Since we’re all spending more time at home (as we have been for the past three months), it’s an ideal time to reorganize and declutter your space if you haven’t already. No shame if you’ve put it off (guilty!)—it’s never too late to tidy up your home and tackle the daunting organizational projects. To make the process a bit easier, we tapped the pros at The Home Edit, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, to share the storage items that will make your life much easier. Bonus: each piece is under $50 so you can organize the cost-effective way. Find out what you should buy according to the experts and how to properly use each product below.
“A must-have for making items more accessible, especially on higher shelving. Turntables can be used for storing canned goods, oils, and spices in the kitchen, beauty products in the bathroom—basically anything.”
“Removing items from their original packaging and storing in labeled air-tight canisters helps to maximize space and provide easier accessibility. These canisters come in a variety of sizes and are perfect for storing dry food items—and even laundry supplies.”
“Every pantry needs a bin system for larger, less-specific categories. For instance, ‘Dinner’ can hold everything from boxes of pasta to cans of soup or taco shells. Clutter builds when items are stuck without a home, but bins ensure that they have one.”
“Every drawer needs drawer inserts, period. They help keep items contained and categorized so you always know where to find things. Utilize individual inserts in a variety of sizes, rather than buying ones that are already melded together. This way you’ll be able to create a custom system that fits the exact measurements and the items that live there.”
“This product is perfect for displaying your smaller handbags and storing them upright. It can also be used as a docking station for your electronics when paired with a large USB port.”
6. Decorative File Boxes:
“These boxes provide a more convenient way to file away papers, photos, or any sentimental items. They come in a variety of colors and styles to match any home aesthetic.”
“To maintain an organized space, containment is key. Large decorative bins give items a designated home and conceal them while adding style to a space. It’s the perfect blend of form and function.”
8. Stackable Shoe Storage:
“These shoe boxes allow you to double or even triple the number of shoes you store on a shelf. They also help protect the shoes from dust and damage.”
“Labeling is the key to maintaining your organized systems. They act as a road map for where to find items and where to return them. Also, there’s a guilt mechanism if you put something where it doesn’t belong. (We sell pre-made and custom labels in THE signature script here on our site).”
“We use drawers whenever possible. They allow you to take advantage of vertical space while keeping all of your items contained and accessible. Use them in a bathroom, a fridge, an office—practically anywhere.”
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