you don’t have time to fold them nicely after you wash them. That’s where the ironing board comes in handy. Easy to store in a closet or under the bed, the countertop ironing board will help you maintain that well-kept look. Check out the Homz Anywhere board on Amazon.

 

 

 

Additional Tips

Under the bed instead

If you have any room under your bed, that is more room you can use for storage! A tote to store under your bed will be very handy. You’ll be able to store things out of sight, while also being able to keep a decent amount of stuff within reach when you need it. Good for clothes, Ironing boards, shoes, you name it! 4 Pack of under-bed storage is perfect for organizing and keeping it all together!

 

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