Store It! Where to Put all the Things you Need to Keep

Stor It!
Photo Credit: Eric Roth, James Yochum, David Duncan Livingston, John Gould Bessler, Courtesy of Filipacchi Publishing.

Author: Mervyn Kaufmann
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Filipacchi Publishing
September 2009
Specs: 144 pages, 250 color photos
ISBN 13: 978-1-933231-59-4

**All Photos Courtesy of Filipacchi Publishing and Are Granted For One Time Use**

My Review: This is a great book for getting organized in the new year. Store It! is full of useful information from top designers. Most of the ideas can be adapted to fit any space, big or small and are practical for every budget.

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Photo Credit: Matthew Millman Courtesy of Filipacchi Publishing.
I love how the corner fireplace was used in this space. What great storage in the window seat and the books around the TV help to balance the space. 

Store It! is divided into 8 main chapters: Entrance, Welcoming Spaces, Kitchens, Kitchen Extras, Work-Spaces, Bedrooms, Bathrooms and a section called Out-Of-The-Way Places. There is also a resources section to help with shopping and product research.

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Photo Credit Jamie Hadley Courtesy of Filipacchi Publishing.
I love the use of a closet to house a child's bed. This is such a cute idea. What a lucky kid!

I enjoyed several of the rooms and found myself marking 5-6 different photos for reference.  Several of the photos looked staged and not practical (closets and garage) but overall I walked away with some practical organization ideas. Be sure to read this book. The book offers very smart tips and advice for saving time & space when it comes to organizing everyday items. What I did not get from this book was anything new. I felt like most of the organizational applications had been done before- a real been there, done that moment.  I wish there had been more instructional How-To and Do It Yourself tutorials.  Most of the shelving and organizational tools looked custom but might be a good starting point for Do It Yourselfers to copy.

Photo Credit Alex  Hayden Courtesy of Filipacchi Publishing.
This home office is set-up in a kitchen. I love the chalk board backsplash and galvanized bins used for storage. I also believe that small home offices in the kitchen are a great idea. Where else would you find a better space to conduct home business but in the heart of the home - the kitchen!

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Photo Credit Eric Striffler Courtesy of Filippachi Publishing.
I thought that this was a very practical storage for a closet laundry room. So many of us have our laundry rooms behind louver bulky doors. Removing the doors and installing a curtain really helps with this space. Also, the adjustable shelves come in handy for the different sizes of detergent bottles.

If you are trying to get a handle on your current clutter, are downsizing or building a new home, then this book could provide some simple storage ideas and inspiration.

3.5 out of 5 stars

From the Publisher: The comprehensive guide to making, finding and organizing space in your home from the entryway to the attic.

After pulling everything you own off of shelves, and out of closets and cabinets - and disposing of what you don't need and won't ever use - your next task is figuring out how to store what you've kept. Mervyn Kaufman, author of Store It!, leads you through every corner of the house, from entry to attic, exploring ways to expand storage and eliminate clutter.

You will see how consoles with drawers and benches with bins can help you hide essentials. Kaufman will show you how a wall of shelving can let you store all your books or collectibles and how discreetly positioned cabinets will keep platters, big bowls and table linens where you need them but out of sight.

Kitchen storage can be amplified, even in tiny rooms, and that goes for bathrooms too. Kids' rooms, like home offices, seem to invite clutter. This book will show you how to contain it so it won't overflow elsewhere. Last but not least, bedrooms and closets get a thorough examination.

Store It! offers space-stretching ideas from gifted designers. What you see, and are invited to adapt, will vary in scope and complexity. But all of it is focused on one goal: to make your home comfortable and uncluttered, so everything has its own accessible place.

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I am giving away my review copy of Store It! All followers are automatically entered in my book giveaways. If you would like an additional entry, leave me a comment with your biggest organizational challenge. Winner will be announced Wednesday, Jan 6th.

**Thank you Robyn from Filipacchi Publishing for the opportunity to review**

**Contest open to US & Canada Only. **

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