How many boxes do you have in your house? Chances are you have more than you can count. It’s so easy to just throw things in a drawer, close it and forget about them.
But it often happens that the boxes either overflow so they can be closed (which could break them), or they become so cluttered that you cannot find anything. It is so important that all boxes are neat and organized. When you know where things are going, you are more likely to put them there.
Another great thing about organizing your boxes is the very easy payoff. When you look at them and see how enjoyable and soothing they all are, you will be inspired and energized. Maybe next time you have an idea to organize more rooms in your home!
So let’s take a look at how to organize them and find some solutions that you can actually apply.
How to arrange clothes in drawers
When your drawers are well organized, you do more than just provide extra space. You keep your clothes better too. When stored properly, they will not stretch or wrinkle. Also, have you ever hooked a shirt into a drawer and felt it rip? Not good.
Organizing drawers also protects your furniture. A drawer that is too full can break.
There are three ways to organize your boxes, and all of them will help you create the most envious places. Do you need to know how to organize all the clothes in your closet and bedroom? Check out our complete toilet organizing guide and our bedroom organizing guide!
Bamboo Drawer Organizers
If you’re having trouble with too much space in your drawers, use a drawer organizer to keep everything in place.
Surprisingly enough, the fact is that having more space can often create a whole host of new problems.
You can buy drawer organizers online (link), or even make your own using styrofoam or plywood.
Sort by color
After you’ve folded all the clothes and created a separate spot for each category, consider sorting everything by color. You will be amazed at how pleasant it is to open your drawers and see everything in the perfect ombre right in front of your eyes!
Organize kitchen drawers
The next room to organize is the kitchen. All of these dishes and utensils are difficult to keep in order. This is especially true if you just don’t have time for all of them.
Take your time and go through each drawer one at a time. Use these three kitchen drawer fixtures and get rid of the clutter.
If you need more help organizing your entire kitchen, then our complete guide to organizing your kitchen is what you need to read right now.
Use smaller boxes
The first thing you can do to keep your kitchen drawers tidy is to use smaller drawers inside them.
Place kitchen utensils and tools in separate drawers. Keep washcloths and oven mitts separately.
This will shorten the time it takes to put things away, and if you need to clean them, you can simply pull out one box at a time.
Use drawer dividers
If you don’t have enough room for smaller drawers, you can always use drawer dividers. Customize your drawer dividers to divide your drawers into the exact sizes you need.
Place dishes in deep drawers.
Consider turning your kitchen cabinets into large drawers for pots and pans, plastic containers and lids, or even plates and bowls.
If you decide to update your kitchen and add deeper drawers (look at this set), you will have to install some kind of partitions so that they don’t create a lot of clutter. These clothespin dividers are a real genius.
Office, corridor, end table drawers
Almost everyone has a trash bin. And most of the litter boxes are found in the living room, hallway, or kitchen. Where is your trash bin?
Well, it’s time to conquer these problem areas and keep them in order. Whenever you need a battery or a flash drive, you will be very glad you placed these boxes.
We covered most of this in our trash bin organizing guide. Check it out for even more tips.
- Use small containers and partitions
Waste bins and office bins are often home to many small items that spill out and take up the entire drawer. You know what I mean – batteries rolling over buttons and loose pencils. To prevent this from happening, use a combination of drawer dividers and small containers. This example from Instagram keeps everything in place perfectly.
2. Store things only in the house
As you go through everything, throw things away. If you can’t find a storage space, create a storage space. If you don’t think you’ll ever use it, don’t leave it. This simple step will give you a lot more space and help you find a place to store what you actually use.
3. Store things where you use them
Think about what you are using in each room. Do you really need pliers in your living room? What about the markers in the hallway? Create storage for things where they are used. If you have a command center, keep dry erase markers and stickers next to it. If you need batteries for your remotes, keep them in your living room.
This will save you a lot of time searching around the house for the items you want.
Organizing drawers in the bathroom
When you have too many beauty products, chances are, you just throw them all in the bathroom drawers and forget about them.
Even if you’re not entirely into this scenario, the bathrooms have medications and tiny jars of nail polish. This leads to disorganized mess. Fortunately, there are several tried and tested methods that will keep things in order and order in a peaceful way.
After you’ve arranged all of your drawers, check out our complete bathroom organizing guide to get your entire space tidy.
- Sort by category
First, you have to sort and categorize everything. You want to be able to find things, so to keep things simple, keep all of your belongings in groups. Use this list of generic bathroom categories to organize everything:
- First aid
- Hairpins and elastic bands
- Makeup, put up
- Lotions and soaps
- Oral care
- To wash rags and loofahs.
- Bathroom cleaners
- Personal care toiletries
- Cotton buds and cotton balls
- Nail polish
2. Use small containers.
Now that you know what you have, you need to decide what types of containers you need. How many nail polish bottles do you have? This will determine the size of the box you need.
The best thing about keeping boxes inside boxes is that when you need something, you don’t have to pull out an entire large container. You can, for example, just pull out a small box of hairpins and put it back.
Nice idea to organize things in the bathroom – bamboo bathroom organizer box!
- Hang things on the wall.
Finally, if you’re still short on space in your drawer, you can always use walls. Yep, hanging baskets and jugs on the walls are a fantastic and popular way of storing things. You can keep things in order and at the same time add decor to the walls.
Points to remember when arranging boxes
It’s so tempting to just shove things in a drawer and forget about them. But one day, when you need something in this box, sifting through all the loose things will be very frustrating.
After all this work, you want to keep things organized for as long as possible.
With these tips, you will set yourself and your family up for long-term organizational success.
- Save only what you need
This is the most important rule in organization and storage. Keep only what you use, what you need and / or what is sentimental very important to you.
Take time once or twice a year to go through all your boxes and get rid of anything you haven’t used recently. It’s amazing how quickly collections of unnecessary and unusable things accumulate. It’s as if they are multiplying on their own. Another way to deal with clutter is to make tough decisions with all the gifts and whatever you bring into your home. Will you use it? Set yourself a time limit. If you are not using it, get rid of it.
2. Use small boxes.
All drawers, no matter what room or area, can benefit from small drawers and drawer dividers. You can also find tons of very useful box organizers on the Internet. Create a home for all your trinkets and stationery. If you can’t find a place to store something, create that place. The minute you just throw it in the drawer is the minute the loose battery tells its friends where the party is going. You will soon have an overflowing trash bin.
3. Put things back where they are
Then put things back after you’ve used them. Sounds familiar? I’m sure all parents are constantly trying to teach this lesson to their children. Well good! But if you’re struggling to put things away, perhaps reconsider your place. Will it be easier for you if you create a location for it closer to where you last used it?
Updating storage space is always a good idea. You want your organized space to stay organized.
- Clean them regularly.
Finally, it is very important to stay on top of your systems and make sure they work. You can set a reminder on your phone that you need to sort out boxes in spring and autumn. This way, whatever you have collected this year can be cleaned up. If it helps you get it done earlier so you don’t have that much work to do, you can clean them once a month.
Set a schedule that suits your life. The most important thing is not to overwhelm yourself with clutter and a lot of things. Keep what you have in order. If it gets too difficult, find out what you can give up and make it more manageable.