Finding good hiding spots…

Do you think finding good hiding spots is all about playing “hide and seek” or having a great Easter egg hunt?  In organizing, good hiding spots mean effective space management.  Maximizing your existing storage comes in many forms.  Closet organizing, purging unneeded and unused items and choosing effective storage are important.  But there is another great organizing solution clients often overlook – the “hiding” spot.  Good hiding spots are under the bed, behind a door or even behind a floor length curtain.  These are ideal because they are not high traffic areas but are easily accessible.  Also, there are storage solutions designed for these hidden spots.  Under the bed storage bins and bags and hanging shoe holders are low cost but highly effective. So, what should I be “hiding”?

Hey, what’s in that hiding spot?

Hiding spots are ideal for items that we don’t want or need out in the open.  Under bed storage is perfect for out of season clothing or bedding – close at hand when needed but not taking up valuable closet and drawer space.  Do you have young children with lots of legos or dolls?  Use that under-bed space for plastic bins for small toy and doll storage.  Bins on wheels are easy for them to pull out and use and equally easy to clean up and store out of sight.  I also recommend creating an “electronics” bin for manuals, boxes, and warranties.  These are often needed for repairs and upgrades but don’t need to be in your everyday files.  Fill a plastic box with all the electronics paraphernalia and slide it under the bed – organized, easy to access and out of sight.  Install a clear plastic shoe hanger on the back of your door and fill it up!   Behind full-length curtains in my office, I store a paper recycling bin and my shredder – you are really limited only by your imagination.

Shoes are an obvious choice for a hanging shoe holder but there is a multitude of options. Fill the clear shoe pockets with small toys, hair accessories and products, health and beauty items, dog care items, scarves – the possibilities are endless….


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