Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make things run a little more smoothly for you and your loved ones.
Sheltering in place during the pandemic has made one thing very clear: clutter is maddening. And it’s everywhere.
We can all agree it’s hard to concentrate on work/kids/a sourdough starter when all you want to do is organize the giant stack of mail that’s piled up on your kitchen counter or your poorly packed, overflowing pantry. While decluttering your entire house is a major project that’s going to take time and strategy there are a few achievable home projects you can tackle right now.
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One solution that helps minimize mess in minutes is simply putting up hooks. For those strapped on space these utilitarian and timeless tools organize everything from coats and bags to brooms and skateboards by utilizing vertical square footage. They come in all sorts of chic shapes and materials, are affordable, and—the best part!— they’re easy to install. No contractor or no major time commitment is needed to put up a hook. Ahead, we picked out some of our favorite designs for the key cluttered hotspots in your home. May they bring some much needed sanity into your space.
The beauty of these award-winning dot hooks, designed by Tveit & Tornøe for Muuto, is they can be arranged however you want. Customise your pattern based on your space and needs, e.g. place some lower down on a wall for little ones to reach.
A shaker peg rail truly is the ultimate entryway organizer. The simple-yet-genius tool, made of a long piece of wood and rounded pegs, holds tote bags, leashes, coats, scarves, wicker baskets to corral mail, and more. The timeless design works with just about any aesthetic. Get one in black for a more modern look or go with natural wood for an airy feel.
The gold dot in this mostly black piece is perfect for those who love a little glam in their lives. Even better: the well-designed hook can be hung vertically or horizontally and has cleverly hidden screws adding to the seamless and sleek design.
Finally stop tossing your clothes on the chair, over the hamper, or on your bed with the help of some pretty hooks. These soft gold brass hooks are understated yet special. They’ll motivate you to keep your sanctuary tidy.
The notched design of these industrial hooks—handcast in solid aluminum and in a mix of sleek metal finishes—is perfect for holding jewelry or silky robes. We can see them hanging besides a dresser displaying necklaces that can double as wall art.
Small-space dwellers know it’s all about creative solutions like this genius magnetic hook system. Just place the attractive hooks on your refrigerator and hang essentials like tea towels, measuring spoons—or even an air plant.
Command hooks have come a long way from basic white plastic. These small and stylish metallic hooks are perfect to place on the inside of cabinet doors to hold hats or dustpans, or even out in the open by the entryway for keys and leashes.
What's your go-to clutter-busting tool? Tell us in the comments below!
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