Our Top Tips Make It Easy To Organize Your Home
The festivities have ended and the halls are ready to be undecked. As you start packing up your holiday decor, now is the perfect time to clear things out and start your New Year with an eye toward organization. It’s easy to get an organized home when you follow these five tips.
Keep It Moving
Wheeled storage means that you can keep things organized and portable at the same time. Group of out-of-season clothes then roll them to an out-of-the way spot with a rolling garment rack. A wheeled cart is a real workhorse for your laundry room, kitchen or home office. Fill it with everything you need, then roll it to the area that needs your attention the most. Everything stays in one easy-to-find place then neatly rolls into storage.
Storage Gets Fashionable
Clear plastic containers may have their place in your attic or basement storage, but for those of us with less space, fashionable storage options are ideal. Choose a set of hat boxes in graduating sizes with modern designs. Strategically stash winter mittens and hats in decorative baskets, then place on shelves usually reserved for knick-knacks. Display steamer-style trunks as accent pieces while taking advantage of their built-in storage space.
Round Up the Toys
Santa may have answered all their wishes, but he probably didn’t leave anything to keep all those toys organized. Colorful bins and drawer systems provide a kid-friendly place to keep playtime organized.
Pull Double Duty
When storage space is at a premium, let your furniture do the storage for you. Side tables with hidden storage compartments, a hallway bench to stow extra blankets and pillows, and sofas with clever secret compartments all help us keep items handy while having the upper hand on clutter.
Just Around the Corner
From kitchen counters to hallways to desk areas, corners are often wasted space. Add a rotating storage container in the kitchen to hold all those favorite cooking spoons and spatulas. Add corner shelving units to desks and countertops to capture all those loose items that need tidied. Bathroom towel cabinets can provide an instant home for wayward towels, cosmetic containers and cotton ball dispensers.
Organized New Year
Tell us how you used these tips to jumpstart the new year in your organized home.