Do you need to get organized? If your cabinets are chaotic and counters are cluttered, then it is time to organize. Do you need added cabinet or counter space, but live in an apartment and can’t remodel? One simple and easy solution is to use a bookcase.
If you have a bookcase but plan to lessen the contents of your home library, don’t just toss out your bookcase. A bookcase is not just for books anymore. You can use the bookcase to maximize your storage space. This is especially true if you live in a small home, or one that lacks adequate closet space.
The next time you are at Wal-Mart, pick up a bookcase for only $30. They are easy to assemble and extremely sturdy. The inexpensive cost helps to make this a very good investment. A bookcase
Is a great alternative storage solution for someone who rents and is concerned about putting holes in walls to hang up shelving.
Typically, your$30 investment will give you five or six feet high of organizational storage space in a compact area minimizing the need for large amounts of floor space. Shorter varieties of a bookcase is terrific for small areas such as closets, laundry rooms, and alcoves. A bookcase improves organization in nearly any area of your home. From the kitchen to the garage, a bookcase can be the answer to your storage problems.
Let us begin in the kitchen. A bookcase is great for organizing everything from small appliances to food. Organizing your small kitchen appliances can be simple and easy with the many tiers of a five or six foot tall bookcase. Your appliances will always be right within your reach.
If you do not have the cabinet space to effectively store your dishes, then arrange them nicely on a bookshelf. No need to buy an expensive hutch, unless you really want to, your bookcase will do the trick. Another great tip is to store your smaller gadgets in small containers on the shelf. Have a bin for cookie cutters and another bin for your miscellaneous items.
If you have always wanted a pantry, but never had the room, maybe you can create your own with a bookcase or two. Storing canned food and boxed dry goods is easy and convenient on the shelves of a bookcase. Your home will be as organized as the grocery store, but even better, because it is your own personalized system. You can even have an entire shelf devoted to your spices, baked goods, or whatever strikes your fancy.
Do you have no linen closet? Should you need a place to store your towels and washcloths, a bookshelf is a fabulous suggestion. You can even use the higher shelf to store medications, beauty supplies, or hair accessories. Toilet tissue and Kleenex can be readily available when stored in the bathroom in this way. I used this tip in my first apartment since space was limited.
Another great place to stash your bookcase is in your child’s room. A bookcase is a terrific place to store toys and games. Your child’s bedroom will become an organized play area. The top shelf can store a couple of trophies, stuffed animals, or photos in frames.
You can also use a bookshelf to store clothing. Kids clothes is just the right size to fit on the bookcase. We had an old dresser that kept spilling the clothes and losing the drawers every single time my children would open them. We couldn’t find an affordable dresser that we liked at the time, so we purchased a bookcase. This idea worked so well for my two boys. Each child had their own two shelves. They new right where to find their items and there was less mess of clean clothes on the floor.
Don’t just keep your bookcases in the house. Use them out in the garage and storage shed to keep items organized and handy. Tools can be arranged nicely on a bookshelf. If the bookcase has adjustable shelving, this can be terrific for storing gallons of paint, plaster, or even electric saws. Your storage shed can now house so much more with the help of a bookcase or two. Your holiday decorations need not be piled in the back corner of the shed in a heap. Arrange any ornaments or decorations neatly on the shelves. Garden tools, hand tools, and even off-season clothing can be organized efficiently in this way.
Whether you go out and purchase a new inexpensive bookcase or recycle an old one, you can certainly find a great use for your bookcase. Any bookcase can be transformed into a fabulous storage solution.