Storage Smarts

Having trouble figuring out where things should be stored in your house? Keep reading for some ideas and tips.

  • Medicines

    The bathroom seems like the place to store medicines. However, capsules and tablets are actually better stored in a moisture-free environment. Remove the cotton plug after opening the container; if it’s left in, moisture can form inside the bottle. Keep medicines in their original containers; save the pillboxes and other containers for travel purposes only, and use them only if you’re unable to bring the original container.

  • Shoes

    To prevent shoes made of fabric or another pliable material from losing their shape, lightly stuff them with tissue paper or newspaper.

  • Blankets

    Keep unused blankets from gathering dust by storing them in a king-size pillowcase or a zippered bag from a bedspread. Similarly use a pillowcase to store folded-up sheet sets. When it’s time to change the bedding, everything you need is in the pillowcase, so you won’t have to rummage through the shelves.