Stay Clutter Free with Cupboard Stash SpotsPosted by MeckMom on Jan 28, 2008 in Popular Posts: Organizing | 4 comments
Recently I got a great question from April regarding my many charts. She wondered where I stash my charts in order to keep them accessible without making things look cluttered. Although the fridge is a tempting solution, I like to reserve it for things like my Kid’s Weekly Planners and their current homework. Consequently, I have to stash my other charts and lists elsewhere. My favorite stash spots? The inside of my kitchen cupboards and doors.
For example, the picture above shows the inside of the cupboard door nearest to my fridge. On it I keep my Mom Game Plan, my Stash Box Challenge sheet, a pack of post-its and a clip of quick-reference school sheets (like the lunch menu, and the school calendar). I’m not crazy about taping things to the inside of my cupboards and doors, so I use removeable hooks to hold things in place instead. When used in combination with small binder clips they’re an inexpensive, flexible way to keep everything close at hand.
I use the same basic solution on the inside of my pantry door as well. Here the clips and hooks hold things like this ziploc bag of clipped box tops, the kid’s lunch boxes, and my Reuseable Grocery List. As for your question regarding the Picture Job Chart, April, I keep that one on a similar hook inside the hall closet door. When Saturday morning rolls around I grab the chart from the hook, adjust the jobs, and then post it on the outside of the pantry door for easy viewing.
So there you have it, April. By keeping my charts and lists in these hidden stash spots around the house, I’m able to keep everything accessible without adding clutter to the public areas of the house. It’s a simple, cheap and easy way to keep things organized and out of view. Just thought I’d pass it on.