Clutter and how to hide it is an issue that most of us deal with in our homes. There is just something about the stuff in life that we sometimes need and just sometimes plain old want! I talked in my last post about budget thrift store shopping and several of you said that you have to hold back from buying more. With a lot of years as a homemaker I think that I’ve mastered the fine art of hiding clutter in my home with style in hidden storage and open storage.
5 Easy Ways To Hide Clutter In Your Home
First and foremost I have a strict family rule that when something new comes into the house, something else needs to go out. I’m not just talking about collectibles, but clothing and shoes, pillows and linens and useless piles of magazines. A general “in with the new then out with the old” rule exists in our lack of closet, built in 1962 home.
That being said, there are things to be stored or hidden away and although I am far from the most organized person on the planet…I STRONGLY DISLIKE CLUTTER.
When I was dating my husband I had to bite my tongue whenever I walked into his apartment and saw his dining table piled a mile high with papers. Homes are meant to be lived in and not look like magazine features, but you can achieve easy results of neatness with a little forethought.
I’ve found some easy ways to hide messes, necessities and seasonal stuff and here are my stress free clutter busting everyday storage tips:
We all have cabinets built into our kitchens and bathrooms, but somehow there never seems to be enough. Consider looking for free standing cabinets of the vintage genre and not only add storage, but character to your room as well.
- BASKETS & BINS
Any object like an ottoman that has built in storage is a win/win in my book! Not only great as extra seating, but what you can hide inside never to be seen by the naked eye of anyone unless you choose to. Recently I picked up a very inexpensive ottoman type of storage basket and it’s one of the handiest things around and so lightweight!
- BEHIND FABRIC
Less to dust, more to love and there is always room for a few additional pieces to love if you keep the clutter tucked away.