With minimalism on the rise, the cult-like following of Marie Kondo’s KonMari method, and more people making the move to downsize, there’s been a resurgence in home organization. Whether you’re moving to a smaller living space, or decluttering and getting organized is at the top of your resolution list, there’s no better time to get started than right now.
First things first, you have to declutter before you can organize. Getting rid of the things that you no longer use, need or want is the first step. Consider the benefits of a decluttered home—fewer things to manage, less to organize and clean, and overall, less stress. Beyond having a more organized home, studies have proven that getting rid of the things you no longer use or maybe even forgot about improves your mental health and gives you a better sense of control. Expert tip: discard any items that you haven’t used for the past six months.
Your next step is to shop for home organization essentials. From decorative baskets that hide knick-knacks to accent furniture that doubles as storage space, the options are endless to get your home in order. For the living room, you can shop storage ottomans, bookcases and shelving, magazine holders and media storage. Buffets, kitchen island carts and cabinet dividers will get you on your way to a systematized kitchen. Meanwhile, don’t forget that an organized bedroom is key to relaxation and stress reduction. Shop for items like nightstands, dressers, lamps and mirrors with shelving, and closet organizers.
The trick is to shop for items that serve simultaneously as decorative accents and storage spaces. Furniture that serves more than one purpose is a must-have if you need to conserve space. Apart from being a great conversation starter when you have friends over, multi-purpose furniture for small spaces are great investment pieces when you are looking for a furniture upgrade. You can easily re-purpose your existing furniture and make it multi-functional; for example, a stool into a side table. We carry incredible space-saving furniture that can easily transform into storage units, such as our modern-styled ottomans or utility benches that double as a shoe rack. You could even consider a pretty drawer end table that doubles as a side table to put your mugs or magazine, while also practically storing knick-knacks for you too. Furniture for small spaces also includes sleeper sofas or couches that double up to host overnight guests and nesting tables instead of the traditional coffee table or end table.
No matter which room you start with, once you start your organizing endeavors, organization will become a way of life!