Store your items efficiently to maximize space

Designate a storage space for each person who lives in the house, and it will be a lot easier for everyone to find what they need when they need it. Storing things side by side achieves this goal too—items are much easier to take out when they are kept side by side and not on top of each other. Plus, you’ll be able to see each and every item in your storage area so you can quickly identify what you need.


  1. Designate a storage space for each person in the house and keep it simple.
    Instead of scattering multiple storage bins around your house, use your closet as a storage space. If you’ve thoroughly discarded your unnecessary items, you will have the space to store a lot more than your clothes in there!
    Ensure each person in the house has their own storage space.

  2. Designate a storage space for every item that you own.
    For example, have a laundry basket for your dirty clothes, a box for your receipts, a coat rack for your handbags and/or jackets, etc. Make sure you always return your items to their designated storage space.

  3. Store things side by side and not stacked on top of each other.
    This will make items much easier to retrieve.

  4. Fold shirts and socks efficiently.
    Fold the left and ride sides of the shirt toward the center. Then, tuck the sleeves in—you will now have a rectangle. Fold the short ends of the rectangle toward each other in half or in thirds (whatever suits your closet/drawer best). For socks, follow the same method! For low-cut socks, fold them twice; for ankle socks, three times; and for knee socks and longer, four to six times.

  5. Fold stockings and tights efficiently.
    Lay the toes of your stockings/ends of your tights one on top of the other and fold the stockings in half lengthwise. You can fold it in thirds if the material is thin. Ensure that the toes are tucked in on the inside, then roll them toward the waistband. The waistband should be on the outside when you’re done.

  6. Store items as soon as you get them.
    Once you return home from shopping, put everything away immediately.


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