Strategies tidy homeowners use (like grids) to make things look pretty.
Like goes with like, whether it’s a similar shape or a similar function. In the case above, it’s both. Lids are together, organized by shape. The bottoms are together, also organized by shape. And see how the colors are grouped? So satisfying.
They Use Color to Help Them Organize
Green glasses go on top …
Blue plates go on the bottom …
Brown mugs go on the right …
Color makes things pretty. By putting like-colors together, you create a sense of order and a way of mentally picturing where something is.
Plus, it makes a large pantry look put-together.
Like this mint green and gold one:
Or this black and white one:
Black and white is probably the most flexible color scheme. In the pantry above, the white pulls together the different canister shapes. The black wire baskets tie into the color scheme to help “tidy” the chaos that is supermarket food.
They Use a Grid
Whether it’s easy to see …
or not …
Having things lined up just looks neater. You can make the same coffee mug grid above by removing drywall between two studs and inserting some basic shelves. A grid helps you do that.
They Use Clear, Same-Shape Containers for Staples
Makes it easy to see what you have, and how much. Time saved.
They Use Consistent Labeling
Imagine how much messier that drawer would look if the labels and jars were all different shapes, sizes, and colors. (Now only if they were alphabetized …)
But it’s this fridge …
And this freezer drawer …
… that have us swooning.
Shape, function, containers, grid, and the color (wow!). Makes you want to clean out your fridge now.