Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the items in your house, or where to put odds and ends, or just need help organizing a room so it functions better for you crazy, busy life?
Check out these visually pleasing, inexpensive, and super cute ideas to help you do that. :)
A grouping of milk glass cups and bowls found at flea markets and garage sales for as little as 25 cents each are a decorative way to store pens, pencils, paper clips, and other office supplies. Mix and match vessels of different patterns and shapes in the same color on a bright-color tray for a stylish, cohesive look.
The Big Picture
To get a handle on all the food, gadgets, and equipment that live in the kitchen, catalog those you use regularly and divide them based on where in the room they’re most used. Store things as close as possible to where you use them. If you rarely or never use an item, give it away or store it in an out-of-the-way spot, such as in the basement, on high shelves in the pantry, or in the back of a corner cabinet
Make It Welcoming
Use shelves or cubbies with handsome labeled bins or cloth-lined baskets to add storage while creating a smooth and attractive transition into the house.
Room for Everyone
Since every family member spends time in this room, it can become a jumble of activities and stuff. Create storage for each activity, whether it’s reading, playing games, watching TV, paying bills, or playing with a pet.
Kids shouldn’t have to ask for help to reach their belongings. Make playthings more accessible by installing shelves, cubbies, and hooks at a child’s height. Open storage allows kids to display their favorite things, while trunks are perfect for bulky or seldom-used items.
A pair of stacked shelves flanking the appliances offer stylish storage. You’ll need a miter saw to make the joints on the molded base and cap of each unit, but pre-cut shelving and furniture legs from a home improvement center offer shortcuts for most of the construction. Build the units so they’re slightly taller than your appliances so you can rest a slab of solid surfacing or laminate countertop on them for a work surface.
Images and ideas courtesy of BHG.com/sogo