Below are storage resources organized by room, item and a few checklists that cover everything and anything you need to store.
You'd think storing items wouldn't be that complicated, but every month I learn another, simpler method for storing things, either in magazines on home and garden TV shows and in other people's homes. I created How to Store Everything as a home base storage guide for everything in your home from accessories and bikinis to winter coats and wine.
Home storage guides will go through your home room-by-room and cover how to maximize storage space, and what to look for in storage solutions (see below for more on specific tools -- aka Storage Solutions -- for each room).
I love this checklist of How Long to Keep Everything because sometimes I'm just not sure when I should donate, toss or recycle an item. This is also very helpful to have on hard when planning storage. It's something's time is up (a shirt you no longer wear, a financial document you no longer need), you don't have to find a place to store it, you can donate it or shred it. Problem solved.
Where to Store Everything
- How often do you use this item? I always like to store frequently used items at eye level, in the easiest-to-reach spaces.
- Where do you use it? Don't store items you use often in a storage space too far away from where they are used.
- What other items do you use it with? I like to store items in group based on projects. So, my gym clothes together, my baking supplies together, rain gear together, etc.