3 Storage Solutions To Conquer The Living Room Clutter

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Having children means being in a constant state of decluttering and organizing because toys have a life of their own. Our family room is slowly coming together and just when I thought I had enough furniture and storage in the room, a mushroom of Dylan’s toys magically sprouted in a corner and on top of the coffee tables (yes, I have two tables which have proven to not be enough apparently). It’s mind-boggling but it’s real life.

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This is normal. I have to continually sort and re-sort and re-evaluate and maybe buy more bins to store Dylan’s toys and our game boards. But they’re toys. They’re meant to be played with. I have a home with a kid, I do my best but I also make it a fun place. 🙂

Being single doesn’t escape one either from having overgrown piles of mess. Living alone can sometimes result to being lazy and letting clutter take over your space.

Here are a few storage ideas to keep both your home, your children, and your design sanity in check:

Trunk coffee table

Ever since I saw the Sutter Coffee Table (you can have it custom-made to any wood finish) in Philux’s showroom, I knew it was one of my must-haves furniture for our family room. The trunk-like coffee table doubles as a stylish storage which makes it perfect for small spaces or to simply conquer coffee table clutter.

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Sutter Coffee Table from Philux

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Stylish and affordable storage containers/boxes

When it comes to storage, expensive doesn’t always mean the best. I bought stylish (and affordable too) straw boxes with metal handles in SM Home. They’re great to have around the house to store random stuff.

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Bar cart

Convert your libations trolley into a multi-functional furniture. I use it as an all-around cart to hold drinks, decor, books and even toys. It’s easy to switch it to a proper bar cart when you have guests.

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Tip: Institute the “Clutter Patrol” at home. The “Clutter Patrol” (kids love this term because they think it’s some sort of police game, hehe) is a daily designated time when the family puts away their belongings.

Stylish spaces are great but if they don’t function, it’s a waste of time and money. Take the time to think about how you use various rooms in your house and adapt your plans to suit that reality.

Cleaning up and organizing constantly can be tiring but it’s a necessary evil to live a good life. As the saying goes, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.”

Stay organized!

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  1. I think i need that Sutter Coffee Table from Philux! It’s so lovely, stylish and great storage for the living room! I really have problems with clutter from my little ones and of course the excesssss. Thanks for sharing this! 🙂

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  2. Hi, i love the tropical leafy curtain in this post. I’ve been looking for a similar one, would you mind sharing where you got them? thanks 🙂

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      Hi!

      I bought them in H&M a few years ago. It’s a recurring design so hopefully you’ll still be able to buy them.;)

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