Home organization is a challenge for anyone, especially if you’ve just moved in. Even after you have all like-items sorted into your bathroom, kitchen, and cabinets, there’s still an inherently untidy look to the whole thing. Assorted toiletries tend to look messy on the bathroom counter, even if they’re all in daily use. Your laundry supplies may look messy above the washer.
We often wonder how to keep a house functionally organized and make it look like a picture-perfect model home. The key isn’t actually in how well you sort, it’s in the storage options you choose. Today, we’re here to share 10 clever storage tricks to make your Denver home organization look like a magazine spread instead of a broom closet.
1) Color-Coded Storage Home Organization
Color plays a huge part in how decorative your organization appears to be. A riot of different colors and designs will look cluttered while a row of uniformly colored and shaped items will look organized, despite the item’s function or purpose. You can use this principle to make your entire Denver home look and feel more beautifully organized simply by choosing storage containers in the same colors.
One way to do this is to color-code your storage containers by purpose or by room. Blue storage for the kitchen, green for the bathroom, red for your bedroom, whatever works. Color coding is also the best way to make sturdy plastic totes look good in a design scheme.
2) Cube Storage
Cube storage is one of the best inexpensive storage options to ever be introduced. Cubes, on their own, are aesthetically pleasing because they are even and can be stacked into fun shapes or larger cubes. Traditional cloth-covered storage cubes are also much more visually attractive than clear plastic containers or saved cardboard boxes that are often used for extra storage in your home.
If you have an entire shelf of stuff to put away, cube storage is a great solution as they’re not just storage containers, they can be used as decorative drawers or cubbies to effectively increase the storage capacity of a normal shelf.
3) Labeled Reusable Bottles
Bottles of dish soap, shampoo, or lotion from the store look tacky and untidy left out on a surface. Even if they are used constantly in that location. Something about the commercially shaped bottles and the flashy labels detracts from the aesthetics of a room. Fortunately, the solution is both simple and elegant: labeled reusable bottles.
Invest in a few high-quality plastic or glass bottles that look nice on your counter and can be refilled with household liquids. Colored glass is highly decorative but even a crystal clear plastic can significantly improve the look and feel of your organized home.
4) Shelf Liners and Labels
What makes a shelf look elegant or shabby? Usually, it’s the surface material, no matter what the shelf is really made of. Contact paper (shelf liners) can be used to change the appearance of any shelf in your home. This is a good trick for old chipped wood or new lightweight plastic. Shelf liners not only affect each shelf individually but having all your shelves wrapped in the same liners will give your home a more uniform and decorated look.
5) Cabinet Priority
Some things will need to be closed up into a cabinet in order to hide them from sight, particularly in the kitchen and bathroom. Trashcans, TP and paper towel reserves, and cleaning supplies are all not-so-attractive when left visible. When organizing, decide what you want to arrange on shelves and counters.
When you’ve decided, give those hidden things priority space in the cabinets.
Read More About Home Organization in Part 2
Keeping your home organized and beautiful is a breeze with the right tools and decorative containers. For the second half and tips 6 through 10, join us next time! Contact us for further information.