With the holidays and the kids home from school, my house was, how should I phrase this? Neglected. Christmas toys were finding new homes in my kitchen cabinets, clothes were hiding in couch cushions, and I was about one step away from kicking my lovely children to the curb. (Kidding, of course!)
Now that they’re back in school, I’ve made it a point to purge and polish every nook and cranny. Normally, I like to start my organizing by busting out a few hundred clear plastic bins. However, I’ve made it a point this year to incorporate products that are both pretty and purposeful. This roundup is filled with trendy products and clever tips for how to keep the messes away, and add to your home decor at the same time.
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25 Simple Ways to Declutter in Style 1 of 26
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Toiletry Storage 2 of 26
Stash necessary toiletries in mismatched table wear for a stylish, organized look.
Buy it for $30 Anthropologie.
Dividing Your Trinkets 3 of 26
Use a modern and minimal organizer to make a spot for trinkets in a nightstand.
Buy it for $24.99 Amazon.
Organize with Labels 4 of 26
Keep track of where everything goes with Sabrina Chalkboard Labels for baskets.
Buy it for $8 at Pottery Barn Kids.
Toy Storage 5 of 26
Use a rustic French-style wire hamper as a unique way to store toys. Take the liner out, and kids can easily pull the toys they want out from the bars.
Buy it for $159 at Pottery Barn.
Pots and Pans Rack 6 of 26
Clear out the cabinets by hanging pots and pans in the kitchen.
Buy it for $139.95 at Crate and Barrel.
Everyday Ingredients on a Lazy Susan 7 of 26
Declutter the table by putting your spices in one place on an easily accessible lazy Susan. This slate one allows you to also write fun messages with chalk. When you're not using it to store you can also use it as a cheese plate.
Buy it for $58 at Uncommon Goods.
Hang Jewelry 8 of 26
Instead of stuffing drawers with knotted jewelry, hang them on a jewelry holder.
Buy it for $29 at Urban Outfitters.
Basket Organizer 9 of 26
Bring a rustic look into your home by using over-the-door baskets for storing things like scarves, belts, hair products, and more.
Buy it for $54.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond.
Functional Pieces of Furniture 10 of 26
The Threshold Round Tufted Storage Ottoman is great way to add a fun and functional piece of furniture to the house. Use it to store blankets and pillows inside.
Buy it for $69.99 at Target.
Bistro Jars 11 of 26
Clear out the pantry by filling beautiful jars with ingredients you use on a daily basis and setting them on display in the kitchen.
Buy it for $14 at Anthropologie.
Floating Shelves 12 of 26
These floating shelves can make a perfect way to replace a big nightstand. Since they are out in the open, it might encourage you to minimize the stuff you'd normally have by your bedside.
Buy it for $29.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond.
Stainless Steel Bath Toy Storage 13 of 26
Hang a wire fruit basket in the bathroom to serve as a bath toy caddy.
Buy it for $12.99 at World Market.
Rustic Mail Station 14 of 26
Go for a barn-style look by using a wooden mail slot to keep it off the tables and counters.
Buy it for $29.99 at World Market.
Benches for Bookshelves 15 of 26
Clean out all your most-loved books and store them in this dark wood bench to tidy up the playroom.
Buy it for $169.15 at Land of Nod.
Pegboard Storage 16 of 26
Mount the plywood pegboard onto the wall as a way to store toiletries and essentials. You can move the hooks and shelves to fit just how you'd like.
Buy this for $90 at West Elm.
Wire Mesh Basket 17 of 26
Use wire mesh basket as a vintage-inspired way to organize your laundry supplies.
Buy it for $29 at casa.com
Ladder Storage 18 of 26
Use a ladder, like this one, as a stylish way to display books and flower pots.
Buy it for $350 Etsy.
Makeup Storage 19 of 26
Repurpose a spice rack by hanging it in bathroom and using it to store your makeup.
Buy it for $34 at Urban Outfitters.
Stylishly Store Out-of-Season Linens 20 of 26
Use adorable suitcases to double as linen storage and endtables. These small vintage suitcases are perfect.
Buy it for $27.00 at Etsy.
Rolling Cart 21 of 26
This rolling cart came in handy for decluttering my craft room. Because it's on wheels, you can easily get to what you need.
Buy it for $49.99 Ikea.
Modern Knife Holder 22 of 26
Keep knives off the counter with a minimal, steel magnetic strip you can hang on the wall.
Buy it for $19.99 at The Container Store.
Cleaning Caddy 23 of 26
Fill a stainless steel caddy with cleaning supplies to keep them stored under the sink.
Buy it for $45 at West Elm.
Key Hook Rack 24 of 26
Hang this key hook rack near your front door. This will save time looking for lost keys and will declutter tables.
Buy it for $24.00 at Anthropologie.
Crown Molding Shoe Storage 25 of 26
Use crown molding to create a shoe rack in your closet.
Buy this one for $40.00 at Etsy.
Vintage Trunk Storage 26 of 26
Repurpose a vintage trunk, or buy a new one, to use as a coffee table and for filling with books, coasters, and even family games.
Buy it for $1195 at Restoration Hardware.
Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.