Spring cleaning isn’t quite complete until your household items are neatly organized. Putting everything in its proper place will bring balance and order to your home. There are plenty of products that can help you with applying the finishing touches to your home-organization project or storing items that you will no longer need during the warmer weather. If you’ve shied away from purchasing organizational tools because you’re afraid you’ll have less living space, don’t worry. There are other options besides huge, plastic storage bins. We found a few products that can both organize your living space and leave you with space to live.
Here are five storage solutions that won’t take up a lot of space when you use them to organize your abode or store items from last season.
1. Carson Lidded Basket ($29.95)
The busy morning rush can result in bathroom items strewn about. Pier 1 Imports’ Carson Lidded Basket is a great option for storing items such as toilet paper and grooming tools. The lid offers a visually appealing way to not only organize countertop clutter but also keep dust from accumulating. Measuring at 15-by-12-by-9 inches, this basket is small enough to be placed on a shelf or bathroom counter. The hand-woven hyacinth material can be cleaned with a dry cloth.
2. Silver 2-Drawer Mesh Organizer ($24.99)
Keep your cleaning supplies orderly with The Container Store’s Silver 2-Drawer Mesh Organizer. This drawer may not be large, but you’ll still have plenty of room to stash your cleaning products. Each top drawer is 4 inches tall and each bottom drawer can be up to 7½ inches tall. Two features that make storage even easier are optional mounting hardware and non-slip feet. Container store shoppers gave this drawer 4½ out of 5 stars, noting the fact that it can easily fit into tight spaces.
3. Closet Storage
Don’t neglect your closets when it comes to getting organized. You can store your winter sweaters and blankets in style. Household Essential’s Sweater Storage Bag ($10.99) is just the right size for keeping cold-weather items neatly tucked away. The bag is made of natural canvas and will be a cooperative closet mate. The clear-view top and square zipper allow for easy storage retrieval. Additional storage options include the Organize It All 2- Pack Zephyr Blanket Bag ($10.94) and Winsome Capri Set of 6 Foldable Fabric Baskets ($30.00). Both are ideal for storing blankets, shoes, hats, and scarves. These solutions will ensure your apparel stays just as fresh and crisp as when you first put them away.
4. 6-Outlet Cable Management Box ($19)
Tidy up your home office or living room entertainment center with Home Depot’s 6-Outlet Cable Management Box. The box, with a size of 11.25-by-3.25-by-15.25 inches, does a good job of concealing unsightly cables by capturing them inside a neat casing. The Cable Management Box includes a snap-on cover and stand-off mount for added cable management.
5. Magazine Holders
Magazine racks give your periodicals and newspapers a stylish new home. This option from Walmart fits neatly on top of a desk. Short on desktop space? Consider a magazine rack that hangs on the wall, or one that sits on the floor.