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Organized Playroom for Kids: Tips and Tricks to Keep the Chaos at Bay


A playroom is a space where children's imagination knows no bounds, and their creativity takes center stage. However, it's no secret that playrooms can quickly turn into chaotic spaces if not properly organized. The key to maintaining a functional and enjoyable playroom lies in smart organization strategies that involve kids in the process. Here are some valuable tips and tricks to help you create an organized playroom while keeping your little ones engaged. 1. Declutter and Sort: Begin the organization process by decluttering the playroom. Go through toys, books, and games, and remove items that are broken, no longer used, or have been outgrown. Involve your children in this step, teaching them the importance of letting go of things they no longer need. 2. Categorize and Label: Once you've decluttered, categorize the remaining items into groups such as puzzles, building blocks, art supplies, and so on. Use clear bins, baskets, or shelves to store these categories separately. Labeling each storage container with words or pictures makes it easier for kids to identify where things belong. 3. Child-Friendly Storage: Opt for storage solutions that are easily accessible for children. Low shelves, open bins, and wall-mounted organizers are great options. Ensure that the storage solutions are at the right height for your kids to reach without any struggle. 4. Rotate Toys: Instead of having all toys out at once, consider implementing a toy rotation system. Store some toys out of sight and bring them out in rotation every few weeks. This keeps the playroom fresh and exciting and also helps to prevent overwhelming clutter. 5. Designated Zones: Create designated zones within the playroom based on activities. Have a reading corner with a cozy rug and bookshelves, an art station with supplies, a building area with building blocks, and more. Clearly defining these zones makes it easier for kids to find what they need and fosters organization. 6. "Clean Up" Song or Game: Turn tidying up into a fun activity by incorporating a "clean up" song or game. ...

August 18th, 2023

Out with the Old, In with the Ooh-La-La: The Art of Spring Cleaning


Self Storage and Spring Cleaning Spring cleaning is an annual tradition for many people as the sunny days begin and the dark winter days are a thing of the past. It's the perfect time to eliminate any dirt, dust, and clutter that may have accumulated over the past year. Not only does it help to create a more pleasant living environment, but it can also boost your mood. So, whether you love or hate it, it's time to roll up your sleeves and dive into the satisfying task of spring cleaning! Check out IncaAztec's tips for making your Spring Cleaning successful. Make a plan: Before cleaning, plan what you want to accomplish in each room and make a clear deadline for each project. Be sure to start small or set a timer for 30 minutes to help you stay on task and avoid feeling overwhelmed with everything that needs to be completed. Making a clear set of goals with a deadline makes you less likely to procrastinate. Declutter: Decluttering is the quickest way to free up space within your home. Decluttering can be challenging, but adding extra space and organizing is the best way. Begin by looking for any items you no longer need; or use or ones that do not have a specific place. You can donate, sell, or throw away things depending on their condition. This will make it easier to clean and help you identify any areas that need extra attention. Dust: Use a microfiber cloth or duster to remove dust from surfaces like shelves, tables, and picture frames. Remember to dust hard-to-reach areas like ceiling fans, light fixtures, and baseboards. These areas are often forgotten about during your everyday cleanings and can make your home feel dirty when it's not. Wiping your baseboards with cleaner can eliminate any built-up grim from the past year. Another area that could use a deep cleaning is the windows. Use a window cleaner to clean the windows both inside ...

March 14th, 2023

De-Clutter, Store, and Soar: Spring Cleaning Tips with Self Storage Solutions


Declutter with a Self Storage Unit Warm weather is around the corner, so it is almost time to start Spring cleaning and decluttering. Decluttering your whole house can seem like a daunting task, but it can be a gratifying experience with a little planning and effort. Once your home is decluttered, keeping it fresh, clean, and decluttered will make be so much easier. From learning how to plan your decluttering projects to how to keep your home organized with self-storage, IncaAztec Self Storage has got you covered. Dive into our spring decluttering tips and start freshening up your living space. Set a goal: Start by setting a goal for what you want to achieve with your decluttering project. This can be as simple as wanting to eliminate one box of items or as complex as wanting to declutter your entire house. Whatever your goal is, with the right plan, you can achieve it. Plan your approach: Decide on a plan for tackling your decluttering project because, without a plan, it is easy to get overwhelmed and sidetracked from your ultimate goal. It would be best if you worked room-by-room or focused on a specific category of items (like clothes, books, or kitchenware) before moving on to the next. Before beginning any big decluttering project, begin by starting a checklist with the list of rooms that you want to declutter and what you want to achieve in each of them. It is also important to set a deadline to be done decluttering. Without a set timeframe, you are less likely to procrastinate on achieving your decluttering goals. Start small: Begin by decluttering a small area, like a single drawer or shelf. This can help you build momentum and confidence to work through the larger areas of your house. One of the biggest deterrents for those considering decluttering their homes is that it can feel like such a huge undertaking. Giving in to this feeling of overwhelm usually results in a job ...

March 2nd, 2023

Living Large in a Tiny Space: Clever Tips for Maximizing Space in Your Small Apartment


Living in a small space can be challenging. In addition to the limited square footage, living in a smaller home can also mean you have less storage space. But with some creativity and organization tips, small spaces don’t have to be restrictive. The key is to create functional layouts that reduce clutter and compartmentalize areas for easy access. Check out these helpful organizing ideas for compact living: Create a central hub and hide clutter A key strategy for organizing a small space is to create a centralized hub. It’s the hub of your organization, the place where you keep your most frequently used items. The hub can be a room, an area of the room, or a piece of furniture. The point is that it is where you want to keep the things you use most often. It’s your starting point for getting things done and keeping your small space clutter-free. If you decide to make a room your hub, you’ll need to consider how to fit everything you need into that room. If you choose to make an area in a room your hub, you’ll need to decide what furniture to place. One solution is to purchase storage furniture, such as bookcases, cabinets, and drawers, that can help you organize your space. Use vertical storage Wall-mounted shelving is a great way to store items in a small space. It not only adds a decorative element but also maximizes storage space. It’s also easy to install and a great solution for renters who don’t have a lot of wall space to work with. Use hooks to store frequently used items. This will help keep your small space organized by giving you an easy place to put items you don’t want cluttering your counters or floors. You can also use hooks to store items you don’t have room for in drawers or cupboards. Build n’ free up floor space Floors can be prime real estate in small spaces, so make use of them ...

November 15th, 2022

Organzing your Bathroom


Do you feel like your bathroom is overflowing with products, makeup, and hair care tools? Makeup applicators and brushes seem to multiply overnight. Even worse, all these things compete for space in your bathroom! If you’re struggling to find a place for everything and keep everything in its place, you’re not alone. The struggle is real when it comes to keeping the vanity tidy – especially if you share the space with other people. Thankfully, a few simple steps will help you reclaim control of this chaos. Follow these organizing tips and tricks and get the space back under control. Tidy up your toiletry collection If you’ve neglected to tidy up the toiletry collection in your bathroom, you may be facing a serious mess. It’s best to tackle this problem before it gets out of hand. If you’re trying to find a place for everything in a small space, you might consider organizing your bottles and jars by category. Remember, similar items should go together. You might want to sort your items into categories such as skincare, hair products, makeup, or hygiene products like deodorant, toothpaste, and mouthwash. You can keep all your items in one place by storing them in a stylish and functional tray or caddy. If you’re struggling for space, you can try stacking your jars with under-counter storage organizers. Another option is an over-the-door organizer. You can find a variety of different organizers to hold everything from your toiletries to your hair tools, makeup, and even your skincare products. You can also use an over-the-door organizer to group together smaller items and make them easier to find. For example, you can group your hair tools, makeup brushes, and applicators. An over-the-door organizer is a great way to tidy up your bathroom and make it easier to find what you’re looking for. Install hooks for your towels and bathrobe If you’re always struggling to find a place to hang your bathrobe or towels, you ...

October 6th, 2022

How To Organize Your Home Like A Pro - The Ultimate Guide


Are you tired of tripping over your shoes, losing your sunglasses, and struggling to find the TV remote? If so, you're not alone. Many people struggle to organize their homes because they don't know where to start. Thankfully, there are simple solutions that anyone can implement within a few hours or even a single afternoon. Whether you have an untidy closet at home or a cluttered desk at work, being organized is helpful in almost any situation. Fortunately, getting your life into order doesn't necessarily require a massive time commitment or an advanced degree in organizational studies, even though it may seem like it. Even if you've tried and failed before, you can master the art of getting organized once and for all with these tricks and tips. What's Stopping You from Being Organized? Before you start any organizational project, it's essential to understand what's holding you back. Here are a few common reasons why people struggle with getting their houses in order. Limited Time - If you're overworked or have a large family to care for, it can be challenging to find time to get everything in order. Be realistic with your expectations, and don't try to tackle everything at once. Break your projects down into smaller tasks. Once you've conquered these small tasks, you'll feel more confident tackling more extensive projects. One way to stay focused is to use a timer to keep yourself on task. You're less likely to get distracted when you have a specific time to work on a project. For example, say you want to clean out a cluttered closet. To start the timer, you'll mark the time when you pull out the first item. Once the timer goes off, you'll mark it again and move on to the next item. This way, you'll have a better idea of how long each project takes and can better plan your time. Using a timer will also be less likely to get demotivated. Tidy Up Your Bedroom Many people struggle ...

September 19th, 2022

Organizing Your Self Storage Unit


Are you thinking about renting a storage unit? Congratulations! That's a significant first step towards becoming a more organized person. It's also the first step to getting your home, office, or other space back from that messy monster. With kids, pets, and a busy schedule, clutter can take over in no time. With the addition of self-storage space, you can reduce the amount of clutter in your home and sort through the items at your own pace. Whether you rent a climate-controlled storage unit or a non-climate one, you'll need to set up your unit so that essential items are easily accessible. The ultimate goal in planning out your storage space is that when the time comes, and you need something from your storage unit, you know where it is and have quick access to it. What You Should Know Before Organizing Your Storage Unit Before you start, take a few minutes to understand key facts about storage units. These are helpful to know if you have never rented a storage unit before or want to become better prepared for the experience. • Cost of renting storage units - The cost will vary depending on where you live and where you rent, but expect to pay anywhere from $90 to $200 per month for a standard 10'x10' unit. • Accessibility of storage units - While storage units are great for keeping stuff out of the way, you will need to know the facility's access hours. Some facilities offer 24-hour access with keypad codes, while others have stricter access hours. Storage facilities commonly have gate and security cameras to keep your items secure. • Insurance & protection - If you're storing expensive items, it's essential to know what kind of insurance and protection your storage facility offers. Does your storage company have a policy on the goods stored in the facility? Do they cover flood damage? Many facilities will offer tenant protection insurance as part of their monthly bundled rate. ...

July 27th, 2022