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Organizational Ideas to Contain Your DIY Clutter

Whether you renovate areas of your home on a regular basis or just do odd jobs here and there, your projects likely result in having excess clutter and tools laying around that just don’t always have a home. If you need help reigning in your post-renovation mess, here are some organizational tips to help you keep all your tools in one place instead of having them scattered throughout the garage, basement, and other areas. 

Peg Boards

Peg boards can be placed almost anywhere, especially in a garage or basement where the walls are usually just flat surfaces without much on them. Place the boards at a height where you can easily reach the tools. After the boards are on the walls, you want to install peg board hooks. The hooks can hold things like hammers, saws, and miscellaneous tools and materials you frequently use during remodeling projects. Make sure you measure items you want to place on the board so you create enough room for all your vertical storage needs. 

Storage Bins

Plastic bins can be used to contain all the recyclable or usable materials you have left over after the renovation project is complete. According to Lakeshore Recycling, materials you could recycle include paper, aluminum, and some plastics. Make sure you know what you can recycle, and what is not allowed for processing before taking materials away. 

Travel Closets

Portable closets aren't just for clothes and shoes anymore. You can put a travel closet and a rod in an area where you will be working and hang cords on the rod, or keep all of your small tools in one place in the shelves and pockets of the closet so they are easily accessible, instead of going back and forth to a tool box. A hanging shoe rack can also help for storing nails, screws, and small items that tend to get lost. 

Toilet Paper Tubes

You probably have a lot of extension cords and adapters if you use electrical equipment during projects. One way to keep all of them organized is by winding them and putting them inside a toilet paper or paper towel tube. You can decorate the tubes or label them with the designed purpose or length of the cord inside.

These are just a few ways you can organize your renovation supplies and keep areas of your house from becoming cluttered by tools and materials. Keep your smaller items in an area where they are easy to reach and won't get lost, and utilize wall space for larger tools. This can also help you keep track of your items so you don't lose any expensive equipment or buy materials you already have.

 

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