As a homemaker I feel like one of my endless jobs is organizing my home. As soon as I get one area organized, another one seems to fall apart.
Organizing can feel like a Sisyphean task, but it is also incredibly important. When everything is in place, it helps us bring order to our otherwise chaotic lives. I know when my living area is a disaster, my stress level jumps up considerably. So to keep my blood pressure from boiling over, I try to spend a few minutes each day, or about an hour on the weekends, organizing all of the clutter.
I have found that having beautiful storage containers to hold my mess makes my task much easier. There is just something about putting ugly clutter into something beautiful and walking away that can be so satisfying.
Here are four ways that I use unique storage containers in my home.
1. Circle Your Clutter In A Wagon
This was my actual childhood little red wagon! It was rusty and busted so my mother wanted to throw it away, but I saved it and turned it into this whimsical garden container. I have also seen new red wagons used as book storage in a child’s bedroom or play room.
2. Uncommon Or Garden Variety Container
Speaking of the garden, why don’t you try using a garden urn as an umbrella holder? It is a perfect size and it is already waterproof. Plus it can add a pop of color to a dark corner.
3. Live In A Suitcase
I am sure you have seen vintage suitcases used as storage on Pinterest, but I figured you might want to see how I use this idea in my own home. I purchased these suitcases on Ebay thirteen years ago and use them to hold my children’s baby clothes that I want to keep for them. I also think these are a great way to decoratively store off season clothing.
4. Brush Up On Your Storage
I have a small collection of vintage head vases that I use in various ways. Sometimes I use them as plant containers, and other times I use them to store my makeup brushes. I think the brushes look a bit like feathers decorating her hair.
When you use glamorous storage containers to organize your clutter, they become part of the beauty of your home. So the next time you are organizing, begin to think about finding unusual storage containers that add to the artistry of your decor.
Click below for more organizing tips:
- Clutter Cutter: How To Get Rid Of The Clutter In Your Life
- Simplified Laundry Room Storage
- How To Clean A Room In 5 Minutes! *only use in case of emergeny