MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Spring is finally in the air and a lot of people are gearing up for some good old fashioned spring cleaning. While you’re doing that, it’s a good time to get organized, which can be especially difficult if you have children.

“Organization is about saving time, money and convenience,” home expert and mom of two Brianne Bauer said.

Bauer shared with WCCO four simple solutions that look great and keep things organized around the house. First up was a solution for the clutter behind the work desk.

“Everyone has the pesky problem of cords. They collect dust and can be a safety hazard for kids,” she said. “This is product called D-Line. It’s essentially a cable cover that you can run along your baseboard.”

Bauer’s second tip was to use one of those shoe storage units you hang off the back of your closet door to organize all your cleaning supplies.

“I can grab something, wipe down in 10 seconds. It saves time and repurposes something,” she said. “It costs $7-$14 depending on the size.”

As for the shoes that used to hang in the closet, Bauer now places them inside a small shoe organizer that blends in with the rest of her bedroom’s furniture.

“It holds up to 24 pairs of shoes and makes it easier to find your shoes at a moment’s notice,” she said.

The last trick from Bauer was to maximize your kitchen cupboard space by storing plates vertically. You can do so by buying small tension rods and placing them in your cupboards.

“The bottom line is that a mom of two, I want to have the safest house that I can for them,” she said.


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