Create a Shopping Center in your Home for Extra Products

A client of mine decided she wanted to tackle her laundry room.  This space was also used for storing cleaning supplies.  We began by pulling everything out and categorizing items.  She weeded out any items she no longer wanted or items that had dried up.  We were still left with a significant number of products; many of which were multiples of the same thing.  Cleaning supplies are expensive, so throwing out the extras was not our first choice.  Fortunately, my client has the space in her home to keep this overstock.  Here is what we did:


  • After overstock items were grouped with like items, we placed them in clear storage bins (repurposed from a former organizing effort).  Lids to the containers were not used to account for larger bottles and enable interaction with the boxes easier.
  • The bins were labeled with their contents.
  • A shelf in the basement was repurposed to store our containers of cleaning supplies.
Now, when my client runs out of a supply, she can go to the stock in the basement before purchasing new.  The clearly labeled containers will enable her to find what she needs with minimal effort.  
This concept can be used for any number of household supplies.  We focused on laundry and cleaning, but toiletries can also be done.


About Hillary Adams Case

Hillary believes you should never have to question where your keys are; everything has a home. After helping friends and family to get organized for years, they finally encouraged her to make professional organizing her career. Committed to always learning new skills and techniques, Hillary is constantly expanding the ideas she brings to working with her clients. With a joy and passion for finding “Green” solutions, Hillary is delighted to help clients find ways to dispose of items through recycling and donation in order to live lighter on our planet. When not working as an organizer, Hillary enjoys being at the ocean and “using her green thumb” with houseplants. Hillary is also an animal-lover and advocates the need to create healthy space in our homes for ourselves and our four-legged friends.

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