4 Tips to Declutter and Stylishly Organize Things

Toy storage in kids' room
Ready to declutter? Get items off the floor and stylishly stored with these tips. (DepositPhotos)

While you’re looking inside your home, you might notice there are books that have nowhere to go or clothes that seem to linger on the floor.

If there are multiple people living in your home, it can be difficult to keep everything organized.

Here are some stylish organization and storage solutions for your home.


1. Take Advantage of Space Behind Your Doors

The back of each door is an empty storage area for almost anything that you can fit on a hanger or in a storage compartment.

A clear organizer typically used for shoes can be hung to sort everything from toiletries in the bathroom to shoes in the closets.

You can also hang these organizers in your kitchen to sort spices, small bottles, and even snacks for your kids.

Colorful Storage Bins

2. Buy Colorful Storage Boxes or Bins

If you’ve been to a craft store, you’ve probably seen picture boxes with different designs on them.

Purchase a few of these boxes with holiday designs or pictures of hobbies so you can put craft supplies and seasonal decorations inside them.

When your belongings are organized in these boxes, it will be easier to find what you’re looking for because of the details on the outside of each one.

If these kinds of boxes aren’t available in local stores, go for the tried-and-true approach: bright-colored storage bins from the dollar store! You can mix and match or color-code your belongings.

If items you don’t want in your home are taking over your closets, consider using a skip bin hire service that provides a large bin so that you can store or dispose of items that you no longer need.

Crate Storage

3. Use a Dresser — or Crate — for Kids’ Toys

One stylish way that you can organize your child’s room is by using a dresser for storing toys and books instead of clothing.

You can paint the dresser to match the details in the room or to feature a fun character or design that your child likes.

Label the drawers with the items that are inside, such as dolls or cars, so that it’s easier to locate what your child wants to play with that day and easier to put items back when done playing.

Don’t have an extra dresser for toy storage? Grab four large crates, screw them to the wall and you have an instant, stylish alternative!

Ottoman and coffee table storage

4. Hide Things in Ottomans and Under Coffee Tables

If you want to hide books, magazines and even toys, consider getting furniture that can double as storage.

An ottoman with a lid can be used for toys while a coffee table with drawers (or boxes on a shelf beneath the top) can hold books and magazines.

Organizing your home doesn’t have to be a chore. With the right tools and tips, you can have fun clearing out the clutter that you no longer need while making sure all of the items that tend to linger on the floor or on various surfaces have a home of their own.

Emma Sturgis is a freelance writer.

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