I love finding creative new organizing solutions for my home and I love it when I can help my clients to find the same. A lot of us have small spaces so it can be important to figure out how we can store items that we need to keep.
Use a small dresser or a shelf in a closet or a bathroom to store items in – I love this idea
Credit: Rex Van Del
Crates are fun and can be used in many ways. A friend of mine has hers standing up on a table with her books piled in there. It looks great. They can be used to make book shelves or just two of them can be used like this in a bathroom. So cute!
A coffee table or your television stand can be a great place to store some things that you might need in your living area. Foot stools can also be handy for storing things.
Here is ours – I had trouble finding baskets to fit – I feel inspired now to look again
I love baskets and use them in my home in numerous ways. I took down a couple of cupboard doors in the kitchen years ago and put these baskets in instead. One is used for tea and the other is for crackers. I have a small kitchen (which I am planning to update this year to make it more user friendly for us). I use baskets for snacks, on my dresser and in the bathroom to hold items. They just keep everything so neat. Tip: If you find that you have a pile of things accumulating……this might be a good place for a basket.
“Going out to look for new bins can be a distraction from doing the actual work”
The beginning of the year is the time when retail stores are marketing their bins for sale. I really believe its best to hold off on that. It is best to sort, declutter and organize first and see what you have. You will see what you absolutely need to store and you might even find that you have some empty bins or other storage solutions. Tip: If you are storing things that you need to keep in a cardboard box, I would definitely switch up to a plastic bin. Otherwise if you cannot do that, keep the cardboard up off of the floor.
If you have been following me for awhile, you know I am not a big fan of under the bed storage but if you have limited space this might be the best solution. I would suggest bins if they fit or zippered plastic cases.
There are so many great ideas on Pinterest. You can search any challenge or idea you are thinking about. Check out my page here