Last Updated on June 29, 2023 by Flavia Calina
A cluttered home makes for a cluttered mind, which is why it’s so important to keep your living space tidy and organized. To that end, if you have some drill bits that haven’t been used nearly enough, you might consider crafting your very own declutter tools. This way, they won’t only serve a purpose, but they’ll act as a decoration, too. What’s more, making your own declutter tools mean that you’re able to craft them to slot in perfectly with your home’s existing décor. As a result, your homemade declutter tools will be a visual asset with a rustic appearance, and you won’t have to deal with miscellaneous items being scattered around the house.
Large Wooden Containers
Firstly, you might consider making your very own large wooden containers. Just because something doesn’t yet have a place doesn’t mean that it belongs in the trash. Therefore, a set of large wooden containers will allow you to sort things into broad categories, ready to be sorted later. You might even take it one step further and engrave the containers with the category names. Just because this is a go-between stage before items find their forever home doesn’t mean that it has to look messy. You never know when you’ll get around to sorting through these items permanently, so they may as well look nice in the meantime.
Smaller Storage Containers
Large wooden containers aren’t suitable for items that you need to have ready access to, which is why you might make some smaller wooden storage containers. These can contain makeup, remote controls, bolts, and screws, or anything else that you may need. As with the large wooden containers, these could be engraved with the name of their contents. You might even paint them to fit in with the décor of the room in which they’re intended to sit. They could even be made stackable if you have a number of items that need to be contained in one place.
From large bookshelves to small hanging shelves, each has its place in an organized home, and it’s about assessing your individual organization needs to determine which is best suited to you. In spite of the name, bookshelves aren’t just for books. They can be used to store shoes, electronics, bedding, and towels, or almost anything else. Smaller hanging shelves, though, are best applied as ornament display platforms. Naturally, these won’t be able to bear the same weight as freestanding shelves, so you don’t want to overload them. Therefore, if you have a lot to store away, a bookshelf might be the more appropriate option.
A set of wall-mounted hooks is ideal for keeping coats and jackets. In order to avoid these hooks from being overloaded, you should dot them about the house. By the door, you might have a set that contains the coats that are frequently worn, as well as guest coats. Then, you might have a set in the bathroom to hold towels, bathrobes, and anything else. In the storage closet, bedroom, spare room, or closet, you might have another set for coats that you aren’t prepared to throw away but don’t get worn frequently.
A Permanent Donation Box
Having a big sort out of things feels like a mission, and this means we naturally put it off to the point that it never happens. Despite this, a permanent donation box can help solve this problem, as you can just throw things in there as and when you no longer want them. When it fills up, you can then take it to the thrift store or to a local charity.