No matter how large or small your closet might be, you can definitely organize a utility closet on a budget. Organizing does not have to cost you a lot of money, all you do is keep the idea of possible containers in mind while you organize and also keep a look out for store sales.
Utility closets are filled with items like random old or spare cords, light bulbs, brooms, iron and ironing board, cleaners, and clean rags. No wonder you can get lost in the sea of gadgets and mops, right?
Tangled up extension cords pushed in a corner next to stray bottles of cleaning solutions can not only be unsightly but also are a potential danger. One day I saw this phenomenon in my own utility closet. And let me tell you, I got scared. When I first started sorting through all the contents in this little closet, I saw things that should not have been grouped together. So I decided the time had finally take action. If your closet is like mine, you can organize your utility closet with pride and keep a budget conscious mind in the process. But as I gazed at this mess, I wondered where do I even start? So I started with the extension cord and worked my way up.
And as I was sorting through what seemed like a mountain of small things, I noticed the items to be put away ended up in different categories, shoes things, spare tubes of toothpaste, and repair stuff. . So I had a great idea of storing these grouped items into clear plastic shoe boxes. You can buy these boxes in a dollar store or during dollar sales over time which saves on the budget.
Plastic shoe boxes are completely wonderful. Each shoe box has to be clear so you can see what is inside them. On the outside of the boxes, I wrote various category labels. You can even be creative and color code the labels, red labels for power cords, green labels for gardening things, and white labels for light bulbs and spare nightlights.
I also bought inexpensive plastic milk bin containers and placed all my cleaning rags in one, and my cleaning supplies in the other. All of my containers are set on three shelves. I also had little wooden box shelves hidden in the chaos, so I screwed them right on the inside part of the closet door. This made a wonderful home for all purpose cleaning solutions I like to use frequently around the house.
If you store brooms and mops in your utility closet, you can buy clamps to hold them on the wall. I like to store a wall flashlight beside them just in case there is a power outage. Clothes irons can sit on a shelf or the wall too. And now that your closet is nice and tidy, try keeping the floor as clear as possible so you can clean and organize over intervals of time.
Organizing your utility room does not have to be perfect. Most likely only you and your family members will ever see the contents inside. But an organized room means you can save yourself time hunting around for what you need since you know the exact location of that spare ice scraper or hose nozzle. And best of all when that night light bulb burns out at two in the morning and you need a new bulb in a hurry, you know exactly where to locate one.