How we solved our storage problems with these clever hacks

THIS → 'If you're not using the stuff in your home, get rid of it. You're not going to start using it more by shoving it in a closet somewhere.' - Joshua Becker

We can’t tell you how spot-on this was for our team. It was THE key to unlocking every one of our storage issues. Once we got rid of the things we didn’t use, our homes felt brand-new, bigger, and finally like, well, us as individuals.

After tossing what you don't love, here are some other home organizational hacks that keep things nice and tidy for us at home while we're rushing in and back out again: 

• Over-the-door hanging shoe organizers: Obviously, these are ideal for shoes but also perfect for maximizing space in closets for cleaning supplies, craft supplies, or small hardware and tools.
• A permanent donate box: Having a donate box in the bedroom means we make a constant practice of evaluating, purging, and giving. Its presence reminds us to only keep items we love and the importance of sharing with others. 
• Furniture that doubles as storage: Pieces of furniture like a coffee table, end tables or ottomans that provide storage are a lifesaver for tidying up at the end of a long day. Toys, blankets, and extra pillows are gone in a flash. 
• An entryway drop zone for all. the. things: You come home from work with your hands full every day. If you don’t have a place for it all, your home will be cluttered in seconds. Having a place just inside the door to put away purses, mail, jackets, and packages has been a huge help in staying organized and clutter-free. 
• Evolve toward a paperless home: What this looks like for us? Snapping a photo of a wedding or baby shower invite or a promo code on the back of a magazine, then tossing the hard copy. Over time, like us, you’ll discover other ways to cut out paper clutter at home. 

Organized homes are livable homes, so we're constantly on the lookout for these hacks. Got ideas? Reach out and let's compare shortcuts!

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