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How To Organize Your Household Belongings

Remember how it felt to move into an empty house? You probably never dreamed that it would some day be too cluttered. If you are wanting to regain that feeling of space and organization, here are some ideas that might help you to achieve that goal.  

Smaller Jobs - Whether it's little children or teenagers, the more hands that are helping adults will make the job easier. 

  • A good place to start is with each person going through his or her personal belongings to see what needs to be kept and what needs to be disposed of.
  • A good idea is to set up places for items that will go to charity, another place for things that will later be sold at a yard sale, and another place for bagged garbage.
  • Consider working in teams. One idea is for older children to help little ones to go through games, DVDs, books and toys to determine what will happen to them. 

Large Jobs - The garage, the attic or a basement are pretty big jobs. Of course, older kids can help here, too.

  • If these areas have become catch-alls, that's not only frustrating, but it can be dangerous, too. 
  • Decide what you really want in those areas. For example, besides keeping cars in your garage, this might also be a good place to put a storage unit that will hold car cleaners, car wax and other car-care related items.
  • If you have an attic or a basement with storage space, think about buying shelves and transparent plastic containers to hold things you are wanting to store in an orderly manner.

Metal Buildings - One of the most important decisions you might make in organizing your home is the purchase of metal buildings.

  • Metal buildings are affordable and will last a very long time. In addition, they're so easy to assemble that you can do the job yourself. 
  • Think about storing bicycles, lawn mowers gardening tools, wheel barrows and other cumbersome equipment in a metal building. Another great use for metal buildings would be to store camping gear, sports equipment, and things like canoes or skis in them.
  • Are you an artist or a hobbyist? If so, a metal building would be a great place to set up shop. Metal buildings can easily be wired for electricity so that you can have the proper lighting and air conditioning in which to do your work.

If you do decide to purchase a metal building, consider buying one with an attractive front. One that looks like a small barn is a good option.