Top to bottom, left to right and back to front.
To maximize the use of any given space, you need to consider the best way to fill that space. Shelves and cupboards often become space “wastelands” filled with air surrounding whatever items are stored there.
Before you start filling up a space (or creating wasted space), take a moment to consider what items might help you best to fill the space efficiently.
In the example above only the paper storage area can be filled efficiently. When you add containers that will fill the space – left to right, top to bottom, and back to front – your “Space Wasteland” disappears. Accessing your items becomes simple. Labeling your containers ensures you’ll pull out the right items every time.
We used a variety of our EZ2O – Easy to Organize – products to fill this cube.
In the cube:
Bag Name – What’s inside
Edna – Tim Holtz square (Distress) ink pads (1) and rolls of ribbon (4)
Teresa – Small bottles of ink and glitter glue
Deanna – Cricut cartridges, booklets and overlays
Debra – Colored Pencils and Pens
Shelly – Washi Tape, Baker’s Twine and Polymer Clay
XL Fab File – 12″ x 12″ Paper
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6-14-2016 Addition to the original post. 6-15-2016 Second post with video added – watch now.
You can maximize your space almost anywhere by simply moving shelve heights. You may need to drill a few extra holes at different heights for your shelf brackets, but its a pretty simple solution if you’ve already got shelving units.