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A roundup of simple storage solutions from IKEA for every room in your home
If your 2019 New Year's resolution was to minimize clutter and organize your house (and keep it that way!), a quick trip to IKEA can help you achieve those goals. The store has tons of genius storage solutions, both old products and new, that will help sort and stow your items without burning a hole in your wallet.
Whether you're going full-on Marie Kondo and tackling every room, or you're just looking to organize your overflowing junk drawer, these five Ikea products can help you keep your stuff organized and give them a decided spot in your home, ultimately saving you time.
1. Storage for shoes
One of the biggest takeaways from Tidying Up with Marie Kondo—other than the folding technique, of course—is that your items should be organized into boxes and that they should always be visible. These shoe storage boxes feature mesh panels that allow you to keep track of what's inside them. They tuck away neatly on shelves, shoe racks or even under the bed. When not in use, they can be stored flat.
Skubb, $10 for 4, ikea.com.
2. Storage for small odds and ends
This bamboo tray is intended to keep your flatware organized but can also be used to sort things in so many other areas of your home. Buy one for your junk drawer and store office supplies, keys and other odds and ends in the divided compartments. This tray would also work well for storing tea bags, jewellery or makeup and other toiletries. Since it's easy to clean, it will work in any kind of environment.
Variera, $20, ikea.com.
3. Storage for big odds and ends
What do small electronics, toys and winter accessories all have in common? They all can add clutter to a room when not organized and stored away properly. Enter this fabric storage box. With a 4.8/5-star rating (gathered from almost 150 reviews!), it's a popular storage solution for the bulky items that need a home.
Drona, $6, ikea.com.
4. Storage for toiletries
This set of plastic containers is a must-have to keep your bathroom neat in 2019. Use the smaller boxes for cotton pads, cotton swabs or small cosmetics and the larger ones for brushes, toothpaste or fragrance bottles. Best part? These organizers are eco-friendly as they are made from roughly 50 16oz recycled bottles.
Godmorgon, $15, ikea.com.
5. Storage for clothing
While a hanging organizer is nothing new, this one from Ikea has added features that take it to the next level. On the sides, it has four straps that are perfect for hanging things off of such as belts and scarves, as well as six pocket organizers that are a great catch-all for all other accessories. Plus, it comes in a neutral toned floral print meaning, delivering some closet flair.