Have you ever had one of those days when you walk back to your apartment and find all your minimal belongings in their perfect place, a crisp, clean, beautiful apartment awaiting you so you could hop into a nice, warm bath with a glass of wine?
Yeah, me neither.
If you are like me, chances are you have more stuff than you can fit into your apartment. This creates clutter and you just don’t know where to fit all that stuff you DON’T want to just throw away!
Here are some ideas to de-clutter your abode, store some of your belongings in an organized way or decorate your place using hand me downs. family heir looms or mementos. These creative ways can get you one step closer to a prepped and pretty place, and definitely closer to that hot bath:
19. Vintage Suit Cases
Don’t stop using them for stacking off-season clothes, but decorate them like this instead of stashing them away. It’ll give your place a wonderful ambiance.
18. Decorative Plates
Use all those lone plates to make a feature wall that looks incredibly artsy.
17. Make up Brushes
Create a make brush display in glass vases. All the better if you can purchase vintage glass containers at the dollar store. Makes your brushes accessible and your dressing table beautiful.
16. Old Photos
Make a wall collage with all your old, favourite photos instead of stashing them where no one can see them. Cherish the memories everyday and transform your home into a beautiful work of art.
15. Special Shopping Bags
If you’re still saving the shopping bag your first Valentine gift came in, it’s time to frame it and put it on the wall! Instant protection and decoration.
Fill glass vases with your rock collection for a natural ambiance.
13. Nail Polish
Store your nail polishes with magnetic strips like this:
12. Old Toys
Organize, secure and frame your old toys and decorate your home. Don’t let them clutter your drawers.
A traveler who has the knack for collecting sand as a keepsake? Layer it together in a tall glass vase and let the world see the memories you cherish.
10. Beer Bottle Caps
You can always throw them away, but look how funky they can make your kitchen look!
9. Old Mementos
Just like old toys, you can organize and display your mementos in a shadow box.
Use a vintage organizer to show off your necklace collection instead of letting them get tangles in you jewellery box.
Stash your ear-rings in boxed frames fitted with net like this for easy access plus added decoration.
6. Quilting Fabrics
You can display your quilt collection in a wall organizer to add some color to the room
Re-use an old ladder to stash your scarves
4. Old Cameras
Heir to your grand father’s passion for photography AND his vintage cameras? Don’t put them on a shelf. Do this instead:
Make a wind chime with your crystal collection!
2. Dish Towels
Make decorative curtains out of dish towels handed down by your mother. This will save them with minimal damage and beautiful keepsakes.
1. Odd Art Pieces
Dedicate a wall to odd art pieces like this to make your lounge quite the looker: