Want to organize your home without breaking the bank or starting from scratch? We tapped home organizing expert, and author of Minimalista, Shira Gill, for her expert tips and go-to product recs. Read on for her home organizing edit using a few essentials from our shop!
Editing and organizing an entire home can feel overwhelming, to say the least. The good news is that getting organized doesn’t require complicated systems or loads of products – you just need a few simple solutions to corral and contain the items you use most. I’m breaking down my favorite minimalist essentials for every room in your home so you can invest in fewer, better things. Skip the research; I’ve done it for you!
Peg Rail – Is there anything a peg rail can’t do? An easy, affordable solution for everything: hanging jewelry, scarves, hats, and accessories in the closet; towels and robes, in the bathroom; scissors, cutting boards, aprons, oven mitts, and tools in the kitchen; dress-up favorites in the playroom – the possibilities are endless.
Provincial Market Basket – A simple, lightweight basket with handles can provide a practical solution for storing kids’ toys, seasonal items like hats, gloves, and scarves in an entryway, wardrobe accessories like scarves or hats in a closet, and a portable solution for your next picnic, hobby, or outdoor activity. This workhorse basket can also serve double duty as a farmer’s market bag. File that under win-win.
Canvas Wall Organizer – You know that saying “if you can’t see it you won’t use it?” A cloth wall organizer is a stylish and lightweight catchall for tools, art supplies, toys, cleaning and gardening supplies. A great way to keep your surfaces clear and your household essentials neatly tucked away.
Wire Mesh Tray – Tired of searching for school forms, mail, bills, and invitations? Create a single “inbox” for storing the loose papers that tend to float around your house and clutter up your countertops. A simple tray is also a stress-free solution for storing your child’s homework, printer or craft paper, or collecting mail by the door. Paper clutter, be gone!
Brass Tray – Trays provide an easy and attractive way to group and store household essentials. Use them for: storing keys, mail or hand sanitizer by the front door; seasonings, and olive oil in the kitchen; lotions, perfumes, and daily-use products in the bathroom; and staplers, scissors, and tape dispensers in your home office.
Toyo Toolbox – A toolbox offers a compact and portable solution not just for your tools, but also for organizing office supplies, tiny kid toys, arts and crafts – even first aid supplies!
Large Elephant Grass Baskets – Not sure how to stow the bulky, toys, stuffies, blankets, or extra throw pillows cluttering up your home? Oversized baskets with handles to the rescue! A sturdy, practical, and portable storage solution for your bedroom, living room, or laundry room.
Clear Bottle w Dispenser – There’s nothing an organizer likes more than ditching the packaging and eliminating visual clutter. Glass bottles with dispensers are a simple and affordable way to elevate the everyday. Use for decanting your cleaning supplies, and all dish, hand, and laundry soaps. Don’t forget to label your liquids so you can keep track of what’s what.
While it can be tempting to run out and buy ALL OF THE THINGS, most people truly only need a handful of simple solutions to organize and elevate their homes. Remember to shop your own home first, and then buy only the items you need to contain the things you love and use most.
Find more tips, tricks and insights into decluttering and organizing your life in Shira’s brilliant new book, Minimalista. In it, Shira looks at the value of an organized home through a holistic lens; using it as a guide toward the lifestyle you crave. Shira redefines minimalism as the perfect amount of everything – for you.
You can read more about the book or order it today through her website.
Images of Shira were taken by Vivian Johnson.
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