Utilizing your car visor for storage is an effective way to keep your glove compartment and front seat tidier. Car visor organizers are a simple solution for controlling common types of car clutter–especially paper clutter.
Here are three of my favorite car visor organizers:
- The Visor Receipt Organizer features five deep pockets for efficient storage of receipts, directions, sunglasses and more. Elastic straps make it fit neatly on most auto visors; a nylon cord also allows you to hang it from a knob. It includes a handy mileage tracker plus a pen and notepad for recording gas expenses and mileage, landmarks and other information while on the road.
- The Visor Registration Wallet lets you keep your registration, proof of insurance and auto club card organized inside two clear plastic storage sleeves. Elastic straps allow you to attach the visor wallet to any auto visor, or you can simply fold it up and tuck it into your glove box or console. An outer mesh pocket is ideal for holding cash, toll cards and other small items. The wallet snaps closed with powerful magnets to keep everything securely in place.
- The Car Visor Organizer offers storage for notes, currency, sunglasses and all those little things you always need at your fingertips while on the road. It features Velcro installation, a loop for holding a tire gauge or pen, and five different pockets: a clear plastic pocket for keeping directions visible; a zippered pocket for documents; a zippered mesh pocket for currency; a padded pocket for glasses; and a side pocket for receipts, etc.
For more ideas on keeping your car organized, read my Conquer Car Clutter post.
“I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty.” – Imelda Marcos
Whether the size of your shoe collection rivals Imelda’s or you have a more minimalist approach to accumulating footwear, there are storage options for almost every space, budget and type of shoe. Shoe organizers come in many styles, including racks, cubbies, underbed chests, stackable drawers, hanging pockets, and boxes made of clear acrylic.
Here are three of my favorite storage solutions for footwear of all kinds:
- The Shoe and Boot Storage Rack is a free-standing organizer that accommodates shoes and boots of almost any height. It features four tall rectangle compartments for storing tall boots upright and eight square compartments for everything from sneakers to high heels. Plus it’s attractive enough to keep out of the closet.
- The Over the Door Shoe Storage system can hold up to 18 pairs of shoes of all sizes, in or out of shoe boxes. The shoe rack is designed to slide over a household door of any thickness or it can be permanently mounted to a door or wall.
- The Floor to Ceiling Shoe Tree is a tall revolving shoe carousel featuring a tension pole designed to fit in spaces with ceilings up to 9 feet tall. It has six tiers with room for up to 36 pairs of footwear, plus a rotating mesh storage basket at the bottom for storing socks and other accessories. The height of each tier (including the mesh basket) is adjustable to accommodate shoes of all sizes.
Today is International Space Day–the perfect day to take stock of your living space, your work space and, of course, your outer space. If you’ve ever wished you had more room in any of those spaces, here’s how to make the most of what you have.
- Declutter. Less stuff = more space. Although getting rid of clutter doesn’t technically give you more space, removing excess stuff invariably makes a place look and feel more spacious.
- Doorganize. Most doors–including cabinet doors–
can be put to use for maximizing space. Fortunately there are now many types of organizers specifically designed to utilize doors. A good example: The Freedomrail Over the Door Organizer which allows you to create a customized adjustable storage system for your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, laundry or any room.
- Double-duty furnishings. The best space-savers always serve at least two purposes, such as this well-designed bench that provides both seating and storage for shoes and accessories. Likewise, there’s a storage ottoman that converts to a small coffee table with a serving tray and also stores a matching footstool. The key is to choose space-saving furnishings that fill multiple needs and that work well. Resist the impulse to get space savers that are more clever than useful.