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How To Maintain an Organized Living Room

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It is where you, your family, and your friends get together and hang out. It is also probably where all of you watch the game or spend family movie night. Being a heavily used room, it is no wonder it is tough keeping your home’s living room looking neat and tidy. No worries! Here are a few suggestions to ease the burden on your home’s most hardworking location. That way, you can manage and maintain an organized living room space.


5 Tips to Help Maintain an Organized Living Room


Place “Speed Bumps”

If your home’s front door opens directly into your home’s living room, then it is recommended you place speed bumps. Why do you ask? After a stressful day, it is all too easy to zoom through your front door and lie down on the sofa or comfortable lazy boy chair!. It is somewhat like an automatic response, you zone out and just find yourself plopped there. And in your wake, you leave a trail of clothes, shoes, belongings, and other stuff. Now, by putting in some strategically positioned “speed bumps” along the way, you can somehow slow the pace of entry.

Speed bumps help you to be aware of your surroundings and in conjunction, help you mind your belongings. It enables you to maintain an organized living room. Speed bumps can be anything, here are a few examples:


Use Pieces of furniture with hidden storage compartments

Choose to use furniture that has storage compartments in your living room. You can use these storage sections to store things like games controllers, books, and even shoes in them. The chief use of this furniture’s feature is to stash and conceal things that commonly look untidy when scattered all over your living room.

Pieces of furniture like a storage ottoman make an ideal toy box for the children. Regularly alternating toys and stuff stored there will ensure the little ones are engaged and interested.  It is indeed a tip you should try out if you want to maintain an organized living room if you have children.


Make use of baskets and bins.

Want to maintain an organized living room? Then, you need to get acquainted with baskets and bins. Now, before you, go shopping for baskets, first check and examine what you want to keep in the living room. That way, you can choose the right ones for the job.

Place toys and playthings in open baskets.  That is advised so little ones can quickly find what they are looking for! For personal documents and rumpled-looking items, use lidded baskets. Using lidded baskets ensures you keep the aesthetic of the room while keeping the messy things from the visible eye.


Streamline your living room’s media storage.

So, how up-to-date is your home media collection? Do you have cabinets packed with old VHS tapes? Or numerous caches of CDs already found on your computer? If the answer is yes, then it is probably time to purge some of your old stuff. You can donate them or try to find new ways to recycle your old VHS tapes. For discs you do want to keep, you can save space by removing them from their original case and placing them inside a disc binder. Just one or two media binders can hold hundreds of CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs.


Keep a little-miscellaneous Drawer

Every living room has small items and knickknacks that need a place to store them. And, what is better suited for it than a well-organized drawer. It is only considered a junk drawer if you view it that way! So, unless you are already using a spare drawer as one,  find an empty drawer on a console table, chest or another piece of furniture to keep small stuff such as charging USB cords, pens, tacks, scissors, coasters, and rubber bands.

Issues appear when your little-miscellaneous drawer becomes too overloaded.  Avoid this situation by making a few more little-miscellaneous drawers in other rooms. That way, the “junk drawer” burden is shared and available in other rooms. Also, take time to think about what you put in there. Some items may be better off stashed in a utility closet, a toolbox or the back-of-the-door shoe organizer.