How to Store Daily Items
Daily items such as mail, keys and phone chargers can create unsightly clutter around your home. Check out our tips on how to organise your collection of everyday belongings in a functional, yet stylish way.
When decluttering our homes, a great place to start is by looking at the everyday items we surround ourselves with. We all have that one bowl, on our hallway console, or on our kitchen island, that always seems to be constantly overflowing with a mish-mash of personal items such as mail, keys, phone chargers, hair ties and the like. It is this collection of random, yet essential everyday items that poses as a real eyesore, and is perhaps more in need of sorting than those big-ticket items such as garages and wardrobes.
The question is: how do we store everything in a beautiful way?
The key is to find a container that is both practical, and attractive, and our suggestion is to source compact storage solutions. Options to consider include a box or a nice basket. Ideally, whatever you choose to store your belongings in should have compartments. This way, all your important items are kept together in one central location, but can also be organised and categorised for easy access.
Below are our favourite inexpensive storage solutions. Both functional and pretty, they should help overcome those messy bowl woes!
While originally designed to store your laundry, these two woven baskets from Kmart will work wonders for organisation if you have an earthy-style, natural interior. Following the recommendations of expert organiser Marie Kondo herself, you can put smaller boxes inside to further organise your items, and the lids will also come in handy for keeping any unsightly mess hidden away!
Multi-purpose Storage Tins
With clean lines and a striking white shade, this multi-purpose storage tin is perfect for a modern-feel home, also a Kmart find. With its own built-in dividers, organising your belongings into categories will be an absolute breeze. Pop the lid on and slide it under the counter, and you won’t even notice that it’s there!
We love the Kvissle Desk Organiser from IKEA. With clean lines and a striking white shade, this multi-purpose storage tin is perfect for a modern-feel home. With its own built-in dividers, organising your belongings into categories will be an absolute breeze. Pop the lid on and slide it under the counter, and you won’t even notice that it’s there!
Image source: IKEA
Another good tip is to move your daily items off the countertop and into a hallway console or kitchen drawer, removing any visible clutter from your view. Drawer dividers will certainly help stow away all your messy items, try the Skubb compartment box from IKEA.
Finally, you can’t go wrong with a nice basket! Pile your items in and hide them away under the kitchen counter or kitchen table – no one will ever know! Lids will come in handy to disguise your items, or you can even cover it with a nice cushion or throw on top. Freedom has a great selection.
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