Cyndi Seidler - organized household essentials

The experience of keeping your household essentials in various places around the house can be a not-so-fun experience. I know this because I’ve experienced it.

My thought pattern thinks better when I know I only have one place to go for most all my household essentials. I don’t have to wonder (or wander) which place they’re located because I only have to remember ONE PLACE.

I tend to pick a place that will hold all the essentials for the household. A linen closet with drawers in a hallway has proven to be a good spot for me. Sometimes it’s a reach-in hall closet with shelves. Sometimes it’s conveniently put on shelves inside the garage near the door.

Wherever you have a good spot, utilize containers or whatevers to hold a group of like items, like batteries. This way it won’t clutter up the storage area for your household goods.

Let’s take a look at what I mean by some “household essentials” …

  • Batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • Electrical cords and plugs
  • Toilet paper, paper towels, kleenix
  • Tee candles and/or candles
  • Vacuum bags
  • First-aid kit

If you have the space, you can even include cleaning supplies, however often we tend to keep those elsewhere.

Now, this isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Some people don’t have the kind of storage space to accommodate all their household essentials in one place. I get that, and it’s okay.

I’m just throwing out the idea of keeping it all together in one space, if possible. But, wherever you do keep these things, at least try to keep them together in a convenient location.

What’s “convenient” is another topic.