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Keeping an organized home is as simple as having a place to put everything — and what that really boils down to is storage. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you should feel limited to using dedicated containers, like plastic bins, clear jars, or cardboard boxes, to store your items. Sure, they serve a purpose in garages and closets, but there are a number of more aesthetically pleasing options you can use to keep your everyday pieces orderly while also blending in with your home decor.
My strategy is to first think about where I want to keep something, and then determine which decorative object would look natural in that space. For example, your keys are something you use every day, and it makes sense to keep them close to the entryway. Instead of cluttering up your wall with a key rack organizer, you could place a stylish tray on your entry table to hold your keys. Not only does it provide easy access when entering and exiting your home, but it also layers beautifully with other decor objects like books, candles, and lamps.
Below are five items that don’t look like obvious storage containers that I use to keep things tidy.