Accessorize as You Organize

Bring stylish sensibility to your home with these easy organizational ideas.


Good First Impression

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Good First Impression

Entryways inevitably attract clutter, so give your odds and ends a home with a hall tree or credenza. Hang frequently used hats and bags on hooks and place a bowl on top to collect keys and loose change. Find a piece with drawers to organize sunglasses and sunscreen, or outfit an open cabinet with baskets to conceal smaller items.

By the Book

Jean Allsopp

By the Book

Using a basic bookcase and a few baskets, you can create the ultimate catch-all storage space. Give each cube a purpose, whether it's to hold extra blankets or to hide dog toys when guests come over, and you'll have an instant clutter container that makes a stylish statement.

Basket Case

Jean Allsopp

Basket Case

For items you want to keep relatively accessible, baskets are the organizer of choice. Available in an endless variety of sizes, colors, and styles, there's a basket for every occasion-from housing magazines in the living room to storing sandy flip-flops on the porch. Baskets also make a nice accent in bathrooms when used to hold guest towels.

Out in the Open

Jean Allsopp

Out in the Open

Install open shelving in utility areas to provide instant access to items you use daily. Bring order to the space by keeping like items together in designated containers, but choose wisely. While a small basket works well for storing additional toilet paper rolls, cleaning solutions should be kept in waterproof containers.

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