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IS YOUR BASEMENT OR GARAGE A COSTCO HELL?



Is your basement or garage in Costco hell? Do you shop at all those big box stores? What on earth do you do with a gallon of syrup or 100 rolls of toilet paper? Do you have a family of 10 living with you? If you do skip this blog and check out one for scheduling or birth control. Now before you get completely offended by my banter, hear me out. I am all about having things on hand to feed your family in an easy and quick manor. Plus having A FEW let me repeat A FEW of those items you go through quickly in storage. Especially if one purchase will not make it to your next weeks shopping trip. With all of that said, now we are left with only the items we really need right? How do we store these items and keep them in a place where they are handy to retrieve. One option is a storage room in the basement. It is very handy to have a shelving unit or a couple shelves dedicated to holding only those extra items. Reserving one portion for nonfood items and the other for…I'm sure you can guess, food items. This is a good way to store those things if you can keep up with only keeping a few of these things up stairs where needed. This is a good thing if you feel you can keep up with it. If you have a large family and lots of cabinet space a gallon jug of syrup is fine in the kitchen cabinet. For the rest of you consider a smaller bottle of syrup you can refill or just opt out on the gallon purchase in the first place. A garage is also a good place for storage. I prefer a closed cabinet to keep those unwanted critters out. I do shop at one of the big box stores but not very often and I only purchase a few select things. My husband on the other hand goes hog wild and comes home with all sorts of crap. One of the issues is if we have a large quaintly of something and no one likes it…what do you do with it? One thing it's a waste of money but it can always be donated. You know your needs and space limitations so make a list and really ponder, "Do I need 24 cans of cream of mushroom soup?"

posted on: 4/3/2008 10:00:00 AM by Julie Verleger
category: Homes


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Home Organizing, Week By Week


by Julie Verleger

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About Julie:

Julie Verleger is the founder of Organized Home, Inc. "Organizing is in my DNA. Both my parents were teachers and my father served in the Marines" The "inherited organizer" specializes in the home, office, relocation and downsizing. Organized Home, Inc. services West Michigan and the Chicago area. Julie lives in Grand Rapids Michigan with her husband and 3 children.

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www.organizedhomeinc.com


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