Spring cleaning can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to mean dedicating your weekend to a full-on house purge. It can also mean just some light sprucing and organizing. It’s time to grab your running things-to-get-at-Target list and actually start crossing some items off: new desk accessories, so your bills aren’t sprawled all over your kitchen counter; a coat solution, so they stay off the living room chair; and finally, something to hold your makeup brushes. Big or small, a few of these home organization solutions can make a significant impact on your space and your sanity. And in case you don’t have a running Target list, we made one for you! Here are some of our current favorite finds.
If you primp for the day in the bathroom, you likely have makeup brushes, lipsticks and bobby pins thrown into a drawer, or just tossed on the counter. This is the perfect time to invest in some small vessels that will ensure a clean space that you want to walk into every day. And there’s no harm in making it feel spa-like. Why not try some metal baskets, or a natural wood ladder for towel storage?
Adding a few elements of organization to your workspace will increase productivity exponentially. Organize your bills by due date in this letter sorter, organize your pencils and paper clips in a functionally chic storage unit and file away any papers that you know you shouldn’t toss (but have no idea what to do with) in some fun file folders. Filing no longer has to be boring!
The living room is a great place for creative storage solutions, like this bench that doubles as a coffee table as well as additional seating. We also love the idea of adding baskets for extra throw blankets or unsightly toys. Bins and baskets are the perfect way to keep clutter at bay and make surfaces and shelves look more thoughtfully styled.
Even in small spaces, having a surface in your entryway to put things on will decrease the likelihood of your keys, wallet, sunglasses and cell phone getting tossed and lost in other parts of the house. An entry table with some ceramic catch-alls is a perfect way to tidy up this area. This coat-rack for bags and jackets is very sleek, and of course, a basket here is a great alternative for shoes or other loose items.
To keep your bedroom serene and optimal for your beauty sleep, it’s best to have lots of options to store and organize your clutter–jewelry, laundry, books, etc. This vintage-inspired vanity will make you feel like an Old Hollywood starlet, while the nightstand is big enough to store extra blankets for winter along with all your summer reading materials. It's also time to invest in a drawer organizer: This acrylic and copper version is pretty and practical for all your socks and lingerie.