It is possible to have your home be clutter-free without having to embark on a massive purge (although, that can also be totally gratifying) — you just need the right tools. And when it comes to organization, it's tough to beat the affordable, chic, and minimalist IKEA storage pieces that might just be the saving grace for having a pad that's just as functional as it is stylish.
Of course the KonMari Method is all the rage right now, and it may bring you joy to go through every room in your house and find out what's serving you and what's not. That said, long after you've evaluated, sorted, discarded, and donated, you may still find yourself with an excess of stuff. And if that's the case, it could behoove you to invest in pieces that will allow you to keep what you love, while achieving order and tidiness.
Whether you're looking to tackle the living room, bedroom, bathroom, closet or another nook within your home, scoring the perfect multi-purpose pieces — like a bench that opens up to stash excess books or blankets or baskets that double as decor — is a cinch when you're shopping at IKEA. And if you're not totally sure where to start, you can't beat the store's best sellers. Ahead, find IKEA's customer favorites for adding more storage in any room, according to the brand's product placement specialist, Noreen Lennon.
One of IKEA's most long-running collections, the BILLY series offers tons of styles of bookcases that are functional enough to get all your books, knickknacks, and other decorative accessories together in a minimally designed unit that goes with practically anyone's decor. For a pop of color, try this yellow version of the best-seller.
This fan favorite utility cart works for practically any room in your home, but it's especially useful in kitchens where space is scarce. Stash your pots and pans, cookbooks, or cooking essentials here for a storage piece that easily rolls away when you need a little more room to do your thing.
Made of sustainably sourced solid wood with a style that's simple enough to blend it with traditional or modern decor, the HEMNES dressers are the ideal pieces for storing your clothing and accessories. It also happens to come in a variety of sizes and finishes, which means you can find a version that's the perfect fit for your bedroom.
If you have a home where closet space is non-existent or minimal at best, the PAX wardrobe can stand alone in any room of your home as a place to keep coats, shoes, and anything else you need to stash, but it's also an excellent piece to fit inside your existing closet (if you're blessed with the space) for additional organization.
Another double duty piece, this vanity acts as both a mirror and storage for your toiletries — which makes it especially useful if your bathroom happens to be limited in square footage.