Have you ever heard the phrase, “happiness is a place between too little and too much”? Because we hadn’t, but we couldn’t agree more! It’s a Finnish proverb and is a particularly timely thought as we move into spring. Most of us live somewhere between an A&E hoarding special and a Minimalism documentary. To maintain this delicate balance, it’s important to purge every now and then and to give some serious thought to organization. Here are a few tips for creating a magazine-ready well designed closet (or any storage area!) in your home.
There are various methods and blogs for how and what to purge from your life. A few key tips to start with would be, say goodbye to maybes! If it’s not a YES! It’s a no! Get rid of multiples. People actually do much better with fewer options! From phone chargers to black pumps-you know your go-to. Stick with that and ditch the rest! Lastly, if you haven’t worn it or used it in a year, toss it. You will feel lighter and less stressed and with less things to mess with, organizing is made much easier. Sometimes, our design clients hold on to pieces that no longer fit, or that were expensive so we recommend using services like ThredUp to consign anything you are having trouble giving up!
A home for everything. Whether it’s under the kitchen sink, in the pantry, or in your master closet, you must have a home for everything if you want to keep a clutter-free and clean space. Once you’ve purged, this is the clear next step to get interior designer feel. Decide where things make sense in your home and go from there.
Use containers to create a cohesive design look. Once you’ve decided on the best place for all of your belongings, make sense of those spaces with containers, dividers, caddies, space saving pieces etc. This is where form and function really begin to work together. With so many options in nearly every home store you walk into and even stores specifically geared to organization; you can find bins, boxes, tubs and containers in every finish and style to match your design aesthetic.
Customize your Dallas design closet. From adjustable shelving to personal touches like décor, your closet should make sense for you and your lifestyle. If you don’t like or wear beautiful artistic shoes on a regular basis, don’t opt for the clear shoe containers or displaying your shoes as the main attraction. Maybe it’s purses, or maybe you’d rather keep everything under wraps. The point is, your closet is another extension of your design and lifestyle aesthetic. So, do what feels right for you!
Maintaining balance and organization in your home can be a frustrating and lifelong pursuit. You can find countless DIY hacks and ideas at every home goods store you walk into will have a section dedicated to organization of some kind.
If you are one of the vast majority lacking the time, vision, or organizational gene to make your storage spaces look magazine ready; it’s time to hire a professional to help. Call us today at 972-417-3800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to help you with your home’s design problem areas!