Welcome to day #11 of 15 ways to get organized for less than $15! Today I’m sharing a very simple solution to a very frustrating problem in most households… remote controls…
Are you constantly losing the remote controls? Can’t find them again?! Did you check the couch cushions? We used to have this problem all the time, until one day I decided it was ridiculous to waste so much time looking for remotes and I came up with a free solution that has worked wonderfully in our house.
So what’s my crazy, amazing solution to organize your remote controls? A basket. Yep, just a simple basket that was part of a gift that a friend gave me. I don’t even remember who gave it to me but I remember thinking, “this is a cute basket, I should put it in the living room somewhere”, and then a light bulb turned on and I decided it would be the perfect storage spot of our remotes.
At first I thought I’d keep the basket with the remotes in our TV console, so I didn’t have to always see it, and then I did a reality check and remembered that I live with a lazy teenager and a husband that’s always tired after a long days work, and I knew that if I put the remotes that far away from the couch, that they’d never be returned to the right place.
Instead I put the cute little basket on one of our living room side tables, placed the remotes in them, and now it’s within arms reach from the couch. Organized remotes + lazy TV watchers = everyone is happy. AND because the basket is so close to the couch, most of the time (I’m not going to lie and say that laziness doesn’t sometimes completely win out) the remotes get returned to the basket. I honestly don’t even remember the last time we lost a remote!
It’s little organizing tips like this that make me love organization. It doesn’t always have to be fancy, it doesn’t always have to be expensive, it doesn’t always have to be the most creative thing, it just has to be practical! 🙂
What’s the solution in your home for keeping your remote controls organized (and not lost)? If you didn’t have one before today, look around your house and find a cute basket to put near your couch. 🙂
Join me Friday and I’ll show you how I use silverware trays to organize. To start from the beginning and see all the posts in the series, click HERE.