Since moving to Texas, I've accepted the fact that I live in a much smaller house than in the past. Not having basements does that to you. While I can't suddenly dig a basement or spend money on a costly addition to add square footage, I can make an effort to make the space we do have work to our advantage. I try to maximize the area we do have however I can to effectively utilize the space without making our house seem cluttered.
I already have any time possible of the built in cabinets and use creative storage solutions wherever possible. Whether you're a type A personality like me, or just wants a sense or order and organization in their personal space know that there are options. In trying to keep my home uncluttered, I've erred a little on keeping it almost too open and have missed out on opportunities for additional storage. We have a very open floor plan downstairs where the entry feeds directly into the living room with a bar going into the kitchen/dining room.
With all of this new found storage space available, I was a little unsure of what to place there. There were lots of items that my family uses daily that we keep on the kitchen counter or the counter on the bar that would fit perfectly on the Sauder bookshelf. I turned this piece into a daily family command center of sorts. I added a bin for all of our random daily items such as calendars, menus, lists, bills, and pens, as well lunch boxes and water bottles for camp, craft supplies, and bins in the bottom for paper and another for puzzles. Now everything we need is out and easily accessible. We don't have boxes and bins piling up on the counter to be put away. Once we're done using an item, it just goes back on the shelf!
What area of your home do you need help organizing?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.