How To: Personalize While You Organize

How To: Personalize While You Organize

Jan 14, 2013
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If the word "organize" brings to mind dull afternoons spent sorting through the murky depths of your front hall closet, you've got it all wrong! Organization doesn't have to be boring, and can even be a jumping-off point to reimagine a room.

One word: decant! Decanting is a magical process that allows you to display dry goods that otherwise would be taking up valuable real estate in your cupboards or pantry. The beauty of decanting is you can decant just about anything; coffee, sugar, flour, trail mix, quinoa, dried goji berries--you name it! Target's Threshold Stoneware Canisters give you unlimited decanting flexibility since they feature a chalkboard label that lets you label and re-label whatever's inside. They also add a punch of color and a nice vintage touch that will make any kitchen feel more homey.

Don't get trapped into thinking your closets are your only storage solution! Re-design your entryway with furniture that adds extra space for storing shoes, coats, and other outdoor gear. Target's Entryway Bench With 3 Baskets provides ample space for shoes to be neatly tucked away while also serving as a bench to sit on while gearing up to venture outdoors.

Tip from Sabrina Soto, Target Style Expert: Have each member of the family choose a color and tag their own basket with a ribbon of that color to make finding and storing even faster.

Living Room
Living rooms often become clutter magnets; remote controls, reading glasses, the mail, and more all tend to end up on the sofa or coffee table. Cut down on clutter by providing an extra landing pad or two for miscellaneous items that could use a designated spot. The Upholstered Accent Table with Wood Top is a great size for any small items that otherwise may end up with the spare change underneath the sofa cushions.

Remember your boyfriend's collection of vintage action figures currently doing battle with dust bunnies up in the attic? Put them out on display in the Circo 9 Cube Organizer and use the remaining empty cubes for storing everyday items like craft supplies, kid's stuff, or towels and linens. This creates an organization center that is functional and also adds some new character to your bedroom or rec room. If you have a collection of anything that's currently in storage (travel souvenirs, antique bakeware, typewriters... whatever!) consider giving it a permanent home on display.

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