Organizing and Finding Cheap Storage to Reassert Control Over your Stuff

Bedrooms, closets, and garages can rapidly become overflowing with stuff. One day, we wake up and realize it’s overwhelming!  With a little organization and some cheap storage you can be in control again!  Here are some ideas to get you started.

Remember that the garage is for cars and tools.

To make room for your car in the garage, you should take out all the stuff that is not related to lawn care, house repair, and driving.  You can put up shelves and racks for paint, car provisions, and small tools. You can also buy some hooks to use for hanging up gardening supplies and other tools.

Assert your control over your closets.

Tackle one closet a week, so you don’t end up overexerting yourself.  If you haven’t worn it in twelve months, think about getting rid of it.  After you have sufficiently reduced the clutter, you can put in new shelves, drawers, and adjustable tension rods intended for closet use. Closet organization specialists like the people at are a great option too.

Expand your efforts to the rest of your house. Take your time. It certainly doesn’t all have to be done in a day or even a week. You will probably spend the most time cleaning out the living room, so you should give yourself a couple of days or even weeks to do so. Look for items you haven’t used in over a year. If it has just been collecting dust for a while, you should definitely remove it.

Basically - sell what you don’t need on craigslist or ebay.  If it’s not worth selling – then donate.  Store the rest either in a garden shed or a storage unit - see-through storage bins are a great way to stay organized as you can see what’s in them even when they are closed and stacked.