A new year is a time to reset and start fresh. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up our favourite ideas for home organization! Read on to learn how easy it can be to straighten up your space.
Use Pretty Containers
Achieve a clutter-free aesthetic by storing items in containers like decorative baskets and galvanized buckets. You’ll be amazed at the feeling of calm that comes from having everything tucked away in its place. You can even get creative by spray painting old buckets or mason jars to match your decor! This tip is great for pantries, closets, entry ways, or anywhere you are likely to have small items you won’t want to hunt around for.
Invest In A Shelving Unit
Of course, the best place to use containers is on shelves! If you find yourself navigating piles of books, documents, or other household items, a shelf not only organizes your things but frees up extra space. When tackling home organization, shelves allow you to create that uncluttered environment you’re striving for.
Use Your Furniture’s Storage Space
It’s very likely there’s already pockets of storage space in your home you aren’t using! Think coffee tables with bottom shelves (great for blankets and books), credenzas (use these for dishes), or drawers in side tables. Don’t ignore furniture surfaces either, which can house alcohol, glasses or dishes, or books while still looking pretty.
Use Over-The-Door And Adhesive Hooks For Extra Storage
You’ll be less tempted to leave towels or purses on the floor once they’ve got a designated hook. Many options for installing hooks without damaging walls are available, so take advantage of them! Jewellery and belts can also find a home on hooks, as can rags or cooking utensils when you use an over-the-door hook on a kitchen cupboard.
The aim of home organization is to make your life easier, and nothing is more annoying than rooting through a closet or pantry for something you urgently need. Enter labelling! Group items together in containers and label them so you’ll never be at a loss for an ingredient in a recipe again.
We hope these suggestions have got you inspired to start on home organization in 2020! Remember that small steps can go a long way in reducing clutter in your home. Make a habit of straightening your space each night and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is! Thanks for reading and be sure to follow on the Medallion blog for more home organization tips.