I Organize U

Case Studies

Case Study No. 1 - An Organized Pantry

My client had a very disorganized pantry and it took a long time to find what she needed.  The first thing we did was to take everything out of the pantry and sort it into three piles: items to throw away, items to donate, and items to keep.  Next, we looked at the items to keep and grouped them into categories, i.e. spices, baking supplies, paper goods, etc.

 

We bought clear containers for those items that needed extra organization, such as flour and crackers, as well as small wire racks for items such as spices and herbs.  I find that it is helpful to group all of the like items together, such as the cracker boxes, and measure the height, width, and length of the boxes.  In this way, we can see what size container we need for any one group.  I also measure the space between each shelf, so the containers are not too tall for the shelf.

 

Now the pantry looks neat and my client is able to find what she is looking for in no time. One final thing, it is important to get in the habit of putting your item back where you found it. 

Case Study No. 2 - An Organized Garage

The client was an avid gardener, who not only wanted to get her garage cleaned out and be able to park a second car inside, but also to find room to store her statuary and gardening supplies.

 
Once everything was cleaned out, we were able to re-use some kitchen cabinets for storage, as well as having the client get new shelving to keep her gardening supplies and statuary on.
 
To help her keep it looking neat, I took pictures of the client's statuary, so when she wants to put them away in the fall, she is able to look at the photos and see where to put items.
I love the fact that I can get two cars in the garage! I got rid of a lot of things I hadn't used in a long time. - D.V.
Finally, I know what I have and can find it in a matter in a matter of seconds! - B.J.