Order in the House is happy to introduce our guest blogger- Jessica Kane. Â Jessica is a professional writer who has an interest in keeping things organized and in order. She currently writes for FlexCo,a leading vendor of corrugated plastic bins and boxes, and has shared some of her thoughts on how plastic containers are a great solution when it comes to organizing and everyday living.
When organizing a space, many professional organizers turn to the tried and true clear plastic container to help them achieve the desired result. Itâs easy to see what’s inside and convenient to store them away in practically any space. While working with a professional organizer, you will learn to sort through items and properly assess if they should be kept or disposed of. Afterwards, the process of decluttering becomes easier and a much more time efficient activity. Here are five ideas to put those containers to good use.
- In the Kitchen
Clear plastic containers come in really handy in the kitchen. With their see through sides and snap on lids they are ideal for storing goods like flour and sugar. The plastic container minimizes the mess from any spills that may occur and keeps your dry goods fresh.
- Tool Kit on the Go
There are many overpriced car tool kits on the market and most of them are either too big or not big enough. Why spend a lot of money for something that you can make yourself? Those nifty storage containers are perfect for packing up some emergency tools to keep in your trunk. The lid keeps the tools from spilling everywhere and you can pick the container size to fit your needs.
- Snack Time
For the busy mom on the go having a quick snack for the kids to eat in the car can make the difference between running errands successfully and experiencing an epic meltdown. Plastic containers are great for storing non perishable snacks for the ride. You can either keep the container stocked and stored in the car or store it on the pantry shelf packed and ready to grab on the go.
- In the Bathroom
Plastic containers are a great alternative to the traditional bathroom caddy, which strangely always seems to end up in a jumbled mess. Try using one for your hair tools (dryer, curling irons, straighteners, etc.) to keep them organized and out of the way. Another fun use is cover the container with fabric and use it to hold soaps and hand towels. Just place it on the bathroom counter or on the back of the toilet to make sure your guests always have the soaps and towels they need.
- Drawer Organizers
Every home has a junk drawer. Ok, letâs be honest, most of us have more than one. Plastic containers (especially ones that have lost their lids) are the perfect solution to getting those drawers under control. Place a few containers in your junk or craft drawers to help organize your stuff and make those scissors easier to find.
There is no denying the immense benefits plastic storage containers provide to almost any room in your house and even in the car. Once you learn the basics of organizing from a professional organizer you just may find yourself organizing everything and finding creative and useful ways to repurpose those plastic containers.