Have you ever looked all over the house and garage for a piece of hunting equipment or an article of clothing? I sure have... or at least I used to. I found that storing my hunting gear in large containers that are labeled not only saves me time looking but also saves space. I used to have my gear all over the house, taking up space that I needed for other things.
Here's what I do now. I went out and bought some large plastic tubs and everything goes in them. I have one for my cooking gear and stoves. Anything that has to do with my camp cooking is in that bin.
I have one for my camo clothing. At the end of a hunt, I wash my cloths in a scent-free detergent, fold them up and put them in my cloths bin. Any time I need an article of camo clothing, I know exactly where it is.
I have one for my hunter orange clothing. All my orange vests, coats, hats, gloves and anything else I use on a modern firearm hunt go into that bin.
I have one for my hunting gear, such as backpack, turkey calls, flashlights and other items that I use for hunting.
Each bin is labeled and goes into my storage area. They are out of the way, safe and I know right where they are. This may sound like a lot of work, but let me tell you, the time and effort it saves is worth a lot. And you wife will like it too.