If you're in the market for a low cost but effective way to organize your closet then you don't have to deal with anymore. Wire closet organization products are an easy answer and a wire closet storage system is also a great choice if you don't plan to live in your current location for a long period of time. They are super for apartments and college dorms. The pieces can also be easily reconfigured and reassembled without harming them. As a matter of fact, a wire closet storage system is the least costly custom closet organizing option you can buy.
Even though these systems are not costly at all there are still very long lasting and are able to store heavy books and other items with very little difficulty. Just be sure to check the weight limits as some of the products sold have load limits that can end up failing under the weight. In addition you also want to consider the exact items you will store, for example when storing sweaters you will want to place something between the wire and the sweaters to avoid the lines they create as well as snags.
The main purpose of the wire storage kits is to help you maximize the space you have available for storage. Buying actual kits as opposed to individual components will save you even more. Many of these kits also have racks that you can install and adjust as well as add sliding drawers. This is much more affordable than regular wooden drawers. If you opt for the type with drawers and you intend to use them for small things like socks or even thong undies then you need to get the type that have the wires close together to prevent the items from slipping through them.
As far as the actual systems go, there are basically two types of storage systems. The first type is the kind that attaches a track to the wall and you then place the wire shelves or baskets at different locations on the track. These are very easy to adjust and customize for anyone. This type of system also reduces the amount of cutting and drilling that one must do.
The second style of wire closet storage kit actually attaches each portion of the system to the wall which is done with anchors, screws, clips, and braces. These accessories will be available at the same locations as the systems themselves.
Wire closet storage systems will help you to organize all of your clutter and make it seem as if you have a lot more room. There is no need to wait or put this off, get organized now by investing in one of these systems.
It is really easy for a kitchen to get disorganized and if we let it go to far it can become a huge job to put together. Read on for a few tips that can help you put things back together and keep your kitchen orderly.
The first thing that you should do is to get a picture in your mind for what should be there and what does not belong so that you can organize what should be there and get rid of what shouldn't be.
Remove everything that you have in your cabinets and clean them. Make sure that when you put everything back into the cabinets in specific categories like plates, bowls, glasses, cups, etc. Not only does this make it easier to find everything but it will help you get around easier in the kitchen.
I know everyone has a junk drawer but it doesn't have to be a huge mess. There is always stuff in that drawer that doesn't need to be there and you need to throw it out. Get small organizational dividers or baskets that you can place miscellaneous items in so that they aren't just floundering around in the drawer.
Another area that is prone to clutter is the pantry. It never ceases to amaze me what you will find in some pantries, including my own. Sometimes we have multiple items of the same condiment just because we have gone to the store and bought more only to find that we already had two unopened jars that we didn't know were there. Separate your shelves into categories so that you have canned goods on one, things like cereal and pasta on another, etc. I also have baskets in my pantry to keep things like gravy mixes, chili mix and so on.
Keep your refrigerator cleaned out on a regular basis. The easiest way to do this is to just clean it out every time you go grocery shopping. If you do it any less often not only are you going to have a fridge full of clutter but you are also going to find things you can't even identify. Make sure you throw the old stuff out and wipe the shelves down to prevent bacteria from forming.
If you don't have a spice rack get one. I love to cook and nothing is more aggravating than looking all over for spices when you are trying to cook. Be sure to keep all of the spices you use on a regular basis at the front of the rack and be sure that everything is labeled clearly.
Keep your counter tops clear of clutter and clean them after every time you cook or use them to prepare anything. If you have items that you don't use on a regular basis find another place to keep them.
If you look around you will find all sorts of things that you can buy to help you organize your kitchen. There are online stores that not only offer everything you could need for your kitchen, but also items that will help you keep it clutter free.
You know, I've installed plenty of wall shelves in my time. For one reason or another, the convenience of having more space to place things in a room in an orderly fashion will bring about a feeling of peaceful bliss. Your surroundings will be so well organized that you will want to jump up for joy!
What I am going to do here is give you examples of what people I know have done with wall shelf to take advantage of limited space. I'm hoping this will give you some ideas of the useful intentions of wall shelving.
My first example is what my friend Tony did with wall shelf in his living room. Tony and his wife Jennifer own a home in upstate New York. This three bedroom, two and one half bath ranch home has a living room with a fireplace in the middle of the wall on the far end of the room. Tony and Jennifer have been collecting limited edition crystal figurines for the last 15 years.
At first, when the collection was small, they displayed them on the coffee table and end tables in their living room. As time went on and the collection got larger and larger, these beautiful crystals needed a place dedicated to this collection.
With no room for a large curio cabinet, Tony had an idea. He took one look at the wall space above the fireplace and right away he thought of wall shelves.
After searching all over online, Tony and Jennifer decided to go with a floating glass shelf system called the "Wave." This curved glass comes in sections 24 inches wide by 8 inches deep. With these wavy glass shelves you can assemble them in a wave for as wide as you want to go by adding another 24 inch shelf side by side.
Tony and Jennifer decided to go with two six foot long shelves above the fireplace. The shelves were about 18 inches above each other. They were able to display their entire collection of crystal figurines and the living room looked spectacular.
My other friends John and Gina turned their family room into their entertainment room. On one wall they had a 60 inch flat panel TV. Below the TV was a solid oak wall mount shelf open cabinet. The cabinet itself had two shelves to accommodate their CD and DVD collection.
Sitting on top of this shelving cabinet was the receiver/amplifier for their home theater along with the subwoofer of the audio system. In all four corners of the room are Architectural Elements corner wall shelves of honey oak. These corner wall shelves are about 2/3 of the way up the wall corners with the other speakers of the home theater system sitting on them. When I watched a movie with them, it was like being in a movie theater.
My last example for making more room with wall shelves is over at the home of my neighbor down the street. This is the home of Bruce and Maurine. They have a recreation room in their basement. On one side of the room is a pool table. On the other side of the room is a ping pong table.
Along with their two children, Shauna 12 years old and Michael 14 years old, Bruce and Maurine are very much into sports. Shauna is on the figure skating team at the local rink. Michael plays on the local little league baseball team in the summer and on the hockey team at the local rink during the winter. Both Bruce and Maurine are on separate bowling leagues.
To say the least, over the past few years, trophies have accumulated in their home. It got to the point that there was no place designated to display all their trophies.
Maurine had an idea. There was a lot of open wall space in the basement recreation room. Why not put up a large shelf on each wall? So after searching online for a little while, Maurine found the perfect solution to their trophy displaying problem.
What Maurine did was to install the Vertigo 4 piece shelf set in Java which is a dark coffee colored wood. This 4 piece set added enough room to all four walls of the recreation room to more than adequately supply space for the entire family's trophy collection.
Wall shelf not only provides more space to display your prized possessions, you will also enjoy a form of wall furniture that provides a comfortable warm feeling inside. Take a look at all the artful styles of wall shelves and you are sure to find a style that will make you feel good inside.
Let's face it, not everybody has the desire, time or energy to set up a real nice and organized garage storage system in their garage or shop. Any super organized system is going to cost some money; granted, some are very affordable and others are more expensive. And they all allow you to put everything you have in it's own special little place. But let's face it, some people just don't want to go to all that trouble! I had a neighbor once who had his own garage storage solutions, I studied it a bit, asked him some questions to help me solve some of the mystery behind his thinking, and came up with some basic guidelines to what he does. I call his system The Lazy Man's Guide to Garage Storage, and here are some basics in a nutshell.
- Put everything in a box. Now, apple and orange boxes from the grocery store work best. They have lids, the sizes are uniform, and they are free. But that is the organizational side of me speaking. My neighbor did have some of these boxes, but overall didn't want to go to the trouble to check at the grocery store for boxes (remember, the key word is lazy). So he had boxes of all shapes and sizes, mostly from packages he had received, or boxes that stuff had come in that he had purchased. Some had lids, but most had flaps or were just kept open (easier to see inside). Shoe boxes seem like they would be too small to do any good, but I have noticed that the lazy man has a lot of shoe boxes in his garage - plus he seems to know what is in them! They seem to work great for small items. One box will have a bunch of nails, another one various drill bits, another one full of rags. Labeling all boxes is optional, usually done only if a pen happens to be handy.
- Group like boxes together. You can do this neatly, but the truly lazy man's way is to just toss the boxes in the corner. In one corner can go all the kid's stuff and old keepsake boxes that you almost never get into, but you can't bear to throw the stuff away. Along one wall, boxes full of Christmas and other holiday decorations. Then another pile for camping and sporting gear. If the lazy man is lucky, his garage has shelves in them that can be used for some of the piles (these shelves existed when he moved in). The last main pile will be the man's stuff, things like tools, and though it may look cluttered, he can find anything he needs.
- Acquire some type of work surface. Besides watching TV every night, and as many games as possible on the weekend, the lazy man does get an itchin' to do something at times (maybe due to his wife's nagging), and that usually means tinkering around with something. This requires a work surface of some kind. But no fancy work benches for this guy in his garage storage system! Why spend the money when you can just set up of a couple of saw horses with an old door on top, or scrounge up an old table that a friend or neighbor was about to donate to the dump or local charity store. If the table is too low to tinker effectively, some wood or concrete blocks work great to add a bit of height. On top of the table is often a collection of the aforementioned shoe boxes. Though cluttered, it is easy to push everything aside and do whatever needs to be done.
Cleanliness and tidiness at home are very important, and you can remove your junk with the help of a junk removal agency. However, you may be quite unsure when is the best time to have your junk removed. It is really not a good idea to call a junk removal company when you have too little junk, but you should also bear in mind that an increase in the amount of junk will cost you higher removal fees. So, it is really necessary to determine a budget before you decide to have your junk removed. Selection of a good junk removal agency is also essential as rates of these agencies may differ substantially.
What are the things you can call a junk removal company to remove?
While deciding how much junk you should have before calling a junk removal agency, it is wise to find out the types of things that junk removal companies pick up and also the things that they don't. Most junk removal companies do not pick up commercial and hazardous waste. The main types of waste that junk removal agencies pick up are as mentioned below:
Paint, Pesticides, Insecticides, Paint thinners and Strippers, Tires, Batteries, Antifreeze, Motor Oil, Oil Filters, Propane Tanks, Florescent Lights, Solvents, Fertilizers, Pool Chemicals, Oven and Drain Cleaners, Furniture and Metal Polish, Electronics, Monitors and Others.
When is the right time to call a junk removal company?
Cleaning the entire home in a day can be hectic and troublesome, so instead of removing a large amount of junk, it is best to remove it slowly. On the other hand, the cost of junk removal depends on the amount of junk you want to dispose. Therefore, it is indeed essential that you know exactly how much junk to remove at a time.
Usually, the charges for commercial junk and domestic junk removals can vary. If you live in a small house, it is wise to get junk removal service when you have a small amount of junk, as this is more affordable. There are different online space calculators which can be used to determine the right amount of junk to dispose. With these calculators, you will know exactly how much junk you should dispose to get the best possible rates.
Getting the best prices for junk removal
You may have doubts when it comes to the prices of junk removal services. There may be several different types of junk removal charges. For less junk, the junk removal service providers will typically charge lower rates. In case you have a lot of junk to remove, you may have to pay maximum charges. The exact charges can be determined by calling the junk removal service providers. After you are sure of the prices, then you can decide the amount of the junk you want to dispose. It is also important that you find out the prices and quality of services of different companies to ensure that you have the best deal possible.
The pricing for junk removal can also vary depending on the locality you are in. Some junk removal companies will provide the rates of their junk removal services according to zip codes. Special discounts are also available for those who take advantage of online junk removal booking facilities.
Calling the junk removal companies
Junk removal service providers usually have toll free customer care helplines, and you can find the information you need by dialing these numbers. You can also call the customer care executives of different companies to have a better idea of the junk removal services offered by them. It is also a good idea to write e-mails to these companies as most of them will respond to your enquiry promptly.
Do you find that your cubicle is more like a cell than a workspace? This article will give you some tips that will help you get started organizing your workspace so you can accomplish a higher level of productivity despite the distractions. Specifics may vary from person to person; however, the following information includes helpful and important guidelines from which everyone can benefit.
Office cubicles - they're a fact of life in just about every company and millions of people work in them. While we've all come to accept the office cubicle as a fixture of the modern business environment, but there can be drawbacks to working in one. For example, they can lack privacy simply because they are basically open, usually with no doors and with walls that only reach partially to the ceiling. Organizing your workspace will help you become more productive so you can deal with the distractions that cubicle life throws at you.
At times, the inherent design of a cubicle can be a detriment to working productively, negatively affecting the ability of office workers to obtain daily goals such as meeting deadlines. To follow are some straightforward tips for organizing your workspace and minimizing the distractions that come with working in a cubicle that prevent you from accomplishing a higher level of office productivity:
Keep the noise level down. As you might guess, one of the biggest detriments to working in a cubicle is the fact that because they're not sound-proof. It's easy to be distracted by too much noise. Be courteous to your fellow workers and encourage them to do the same by avoiding the use of radios or CD players. Also, be aware of the volume of your voice when on the telephone and try to avoid shouting over the walls to fellow workers.
Create visual barriers. Many office cubicles have particularly low walls that provide very little privacy. Try stacking books on shelves near the top of the wall to effectively increase the height of the wall. You can even use filing cabinets to create barriers and put your filing organizers on top to create more height.
Remember that neatness counts, especially in a cubicle. Most cubicles are limited in the amount of space in which they allow you to work. Try not to accumulate too much extraneous stuff that can cause your workspace to become messy and more crowded than it already is. For example, if you receive a box from the mail room, remove what you need and discard the box. Also, do not allow paperwork to build up. File as soon as you possibly can.
Keep visitation to a minimum. The openness of a cubicle can be especially tempting to office visitors who want to just drop by for a chat. Although such visits are OK once in a while, they can be highly distracting to you as well as your cube-mates if there's a continual stream of visitors. Find a polite way to excuse yourself so that you can get back to work and save the idle chat for your next break.