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The Groves at Piney Orchard Blog, Odenton, MD  Who knew there were so many ways to use wicker baskets, magazine holders, and tension rods in your apartment? Today's post is all about repurposing. Learn more!


Today we are focusing on some ways to take spring cleaning a step further at your apartment at The Groves at Piney Orchard. We have specific ways to repurpose containers to help in the quest to get your apartment organized. We also have great ideas to maximize your available storage space.


Wicker Baskets

Wicker baskets are not just for taking a picnic lunch to the woods. Use one to contain all of the remotes in one place — it’s decorative and functional. If you have to go up and down stairs often, use another to collect all the things that need to be taken to another floor to be put away the next time you make a trip. A covered basket makes a great place to put small items that need to be returned to other people. Keep it by the door and check it before you run errands to see what can be returned during your outing. Place decorative baskets on high shelves and store seldom-used items in them.


Magazine Holders

Magazine holders are versatile and can be used to hold a multitude of other items. In the bathroom they work well to store blow dryers and curling irons. Put a couple in the kitchen to organize your lids. They also work well in a child’s room for picture books or to hold collections of small toys. You may even want to use them to hold magazines!


Tension Rods

It’s true that tension rods are designed to hang curtains, but they can also be repurposed for other organizational tasks. Use a couple set up vertically in a cupboard to separate your baking sheets. Put one under the bathroom sink and hang your spray bottles on it. If you are a crafter, tension rods are the perfect way to organize rolls of ribbon. Have toddlers visiting? Create an instant gate by placing several tension rods across the doorway.


Head to your favorite Odenton, MD department store to pick up some supplies and start on reorganizing and saving space today! Have you made a habit of repurposing household items in new and inventive ways? Let us know in the comments about some of your favorite tricks! Thanks for reading.