The pandemic has given most of us a lot more time at home, and with that more time to reflect on home improvement. Perhaps you live in a small apartment where space, or rather finding space, is a challenge. Or even if you have a larger home, you probably still struggle with figuring out how to organize things. Just look at the success of home organization shows like Hot Mess House and Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. The popularity of shows like these makes it clear that everyone is looking for better ways to stylishly organize their home. We’ll share a few tricks and tips of our own so you can clean up your space without sacrificing your aesthetic.
1. Organize your desk
Does this sound like you? Your desk is littered with random papers from this report or that report, receipts scattered here and there, paper clips hidden all over, and miscellaneous pens stuffed anywhere they will fit. Maybe you’ve even got a bunch of random knick-knacks stuffed into whatever corner they can fit?
Save yourself time rifling through the chaos by using a desk organizer. Keep those errant paper clips in this beautiful handmade Washi Paper Box. This study, yet light, box is made of handmade Japanese paper, making it an eco-friendly and stylish alternative to your typical plastic desk organizer. It is large enough to hold stationary like Post-Its, binder clips, sticky tabs, white-out, and any loose cables and charging plugs.
Another great alternative to the boring plastic drawer organizer or desk organizer is Akita Cedar Box. Each handcrafted box features a washi paper lid that creates a distinctive pattern with a unique 3D texture. These gorgeous wooden boxes are beautiful enough to sit on your desk and hold a variety of small items.
2. Clean up your pantry
Up your pantry organization game. Food storage doesn’t have to be boring. Looking for a more visually appealing way to store your selection of teas? Try these Tall Hatashikki Painted Wood Containers crafted in the traditional style of Yamanaka lacquerware. This set of three interlocking containers are made in Ishikawa Prefecture, a region that prides itself on high-quality craftsmanship. They are made using a special technique of vertical woodturning, which results in the deep expression of the wood grain. You can also use them to hold larger quantities of spices and dried herbs.
Organize any free-floating Japanese snacks and wrapped candies in your pantry and gather them all up into one spot. The next time your snack cravings hit you won’t have to go digging around in the hopes of encountering a stray matcha Kit Kat. Once you’ve found all your snacks, put them in this stunning Soji Hako Wooden Container. This limited edition wooden box is inspired by Japan’s Kaga City. With a natural wood grain finish and subtle gold rain accents, this beautiful and simple box is sure to bring elegance to any space it occupies. Pantry organization never looked this good.
3. Clear space in your drawers
Every house and apartment has that one junk drawer where miscellaneous items go to hide. Think extra scissors, old batteries, pens, unused plastic utensils, a flashlight or two, and so on. Turn that shameful drawer of random items into a well organized space with a desk organizer or even two.
Get your drawer into shipshape with the Small Painted Wood Container and the Wide Painted Wood Container. Both are triple stacked interlocking wooden containers that showcase the fine Japanese craftsmanship that went into making them. Use the small container set as a jewelry organizer or for any other smaller items you want to stow away. The larger container is perfect for items that are too big to fit into the smaller one.
Cleaning up your home doesn’t have to be a hassle when you’re using beautifully crafted containers and storage bin organizers. We hope you enjoyed these tips on how you can keep the mess tucked away without sacrificing style.