Buying Storage Containers

One thing I am repeatedly asked is “What I should I buy before you come for my organizing session?” The answer is NOTHING. BUY NOTHING.
Pro Organizer TIP: Wait to buy storage containers until you know
1) What you need to organize
2) The size you need.
Otherwise, you might waste time and money on buying the wrong thing.

In the kitchen, I’ve used aluminum pans (fold down sharp edges) and food storage containers to corral small items. Sometimes a shoe box, plastic box, or basket from another room can be re-purposed. My philosophy is to use what you have on-hand before purchasing something new.

There are situations where there is nothing available for use. Not all containers are created equal. I suggest finding durable, not junky, and preferably coordinating containers. Know your preference: do you like metal, plastic, wicker, cardboard, see-through, lidded, etc.

Do you like neutral colors, or colored? Does the room have a color scheme? If you don’t know what you like, peruse Pinterest and search ‘storage solutions’ or ‘kitchen storage’ or ‘bedroom storage’ or whatever.

Many clients have products from IKEA and I recommend them.

Storage containers can be a useful tool if you buy the right kind. Otherwise, they may become clutter. Questions about storage, making aliyah, or decluttering before aliyah? Contact me.

Published by Karen Furman

Philosophy = Your home should be organized so you know where things are, to the degree that you feel relaxed and not stressed in your space. Method = A combination of Marie Kondo + FlyLady + my own style. YOU make the decisions. YOU decide what to keep and not to keep. I help provide clarity. Attitude = Positive, enthusiastic, non-judgmental

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