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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Color-Coding Your Storage

It's been a crazy couple of weeks - helping two girls exit our program, welcoming another (we now have three teenage foster daughters), spring break, taxes, preparing for a speaking engagement. Today - a day to catch my breath! Aaaaaahhhhhhh. On to storage ...

Each season we see seasonally-colored plastic storage containers. If you have seasonal items you need to store, use these colorful containers to remind you of what is stored inside.

A recent organizing client stores her Easter items in a lavender container, baby gifts in a "baby" blue one, Halloween in orange and black, Christmas in red and green, etc. She doesn't even label them because she knows exactly what they contain just by looking at the color.

You could take this a step further by assigning a color to each member of the family, and storing their keepsakes, etc., in color-coded containers. 

Simple, isn't it?

More on storage:

Containerizing Your Kitchen

Don't Make the #1 Organizing Mistake

Organizing Your Shoes