Using Better Farm's toolshed as an example, here's a quick guide to making your work and storage spaces clutter-free.
- Take everything out of the space.
2. Do a deep-clean.
|Getting all the stuff out of the toolshed gave us a chance to dust everything, give a good sweep, and even re-draw the tool outlines first penned in 1970.|
3. Create a system for storage.
Containers, drawers, hangers, or baskets: figure out what goes where. In a basement or attic, labeled steamer trunks and big plastic bins are key; for toolsheds and garages, drawers, shelves and appropriately placed hooks are the name of the game. The more streamlined you make your storage, the easier it will be to stick to.
4. Put the stuff you're keeping back in.
This should be the easy part! But stay strict—once you see all that extra space, you may be tempted to go back to a junk-drawer mindset. Be strong!
Many thanks to Tyler Howe and Roger Parish for spearheading this project! Got a great tip for organizing your life? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.