Sometimes it’s difficult to keep all of your dog’s things organized simply because you don’t have time for it. It becomes overwhelming after a while as you keep bringing more things for your dog every time you find something cute in the local pet store.
If you don’t pay attention to all the clutter, it can overrun your house and make life difficult for you. You can do many clever things to organize everything nicely. For example, you can create hidden storage to put away your dog’s toys. Similarly, you can use spice racks to keep dog’s medicines safe. All it costs is a weekend. Ask everyone in the house to help with it.
- Purchase a dog bed intelligently
When you’re out in the market to purchase the basic dog items such as dog bed, be sure to look for items with some bonus storage space. You will find dog beds with a lot of bonus storage. Some have drawers underneath while others have drawers under the bed-stairs. The beds with elevated bowls often have space under. These small drawers can be extremely handy.
- Mount new shelves in the kitchen for your dog’s items
Your kitchen is a great place for storage. You can easily mount spice ranks on one of the walls and use it for storing dog’s medicines or other stuff. Similarly, you can build new shelves under the cabinet doors and keep all dog food and supplements there.
- Use your doors
You can easily use over-the-door hooks or install a shelf unit on the door to make some more space for your dog’s things. Make sure you go for the shelf unit that has pockets so that it can hold different items.
- Turn your furniture into storage space
If you’ve a lot of stuff lying around that belongs to your dog, you may consider turning your furniture such as sofas and tables into storage areas. It won’t cost much to add some storage space under the furniture. Just find a good carpenter in your neighborhood.
- Focus on the location of storage
Storage alone isn’t going to solve the problem. Your house might be overrun with your dog’s things even when you’ve created storage in the kitchen and under your large sofas. The reason could be location of the storage space. Look to create storage near the areas where your dog spends most time. You will find it more convenient and do-able to organize the toys and other stuff when your dog is done playing once the storage space is somewhere closer.
- Learn about your dog
Keeping your dog organized could be real simple once you know your dog personally. Be friends with him. Learn about his favorite play time activities and figure out the areas where he spreads the most clutter. Learn how your dog acts to different toys. Once you have gained all that knowledge about your dog, organizing his things would be easy.
- Get rid of some toys, every now and then
You don’t want to keep all the toys you ever bought for your dog. You want to keep only the toys that help your dog have a better time. Figure out which toys he loves the most and discard the rest. If you don’t do this every now and then, you’d end up having so many dog things around that it would be impossible to keep them organized.