Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southern California
I am known as the anti-hoarder. I can't keep anything if I don't already use it or if it is not useful in case of emergencies.
My barn is open and in an "L" shape, with the feed and tack room on the shorter leg of the "L". In my tack room I have one wall with racks for saddles and bridles, one wall with metal shelving where I keep medical and grooming supplies and the other wall has hooks for rakes, shovels, etc.
I allow myself one sterlite bin to hold any extra tack (headstalls, bits, reins..). My metal shelving holds the bulk of my "stuff" and if I ever find myself trying to make room for some new purchase, I know it's time to clean out, get rid of old and reorganize. I'm pretty serious about keeping it clean and clutter free. All I "need" for the horses can fit on those shelves haha.
My family used to treat my barn like a graveyard for useless junk. They hate throwing things away so when they don't want to look at it anymore suddenly I find it in my tackroom. I usually throw it straight in the dumpster but funny enough no one has ever noticed.