Look around you and, tell us what do you see? An avalanche pile of clothes, toiletries, scattered books, a glaring roomi? If your answer is yes, then you need some serious organizing. Hence, here are our top 7 storage hacks will help you organize your mess and make your roomi go from ? to ?.
1. Drawer organizers
If you have a bedside table, then you must be familiar with the way it works. Firstly, open the drawer and put away things you don’t need – chargers, pens, books, face masks, that person you don’t like, glasses, and toiletries. Chances are that when you do need any of these things, you won’t find them.
Bin there done that!
But, my friend, things are about to change; this ‘drawer organizing’ storage hack uses cardboard and empty cereal boxes. How cool is that? You can decorate them like Jonathon Fong does or leave it at its most original carboard-y look. It’s totally up to how lazy you’re feeling today!
2. Hide the cleaning supplies(one of the best storage hacks to store cleaning supplies!)
Your broom is not the Nimbus 2000, please put it away. Undoubtedly, the best way to store your cleaning supplies is to either put it in a tall closet! Additionally, use hooks to hang it neatly behind the door or on a spare wall.
3. Vertical shelves
This shelving method works really well with books and magazines! Moreover, it is an ingenious way to add extra color while organizing those stubborn stacks. The trick is to paint the shelves in the color of the wall, which makes it look super tidy. Don’t take our word for it – go crazy and experiment with colors.
4. Hang the pots & pans
Okay, honestly, we didn’t want to say this, but the reason your roomi is glaring at you is because of the mess you make.
Hang on, we have a great kitchen storage hack that might come in handy! Use a long towel bar and S hooks to hang your pots and pans. Or, use Julia Child’s infamous pegboard idea to simplify organizing utensils.
5. Forget paintings; mount your bikes
Okay, this is one of the hacks you thought you didn’t need! TBH, the best storage hacks out there to store something as big as a bike. If you own a bike and have it leaning against a wall as we speak, you’ve got to try this mounting hack! Firstly, to mount your bike, find wooden panels that can support your bike’s weight. Secondly, try something more creative like bars made of pipes. Then find a bike and mount it! This hack will add a minimalistic vibe to your place and make Mary Kondo proud.
6. Trash is storage treasure
Use old drawers, bins, and baskets instead, use them to store things in your home! Like wire baskets, big cardboard delivery boxes(after a little redecorating with cute paper), or wooden crates that you were thinking of throwing away. Give trash a new meaning! Not to mention, almost all things can be used again. Indeed a great storage hack to store cleaning supplies, groceries etc. Here’s how Leanne Ford uses baskets and crates – we are in love!
7. Storage hacks the Marie Kondo way
Let’s take a few lessons from the queen of minimalist organizing – Marie Kondo. TBH, Her approach of organizing things, ‘not room by room but by category’ may make you shudder, but it’s totally worth it. Embark on this beautiful journey with her 8-week tidy challenge. Additionally, this level of tidiness and positivity is what we need in these trying times.
“Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest. By doing this, you can reset your life and embark on a new lifestyle.” “The best way to choose what to keep and what to throw away is to take each item in one’s hand and ask: “Does this spark joy?” If it does, keep it.~ Marie Kondo
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