Whenever I work with my organizing clients their #1 question is usually “what type of storage containers should I buy?” And while I agree that storage containers are a big part of any organizing project, I ALWAYS tell them not to buy anything until I’ve taken a look through their house first.
The majority of the time, I can find something they already own and re-purpose it as a storage container for their specific space. And although I LOVE saving my clients money, I also love the fact that these storage containers often serve as decorative pieces around their house — so much nicer than bulky bins and tubs!
For the next 3 months, I’ll be partnering with Apartment Guide to serve as an Official Apartment Guide Organizing Blogger! I’ll be sharing lots of tips for living on a budget — and I’m starting this month with creative, decorative, and inexpensive storage solutions…
Here are a few of my favorite ideas from around our house!
We have a very small master bathroom, however it is packed full of decorative storage — my favorite of which are these gorgeous wicker baskets that we’ve filled with extra toiletries, towels, toilet paper, etc.
These baskets not only serve the functional purpose hiding our “clutter”, they also look fantastic!
If you have a small house and/or limited closet space, you might have to get creative with your storage sollutions and come up with decorative ways to conceal your clothes clutter.
We have a small armoire in our living room that acts as a make-shift mudroom.
And we have really cute bins in our nursery for clothes that are too big, extra baby supplies, etc.
Both of these storage ideas were extremely inexpensive and added tons of decorative storage.
I’ve shared several decorative storage ideas for jewelry in previous posts, but I’m still partial to using old ice molds and muffin tins to store my own jewelry!
I also LOVE using ladders to hang necklaces and other “hang-able” items.
Both storage solutions keep the jewelry at my finger tips AND serve as fun decorative pieces for our bedroom!
So even if you have a REALLY small space, there are still plenty of ways to keep it organized, functional, AND nicely decorated without breaking the bank!
What are your best decorative storage Ideas?
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