How To Increase Your Storage

1. Use Clear Storage Bins: Out of sight does mean out of mind. You will rarely remember what you have or use it if you can't easily see what you have. A clear storage bin makes it easier to see what you've stored.

 

It's so much easier to see what you're storing when you use clear bins or containers

It's so much easier to see what you're storing when you use clear bins or containers

 

2. Store Only What You Love: Don't just throw everything you don't want to think about in a bin and then put it somewhere. Whatever you've put in that bin is still creating an energetic pattern in your life, so putting your old boyfriend's clothing (especially if he dumped you, HARD) into a bin and storing it because you don't want to deal with it right now isn't helping and it's probably costing you more than just the storage space. Keep only what you love, I guarantee you it will create more opportunities in your life.

 

3. Fold Properly: By learning to fold properly (and there is a right way and a wrong way) you can increase the life of your clothing AND increase the amount of storage space by at least double. Your clothes folded should resemble a rectangle. Start by folding each lengthwise side of the garment towards the center. (Right side folded, then left side folded) Then pick up the short end and fold it in half toward the other short end. Keep folding like this until you have a rectangle. 

 

 

4. Store Clothing Standing Up, Not Flat: By storing your garments standing up instead of flat you have the ability to see everything you own AND more will be able to be held there. Steps 3 and 4 should also be used when folding clothing to put away in your drawers.

 

5. Keep an Itemized List: If you aren't storing these items in your home, it's best to keep an itemized list both on the side of the clear bins you've stored your belongings in, but also a master list to keep at home. It's much easier to use what you love when you know where it is and don't have to spend hours looking for it.

 

6. Keep It Simple: Store like items together so you can find them easily. The easier you make organizing for yourself, the more likely you are to keep doing it and actually use and enjoy your stuff!

As always, ask for help in the form of someone you trust to give you good advice (no, yellow is not your color but red is) or hire your favorite professional organizer to help you sort and plan for a brighter, easier, more productive future!