By: Motto Mortgage
From vertical storage to a DIY-able peg board, you’re sure to find a place for everything.
A well-organized home not only looks great, it can also increase your efficiency and even put your mind at ease. Whether you weren’t blessed with a pantry and plenty of closet space or you just love a DIY-able challenge, consider exploring a few creative clutter-clearing organization hacks. Try your hand at these three neat and tidy solutions and you’re sure to have a spotless space in no time!
Get creative with any free space
The first step to organizational bliss is designating a space for everything. Got an empty garage or a cavernous crawlspace? Or what about all that real estate right under your bed? Start by packaging up any belongings you can stand to store and take advantage of all that prime real estate. Shoe organizers can slide right under your bed or, if you’re handy, hang shelves along the perimeter of your room. Don’t rule out vertical storage (HGTV) either, and instead utilize that empty space on top of your kitchen cabinets or install a series of floating shelves above the toilet. Depending on size, you could even bring some scaffolding into the garage to stack boxes and bins to the ceiling.
Don’t shy away from seemingly awkward spaces, either! Shop around for furniture specifically designed for empty corners (Apartment Therapy, 2020), or slide a bench or console table into hallways and nooks. A little creativity and enthusiasm at this stage can go a long way in clearing up clutter and adding instant storage space.
Invest in storage-friendly furniture
If organization is your top priority, you’ll want all your furniture pieces doing double-duty. Multi-use furniture has come a long way in recent years, and there are now plenty of efficient, attractive options (HGTV) for DIY and hack-loving homeowners of all kinds. You can purchase or easily build a bookshelf-turned-headboard, hollow ottoman, or even a bedframe with drawers. Either way, choosing something practical and beautiful will make tidying up a breeze.
Don’t skimp the add-ons
While space-saving furniture will help round up most of your larger items, there are plenty of gadgets on the market (The Spruce, 2020) to corral the leftover small stuff. Opt for a plastic bag organizer, over-the-door shoe rack, or DIY-able peg board to create a designated space for anything and everything. The small stuff can truly make or break your journey to streamlined storage!
An efficient and welcoming home marries personal style and purposeful organization. Luckily, you don’t need abundant closet space to master the art of beautiful, efficient storage! With a little forethought and some creativity, you can easily hack your way to the ultimate uncluttered space.