This post is part of a 31 day series – “31 days to decorate your home on a budget.” You can read all the posts in this series here.
This post will be short on my advice and heavy on others, because I so need to work on this area! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to organize, but it does take time and inspiration, and I am usually short on both of those.
But here are some simple organizational things that I do that double as décor.
Fruit doesn’t have to stay in bags on your counter…
Throw it in a bowl, tiered stand, or basket for some edible, organized décor.
Magazines and books can get out of control. I have several baskets spread throughout the living room to contain them and also add some décor to the room.
More baskets of hubby’s magazines – love how they look next to the fireplace. (And ignore the pretty white kitty, he thinks he is part of the décor too. )
Here is some more inspiration:
Entryways are a great way to add organization and some beauty to your home:
Just some simple hooks and basket to contain shoes in this picture
Entryway, coat closet, kids chore chart all combined in one – beautifully!
Your laundry room can look cute, organized, and functional too!
In need of a command center? Make it functional and beautiful!
Command center via Better Homes and Gardens
Love this bill payment station
Bill payment center from Life through this Lens
Hide often-used phone numbers and other information behind your cabinet doors (still in perfect access but not cluttering up your fridge)
Hidden cork organizer from Young House Love
And for organizing kids toys – use baskets, bins, shelves, buckets (think spray paint for buckets and bins to get them all to match or recovering a diaper box to reuse for storage.
You can find fabric bins like this rather inexpensive
Kids storage from Delightful Order
And for even more inspiration check out Kelly’s 31 days series -
And as you work on organizing, you probably need to purge some things as well. This is a great motto to remember:
If we all followed that advice, our homes would probably look 110% better and we wouldn’t have to spend near as much time picking up, organizing, and cleaning!
How about you? Organizing something you love or hate?
What is your biggest struggle with organizing? Or your favorite way to organize?