Multi-Function Systems: Purchasing For Life

How to purchase multi-functional pieces that will shift with you throughout your life.

 There is nothing more satisfying than leaving a project with a beautiful result…every bin labeled, every item in its place, a breathtaking before and after.

And then we get a call a year later…they have outgrown the system, the labels don’t work, the items have re-located, etc.

Whatever the case may be, we have learned over the years to provide systems and products that are more flexible and that are easy to conform to changing needs. We live by the mantra “shift happens”…that’s just life!

After years of learning to focus on what works on a practical and everyday level for our clients, we are constantly looking to find systems and products that can easily shift into new homes and functions.

Here are a few multi-function pieces that we are loving!

 Image via: IKEA

Image via: IKEA

In light of recent breaking news in Nashville...we are getting an IKEA! This cart is absolutely a favorite of ours, especially for small space organizing. There are so many different uses and spaces to put one or two of these throughout the home (or office!). Even better, there are so many other stores that carry a variety of rolling cart styles.

Check out this one from World Market:

 Image via worldmarket.com

Image via worldmarket.com

Hello, small kitchen dream solution! These carts are extremely flexible and can be re-purposed as your organizing needs change.

Next on our must-haves: an industrial chrome/shelving unit.

Seriously-we have probably been the exclusive buyer of these since 2005. They are our favorite way of organizing garages, attics, and any other storage spaces! The shelves are adjustable and they come with rolling casters so they can be easily moved around if needed. Did we mention they can hold up to 350 lbs? They are incredibly durable and will last a very long time!

 Image via: findingtop.com

Image via: findingtop.com

We love that it can be adjusted and incorporated in any part of the home!

 Image via: amazon.com

Image via: amazon.com

I mean, it's amazing what some creating some vertical storage will do to your spaces!

To round up our favorite multi-function solutions, we LOVE wall solutions. Pegboard, slatwall, Elfa boards, grid wire systems...we love all of it! These systems are especially great for those of us who are incredibly visual. You can see everything you have, and everything is extremely accessible! 

 Image via: Craving Some Creativity

Image via: Craving Some Creativity

 Image via: The Home Depot

Image via: The Home Depot

 Image via: IKEA

Image via: IKEA

So, next time you go to buy a new organizing system, make sure you buy one that will last you in the long run...make your investment count!

 

Happy organizing!

-the Puka ladies