Change and jewelry cluttering the top of the dresser, magazine strewn on the coffee table, towels and shampoo located in another room because there is no place for them in the bathroom. Sound familiar? Clutter and lack of space are two common problems that can be solved with a little creativity. Everyday items need to be convenient, yet organized, and these six ideas will help you achieve just that.
Organize Dresser Top with Decorative Tea Cups
De-clutter and reclaim dresser top surface by using decorative tea cups as catch-alls. Tea cups are a nice size for holding loose change, everyday jewelry, car keys and the like. Mis-matched decorative tea cups with saucers look elegant while keeping small everyday items corralled.
Put Magazines in Under-the-Couch Baskets
Remove the clutter from the coffee table with a few shallow baskets. Shallow baskets that slide under the couch are a great place to keep magazines and other coffee table clutter handy, yet out of sight.
Decorative Box Organizes Remote Controls
Coffee table cluttered with a multitude of must-have remote controls? One or two decorative boxes will de-clutter the coffee table of remote controls while keeping them handy too.
Recycle Wine Rack as Towel Holder
A small wire wine rack, the type that holds around five bottles of wine, makes a great storage addition for a bathroom. Recycle the wine rack as a towel holder in the bathroom. Rolled up towels and wash cloths, shampoo bottles and other bath time accessories can be kept neat and handy in a recycled wine rack placed on bathroom vanity top.
Behind the Door Storage
An over-the-door hanging shoe bag or pocket caddy can be hung behind any door of the house to keep everyday items organized and at your fingertips. Place one behind the door of the laundry room to hold laundry and cleaning supplies. One behind the door of the coat closet to hold gloves, toboggans and scarves.
Clear Glass Jars Add Style While They De-Clutter
Small or large, antique or new, clear glass jars with lids are a great receptacle for holding small items and adding style to shelving. Colorful sewing thread, buttons, beads or any other small household items that you always seem to be searching for at the last minute can be placed in glass jars and displayed on book shelves, entertainment unit shelves, etc. The glass jars will look like planned home décor and no one will know they’re secretly there to organize everyday items.