Our Favorite Home Organization Tips for 2016

Hard to believe it’s yearend again. Didn’t we just do that?

To close out 2016 we’re taking a look back at our 10 most popular blogs of the year, revisiting favorite organizational tips and storage solutions that can help to make your New Year a little brighter. Let’s talk closets, pantries, laundry rooms, home offices, guest rooms, family rooms, entryways and garages.

On your mark…get set…organize!

Protect decorations with ready-made or DIY storage solutions:

Tree bags, wreath holders and ornament boxes offer ready-made storage protection for holiday decorations. DIY solutions like egg cartons for small items and clear plastic bins for ornaments and strings of lights keep everything handy for next year. Quick and Easy Tips for Storing Holiday Decorations

A custom closet will keep your wardrobe ready to wear:

New designer fashion trends can be intimidating, so only adopt new elements that sweeten your own personal style sense. An organized closet will help you easily see what you already have and what you need to update to the latest fashions. Get Your Spring Wardrobe Ready with a New Custom Closet

Make doing the laundry a more pleasurable task:

Plan your laundry space to meet the specific needs of your family using cabinets, hanging racks, bins and shelves to keep everything neat.  Tip: Keep extra dirty items like pet blankets, smelly sneakers or “dirty-job” uniforms in separate hampers away from regular laundry. Four Easy Steps to an Exceptional Laundry Room

Use your garage to its maximum potential:

Turning your garage into functional living space and moving activities into the garage will make the whole house feel bigger. Put some space between squabbling teens and preteens by setting up an additional game room or media center in the garage. Garage Organization Ideas to Get Ready for Summertime Fun

Become the Queen of Clean through organization:

No one style of house cleaning works for everyone, but having organized storage throughout your home will facilitate keeping everything neat and tidy. With cleared floors and surfaces, it’s a breeze to give any room a quick, clean sweep. Easy Home Organization Ideas to Streamline Housecleaning

Make your entryway an inviting portal into your home:

Regardless the size, an entryway should be a welcoming invitation to family and friends. With innovative storage ideas using color, lighting, art pieces and stylish design your entryway or mudroom will be both functional and fabulous. Entryway Design Ideas to Ensure a Charming First Impression

Expand your living space with a custom Murphy Bed:

For small spaces or dual-purpose rooms, a Murphy Bed is the answer to utilizing space to its maximum potential and doing it beautifully. Finely-crafted custom cabinets hide the bed until opened to create an instant guest room or additional sleeping space. Install a Murphy Bed and Expand Your Living Space

When facing an empty nest, remake the space for yourself:

Don’t consider an empty nest as losing the kids, think of it as finding living space. Now is the time for setting up an art studio, reading room, home gym or other fun space just for you. Be creative; you deserve a beautiful place. Feather Your Empty Nest with Home Design Ideas That You Love

A hard-working pantry means you don’t have to work as hard:

Heat, humidity and light are some of the enemies of food storage. A well-organized pantry will help preserve everything you buy, as well as accommodate food preparation items like serving dishes, small appliances and exotic spices for an international flair to your cooking. Custom Pantry Design Ideas for Safe and Sane Food Storage

Being organized can save time, stress and money: 

Ever wonder why some people seemingly waltz through their days without any problems? Organization can help on many levels to have more stress-free days. Take charge of your world and become that self-confident person you want to be.  A Day in the Life of an Organized Person


Wishing you a happy, healthy and organized New Year from Tailored Living! Call 866-712-3404 today or go online to www.tailoredliving.com to find a designer near you. Check out our online Design Solutions Guide for helpful suggestions for innovative storage and organization solutions for your whole home.