Be prepared for a lot of orginzational tips in 2011!
Put Instruction Manuals in 3-ring binders
I am a big fan of binders & have done something similar. We have a large expandable folder in our kitchen holding all of our instruction manuals. Right now it's just sitting on the counter. I'd love to find it a home, but I totally agree with this concept. It keeps everything in one place.
Three-Tier Wire Kitchen Basket for Closet Storage
Real Simple recommends hanging up one of these devices in the corner of your closet to catch small miscellaneous things: socks, belts, scarves, etc. I suppose this works best with a walk in closet, but I suppose you could do the same thing by hanging one from a closet rod if you have extra space. You could use it to hold extra wallets, clutches, etc.
Slip on Closet Shelf Dividers
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Cork Board Tack Board
Real Simple recommends using a piece of corkboard to the inside of your linen-closet or laundry-room door and use straight pins to affix extra buttons and packets of thread. You can also do this on the back of a kitchen cabinet door and pin up your favorite recipes, or cooking ingredient substitutions.
Wooden Ladder as a Magazine Rack
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Desktop Holder for Bathroom Organization
Repurpose a standard desktop organizer to hold bathroom essentials, such as makeup, cotton swabs, brushes, and combs.
Hope that some of these tips helped you to solve that crazy mystery storage problem in your house. If not, stay tuned for more tips soon!