A few years ago I reviewed the book Small Space Organizing. I just found out that the publisher is doing a "spring cleaning" promotion for it, dropping the Kindle price down to just $2.99.
Whether you live in a small or a large home, there's information in this book that can make staying organized so much easier! It's well worth the original price, let alone the $2.99 sale price.
I've pasted below my original review to give you a taste of the material. To purchase the book, just click on the link above. Happy organizing!
Small Space Organizing
By Melissa Tosetti
I am a big fan of small houses and often write about the subject. Just some of the benefits of small houses include:
- Small mortgages
- Small utility bills
- Less cleaning
- Less opportunity for clutter which has a way of expanding to fit the size of its environment
Admittedly, living in a small home does have it's challenges - like a lack of storage space. Although the goal is to keep the accumulation of "stuff" to a minimum, the vacuum cleaner still needs a proper home. Small homes can easily look cluttered if there isn't a place for everything and everything isn't in its place.
Small Space Organizing by Kathryn Bechen is the answer to the storage issue. Bechen takes you room-by-room and offers easy to implement solutions for maintaining a well organized home.
In addition to being filled with ideas, she also includes plenty of resources at the conclusion of each chapter.
Much of her advice goes beyond storage, creating unique decorating opportunities like:
- Remove front doors of one cabinet and create your own coffee bar by housing your coffeemaker, cups and coffee there.
- If you have room, paint an old dresser and use it as a kitchen island. The drawers can hold dishtowels and cloths and you can mount your own paper towel holder and hooks for cooking utensils on one end.
- Lean an old wooden ladder against a bathroom wall to hold towels and add a bit of architectural interest.
For many years I've been putting into practice one particular tip she offers for the kitchen: Buy large clear glass jars with lids for storing things such as rice, beans and cereals.
I use Mason Jars in a variety of sizes. I can easily see when I'm running low on an item and my beans, pasta and rice no longer have the opportunity to break out of their containers and spill everywhere.
Small Space Organizing is a book that will remain in my personal library and be referred to again and again. Consider picking up a copy for yourself. Implementing the tips will transform your home no matter what its size.