If I had to name one organizing strategy as being more important than others, I would probably choose “grouping”. Grouping similar items in a specific location is a major time saver. For example – batteries. I have a dresser in my family room and each drawer has a specific purpose. One of the drawers is for batteries. All batteries go in that drawer and nowhere else. So when I need a battery, that’s where I go. If I need to put a battery away, that’s where it goes. Batteries live in the bottom right drawer of the dresser and that’s that.
Here’s a picture of my battery drawer.
In the second right drawer of that same dresser are light bulbs. You guessed it – all light bulbs live in that drawer. When I need one, I know right where they are.
Here’s a picture of my light bulb drawer.
I started looking around my house to see what other things I had grouped. I won’t bore you with pictures of all of them, but here are a few things I found:
Supplies For Morning Routine
Veggies For Salad
I started doing this a long time ago. Rather than put the vegetables in the refrigerator drawers, I put them in this plastic container. When my husband or I make a salad, we pull out the container and everything we need is there. My husband makes a salad pretty much every day for his lunch so having everything in this one container makes it really easy for him.
So those are a few of the ways I group items in my house. Take a look through your house
and see if there are any items that are scattered throughout your house that would benefit from being “grouped”.