Hello, readers. I can’t believe it’s already May! If you’re like me, then life has probably kept you pretty busy–especially if you work a lot, own a business, or take care of your kids at home. Doesn’t leave a whole lot of time for keeping the house from getting messy, does it?
Fear not! With all the stylish options we have at our fingertips these days, organizing all that smallish paraphernalia you keep at home has never been easier. In fact, it can even be fun! Don’t believe me? Take a look these 7 Stylish Home Organization Ideas and see if you can’t make a few work for you.
1. The Untraditional Nightstand
Don’t like the look of nightstands that have drawers, or just ready to try something new? Opt for an open end table instead with shelving. That way, you can still reach what you want to keep out or store away what you don’t want on display in a nifty basket or bin in a color, style and design that you like.
2. Stylish Desktop Storage
It’s easy for a desk to look cluttered when there are so many tools and papers at your disposal. Keep things organized with transparent organizers for a light and airy look or solid decorative ones to add color. You could even use a stylish drinking glass to store things like pencils and rulers!
3. Front Door Parking
Sometimes, when we come home, it’s just convenient to drop things at the first opportunity we get. That usually ends up being wherever we spot an unused surface first. Minimize the spread of objects (and your chances of losing them) by creating a port when you first walk in. If your entry is small, look for narrow shelving or a table where you can store items like keys and shoes in small bins, boxes or baskets.
4. Pocket Junk
Okay, it may not really be junk at all, but when stuff you usually keep in your pockets ends up all over the house it kind of starts to feel that way, doesn’t it? Create good habits by picking a place you tend to drop pocket items and place a nice bowl or decorative lidless box there to catch it all. Perhaps even place a small trash bin nearby to make easy to toss things you really don’t need. Over time, you’ll get used to the process and it will help you find that chapstick or pocket change when you need it later!
5. A Closet With Purpose
Closets can often become a hidden catch-all for things we just don’t know what to do with. Create a purposeful closet space by keeping only what you need and giving certain items a home. For example, use simple shelving for shoes and decorative bins for things like hats, purses, or folded linens.
6. Bathroom Necessities
Sometimes bathrooms don’t come with a lot of storage options, or maybe they just don’t come with enough. A decorative shelf over the toilet can add some much needed space for things you use often and give you the chance to show off some stylish containers in the process!
7. Getting Ready in the Bedroom
For those who keep their dressers stuffed to capacity with clothes and like getting ready for the day in a more spacious bedroom rather than the bathroom, it might be easier to keep items such as lotions and jewelry on top of a dresser or table. Baskets and bins come in a variety of styles and colors and make great receptacles for toiletries and fashion accessories. Keeping a mirror nearby (if you don’t already have one in the bedroom already) might not be a bad idea, either!
Now that you have some ideas to try, here are some of my favorite places to shop for home organization solutions:
How do you keep your home organized?
Let me know in the comments!