Smart Storage Solutions to Help Neaten up Your Home

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Having a cluttered home can be both embarrassing and stressful. No one enjoys coming home to a mess, but if you find that you often do, you can take solace in the knowledge that you’re not alone.

With our day-to-day lives becoming more and more hectic, people are finding less time to stay organized. In fact, over 30% of people in the United States admit to not cleaning their homes often enough.

But keeping your home tidy doesn’t have to be a hassle! With the use of some storage solutions and a bit of decluttering, you can make cleaning your home a breeze.

Read on to learn a few of the best home storage solutions.

Bathroom Storage

The first step in any home organization project (and this can be applied to every room in your house, not just the bathroom) is to declutter. Bathrooms are a great place to start, as they usually aren’t home to any sentimental items that might be difficult to donate or toss.

After you’ve pared down your bathroom items to the necessities, it’s time to implement some bathroom storage solutions.

Build an Extra Cabinet

If you don’t have a linen closet or are lacking in cabinet space, building a stud-space cabinet can be a lifesaver. As stud-space cabinets are recessed into the wall, they take up little space but are perfect for holding all of the small items kept in the bathroom.

Use Glass Jars for Storage

On your stud-space cabinets, store bathroom products such as bobby pins, cotton swabs, and hair bands in glass jars. Bonus points if you label each one! This will not only make these items more aesthetically pleasing but will enable you to store and find everything you need with ease.

Hang a Shower Shelf

This one is obvious, but if you’re allowing your soaps and shampoos to clutter up your shower, it’s time to make a change. Hang a shelf in the back of your shower to store all of your toiletries away from the edge of the tub.

This will help to prevent the build-up of soap scum and can even be used to store dry washcloths or a speaker if you hang it out of reach of the water.

Kitchen Storage

It’s easiest to feign organization in the kitchen, as the majority of our kitchen supplies rest behind cabinet doors. However, one peek inside a cabinet or drawer can tell a completely different story.

If you struggle to find things while you’re cooking, these kitchen storage solutions can be a huge help.

Build Rolling Shelves

Take your kitchen organization up a notch by building rolling shelves inside of your cabinets. You’ll be able to sort each cabinet more effectively, making it infinitely easier to find things when you need them.

Not handy? No worries. Instead of building rolling shelves, arrange shallow plastic containers on the inside of your cabinet. You’ll have makeshift rolling shelves that work just as well as the real thing.

Use Your Cabinet Doors

For a clean appearance, it’s best to keep the outside of your cabinet doors clear. That said, the inside of the doors are perfect for hanging measuring spoons and other kitchen utensils.

All you need are a few command hooks and your days of rummaging around in drawers looking for your half a teaspoon are behind you.

Closet Storage

Ah, the closet. For many of us, the most cluttered, disorganized space in our homes by far. It’s so easy to toss everything in your closet with an “I’ll get to that later” mindset.

Instead of resorting to renting a storage space, ensure everything in your closet has a home. You might be surprised to find that the urge to toss and run no longer exists.

Bins Are Your Best Friend

When it comes to closet storage solutions, bins are going to be your best friend. First, take inventory of what you have. Then, purchase a variety of bins in different sizes to store all of your items.

Clear bins can make closets appear cluttered. Buy cloth bins instead, just be sure to label each one, especially if they’ll be on high shelves.

Use an Over-the-Door Organizer

Over-the-door organizers are among the most popular shoe storage solutions. However, they can be used for much more than that. In a clothes closet, use them to sort ties, socks, underwear, and any other small articles of clothing.

In a linen or storage closet, use it for sorting washcloths, cords, cleaning products, or craft supplies.

Install a Few Nook Shelves

Even if your closet has an awkward layout, there’s no need to let any space go to waste. Instead of accepting that nothing can be done with that odd amount of recessed space in the corner, add a nook shelf!

Simply measure the width of the space, then purchase wood or wire shelves that fit it. If it’s an unusual amount of space, your local hardware store should be able to cut the materials to the right length for you.

Organize Your Home Like a Pro With These Storage Solutions

Installing these storage solutions in your home might take some time, but will be absolutely worth it in the long run. A clean, organized home will allow you to feel happier, healthier, and more productive and energetic.

The benefits are simply too good to pass up! Trust us, you’ll thank yourself for spending the extra time and effort when you’re done.

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