This time of the year tends to sneak up on me so quickly, but I always welcome it with open arms. I love gathering with friends and family, hosting parties, giving gifts and snuggling in with cable knit throws and a warm cup of cocoa. And who can forget the decorating?
Not only do I love to be organized this time of year, I also love to give the gift of organization! Below you will find a room-by-room holiday gift guide based on my favorite storage solutions.
Entryway Storage Product Picks
Storage Bench: This bench not only offers a place to hide shoe clutter, it also provides a place to sit and acts as a temporary catchall.
Hooks: Hooks keep it quick and easy for the entire family to hang their daily belongings.
Wall Organizer: Wall pockets and organizers are a great place to toss keys, sunglasses and mail when entering the home.
Small Dish: I always love to add a small dish to entryways to catch spare change and little pocket finds.
Charging Station: Hide the cords and give your technology a charge with a simple station that blends seamlessly with any decor.
Living Room Storage Product Picks
Media Boxes: These gems are perfect for hiding and organizing everything from photos to media cases to small games and electronics.
Bookshelf: Bookshelves are my favorite organizing solution for just about any space, and the living room is where I most frequently add these towers of storage. They are endlessly versatile and make the most of the room’s vertical space.
Storage Ottoman: Great for hiding games, toys and electronics, they also double as a place to sit or rest your feet at the end of a long day.
Large Basket: Add an over-sized basket between chairs or at the end of the sofa to provide a place to stash extra pillows and throw blankets.
Remote Caddy: A remote caddy is a great reminder to the entire family that remotes have a place to call home between television viewing sessions.
Kitchen Storage Product Picks
Rolling Cart: Rolling carts not only add additional storage to a space that needs it most, they also add a second work surface. The rolling ability keeps the piece mobile and versatile, allowing it to stay out or tucked away between uses.
Multi-Purpose Bins: These rank as my favorite kitchen storage, I use them in my fridge and freezer for sorting foods by category, in the pantry for lunch making kits and under the kitchen sink to corral cleaning supplies.
Adjustable Drawer Dividers: Drawers are the quickest areas in the kitchen to become a jumbled mess, and that mess can really slow you down in the heat of the cooking moment. Dividers keep things in their place, while also making it harder to just toss items into a drawer and close it. Add in an adjustable option and you won’t lose an inch of valuable storage space.
Food Storage Containers: These containers are perfect for storing both dry goods in the pantry or leftovers in the fridge. I generally recommend finding something that is airtight and clear, allowing you to extend the life of your food and also giving you a quick visual of the contents without the need to label.
Pull Out Cabinet Organizer: Cabinets are a dark and deep place and a pull out organizer will keep everything within reach. Look for tiered options which also make the most of the cabinet’s vertical space.
Home Office Storage Product Picks
Desktop Organizer: A desktop organizer is great for holding files and frequently used office supplies; plus, acrylic always looks fabulous!
Calendar: Desktop calendars allow you to stay on top of your dates and schedules while managing appointments, budgets and meetings.
File Box: With the world heading into a lovely paperless age, desktop file boxes are taking the place of larger filing cabinets. They are great for categorizing paperwork by type (i.e. business, bills, kid’s schoolwork, etc…) and are easily toted to any area of the home.
Trays: Trays are always a win because they provide the opportunity to corral a variety of items in a practical and beautiful way.
Pouches: Perfect for coupons, travel docs, personal care items, electronics and cords… these pouches offer endless opportunities to organize your office and laptop tote.
Bedroom Storage Product Picks
Clothing Boxes: Protect your daily wears in decorative storage boxes. These boxes are ideal for storing sweaters, hats, accessories and even shoes.
Scarf Organizer: A scarf organizer makes the most of your closet space and can also be used for organizing belts and ties.
Under Bed Boxes: These are ideal for storing off-season clothing, extra bed linens and even small exercise equipment.
Jewelry Organizer: With the ability to hold necklaces, bracelets and earrings, these jewelry trees are a one stop shop each morning when dressing up your attire.
Folding Board: Make laundry a little more fun with the help of this folding board. The board aids you in folding tops and sweaters into beautiful, uniform stacks.
Bathroom Storage Product Picks
Acrylic Caddy: Both classy and easy to keep clean, this caddy can take on most bathroom storage tasks (think manicure supplies, makeup and small toiletries).
Over-the-Door Hooks: I find that hanging up towels and robes is so much quicker and easier than folding and using a towel bar. The over-the-door hooks keep the visual clutter hidden behind a door and maximizes small bathroom storage.
Narrow Cabinet: Narrow bookcases and cabinets act as stand-in linen closets.
Tank Tray: Add a little glam to the loo with an acrylic tank tray. It provides the perfect place to corral a candle, paper products and a plant, keeping your bathroom both organized and beautiful.
Hair Tool Sleeve: This sleeve acts as a mat to protect your counter from the heat of your hair tools, and then slips over the tool while storing it in a drawer or suitcase.
Do you have any storage items on your wish list this year?