Studies and statistics have shown that an average person spends a third of his or her life in bed, another third making a living and the last third looking for things. That’s right! Looking for things — be it kitchen utensils, the remote control, that missing second sock or most commonly, car keys. Okay, so it might not be scientifically confirmed, but from personal experience it certainly feels like we spend ridiculous amounts of «wasted» time merely because we are not as organized or structured as we could be.
The following list of ideas provides suggestions that will help bring some order into your home. Imagine all the time and money you could save from implementing just a few of these tricks.
1. Disused cans for kitchen utensils
— Dream Doors Windsor (@DreamDoorsSL) April 21, 2015
2. Empty bottles for bracelets
— Hippe tjikkies (@Hippetjikkies) September 24, 2014
3. Mason jars that save space
— HGTV Magazine (@HGTVMag) August 8, 2014
4. Mini container garden from reused paint cans
— Earth Infra (@EarthInfraLtd) May 24, 2013
5. Organizational utensil drawer
Do you have a messy utensil drawer in your kitchen? Would this organizational drawer be helpful? pic.twitter.com/skuulyDy8Y
— Maronda Homes (@MarondaHomes) April 19, 2014
6. Screw-cap glasses makes for a stylish spice rack
7. A nice way to organize your makeup
— Colore | SG (@ColoreSG) January 29, 2015
8. Ceiling sliding containers
9. Suspended coatrack
10. Hanging baskets for the bathroom
11. Perforated panels for sewing items
12. Magnetic strip to tidy up your knife collection
13. Clamps to organize your cables
14. These kitchen racks and trays are cheap but effective
15. Hanging pockets for cleaning products — neat and accessible
16. Trash cans are just as important in the car as they are at home
17. DVDs sorted and stored categorically
18. Labeled food containers to avoid confusion
19. Suction hooks are ideal for necklaces
20. Hooks to stow away handbags in the closet
21. A convenient magnetic strip for beauty utensils
22. Your old kitchen roll holder is always good for something
23. Angled wooden boards — ideal for high heels
24. Even sunglasses need somewhere to hang out!
25. This perforated wall is not only stylish but completely practical
26. A few plastic baskets in the fridge help to compartmentalize your groceries
27. All your glasses hanging neatly in the one spot
28. Empty coffee cans used to store wool
29. Telescopic rail also handy for belts
30. Hang your boots in pairs in the closet so they don’t get crumpled
31. Cut up a pool noodle to keep your boots from bending
— Jess (@jesswick87) June 10, 2014
32. A magnet strip for your tweezers — simple but effective
33. Empty coffee can also serves as a neat crayon holder
34. Labeled baskets to easily identify groceries
35. Even in the garage perforated walls are most convenient and space-saving
36. Outfits all planned out for the week
37. What a fabulous little cosmetic cabinet!
38. Now that’s creative thinking — pots and pans hanging on a sledge!
39. Preserving jars with a latch for all your larder supplies
40. A old newspaper stand for saucepan lids
41. Upright dividers help bring order into the kitchen
42. Makeup bits and bobs all in the one place
43. Balls stowed away neatly but easily accessible
44. An old shutter transformed into a newspaper holder
45. Egg carton used as a nifty stationery holder
46. It doesn’t get more organized than this — keys, mail, calendar all-in-one
47. An old globe used as a decorative piece — why not?
There are really some great ideas here and if by adopting some of them into our homes we can save a third of our lives — well it’s a bit of a no-brainer really!