Bookshelf Organization – Example 3

A media shelf holding an assortment of cassette tapes, CDs, VHS, and DVDs needed organization. Since the media shelf is in a storage room, functionality is more important than aesthetics. The shelving unit has different size shelves that needed additional shelving to accommodate all of the media. Shelving was improvised by adding cardboard boxes stored horizontally. The CDs have been grouped by genre and stored on the top shelves and the cassette tapes are stored in closed containers on the bottom middle shelf. The DVDs have been sorted by genre and alphabetized on the cream colored shelf on the middle left. The VHS tapes are organized on the right middle and right bottom shelves. Containers of photos are stacked on the bottom left shelf.

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Bookshelf Organization – Example 2

This bookshelf holds an assortment of books categorized by type. The top shelf has fiction and historical fiction from left to right. On the second shelf is business inspirational and instructional on the left with inspirational and spiritual on the right. The third shelf displays instructional books on the left and geographical and travel books on the right. More instructional books follow on the right side of the fourth shelf while historical, biographical, and political information is found on the right. The bottom left shelf holds architectural and remodeling instructions and the bottom right shelf military naval aviation material. Similar to example one of bookshelf organization, most of the knick knacks and photo frames have been removed from the bookshelf in order to categorize all of the books listed formerly.

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Bookshelf Organization – Example 1

This small bookshelf located in a home office holds many memories captured within photo albums and yearbooks. That memorabilia is stored on the third and fourth shelves. The fifth shelf holds office papers and office supplies including blank notepads, notebooks, and empty binders. The top shelf is a collection of teddy bears while the second shelf displays a nautical and patriotic collage of items. Some knick knacks and photo frames have been removed from the bookshelf in order to accommodate all of the items previously listed.

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Kitchen Cabinet Organization – Example 3

This kitchen needed some organizing baskets and bins in order to sort and separate all of the kitchen utensils, tools, and other supplies. The utensils have been consolidated into one drawer and in the cabinet below are now all of the rarely used appliances. Next to the range is a drawer with scissors, openers, measuring spoons, serving spoons, and spatulas. The cabinet below holds all the pots and pans on two drawers. Above the microwave are cooking and baking supplies along with bulk seasonings. To the right of the microwave are spices and seasonings sorted by type on three turntables. In the corner wall cabinet are three new sets of dishes sorted by color. Below the corner cabinet and on the other side of the range is a lazy susan (not shown) containing slicers, graters, measuring cups, and baking dishes.

Adjacent to the sink on the left are ceramic mugs and drinking glasses. Below the sink are cleaning supplies separated into a bin and a tote with a handle for transporting around while cleaning the house. The handheld broom, dustpan, and fly swatters are hung on hooks alongside the cleaning supplies. To the right of the sink are vitamins and medicine sorted in open baskets. Baby bottles and dishes are stored on the two shelves above the medicine.

In the corner wall cabinet to the right of the sink are stored glass food containers, mixing bowls, and serving platters. Below is another lazy susan (not shown) containing coffee, tea, drink mixes, sugar, flour, and large cereal boxes. The wall cabinet to the right contains baby food and assorted boxed foods. The base cabinet has tiered shelves lined with canned goods and other various foods below. The wall cabinets above the refrigerator hold rarely used items including lighting supplies and glass vases.

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Kitchen Cabinet Organization – Example 2

All of the drinks, food, kitchen tools, and kitchen supply items needed to be sorted and consolidated since they were scattered throughout all of the cabinets. The utensils were relocated to a smaller drawer with a more appropriate fit and also to better accommodate the boxed kitchen supplies including plastic bags, food wrapping materials, and aluminum foil. The majority of the drink and food items were organized into three adjacent base cabinets starting with the energy bars and cereals stored to the left. The cooking, baking, and canned goods can be found in the center base cabinet, and drinks to the right.

The next set of base cabinets houses the pots, pans, and other stovetop cooking accessories. Directly above the pots and pans and adjacent to the sink are the water bottles, drinking glasses, and ceramic mugs with the most used items located on the bottom shelf. Below the drinking items are four drawers with the relocated utensils stored in the top drawer. The second and third drawers hold sorted cooking and baking utensils in open trays and baskets. The fourth drawer holds lids for the pots and pans as well as measuring cups, slicers, and graters. The wall cabinets behind the sink contain pitchers, insulated coolers, food containers, mixing and serving bowls, and baking dishes. Below the sink are cleaning supplies separated into bins for easy access by sliding them out of the cabinet.

To the right of the sink and flanking the dishwasher are two narrow base cabinets holding cutting boards and baking pans. Located above the dishwasher are the bowls and plates. The wall cabinets above the microwave and range hold the remaining drinks and snack food including tea, coffee, nuts, and dried fruit. A few rarely used cookbooks are also stored above the microwave. The last wall cabinet now contains all of the spices, herbs, and seasonings on turntables. Also, the oils and vinegars along with the medicine in an open basket are located on the bottom and top shelves. The drawer below is adjacent to the exterior door and contains all of the grilling tools. The base cabinet below the last drawer holds relocated mixing and coffee appliances and supplies along with hanging potholders for the stove, oven, and grill. The last kitchen cabinet holds rarely used miscellaneous appliances.

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Kitchen Cabinet Organization – Example 1

Organizing kitchen cabinets requires global thinking. Initially, taking inventory of all items to be stored in the cabinets determines where to locate them. Also, it is good to consider what items should be adjacent to in order to create a more efficient functioning kitchen. For example, storing drinking glasses close to the sink or refrigerator facilitates getting water or other drinks faster. For this kitchen, the ceramic mugs and glasses have been stored on two open shelves near both the sink and refrigerator along with tea and coffee.

The cabinets are shown in clockwise order around the kitchen. The first drawer next to the range held spices which have been relocated to the cabinet above on turntables for easy access and the drawer now has an assortment of cooking utensils. The cabinets above display the relocated spices and other cooking and baking ingredients while the cabinets below hold clear glass baking dishes and a top drawer containing cooking utensils. Above the range are the rarely used cookbooks. Three drawers to the right of the range hold the utensils at top and the pots, pans, and lids at bottom. Above the drawers is a cabinet full of dinnerware including plates and bowls. Next to the dinnerware is a corner cabinet filled with large mixing and serving bowls along with serving platters. Below the corner cabinet is a lazy susan (not shown) with more cookware, bakeware, and measuring cups. The narrow wall cabinet next to the refrigerator stores vitamins and medicines. Open baskets were used to store vitamins and medicines grouped by type and are easy to pull out of the cabinet without searching through a cluster of individual containers. Above the refrigerator are rarely used items including tin bakeware and water filters.

On the opposite side of the kitchen is now a relocated mixer stored in a base cabinet instead of a wall cabinet since it is a large and heavy appliance. Also, the cutting boards fit perfectly in the angled cabinet. Beneath the sink is now a bin with a handle and an open bin to store cleaning supplies. Six more base cabinet drawers complete the kitchen cabinets. The top two drawers previously had an assortment of loose items. Narrow open baskets were added to the drawers to separate writing tools, tape, scissors, etc. The glass dishes used to store food were all located in one drawer and the weight of the glass was too much for one drawer, so the containers were divided into two drawers. A drawer near the sink now holds towels and aprons folded neatly in piles. One drawer at the bottom holds drinking glasses and a collection of cans for a young member of the household to use for drinking and as playthings.

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Kitchen Pantry Organization

A spacious kitchen pantry with three continuous shelves needed to take advantage of the height and depth of storage space available. Metal racks and expandable tiered shelving was added to the first and second shelves for all of the canned goods. Cereals and other boxed foods have been grouped together as well as baking supplies. All of the rarely used appliances are now stored on the top shelves.

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Kitchen Refrigerator Cleaning and Organizing – Example 3

Another refrigerator needed to be cleaned and consolidated to create more space. The cleaning was minimal and simply required wiping down the refrigerator items and the inside shelves and drawers. All of the items were removed in order to clean and sort. The most frequently used items have been placed closer to eye level. On the door is butter at the top along with fruit preserves, nut butters, and specialty milk directly below. The salad dressing items have been grouped in the middle. Mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, and BBQ sauce condiments are located on the fourth door shelf. On the fifth shelf is nutritional bottles and the sixth shelf holds breakfast and dessert toppings. The first shelf of the main compartment holds cold beverages, the second shelf stores the yogurts and taller jars, and the third shelf holds the eggs and shorter jars. After consolidating, there is room to expand on the fourth shelf. The three drawers hold (from top to bottom) meats and cheeses, fruits, and vegetables. In the freezer are fruits on the top shelf, then breads on the second and third shelf. On the fourth shelf are frozen meals. In the bottom drawers are dessert in the first drawer and frozen vegetables in the second and third drawers. The freezer door holds frozen herbs, sauces, and ice packs.

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Kitchen Refrigerator Cleaning and Organizing – Example 2

This refrigerator needed to be scrubbed clean to remove spilled liquids and rotten vegetables. All of the items were taken out and placed on the counter to be wiped clean. Then the inside walls of the refrigerator were scrubbed to remove the sticky liquids. After cleaning, the items were grouped by similarity on the counter space and then placed back in the refrigerator according to size and use. Most of the condiments have been consolidated and stored on the door and include (from top to bottom) butter, cream cheese, international foods, salad dressings, pickles, mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup, BBQ sauce, and marinades. The drinks and taller containers have been placed on the top two shelves. Butter, eggs, sauces, dips, yogurts, fruit, and dessert condiments can be found on the third and fourth shelves. The top drawer holds meats and cheeses and the bottom drawer holds vegetables. The freezer contains ice packs on the top shelf of the door followed by frozen fruits in the shelves below. On the first freezer shelf are the desserts while the second shelf holds various frozen breads. The third shelf is a mix of frozen butter, meats, and miscellaneous items with the frozen vegetables grouped in the drawer below.

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Kitchen Refrigerator Cleaning and Organizing – Example 1

Cleaning and organizing a residential refrigerator and freezer can be simple and only requires a process of one or two hours. The refrigerator shown needed a deep clean to remove sticky residues and food crumbs. All of the items in the refrigerator were removed and cleaned. Then the inside walls of the refrigerator were wiped clean. Once the refrigerator had been cleaned and emptied, the items were grouped on the counter space and then placed back in the refrigerator in a logical order. The eggs, tall adult beverages, and condiments have been stored on the door. The remaining drinks and taller containers are located on the first and third shelves. Some fruits and dips are stored on the second shelf. A first and second drawer holds butter, cheeses, and meats and the third drawer contains vegetables. The freezer stores the box foods on the top two shelves, the bagged vegetables in the drawer below, and bagged fruits on the shelves on the door. Many side-by-side refrigerator designs have a similar layout for organizing cold food storage and the adjustable shelves and drawers make organizing flexible and simple. All photography featured photographed by Designated Spaces, LLC.

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