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10 Tips for Maximizing Storage Space in a Tiny Kitchen

Even in a good-sized kitchen, it can be hard to find a place for everything. In a small kitchen, it can feel downright impossible. These storage and …

Kitchens

7 Favorites: Stylish Modern Task Lamps that Multitask as Phone Chargers

Every day, I am reminded of just how inelegant and inconvenient my cell phone charging setup is. That’s because, against all sound advice—sorry, …

Mobile Devices

Rehab Diary: Finding Storage in Unexpected Places

Middle Floor<p>Top Floor<p>Trying to maximize your own storage options? Here are 7 Space-Saving Hallway Storage Solutions (that don’t require an in-house …

Rehabilitation

Aha! Hack: The Practically Free, Make-It-Yourself Storage Tool

Over on Remodelista a couple weeks ago, Annie rounded up some great examples of branches repurposed as a knife rack, pot holder, utensils rail, and …

DIY

We’re Now Part of the Remodelista Considered Design Awards, Launching June 1

The Remodelista Considered Design Awards is now in its fifth year, and this time, The Organized Home is playing a part. We’re sponsoring one …

Northern Ireland

Follow the Leaders: 6 Zero-Waste Instagrammers Who Inspire Us

Here at The Organized Home, we are proponents of plastic-free living and sustainable solutions, but we know that getting started can be hard to do. …

Outer Banks

Object of Desire: Colorful Laundry Hampers from New Zealand

Probably to a fault, our editors tend toward the neutral end of the spectrum when it comes to home design. A palette that traffics in grays, browns, …

New Zealand

New & Noteworthy: Scandi-Style Custom Cabinet Fronts for Ikea’s Bestå System, from New York

There’s a new Ikea hack startup in town, and this one is based in New York City. Recently launched by Lotta Lundaas, Norse Interiors makes doors, …

New York City

In a Tiny Paris Flat, an Inspired and Inexpensive Storage Solution

If you asked me to pick the most ingenious, versatile, transformative storage tool of all time, I’d say the Shaker peg rail, hands down. This may be …

Architecture

Your Weekend Project: How to Draw a Garden Plan

Welcome to <i>Your Weekend Project</i>, featuring how-tos and ideas from our archives for an organized and inspired home.<p>Have you already forgotten where you …

Gardening

Expert Advice: How to Store a Wedding Gown (aka the Most Expensive Item in Your Closet)

We are not immune to the royal wedding madness that has taken over the UK and made its way stateside. Not at all. In fact, a recent editorial meeting …

Weddings

Weekly Wrap-Up: London Calling

Like the rest of the world, we’ve been on royal wedding watch all week. And to prepare for the big day, our editors at Remodelista and Gardenista …

Prince Charles

New Classics: 8 Ikea Storage Pieces that Designers Love to Use (Over and Over)

There’s a reason designers, even the most high-brow of them, are willing to brave the crowds to shop at Ikea—and it’s not just for the Kanelbullar …

Furniture

Aha! Design: An Ingenious Semi-Open Kitchen

While we like the idea of open floor plans, a trend that now feels like the norm, we also value layouts that respect the division of labor that …

Food & Dining

Expert Advice: Strategies for Successful Decluttering, from the Authors of ‘New Minimalism’

2. Have an assistant.<p>Enlist the help of a friend, a family member, or anyone whose opinion you value and who is committed to assisting you from start …

Minimalism

High/Low: Look-Alike Iittala Aitio Shelves

A few months ago, we wrote about Iittala’s Aitio Shelves by our design crush Cecilie Manz (Maison & Objet‘s 2018 Designer of the Year). We were able …

Furniture

Aha! Hack: The Easy, Fail-Safe Way to Hang Cups

According to Merriam-Webster, a hack is: “a clever tip or technique for doing or improving something.” Which is exactly why this mug storage idea we …

Hacking

The Cull: 10 Surprisingly Stylish Finds from the Container Store

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Stylish

Kitchen Remodel Wisdom: 10 Storage Upgrades You Need to Consider

Renovating a kitchen is a constant calibration between what you desire and what you can afford. Some upgrades or added features, though, should rest …

Design

Object of Desire: Humble but Exquisite Document Boxes

I didn’t know I wanted wooden archive boxes until I discovered these beauties on one of our favorite online shops, Analogue Life. <i>Fumibako</i> (document …

Japan

Your Weekend Project: A Wall-Mounted Leather Knife Rack

<b>Step 1:</b> Flip the leather over so that the inside of the hide faces up. Sand your pieces of wood, place atop the leather, and eyeball how you’ll wrap …

Woodworking

Weekly Wrap-Up: Into the Woods

We’ve been spying a bunch of projects lately in which unpainted wood takes the design lead. The modern version of the look leans toward a more …

Puget Sound

Think Big: 9 Small-Space Layout Ideas to Steal from a Petite Paris Apartment

When Septembre Architecture arrived on the scene of a 645-square-foot apartment in the hip 11th Arrondissement of Paris, the space had too many …

Interior Design

First-Apartment Storage Basics, Upgraded with Wood

Finally, an upgrade for milk crates and cinder blocks, the old staples of apartment life: Minneapolis-based We Are Always Moving Industries (WAAM) …

Furniture

8 Favorites: Modern Wooden Bread Boxes

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Storage Ideas

Aha! Hack: A Rustic DIY Pot Rack for Less Than $30

File this under: Why didn’t I think of this?<p>In the extremely charming kitchen of Vanessa Pleasants, of the blog Vintage Whites, a strip of rustic …

DIY

Modular Cedar Closet Kits (on the Cheap!) from Kentucky

Having a cedar-lined closet built from scratch can be a costly undertaking. The next-best (and cheaper) idea: a modular closet system made from cedar.<p>…

Kentucky

7 Artful Storage Ideas to Steal from Chef David Tanis’s Low-Cost Kitchen

Of course we love a good tricked-out, state-of-the-art kitchen built from scratch, but there’s something about less-than-ideal older kitchens …

Kitchens

Smart Buy: A Bedside Pocket for Storing Your Cell Phone, Tablet, Magazines, and More

I haven’t really shopped at Bed, Bath & Beyond since I stopped needing extra-long twin sheets, but maybe I should start checking the dorm essentials …

Gear & Gadgets

Pax, Is That You? 10 Favorite Designer Hacks of the Iconic Ikea Wardrobe

This week’s theme is Elegant Economy over on our sister sites, and, naturally, that had our editors thinking about Ikea. Remodelista showcased their …

Furniture