Cutting clutter in your home is mostly a matter of having a place for everything, and keeping everything in its respective place. Here are six ideas for creating those places for everything. Each one is attractive as well as functional, and they can be DIY’d.
They all involve repurposing pretty cabinet hardware in new ways:
Closet packed to the max? This DIY Spice Shelf design doubles for easy wall mounted organization of your accessories! Instead of towels and utensils, the Stainless Steel Appliance Pull can be used to hang scarves and jewelry.
The shelf is the perfect size to hold your clutch and a small bottle of perfume! Going for the Boho Chic look? Add a small vase to the top and enhance your accessory storage!
Living rooms can collect the stuff of daily use, like remotes, candles, magazines; you name it it’s probably made an appearance on the coffee table at some point. Just finding a home for these items can go a long way in organizing your space.
Enter, the DIY Side Table! The same design from the bathroom storage is versatile enough to be used for extra organization in any room. These beauties come unfinished so you can contrast or match the finish stain to existing furniture. Use a piece of statement hardware like the Panache Knob to add a feminine touch to the rustic looking Special Walnut stain.
Powder rooms tend to be most frequented when entertaining, and they make a lasting impression on guests. Extra soaps, towels, or toilet paper rolls are always good to have on hand, but storage can be tricky in such a small space.
DIY crate storage is small enough to fit your powder room, but packs a big organizational punch, making bulky over-the-toilet organizers a thing of the past!
Kitchen counter space is highly coveted in most homes. Free standing spice racks can reduce space and increase clutter in smaller kitchens. This DIY spice rack easily mounts to a wall and can be made to hold some of your favorite individual spices. Additional storage is created by mounting a Stainless Steel Appliance Pull to the bottom of the spice rack. The pull can be used to hold kitchen towels or hanging kitchen utensils.
Loose change, wallets, sunglasses and hats can quickly clutter up the surface of your dressers or entryway. Corral the clutter into one space with a DIY Hidden Storage Box. From cellphones to keys, this neat closet mounted organizer has a space for everything. Lost tie clips are no longer an issue when clipped onto the small mounted basket.
Hidden Craft Storage
Has a craft-splosion taken over your guest room? The hidden storage design is optimal for the craft enthusiast.
Hang ribbon, corks or various craft accessories on hooks mounted to the exterior of the box. Pull out the Drawer Slide mounted hidden storage compartment for a no fuss solution for glue guns, adhesive sprays and paints. Add small accessories to the top for additional organization of bulkier items like rope spools and brushes.