That being said, spring is right around the corner and so is spring cleaning! If you’re having trouble finding the motivation to spruce up your home, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for some of spring’s coolest storage solutions so you can approach the warmer weather with a fresh, new and very organized attitude.
For the bedroom closet
Long necklaces are the absolute WORST. There’s really no good way to store them…until now. Check out this Little Black Dress Hanging Jewelry Organizer. It’s a two-sided hanging storage unit that’s the size of – you guessed it – a little black dress. The organizer has hooks and pockets so that you can store everything – earrings, bracelets, long necklaces, watches – without any tangles. And better yet, it won’t take up any more room in your closet than a new dress would! For just $19.99 at The Container Store, this organizer is a real steal.
For the kids
Our living room gets hit by Hurricane Keenan about five times a day. My two-year-old has more toys than he knows what to do with. He also has a lot of little toys which tend to get buried in his big toy bins. This results in an even bigger mess when he empties the bin in search of whatever little toy he has in mind. That’s why I’m excited about these LEGO Storage Bricks – giant, hollow Legos that you can use for storage. You can stack them and build Lego creations while keeping all the toys organized and out of the way. It’s storage fun for kids of all ages! They come in every size from small to extra-large, so whether you’re looking to store army men, Hot Wheels, Barbie clothes or tiny Legos, LEGO Storage Bricks are the most entertaining organizers around.
For your drawers
Time to tackle that junk drawer! No one likes dealing with the junk drawer, but you should whip it into shape before it gets too out of control. Keep it organized for years to come by setting up these Slotted Interlocking Drawer Organizers. For just six dollars for a set of three, you can convert your messiest drawers into miracle drawers in a matter of minutes.
For the pantry
Stale food is pretty gross. If you’d like to banish cardboard boxes and unreliable chip clips forever, check out POP containers by OXO. These clear, airtight, BPA-free containers are a space-saving way to keep your snacks organized, fresh and easily accessible. At the press of a button, you can seal out air or pop the top. For about $100, you can grab a ten-piece set for storing dry cereal, snack crackers, pasta and more. Check ‘em out at www.OXO.com.
If you’re a shove-all-the-mess-in-a-drawer-or-closet type of cleaner, you’ll appreciate this. The Container Store sells all kinds of lacquered boxes that come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. My suggestion for spring cleaning is to buy a few boxes for each room, and use them for whatever little messes plague your home. You can use them for toys, cleaning supplies, accessories, desk storage, craft supplies…whatever you use them for, they’re an adorable way to keep your little messes out of sight. And they’ll match just about any color scheme!
So go ahead, buy yourself some new storage containers. Chances are you’ll be motivated to put stuff in them. And the more stuff you put in them, the cleaner your home will be!
What are your favorite ways to stay organized? Leave us a comment below!