In my house, organization is key! If you get something out, you put it back where you got it because that's where it belongs, not on the floor or on the counter. And if you have used it to where it's dirty, then it is your responsibility to clean it, and then put it back. I was raised that way, just as my kids will be raised that way as well (I'm still working on training my husband! :D ) That is the way our house is ran, and that same attitude is reflected in everything we have: the garage, the vehicles, the back shed, and especially the horse barn.
Now some may say it’s silly to keep a horse barn clean, but I disagree. It's important to keep the barn clean and organized. That way you know where everything is and you have access to everything in a moment’s notice in case of an emergency.
Valley Vet offers a lot of products that can help you keep your tack organized, which I believe is the hardest thing because of so many parts and straps. There are stationary saddle racks for one or more saddles, rotating saddle racks, tack hooks, bridle racks, the list goes on and on.
We also have stable forks that will conveniently pick up some unwanted "clumps" (ha ha, didn't want to use the other word). A key factor in organizing is using the correct tools and stable equipment to put things in a safe and secure place. For a house, it’s hooks, containers, and storage. For a barn, its racks, hooks and scoops! Rhonda