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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April 15, 2019
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A Clean Cleaning Space

Cabinets offer plenty of space for cleaning products, and countertops give you a place to fold clothes. 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.

Pulled-Together Entry

A makeshift mudroom is kept clutter free with places to hang coats and purses as you enter. The bench provides seating to slide shoes on, as well as storage underneath, while umbrellas and other on-your-way-out-the-door essentials can be stowed in the nearby basket.

Stacked Storage

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, shelves keep books and magazines on hand and organized. A simple white tray contains all the desktop essentials.

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.

Making Space

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.

Building Up

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. Hooks are perfect for hanging jackets and scarves, while lower shelves provide storage for shoes.

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.

Dual Purpose

For small spaces, multipurpose furniture is the key to a clutter-free home. This steamer trunk keeps books and magazines hidden out of the way but still within arm's reach.

Pet Problems Solved

Keep pet toys, treats and food corralled with a cabinet that provides space for all the essentials. No longer will you have to search for a leash or your dog's favorite tennis ball.

A Working Office

Another fantastic place to add extra shelving is the home office. These built-ins provide ample space for books, pictures and knickknacks, leaving the desk completely free for work.

Handy Organizer

Set the tone for the rest of your home by keeping your entryway looking good. Organize mail right away with a pair of reclaimed wood holders. Hooks keep keys right by the door and chalkboards are perfect for writing quick reminders.

Organized Modern Kitchen

A wall-mounted storage system is customizable and keeps everyday utensils and spices right on hand.

Mixing It Up

Continuing to be a smart way to organize footwear, the over-the-door hanger makes the most of rarely used space, like the back of this closet door.

Pristine Pantry

Take your pantry to the next level with see-through, pull-out containers with easy-to-read labels. Grabbing a snack and heading out the door has never been easier (or looked so good).

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