19 Mudroom, Laundry Room, and Garage Organizing Tricks
Smart, heavy-duty solutions for your storage problems.
Recycling Bags, Mail Folders, Paper Boxes
1. Waterproof Recycling Bags (shown) make it a cinch to divvy up recyclables. The handles let them be carted to the curb easily.
To buy: $30 for a set of four, dwr.com.
2. Tuck a cardboard six-pack container in a tote bag and you’ve got an organizer for garden tools.
3. Install Three by Three’s Triple Hook-Up Strip mail holder by the front door. Keys hang from it, and outgoing mail goes on top.
To buy: $19, fridgedoor.com.
4. In each room, tuck a permanent marker and blue painter’s tape in a zippered plastic sandwich bag and have the kit handy for labeling anything and everything.
5. Clasp a pair of garden gloves together with a binder clip and hang them from pushpins on a corkboard in the mudroom.
6. Install a wire cooling rack on the garage wall, attach hooks to it, and hang tools.
7. Forget buying cardboard storage boxes. Snag empty copier-paper boxes from the office and use them to hold goods at home.
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