15 Ideas for a More Organized Home
Lose the clutter and find peace of mind with these easy tips for creating an organized home.
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A Clean Cleaning Space
Rolling storage offers plenty of space for cleaning products and can be arranged to fit any laundry room. Rods for drying clothes as well as high shelves to store out-of-season clothing make it easy to keep everything in its place and off the floor.
A makeshift mudroom is kept clutter free with a few wall-mounted paint cans. They not only give the space a cool industrial look, but they also provide quick storage for accessories, keys and mail. A basket beneath the bench is a great place for kids' coats or winter gear. Photo courtesy of Kirsten Grove
In a kitchen with open shelving, proper organization is key. Here, color-coordinated stacked plates, bowls and even teacups are nicely arranged. And the best part is, stacking allows all the dishes to be stored in the same place.
A Place for Everything
Disorganization in a home office is a recipe for disaster. Keep your desk looking sharp by taking advantage of vertical space. Here, books and magazines are kept to the right of the desk in what would ordinarily be unused space, and a cute wire basket for notes keeps "his" and "hers" separate.
Room for Two
Do your kids share a closet? Try dividing the space with a built-in workspace. All you have to do is close the doors to keep messy projects out of sight. Plus, the open shelving is great for extra toys.
By taking advantage of all available space, you'll find creative ways to keep your home organized. A shelf beneath the stairs turns wasted space into stylish storage. Design by John Gidding
The best way to stay organized is to install storage systems that fit your specific needs. A high shelf keeps excess items out of the way but accessible when needed. And a shelf to hang bikes is a genius solution for freeing up floor space in the garage.
For small spaces, multipurpose furniture is the key to a clutter-free home. As seen in HGTV Magazine, Sabrina Soto's coffee table is also a shelf, so she can keep books and magazines out of the way but still within arm's reach.
Pet Problems Solved
Keep pet toys, treats and food corralled with a rolling shelf that provides space for all the essentials. No longer will you have to search for a leash or your dog's favorite tennis ball.
Wash Room Remedy
If you're sick of a bathroom countertop covered in toiletries, consider installing a few narrow shelves along the wall. Pretty glass canisters make great storage for daily items, while a vanity with drawers provides space for everything else. Design by John Gidding
A Working Office
Another fantastic place to add extra shelving is the home office. These built-ins by CliqStudios provide ample space for books, pictures and knickknacks, leaving the desk completely free for work.
Set the tone for the rest of your home by keeping your entryway looking good. Organize mail right a way with a cute and colorful shutter. You can even attach a hook or two to store your keys! Photo courtesy of Holly Marsh
A Clever Kitchen
In this gorgeous kitchen, designer Brian Patrick Flynn installed a wall-mounted, bar-height table. The vibrant metal stools can be neatly stacked under the table when not in use, and a hanging pot rack frees up cabinet space.
Mixing It Up
It's always been a great way to organize your footwear, but an over-the-door shoe organizer can be used for so much more. Hang one in the pantry to hold your canned goods, spices and condiments. Photo courtesy of Laura Whitt
Take your pantry to the next level with see-through, pull-out baskets with easy-to-read labels. Grabbing a snack and heading out the door has never been easier (or looked so good).