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I recently had the pleasure of working with a wonderful couple in Houston, TX. They had a closet of “miscellaneous” items that was so much fun to organize. Some might think a miscellaneous closet or drawer is a bad thing. I don’t think it is – as long as you’ve already gone through it and donated/disposed of junk items, and sorted, organized, and labeled what’s remaining. Miscellaneous items could include board games, extra light bulbs, DVDs, keepsakes, and office supplies.

Closet: Before

A challenging item to store was this client’s collection of video game consoles and games. I always like to try and reuse as many items around the house as we can before buying new storage items. Buying new items 1) may not be in your budget and 2) sometimes just attracts more junk. You know all those empty shoe boxes you have at home? (Why don’t we throw those out, by the way?) 

Reuse those empty shoe boxes to store video game consoles and their games! It’s a great way to keep them dust-free and makes it much easier to stack and organize inside your closet. Label them so you know what is inside and then that random day you want to play on your Nintendo, you can easily grab your box labeled “Nintendo” and “Nintendo Games”.

Store your video games inside shoe boxes to keep them dust-free and easier to organize.

Store your video games in shoe boxes by type.

Store your video games in shoe boxes by type.

Label the boxes so you know what systems and games are inside.

Label the boxes so you know what systems and games are inside.

Jiliane Patriarca

Jiliane is the founder of The Organization Organization, a San Francisco-Bay Area based professional organizing company. After years of working in a variety of industries (food service, health care, financial planning, and communication), she realized that she had gravitated towards the same thing at every single job… organizing! Now she uses her super-powers to help people feel less stressed and cluttered, by transforming their space. It’s her mission to help people become more efficient and productive, so that they can have more time to do the things that make them happy.

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