Getting Organized: Storage Solutions for Small Spaces


Tray: Homegoods, Similar Here Candle: Anthropology Vase: Mark and Graham Gold Zebra Tray: Amazon  Matches: Design Darling Coffee Table: Pottery Barn Rug: One Kings Lane Blue Ikat Ottomans: Overstock, similar bench here and ottomans here Seagrass Tulip Basket: Pottery Barn Pom Pom Pillows: Pottery Barn Velvet Pillows: Pottery Barn Coffee Table Books 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5  Side Table: Pottery Barn 

So before our homes gets taken over with Holiday decor (counting down the minutes!), I thought I’d share some ways to de-clutter or at least hide your clutter well before the Holiday craziness begins.  If you have the time (I’m sure you don’t), doing a good home decor/toy/trinket/tchotchke purge PRE Holiday madness is always a good idea.  I say this because the Holidays mean one thing for your home: more stuff…and although you may have asked Santa for said stuff, your home will inevitably be filled with more.  So now is a great time to let go of what you no longer use/need/want!

So let’s say you’ve gotten rid of some stuff…or not! No judgement here. Either way, we need places to put our belongings. In our home, it’s toys.  Lots and lots of toys. We have puzzles, choo choo trains, small plastic toys, and endless amounts of babies, doctor kits and princesses…but whether it’s toys or extra pillows and blankets, you need places for your stuff and I’m a huge fan of utilizing those random, empty corners of your home with savvy decorative storage pieces.

While I wish I could take credit for finding these seagrass tulip storage baskets, I can’t.  But I can thank Katey from the blog Chronicles Of Frivolity (one of my favorite insta girls to follow!) for the tip off. She incorporated them beautifully into her darling home and once I saw them I knew they were the solution to all of my toy storage woes.  The best part of them (and my biggest suggestion for storage) is that they have LIDS.  Even if your stuff is spread out all over your house (like mine every day around 11AM), you can quickly and easily throw stuff in them, pop that lid on and boom, you’ve got a tidy house again!  They’re large enough that they can take up some decent real estate in a corner or next to a chair (which is how I styled them in our home). PS- they’re currently on SALE!

Aside from these seagrass tulip baskets from Pottery Barn, I love having items that serve multiple purposes. These blue Ikat ottomans caught my eye while searching Pinterest (also love this bench in the same print and this ottoman print as well) and I knew I needed them in my family room.  We have a smaller home and so having extra seating that doesn’t take up too much actual space is ideal.  Plus they’re extra storage!  We keep toys in one and extra cozy blankets (I’m obsessed with this pom pom throw and think it would make a great gift) in the other.  I don’t know about you, but in order for me to be sane, I need my home to be clean and tidy.  Until everything is in it’s place (and stowed away in these storage solutions), I literally cannot relax! It’s not normal, I know but that’s just me.  Do you have storage solutions for your home?  I’d love to hear about them!  As always, thank you so much for following along!


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