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Sep
07

4 Ways to Get Organized at Home

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Paperwork piling up in your office. Laundry bursting out of the basket. Messy kids’ rooms. We’ve all been there. Clutter and life’s everyday messes are no fun, but there are a few ways you can work to clean up the clutter around your home before it even becomes a problem. Here’s how.

Multipurpose Furniture

How hard does your furniture work? It could be working harder. A bed frame with pull-out drawers can be a sneaky place to store extra linens. Cube-shaped ottomans in the family room can play double duty, as they can be used as a footstool or hiding place for extra throw pillows. The same goes for oversized ottomans with built-in storage. And, don’t forget to keep your workspace at home clean and clutter free. Choose a desk or computer table that offers ample organization options including drawers, cabinets and shelves. You may even find that you work better. Science shows that clean environments make it easier to focus.

Organization Tools

A little organization can go along way. Take the laundry room, for example. This is a hotspot for clutter chaos, between the clothes, shoes and all the stuff it takes to clean them. Luckily, there are a handful of ways you can clean up your own laundry room, and make it more functional, too. Pedestal drawers are a savvy way to store laundry detergents and other necessities. These drawers are placed underneath your washer and dryer. Many manufacturers offer these hidden drawers, plus the added height makes loading and unloading easier. Another solution: Opt for a ceiling-mounted rack that raises and lowers pulleys for the entire family’s clothes. With a rack like this, you will have plenty of freed up space in your laundry room which will make laundry chores a little less daunting.

Vertical Design

Make the most of your living space by applying vertical design to your home. When designing and decorating in small or cramped spaces around your living areas, look up. Opting for wall-mounted lighting fixtures can free up valuable floor space in small rooms, all while giving the space a polished look. With vertical design, you can even opt to hang your houseplants in fun plant hangers rather than keep them in their pots that take up space on the floor. Additionally, a tall gallery wall can make a big statement, as it can draw eyes up from the floor all the way up to the ceiling. And it is a great way to display pictures of your favorite family memories around the home without using bulky frames that take up space.

Floating Shelves

Clean up clutter in the kids’ rooms in a snap with floating shelves. This DIY project is easy to build and inexpensive. Floating shelves give the appearance of floating on the wall, without any clunky hardware or supports. And, you can pick up supplies for about $20. Whether you need to store your child’s favorite bedtime books or plan to use these shelves to store toy cars and dinosaurs, floating shelves are a great storage solution. Plus, you can build floating shelves for any room in your home, not just the kids’ rooms.

From decorating with multipurpose furniture to hide blankets and linens to floating shelves that can free-up floor space, the solutions can help you get organized at home.

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