Hang It Up
With everyone coming and going through the door, the entryway is an easy target for clutter. A hall tree, like this one from Target, helps organize the chaos. This industrial-style hall tree has ample hooks for hanging everything from coats to backpacks, and the shelf beneath the sturdy bench is perfect for tucking away shoes and other belongings. It’ll make a tidy and stylish first impression. Available from Target; $199.
Toss It On the Table
Have a spot at home for necessities and novelties. This sleek, three-tiered console table has plenty of space for a mix of things like keys, mail, tissues, trinkets, vases, and plants without looking overcrowded. The slim design—it’s only 34-inches tall by 32.88-inches wide by 14.38-inches deep—makes it a great fit for any room or even the hallway. Available from Target; $99.99.
Hide and Seek
Even if you have a flat screen mounted on the wall, you still need a TV stand to organize the movies, video games, wires, and other living room goods. This farmhouse-style unit, made from manufactured wood, has a mix of shelves and cabinets for displaying and hiding your various accents and electronics. Available from Wayfair; $409 (currently on sale for $210.70).
Most people kick off their shoes by the front door to avoid tracking dirt and germs into the home, but for a busy household this habit can quickly create a messy pile. Save yourself from the eyesore and tripping hazard with this entryway bench that doubles as a shoe rack. Eighteen slots should be enough space for each family member’s favorite pair as well as a few visitors’. Available from Wayfair; $473.27 (currently on sale for $177.99).
Center of Attention
Need more space when you’re prepping dinner? Maybe you don’t have enough cabinets to store supplies? A kitchen island is the solution for these common woes, especially one like the Raabe Kitchen Cart with Wood Top by Andover Mills. You can slice, dice, and roll on the rubberwood top, and keep ingredients and small appliances on the two bottom shelves. Best of all when you don’t need the island you can roll it into the corner to keep it out of the way. Available from Wayfair; $149.99.
Cover It Up
Quickly stash little messes in the storage spot beneath this ottoman seat, and then prop your feet up and relax. The padded piece offers a comfortable spot to sit or recline, while the wood frame underneath guarantees a sturdy and durable build. Whether your style is contemporary, traditional, farmhouse, or somewhere in between, the neutral color fits in anywhere. Available from Target; $69.99.
Over the Top
Many bathrooms lack much-needed storage space. Counters get cluttered and it’s almost impossible not to knock something onto the floor or into the sink. This Darby Home Co. over-the-toilet storage unit resolves that problem thanks to its 30.5-inch by 22.75-inch cabinet and additional shelf below it. There’s plenty of room for toiletries, cosmetics, and medicines either out on display or behind the cabinets. The transitional style and fresh white color will blend with all kinds of bathroom decor. Available from Wayfair; $171 (currently on sale for $112.99).
Storage Platform Bed
Don’t waste the space under your bed. This walnut-wood frame takes full advantage of that unused area by incorporating two 18-inch deep drawers. Whether you need to use it for storing extra sheets, clothes, or other items, it’s a smart solution if you lack closet or drawer space in the bedroom. Available from Wayfair; $999 for king-size bed (currently on sale for $565.99).
This rolling cart from Target is one of the most versatile storage pieces for the home. From the bathroom, to the bedroom, to the laundry room, you can use it practically anywhere. It’s especially useful for tight quarters—think small apartments and tiny dorms—thanks to its compact size and multiple shelves. With its low price point, we don’t blame you if you’re tempted to get one for every room. Available from Target; $30.
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