Home Organization Tips from an Interior Designer

Back to school is a busy time for us at MBI. We're finishing up projects we've worked on all summer and adding back in the projects that our clients placed on hold during school vacation. Having an organized work space is the glue that keeps things from getting confusing or chaotic around here. Fall is a busy time for most people and organizing might seem like a low priority in the scheme of things but we believe functional spaces allow us to do more than we could in chaos. Today we're sharing a few tips for making your home harder working during a busy season.

 THE ENTRY  Heading out the door in a rush and coming home from a long day is helped by an entry way that not only looks great but also keeps the essentials in reach. A console with storage is the first place to start. This way mail, pet leashes, permission slips, etc can be found with ease. Seating for putting on shoes and surface area for setting (and instantly sorting) the mail is also ideal.

THE ENTRY

Heading out the door in a rush and coming home from a long day is helped by an entry way that not only looks great but also keeps the essentials in reach. A console with storage is the first place to start. This way mail, pet leashes, permission slips, etc can be found with ease. Seating for putting on shoes and surface area for setting (and instantly sorting) the mail is also ideal.

 THE BEDROOM  Have your furniture do double duty. Nightstands and end tables aren't just surface area, the right pieces can even double as small dressers. The more options for storage in a large room, the less likely things will end up left out at the end of the day. If you need more but already have drawers in your bedside tables, choose a quality bench with hidden storage.

THE BEDROOM

Have your furniture do double duty. Nightstands and end tables aren't just surface area, the right pieces can even double as small dressers. The more options for storage in a large room, the less likely things will end up left out at the end of the day. If you need more but already have drawers in your bedside tables, choose a quality bench with hidden storage.

 THE HOME OFFICE  We all know the basics of office storage (drawers, dividers and pencil cups), but did you know that the furniture layout is just as important? Placing the desk away from the walls opens up wall space for shelves, cabinets and drawers. It is also less likely that things will be set and forgotten on the desk when it is front and center in a space.

THE HOME OFFICE

We all know the basics of office storage (drawers, dividers and pencil cups), but did you know that the furniture layout is just as important? Placing the desk away from the walls opens up wall space for shelves, cabinets and drawers. It is also less likely that things will be set and forgotten on the desk when it is front and center in a space.

What are your favorite hacks to add storage to your home to keep things organized? We'd love to hear in the comments!