13 Ways to Declutter Your Home This Month
Its December 31, which means its officially the time of year when we all collectively start to think about decluttering. And while this resolve tends to waver come February, it doesnt have to. You just need the right tools. Were not about to tell you that you have to buy a million new things to get your life in order, but picking up a few key pieces to organize your home is a good way to start small and make a monumental task feel doable without having to invite Marie Kondo over.
To prove it can be done, weve picked our 13 favorite organizing items, from tiny trays to supersize storage solutions that will double your closet space. Heres everything you need for a tidier 2020.
For Your Bedroom
If you live in a place where closet real estate is at a premium, the solution doesnt have to include throwing your beloved blazers away. Keep out-of-season clothes tucked away in a fabric-lined rattan box to free up space for the things you need now.
Tidy up your jewelry collectionaka that tangle of necklaces and orphan earring postswith this clever shadow box, which essentially turns your statement bling into wall art.
For Your Kitchen
If you have more cooking equipment and tools than you know what to do with, buy a pegboard to keep everything within easy reach. This birch plywood one comes with three shelves and 10 pegs, so you can customize a configuration that best suits your storage needs.
Never buy more flour than you need again by storing everything from baking ingredients to dry goods in see-through jars that allow you to keep track of your pantry purchases.
Free up counter space with this magnetic storage rack, which can hold anything from cookbooks to a roll of paper towels and can be easily mounted to the wall or side of the refrigerator.
For Your Entryway
This stack of shelves is a twofer: It will clean up your entryway and the area in your front hall closet thats typically commandeered by an extensive (but totally necessary, obviously) shoe collection.
Not everyone has the space for a coatrack. A few stylish hooks are the small-space dwellers best friend, especially if they look like Virginia Sins coils, which make use of unused wall space and add visual interest.
Leave your key-losing tendencies back in 2019. If you have space for a wall ledge or even a small table (which you can get for free by repurposing an unused one from another room), furnish it with a minimalist leather box that can act as a catchall for keys, mail, and a lipstick.
For Your Bathroom
If your under-sink cabinet is a mess of epic proportions, its high time you picked up some organization bins. Muutos baskets made from recycled felt are great for storing hair tools, extra shampoo, and toilet paper rolls.
Ceramic jars are the perfect vessels for storing smaller bathroom accessories and keeping your essentials within easy reachall while streamlining the look of your room in the process. Whether you use them for cotton swabs or the 502 bobby pins you keep losing, these tiny pots are a worthy investment.
Bid adieu to that mountain of towels on the floor by stowing them away in these sleek metal holders. All you have to do is neatly roll themthe dividers will do the rest.
For Your Living Room
Lets face it: No matter how big your space is, your living room could always use more surfaces to display cute objets. When your mantel or coffee table is cluttered enough with candles and florals, turn to wall shelving to show off your other decor items.
Leave boring plastic baskets behind in 2019. This new colorful assortment from New Yorkbased textile shop Closed Mondays will be the star of your space. If youre a blanket hoarder (no shame), the largest size works best to hold whichever one youre not currently curled up with on the sofa.
This story was originally published on January 4, 2019. It has been updated with new information.
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