Organizing Your Storage

Not being able to find what you are looking for in your storage areas is very frustrating and time consuming. This is a guide about organizing your storage.
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January 19, 2010 Flag

I do pretty good at organizing, I have labeled bins in the garage, etc. But as I get older I have trouble remembering where I put items around the house, so I created a folder in my email called "Storage Locations".

Now when I organize something and put it in say the hall closet or in the garage, I email myself where I put it. I keep those emails in that new folder. I can then "search" for that item. It's terrible getting old. LOL. Thanks!

By tnphoenixrising from Clarksville

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February 10, 20100 found this helpful

When I change the place of something I forget the new place and look in the old place so until I get used to the new place a note in the old place telling me where it is works for me.

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October 30, 2007 Flag

I have a LOT of stuff stored in boxes and occasionally would spend hours looking for one small thing. So now when I pack boxes, I take a picture of the contents and make two copies, one for the outside of the box and one for a special folder I keep for that reason. It makes looking for the items so much simpler.

By Trude from Lima, Ohio

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March 12, 20120 found this helpful

Love this idea. I am so forgetful now that I am older and this would work very well. Thanks

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August 11, 2008 Flag

Before we moved out of the country we stored tons of stuff in basements and with friends. To keep track of it all, we just took digital photos of each box before we sealed it up and wrote numbers on the boxes. Then when you need your mom to send you some paperwork you thought you wouldn't need, you just scroll through the pictures and tell her right where it is. We even used some of the photos to advertise stuff online to sell on Craigslist once we were back in the states. The stuff that sold was the stuff we unpacked. Other items went straight to goodwill without us ever undoing the tape!

By Erica from Dallas, TX

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August 17, 20080 found this helpful

To avoid mold, go to a trailer supply place or storage units sometimes have them, and get a product called "dryzair" (dries the air) and it usually comes in a package and you can get a container to hang it in, too. The crystals attract moisture and convert them to a watery substance so your items don't collect the moisture. If you have a large area, you might want to get several.

Another thing you can do is put some baking soda in pie tins inside the drawers. Good luck.

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February 22, 2010 Flag

I have some closets under the eaves upstairs. They are full of hooks, so I have put lots of things in plastic grocery bags, and hung them by the handles on the hooks.

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June 8, 2012 Flag

Milk jugs hanging in storage building.

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My husband has me save milk cartons and ice cream containers for him to use for various things. In order to keep them from cluttering his storage building, he threads them through a chain that runs from one end of the building to the other.

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February 10, 2006 Flag

When you are storing items within a larger box (such as what reams of paper are housed in) for long-term storage, make the label of the contents on the computer, and then do a copy-and-paste two additional times so that you have 3 identical labels.

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April 13, 2005 Flag

Instead of retrieving free boxes from the grocery store, retrieve the boxes from local merchants who do not sell food or beverage items. These merchants will most likely be very happy to not have to pay for their box removal.

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February 5, 2005 Flag

Use Magic Marker to mark on your bags or totes to know what is in them. If you need to remove the Magic Marker, just use hair spray and a little elbow grease.

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