Organize + Energize: 6 Ways to Hack a Tiered Spice Rack
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Here are 6 ways to use a tiered spice rack:
Spices. The obvious one, but believe it or not, most people don’t use spice racks. There are hundreds of different types out there. Choose the one that fits well in your space, maximizes your space and is functional for what you have.
Nail polish. Whether you store your nail polish in your bathroom or in a hall closet, keep them contained on a tiered spice rack. You can stack and organize them by color and rotate them as seasons change.
Perfume/lotions. Some of my clients were looking for creative ways to store their multiple perfume and lotion bottles. This tiered organizer with the vertical lip is perfect because it allows you to stack and stand them up. They won’t tumble down because the vertical lip holds them in place.
Hair products. How many products do you have to push out of the way to locate the one you need? Do they fall over or get pushed to the back of the closet? Using this rack is efficient because you won’t have to move 5 items to find the one you need. You can see everything when it’s stored on this rack and you can just grab and go.
Medications. When medications aren’t organized you’ll purchase duplicate items because you’ll forget what you have and ultimately you’ll waste money. Declutter them and check for expiration dates and store on these tiered racks.
Craft supplies. If you have small paint bottles that you work with or small tubes that need to be contained, this is a great way to be able to see what you have. You may find that you are using supplies more often once you organize them.
It’s all about becoming more efficient and choosing the best organizing product that will fit your needs. If a product is in the bathroom organization section of a store, it doesn’t mean that product has to be used in the bathroom. Think outside the box and get creative. The end goal is to save you time and energy. If you can shave minutes off your busy day, imagine how much time you’d save by the end of the week!
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Flip flop organizer
How many flip flops do you own? Are they thrown all over the closet floor? How long does it take you to find a match to one of them? Bed Bath and Beyond has a $9.99 flip flop organizer that holds 6 pairs of flip flops and hangs nicely in your closet. This is a must-have if you have more than 5 pairs of flip flops. I’ve purchased these for my clients and they work great!
You love your scarves, but it takes you forever to locate one and you have to throw 5 around to find the one you are searching for. Use a scarf organizer and you will be able to see all your scarves and find them at a moment’s notice. Bed Bath and Beyond has a few different types of scarf organizers, including this one for $9.99.
Did you know people who didn’t own shoe racks were 7 times more likely to show up late for an event? Are your shoes in piles on the floor? Get them off the floor and contain them in a shoe rack. There are many options out there, like this one from Bed Bath and Beyond. Choose the shoe rack that is going to fit what you need to hold and fit in the space you are working with.
How are you storing your handbags? Are they stored all over your closet? Are they in bins or crumpled up on the floor? It’s time to organize your bags. There are many options depending on the space you are working with. You can stand them up on a shelf, you can hang them, or if they are small, you can store them in a canvas bin. The choice is yours. Think about how you function and develop a system from there.
Baseball cap organizer
How many baseball caps do you own? How are they organized in your closet now, and how long does it take you to find one? The Container Store (pictured here), Bed Bath and Beyond, and other stores sell this baseball cap organizer. I have a few clients that have purchased them and they love them!
Function over flash
There are many variations on these products. Choose the product that is right for you. There are some organizing products I would never use, but other people might choose to use them. Choose the one that is going to be the most efficient and productive product for you and your family. Don’t choose a product because it’s pretty, choose it based on functionality. Search online for different products before you rush out and purchase a product. You may find that one store is more expensive than another. Don’t forget if you are going to Bed Bath and Beyond to use their 20% off coupons. If you don’t want to purchase these items, get creative and re-purpose items around the home, or make your own!
Kristin Carcieri-MacRae, the founder and owner of Organizing in RI, has always enjoyed finding creative ways to streamline the environment around her. She has appeared on air on Patricia Raskin's Positive Business Radio and her articles have been published in the Rhode Island Small Business Journal and New England Home Life. Kristin's CD, Organizing Basics, is a 1-hour guide for the person who wants to get organized but doesn't know where to start. She is also available for organizing workshops. Tune into her weekly radio show, Organize, Energize! on Mondays at 8:30am on www.talkstreamradio.com.
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