How to Organize Your Home

Organizing your home doesn’t have to be complicated. When you start small, clutter of any scale can be managed with the right tools: baskets, cabinets, shelves, and hooks give all your items a home! From bedrooms, to kitchens, to garages, separating and sorting can help you find what you need, when you need it.

Small & Easy Storage

For small odds and ends, follow the 3 B’s of organizing: baskets, baskets, baskets! By sorting items into bins and baskets, you can keep remotes and blankets at arm’s reach without the visual headache. In living rooms and bedrooms, conceal clutter in baskets large or small.

If you’re struggling to keep entryways and mudrooms from getting overrun with bags and coats, more hooks may be the solution you need. Easy to install, stylish wall hooks keep jackets out of the way. Ensure that the model you choose is designed for heavy winter coats or bookbags, and always follow manufacturer installation instructions. 

Storage Cabinets

If your small storage solutions aren’t cutting it, it may be time to bring in some new furniture to help fill the gap. Cabinets with shelves concealed by doors can store your least favourite eyesores, and combination bookshelves & cabinets will give your favourite knick knacks and novels the display they deserve.

Hide in plain sight: don’t miss your chance to increase storage with an ottoman. If you opt for an ottoman, score some bonus space for pillows or toys with a lift-top model like the Sarah Ottoman.

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DIY Storage Solutions

For truly custom storage, DIY your coffee table or console table with pine crates. Create the exact size and storage you need in the colour and finish that suits your space. From hanging shelves, to desks, to coffee tables, you can customize your build to fit your room and items to store perfectly. Ask your local KENT PRO for all the tools and paint you need to create storage of all shapes and sizes.

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Wire Shelving

For everything in between, inexpensive wire shelving units can declutter corners in any area of your home. Find shelves of all shapes and sizes for even the most cluttered corners! Wire shelving is easy to set up and move as needed, and can accommodate everything from craft supplies, to food, to toys.

Large Storage Solutions

Make sure you stretch first... the Olympics of organization is tackling your closet! Before installing any new shelving, set aside small chunks of time to clean out old clothes to donate. Once you have an idea of what clothes need to be stored where, you can start planning which Closetmaid drawers, shelves, and shoe racks to install.

Closetmaid organizers come in various materials and colours. Choose from laminated wood with melamine finishes and wire shelving in an orientation that fits your space: walk in closets may benefit from custom units that will fit slanted walls or sloped ceilings. Your dream closet can be polished off with drawers, cabinet doors, and shoe racks to create a neat and tidy space for your favourite outfits.

Garage Storage

Now that your interior is on the fast track to functionality, it’s time to step into a common dumping ground...the garage. Stacking plastic bins is perfectly good for seasonal items like decorations or winter sports gear, but your everyday tools and toys need to be accessible and out of your way. Wall panels optimize vertical storage on your walls and keep awkward or dangerous items safe. 

Gladiator panel systems can be seamlessly added onto as your storage needs change. Hand sturdy tool cabinets above work benches, and slide drawer chests underneath to keep tools organized at arm’s reach. Items that don’t fit in drawers or cupboards can be easily hung on Gladiator hooks. Large hooks can hold up to 50lb and are perfect for gardening equipment and hoses.

When you’re ready to start organizing, visit your local KENT for the best advice on storage solutions that will work for you. Shop bins, cabinets, and shelves to increase your space’s function and tidiness!

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