Beautifully Organized and Functional Spaces

Get ideas for the problem areas in your home from these wonderfully organized spaces

High-Ceilinged Living Room

Think Upwards

Use the height in your home to your advantage: Pile books high on tower shelves to use otherwise unused space.

Multipurpose Room with Dogs

Do Double Duty

Room dividing shelves neatly separate one area from another, but also provide storage.

Laundry Room with Rolling Storage

The Drawers Have It

Keep laundry supplies and clothes waiting to be ironed and mended neatly tucked away in storage drawers adjacent to your washer and dryer.

Organized Linen Closet

Keep It Logical

Linen closets can get overwhelmed with \"stuff.\" Ask yourself where you use your linens and let your answer govern what goes into your linen closet.

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Be Neat from the Start

Combat a rumpled and over-stuffed linen closet by folding neatly as soon as items come out of the dryer

Children's Closet

Contain Kid Clutter

Take advantage of a wide closet by manipulating shelving to accomodate smaller clothes. Add in a workspace that can be closed behind closet doors.

Organizing Children's Toys Photo courtesy of Kelli Wilson

Labels for Toys

Let the kids know exactly where to put their toys to make clean up a breeze.

Make an Everyday Rule

If you don't use an appliance or tool in your kitchen every day, remove it from your countertops. Only pull it out when you need it.

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A Well-Stocked Pantry

Organize your pantry items by category. Keep vegetables, grains, fruits, condiments and baking items with each other.

Rich Green Closet

Make it Beautiful

Create a closet that is not only functional but is beautiful! You'll naturally want to maintain a space that's lovely to look at more than you will want to keep up an unattractive one.

Aqua Home Office

Under Glass

Consider using glass-door shelving to keep your shelves under control, and free of dust.

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