Start an ultra-organized 2021 by finally conquering your storage areas
It’s difficult to differentiate between 2020 and 2021— we were at home last week, we’re still at home this week. The first week of a new year can be the perfect time to reset areas of your home that are concealed by a door and often house unused and forgotten items. We’re talking closets, kitchen cupboards, cabinets and any area that could get away with organizational murder because they’re not constantly seen.
2021 is the year to take control of these small things in life that can make huge differences, like that junk drawer or Tupperware cavern. All products below are completely customizable because your space is unique, and nobody can tidy your tiny unicorn collection quite like you.
How badly do you want your kitchen to feel like a perfectly tended to specialty food store? Have all your pantry items look more like inventory than half-consumed, stale, unidentifiable objects?
Shows like The Home Edit and Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, and homes like Kim Kardashian and Martha Stewart’s, presumably, have made kitchen organization something to desire. Unlike some of the Kardashian’s projects, an organized kitchen is completely attainable.
Starting with the fridge. How welcomed would a dozen eggs feel if they had this Egg Holder waiting for them? Not to overly personify fridge items, but don’t you want your Diet Cokes to feel like the refreshing treat that they are? This Stadler 10 Cans Food Storage Container organizer has a can-do attitude.
Determine your fridge’s measurements and your most stocked items, and choose which iDesign Customizable Crisp Collection Fridge Bins will best suit your space.
As for the kitchen cupboards and pantries (or wherever you store your food), it’s time to say goodbye to the packaging your food comes in and store your food in reusable containers. Clear and airtight containers will allow you to see what you have and ensure that everything stays fresh. Check out Prep & Savour, they have this incredible Airtight Food Storage Container Setand set of 7 Heavy Duty Airtight Pantry Organizer Bins (both sets are dishwasher safe, many food containers out there are not, what a world we live in).
Same as the fridge strategy, measure your space, pick containers that can store your favourite foods, and grab some extra containers for future miscellaneous purchases. iDesign Customizable Pantry Organization Essentials Kit has those key storage elements to keep your pantry in check. Discover iDesign’s complete collection of kitchen organization products.
Continuing an unintended Netflix journey, no show has brought more attention to the closet industry than Modern Family. Who knew that Al Bundy would go from selling shoes to selling closets — it actually kind of makes sense. Opening your closet door should bring you joy, not anxiety.
The easiest way to make your closet look uniform is by getting all the same hangers, and probably not the wire dry cleaner ones. These Space Saving Heavy Duty Velvet Non-Slip Hangers will keep your clothes off the floor and in line.
As far as a full closet redo, that could be involved. Rebrilliant has a ton of storage options, and you can input your closet’s dimensions to filter the appropriate products. Check out their Bagley 54″ W Closet System Starter Kit.
Bathroom, or at-home spa? Or perhaps department store makeup counter? Or a graveyard for expired medications? Organizing your products is a great place to start to elevate your bathroom’s status.
Let’s begin by unearthing all bathroom products. From toothpaste and deodorant to makeup and shaving cream, gather everything, toss out whatever’s no longer usable, and organize the survivors. If you want to be fancy, try this Southside Makeup Case.
If you’re looking for more storage fixtures, try this Bamboo Natural Spa Folding Towel Ladder. The Daryl 3 Piece Diamond Accent Shelf is a great piece if you want to take some storage options onto the wall. Another stunner for the wall is this Decorative Shelf— an industrial beauty.
The organization process should be fun — enjoy going through your things, discovering gems and ridding yourself of things that no longer serve you.