Making Piles Disappear

This tuck-under space was filled with kids' outgrown clothes, old sporting equipment, holiday decorations and other miscellaneous stuff. I organized it allowing the client to quickly review what was there. As per her preference, I donated items, discarded others, and organized some for long term storage. Everything that was kept went into labeled, easy-to-find bins. 

Easy to Find Everything

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When this house was purchased the owner did not have a lot. 10 years later, however, with a family, the space had filled up but there no was system in place to keep it organized. Adding shelves and clear bins brought everything into view. Now all of the Halloween gear is in two boxes. High school memorabilia is in another. It is easy to grab anything and simple to put it away.


“Thank you, again for all of your help - this has been an incredible experience for us, it was really the catalyst we needed to take back control and utilize our home to its full potential.”

Remodeling Expended Their Energy

After spending years remodeling, the primary carpenter of the family lost the motivation to organize the work room. Because most of the big projects were complete, I focused on creating easy access to tools frequently used for typical household projects. Extension cords, rulers, and screwdrivers, etc., were hung on the wall so they could be easily located, used, and returned. Large electric tools were stored in their cases, while supplies of nails, screws, allen wrenches, socket sets, batteries, sand paper, etc. were stored in well-labeled drawers. 

After two days of work the tension caused by the disarray was lifted. The carpenter no longer had the weight of this project hanging over his head, and the rest of the family could easily reach the storage area behind this room without worrying about tracking sawdust everywhere.

Setting Up Storage Space

This space was easily accessible via a regular door off of a main room offering an ideal storage space for memorabilia, camping equipment, holiday goods, and other rarely used items. After we completed the move from their 4 bedroom/5 bath house to a 6-bedroom/8 bath house, the family had little interest in working on this space but wanted their things accessible. To make it function most effectively I installed inexpensive but sturdy shelves and arranged bins by type. Large labels made everything easy to find and the spaces offers a lot of room for additional storage as their needs change.