Spring is a great time to de-clutter and get organized, and we’ve got a slew of products to keep your spaces neat and tidy.
It’s never been cooler to de-clutter, thanks to everything from DIY tips on Pinterest to the Marie Kondo craze. And spring is a great time to jump on the bandwagon.
So whether you’re doing a top-to-bottom reorganization or just looking to bring a little order to your abode, we’ve got a slew of products to keep your spaces shipshape.
Shoes and backpacks and coats and mail and keys … sound familiar? The entry spaces in our homes are often the ones most prone to chaos. Bring order with some simple solutions.
Add a built-in bench, such as the Pottery Barn Samantha Bench ($399), with sturdy, stylish seating and cubbies for shoes or sports equipment.
Kids may be more inclined to hang up their coats on the whimsical brass Creature Kingdom Deer and Owl Hooks ($22 each at Anthropologie).
The wall-mounted Three by Three Seattle Entry Butler ($14 at threebythree.com) is an ingenious solution for hanging keys, stashing mail and jotting down notes. It comes in stainless, white, bamboo and chalkboard finishes to match any décor.
Small spaces demand smart storage, but there’s no need to sacrifice style. If your living room or bedroom doubles as your home office, try the Pottery Barn Graham Secretary ($999). Made of solid hardwood, the handsome piece has a fold-out desk, hidden cubbies, three drawers and a spacious cabinet.
For storage and display, the West Elm Nook collection offers several attractive options. The three-drawer, three-shelf Cabinet Base ($699) looks great solo, or pair a couple with the Wide Storage unit ($999) for tons of mid-century mod organization.
Corral your barware with the UncommonGoods Wall Wine Bar ($289 at uncommongoods.com), which keeps everything you need right within reach. The wall-mounted, industrial-chic piece has space for four bottles of wine, a rack for everal glasses, and shelves for openers, stoppers and other oenophile accessories.
The InterMetro Kitchen Cookware Storage shelving unit ($230 at The Container Store) is a great solution for kitchens that lack storage or counter space. It’s sturdy and versatile, with a gliding wire shelf for storing heavy-duty appliances.
For the pantry, invest in a few or a few dozen Linus Pantry Binz ($11–$17 at The Container Store). The translucent plastic containers come in a variety of sizes, and are ideal for finally getting control of your baking supplies, canned goods and snacks.
Liberate your knives from a counter-hogging wooden block or an edge-dulling drawer with the wall-mounted Williams-Sonoma Magnetic Knife Bar ($50). It keeps knives within easy reach for grown-up chefs, and safely away from curious little fingers.
Tackle your messy desk, starting with the well-designed Three by Three Seattle Jotblock ($15 at threebythree.com). The bestseller combines a 118-page notepad, a large compartment for pens, and two smaller compartments complete with binders and paper clips.
Keep important paperwork organized with the Nate Berkus Tabletop File ($13 at target.com), which is about as good-looking as a hanging file gets.
And for your many, many electronic devices, there’s the Multi-Device Charging Station and Dock ($35 at greatusefulstuff.com). It can hold a laptop, tablet and three other devices in one tidy package, with a hidden storage compartment to conceal unsightly wires.
Does opening your closet door give you anxiety? Prop up your sagging stacks of sweaters (or towels or handbags), with Clear Shelf Dividers ($10 each at The Container Store), and you’ll instantly breathe easier.
For easier morning accessorizing, mount the BelleDangles Classic Jewelry Organizer ($35 at belledangles.com) in your closet or bathroom. Co-created by Bellevue’s Diana Unay with her childhood BFF, the organizer keeps necklaces tangle-free, earrings paired and scarves neat.
And to double, or even triple, your closet space, switch to Huggable Hangers ($9 for 10 shirt hangers at Target). The thin, non-slip hangers are worth the hype, and with all that extra room, you may just need to go shopping.