Everything in Its Place

January 2019

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Everything in Its Place
Easy Home Storage Ideas by Room

There’s greater peace of mind to be had in an organized home. With the right storage solutions, you can enjoy less clutter, effective organization, and easy access to necessities.

When trying to think of new storage solutions to implement in your home, it can help to approach the project in sections. Here are some tips and ideas on how to create effective storage systems for different rooms.

Living Room Storage

Living rooms are often low on storage space compared to how much media and other items they hold. Some solutions that you may find easy to implement include:

  • Organize loose items inside baskets that can be tucked away when they aren’t needed.

  • Use hollow ottomans that can function as storage bins, footrests, and seating.

  • Invest in a new TV stand with ample shelving and cabinet space.

  • Use a decorative tray on your coffee table to hold remotes, snacks, coasters, and more.

Kitchen Storage

An organized kitchen can really help speed up your meal prep time. Some of the most effective kitchen storage solutions are:

  • Use dividers and cutlery storage trays to keep your cutlery drawers organized.

  • Keep kitchen linens in a rolling crate on the pantry floor to clear up shelf space.

  • Install open shelving to hold and allow easy access to dinnerware and serveware.

  • Fit corner cabinets with carousel-style racks that you can turn to bring further items closer.

Bedroom Storage

The bedroom should be a relaxing space that limits your stress. Reduce clutter and enhance your peace of mind by trying some of these suggestions:

  • Make use of the space under your bed with storage containers, baskets, or bins.

  • Use dividers to keep the clothes in your dresser neatly folded and organized.

  • Use an over-the-door hanger for items such as jackets and sweaters.

  • Designate a section of your closet for seasonal clothing that you can rotate out.

Bathroom Storage

Bathrooms, especially smaller ones, are notoriously difficult to organize. Find that extra space you need by putting some of the following ideas to use.

  • Install two or three small shelves next to your bathroom mirror to hold toiletries.

  • Use drawer dividers or small baskets to keep bathroom drawers organized.

  • Organize your medicine cabinet using small boxes or small glass jars.

  • If you have the space, attach a few hooks to the side of your bathroom counter from which you can hang items such as hair dryers and electric razors.

Storage Solutions for Other Rooms

After you’ve tackled the main areas of your home, here are some storage suggestions for other areas that could probably also use a bit of decluttering and organizing.

  • Home office: Almost any home office can benefit from additional open shelving and file cabinets. A few good desk organizers can help store all of your accessories as well.

  • Laundry room: Added shelving can also help make a laundry room more functional. An over-the-door organizer is another good option if you’re low on space.

  • Entryway: Spruce up your entryway with a wall-mounted coat rack and a bench that doubles as storage. A small basket or wall organizer for keys may also be useful.

  • Garage: Large shelving units along a free wall of your garage can allow you to easily store just about anything. Save yourself time and energy by grouping items by use, such as power tools, yard tools, sports gear, etc.

An organized home can be a great source of stress relief. Start creating your peaceful abode by choosing the storage ideas you think might work for your home and giving them a try.

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