home storage, home management, home economics department
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Have you placed more adequate and better planned storage space high on the list of "must haves" for your home improvements? If you have had too little, poorly planned or poorly organized storage space, then you know how important it will be to start your plans for these improvements.
Improved home storage can save hours of time and much energy which will make for less confused and more orderly living.
Storage needs and problems vary with each family. Most of us need not only more adequate storage space but we need to have a system or plan that works. In planning your storage, consider your own family and follow these suggestions:
1. Eliminate unnecessary articles and those used infrequently.
2. Store equipment and materials near where they are to be used.
3. Store those things more frequently used at the most easily accessible height.
4. Arrange articles so that each may be removed or replaced without handling another.
The ideas in this circular may help you in making plans for new storage or may suggest ways to improve your present storage. Adapt the ideas to fit your family needs.
Nelson, K. Lorette, "Improved Home Storage" (1946). SDSU Extension Circulars. 420.