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Welcome 2020! It’s a new year, a new beginning, time to de-clutter from the holidays and start organizing.  January is normally cold and snowy, for most of us, and it’s the perfect time to work on the interior of your home.  Whether you’re ready for a total house overhaul or just need a little push to re-organize your junk drawer, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve found some creative and simply unique solutions for your storage and organization dilemmas.

Home Office Ideas

Optimize your Storage Space

Don’t just rely on your desk itself to keep your home office organized. Nearby cubbies, hooks, and baskets can keep the clutter off your desk so you have plenty of room to work.  The Container Store is a great place to look for storage and organization inspiration.

Tackle Paper Pileups

Take on stacks of mail and bills with a basket system: one for shredding, one for filing, one for recycling and one for outgoing mail.

We’ve found some additional paper management options on Pinterest.

Try a Pegboard Wall

Give your home office floating shelves, hanging baskets, and personality with a fun and functional DIY pegboard wall. Mix in art and storage for the best of both worlds.  We’ve located the original post for a step-by-step how-to on this one.

Want more pegboard wall ideas?  Visit Pinterest.

Multi-Purpose Furniture

Multi-Purpose Solution

The multi-purpose design of the Mimico Storage Ottoman from Gus* Modern allows you to use this flexible piece of furniture as a bench, coffee table or ottoman in an entryway, bedroom or living room. It includes an upholstered top for comfortable seating, a hard surface top for resting items like sunglasses, and an open cubby for storage of books and magazines.

Establish space division while displaying inspiration

National Office Furniture’s Lochlyn Line is an innovative storage and shelf system which provides a variety of opportunities. Its metal frame design can be built to be small in stature or grand in size, depending on the users’ needs and space. With the capacity to accept cubbies with open top, open front, or pass through abilities, along with trays and shelves, Lochlyn creates spaces and places.

Kids Spaces

Make Under-Bed Storage for LEGOs

LEGO toys do wonders for your kid’s imagination, but they really do get everywhere. Curb the mess (and spare your feet!) with an under-the-bed tray just for the building blocks.

Here’s a DIY approach that allows you to customize the unit to fit your needs.   If you rather have a ready-to-use option, here’s a roll out unit that will have your floor free of toys within days.

Make an On-the-Wall Toy Holder

This is one of those genius ideas we all wish we thought of first! Here, metal toy cars find a new parking spot on a magnetic knife holder. Clever, right?

Stack Board Games in the Closet

Free up room on your bookshelf by putting bulky board games in a hanging organizer.

Let furniture climb the walls to make the most of your vertical space. Use high loft beds and floor-to-ceiling shelving to pack in functionality while leaving floor areas clear. A ladder, painted to match the furniture, will keep it all within reach.

Garage Ideas

With winter comes the challenge to store bulky coats, boots, mittens and hats; plus extra space to organize all of the snowy activities that go with it. Check out these ideas from Organized Living that can help solve your biggest challenge when it comes to keeping your winter gear organized.

Gain space in the garage

Organized Living’s freedomRail adjustable shelving allows you to carve out a corner in the garage to store your favorite sports activities. Having them all in plain sight makes them easier to find, which will encourage you to enjoy them more frequently.

Think vertically   

An open wall near the door is the perfect place to add extra hooks or a freedomRail Garage Activity Organizer.

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