A continuing compendium of tips and tricks from Home & Garden Television:
-- Labeling is essential when reorganizing any space. For best results, store items in clear containers and label the container, not the shelf where items are stored. That way if the container moves, your organizational system moves with it.
-- Get creative when finding additional storage space. The ceiling is a particularly great place for additional storage in a garage or basement. It allows belongings to be tucked away but not so out of sight that you forget what you have.
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-- To make organization easier for children, place a bookshelf near the entrance they most often use and label an assigned shelf for each child. They can keep their homework, class projects, and gym clothes here, eliminating lost schoolwork and cutting down on household clutter.
-- Keep frequently used numbers by the phone in the kitchen, either in plain view or concealed behind a cupboard door. Categorize numbers into groups like "takeout food," "family," "sports," "work" or "fax." At each phone, have a pen or pencil and a pad of paper. It sounds obvious, but all of us have had to scramble for something to write on.