Everything Has Its Place
Smart storage solutions for every room in your house.
Ample storage space seems to be an issue in practically every home. But with a little organization and a few clever problem-solvers, everything can have its place. Here are a few tips for conquering clutter from interior designer Shanna Bender, owner of Design Studio 15 in Orlando, along with some creative storage solutions to help you find space you may have never had before:
Saving Grace | “Choose storage options that are aesthetically pleasing, like cubbies, and use baskets and bins that offer a neat, streamlined look while hiding clutter and allowing easy access to items.” aspenhome cubbies, $299-$499, at Whitmire’s Furniture in Orlando and Aaron’s Fine Furniture in Altamonte Springs.
Double Duty | “Beds with drawers in the base keep kids’ rooms neat, but they’ll also work for anyone who’s storage-challenged.” Queen-size Crescent storage bed, $1,499, at Whitmire’s Furniture in Orlando.
Secret Hideaways | “Furniture with hidden storage is a great way to keep your storage footprint to a minimum.” Chelsea storage ottoman, $199.95, at Pier 1 Imports.
Closet Cache | “Shelves are the ultimate weapon for small spaces, while doors and drawers keep everything neat and tidy.” Paula Deen kitchen organizer cabinet, $1,199, at Hudson’s Furniture, Baer’s Furniture and Aaron’s Fine Furniture in Altamonte Springs.
Kids Play | “Teach the kids to pick up after themselves, with help from smart storage furniture.” Closetmaid activity table, $69.99, and fabric drawer bins, $6.99 each, from Target