Organizing can be a drag at times, even more so when the space you have to organize is so small and the things you have to put in there are so many! However, if you keep focused and do it the right way, it can actually become a fun task.
How is that possible?
I mean, you’re basically going to:
- Take it all out
- See what goes in and what goes out
- Plan the organization from bottom up!
After seeing how neat and organized the space will be, you’ll get peace of mind and heart!
“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” - A. A. Milne
First Things First
Start off by getting everything out of the closet and cleaning it, then you’ll plan the organization from bottom up! You can first find a place for the vacuum cleaner, and whatever else you have that’ll occupy a bigger space on the bottom. Then you’ll just work your way up around it!
But even prior to that:
You’ll need to de-clutter and plan the organization, which you’ll see how to do below. So, keep reading!
The most important thing to remember about your utility closet is that it’s not a place to put anything and everything you don’t know what else to do with! That being said, de-cluttering is one of the first steps you’ll take to have an organized space.
Gather the Supplies
After you’ve taken out everything from the closet and cleaned it up, you can start selecting what will actually be useful to keep in the utility closet!
So you’ll need to:
Gather everything that you plan to store in your utility closet, you can do this by going around the house and taking anything you think could go in the utility closet. Once you’ve gathered everything in one place, you’ll be able to see clearly what to store there.
That can include:
- Cleaning supplies
Create Storage Units
This is the part where you can get creative! Utility closets are usually small, and for that reason, you need to create smart storage units to make sure it’ll all be properly organized there.
You can use:
- Storage boxes
Keep a Calendar Nearby
It’s a good idea to keep a calendar near the utility closet - or even inside it, if you organize it to fit in. That way you can keep track of important dates such as trash-pickup, donation collections, and also important numbers, like plumbers, electricians, and so on.
Hope this helped you plan your small utility closet organization! Thanks for reading, and for more useful tips, make sure to check our Inspiration page!
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