If you’re like us, it’s more than likely you put off organizing your home until you simply can’t take it anymore—after all, the thought of tackling some of our most challenging messes can be daunting. But thanks to Organize Your Home Day (apparently on January 14 every year), there’s a legitimate time for you to focus on getting the clutter out of the way.
But instead of jumping to the first solution you can think of—like dumping your things into unsightly plastic bins—consider these tips from Alessandra Wood, Design History PhD and interior design startup Modsy
’s Director of Style. Thanks to these design-friendly solutions, there's a way to make an organized impression—starting with your decor.
From strategic lighting to double-duty furniture and storage, the task of decluttering may be easier than you think. Even if you’re not the type to color code your closet
or intentionally organize every room of the house
, you may be able to take guests' eyes away from the clutter by creating an environment of controlled chaos. Click through for products and tips that make decluttering easy.