A key way to get and stay organized (in the kitchen or any room) is to have functional, flexible, and fun storage solutions in each room. Nobody wants to put away their baking sheets in a rickety, cluttered, dingy drawer. If you’re on a slim budget, try some shelf paper, spray paint, and a trip to the Container Store. If you have a little more to spend, invest in some nice stainless or wood dividers. And if you decide it’s time to renovate, do some digging into the newest and best storage features out there and hire a professional (designer, space planner, or organizer) to really make your space work for you.
Juliet Braly, NCIDQ, Juliet Braly Interior Design
I like to use furniture pieces that serve “double duty.” A good example of this would be a storage bench at the foot of the bed. It gives you a space to fold heavy bedding and you can place shams and throw pillows onto it in the evenings to keep them off your feet and floor. The storage part can be used for anything from heavy winter sweaters to extra linens. There are also wonderful bed options now with built-in drawers. These range from juvenile to higher-end beds worthy of a master bedroom. Less bedroom clutter equals a better night’s sleep.
Tiffany Anich, Allied ASID, Southerly Abode