Answer: Storage of multiple cell phones & accessories

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Q. I’m in charge of cell phones/accessories at work. So much clutter…I need to find a storage unit that will hold a cell phone, car charger, wall charger and the little booklets that come with it. I have approx 10 phones and would like to keep them in a locked file cabinet. Any ideas?

A.  I think this rolling Low Profile Locking File Cabinet would work well for the situation you’ve described.  The two shallow drawers are the perfect size for storing cell phones, chargers and other small items, and you can use the file drawer for larger items or for filing sensitive documents.  Low Profile Locking File Cabinet Image

 

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Shower organizers

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Stressed out by shower clutter?  It’s a common problem.  Shampoo and conditioner bottles, soaps, bath brushes, loofahs and other bathing paraphernalia have a tendency to accumulate in shower nooks and crannies.

Keeping your shower clutter-free is easier when you have the right storage solutions. Here are four varieties of space-maximizing shower organizers that require no installation:

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Answer: Jewelry care

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Q. I bought a container of Hagerty Jewelry Care Wipes at a yard sale but discovered the stack of wipes are dried out. Is there any way to make the wipes usable again?

A. Normally I only answer questions relating to organizing & storage solutions, but I wanted you to know that Hagerty Jewelry Care Wipes are actually supposed to be dry. Hagerty Silver Care and Storage Kit ImageOrganize-It also carries the Hagerty Silver Care & Storage Kit which makes it easy to safely store silver jewelry and keep it untarnished.

 

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Hand Tool Storage Solutions

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Want to keep your hand tools handy?  Try thinking outside the toolbox and consider storage options designed for easy access.

Here are three different types of accessible and space-saving hand tool storage solutions:

  • The Step Stool Tool Box offers portable tool storage inside a sturdy stepstool: the top flips up to reveal a lift-out tray with compartments for organizing small tools, nails, screws, etc.; underneath the tray is a larger area for storing hammers and other hand tools.  A flip-down handle in the lid makes the unit easy to transport.
  • For frequently used tools in your garage or workshop, the Wall Mount Tool Rack has 96 slots of varying sizes for individual storage of many types of hand tools (everything but hammers)–which means the tools you use most can be kept easily accessible.
  • The Tool Tote features an open top with deep compartments and a large carrying handle; side Tool Tote Imageslots for vertical storage of screwdrivers and handled tools; and a partitioned, dual-access bottom drawer for screws and other small hardware items.

More tool storage options can be found here.

 

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Laundry Room Organizers

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If you’re lucky enough to have a laundry room in your home, you can turn it into an efficient laundry center that will make your life easier. But creating a functional home laundry in a small and/or awkwardly shaped area is a challenge.

Fortunately there are several specialized products designed to utilize every precious inch of limited laundry space.  Here are some of my favorite laundry room organizers:

  •  For laundry rooms that have a utility tub sink, the Laundry Tub Top is a hard plastic cover that instantly creates a counter on Laundry Tub Top Imagetop of the sink unit; integrated hooks allow you to hang it from the side of the tub when not in use.  Designed to fit most standard-sized laundry tubs, it provides a handy surface for pre-treating stains, folding laundry or storing supplies.
  • The 3-Tier Slim Laundry Cart lets you safely store supplies in the gap between or alongside your washer and dryer–it’s only 7.25 inches wide and rolls out on casters so you can easily access all three shelves.
  • The Washing Machine Storage Rack provides a simple way to utilize the wasted vertical space above your washer or dryer without having to install shelving.  The rack featureWashing Machine Storage Rack Images two shelves supported on a sturdy frame that straddles the machine, plus a cross bar for hanging laundry fresh out of the dryer or air-drying delicates.

Other types of laundry room organizers can be found here.

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Under-sink storage systems

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Ever get that sinking feeling when you open the cabinet under your bathroom or kitchen sink?

You’re not alone.  Those cave-like under-sink areas tend to be difficult to access.  So they easily become “clutter magnets,” attracting all manner of forgotten items and misplaced supplies.

Luckily there are several types of shelving and pull-out basket systems specifically designed for kitchen and bathroom under-sink cabinets.  Here are three effective under-sink storage solutions that help make the most of this challenging space:

  • The Expandable Under Sink Storage Shelf adjusts to fit in cabinets 18 to 33 inches wide.  The system is completely customizable–it consists of an expandable steel frame with adjustable shelf supports and Expandable Under Sink Storage Shelf Image10 ventilated plastic inserts that can be easily configured to fit around plumbing pipes.  As one reviewer happily noted, “The shelves can be arranged to fit whatever piping you may have under your cabinet.”
  • The Under Sink Pull-Out Basket is actually a two-tiered steel basket system that pulls out smoothly on ball-bearing glides.  The shallow top basket can hold smaller items while the deep bottom basket offers ample storage for larger objects.
  • The Pull-Out Under Sink Organizer is a two-tray slide-out system,Pull-Out Under Sink Organizer - Chrome Image designed to fit neatly alongside sink plumbing in narrow cabinets that are at least 18 inches deep.  The reversible design can be mounted on either the right or left side to accommodate almost any cabinet space, and the top tray includes a removable drawer liner.  Also available in a 21-inch-deep version.

More under-sink organizers can be found here.

 

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