Before you think that you’ll need to spend hundreds of dollars on purchasing storage bins, boxes, or installing new closets – keep reading. We have 5 storage solutions to declutter your entire home…
Whether you live in a large home or small condo, if it is becoming overrun with clutter then you could probably use some clever storage solutions. Making your place clean and organized starts with finding a place to store your stuff.
5 Storage Solutions to Declutter Your Entire Home
Cabinet Organizers for the Kitchen
Over time, kitchen cabinets become the collectors of a number of pots, pans, containers – even herbs and spices bottles. Make the most use of your cabinet storage space by adding cabinet organizers.
These are easy to install and offer flexibility according to what you’ll be putting in that space. Organize your cleaning solutions under the sink with a 2-tier sliding organizer, the pots and pans neatly stored with their own lower cabinet organizer, and your spices in their own space with a pull out spice rack.
Simple and Sturdy Wall Shelves
There are a number of wall shelf units that can accommodate whatever you’re trying to declutter and keep organized. From wall-mounted shelves to cubbies, start by choosing what you’ll use the space for.
Want to downsize your book collection while keeping the leftovers nice and neat? Opt in for a modular bookcase. Looking to round up your craft supplies and keep them nicely organized? Consider wall-mounted shelves and/or cubbies.
Most wall shelf units (and cubbies) are considered beginner projects that take about a day to install and cost less than $100. For a unique touch that you can make your own, consider purchasing wooden crates to paint and design yourself. You can then hang them in various ways – horizontally and vertically – to create an overall storage solution that will have a multi-purpose use.
Similar to wall shelves, wall baskets offer a unique touch to any room. They are perfect for storing a variety of stuff, especially if you have children. These nifty inventions can store smaller objects such as art supplies, toys and books or help keep accessories like hair ties and belts organized.
Wall baskets can be purchased in different sizes, shapes, and colors. Hang them in places that would ordinarily be a clutter collecting spot.
Clear out the space under the beds in your home and consider adding a trundle-style storage solution. Trundles are often used to hold an additional mattress, but they are great for storing extra clothing (especially for other seasons), toys, shoes, and more.
Add mini bins to them to provide sections for keeping different items separated. This is a perfect way to store items that don’t necessarily need to be seen or used all the time.
Bins & Boxes
If you’re looking to declutter and organize all in one, you can never go wrong with adding bins and boxes to different rooms throughout your home. These storage pieces can add a great addition to any room while keeping the look stylish and all belongings organized.
If you want to store things in a closet or attack, rubbermaid-style bins and totes are the way to go. For things you’d like to keep out in the open for easy access, add a few small to medium sized boxes/bins that can easily stack on the floor to build an actual unit, or sit on top of a shelf.
With these storage solutions, develop a habit to only keep what will fit in your organizers of choice. If you are adding these options for the first time, decide beforehand what you’d like to keep. Donate what is left or have a yard sale to make a few extra dollars.
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