If you have piles of stuff stacking up in a corner somewhere, you’ll already sense that you could probably do with a drop zone! What is a drop zone? It’s simply an organized place where you can put things that ordinarily don’t have a home. Things like your keys, papers, coats and shoes and any other randoms that tend to get dumped anywhere! Another solution for reducing clutter around the home!
1. Choose Your Spot
Creating a drop zone might be especially handy in a smaller home. It might be open concept where you immediately walk into the living room area. Or the hallway might be too narrow there’s no space to put in table or a bench. But the drop zone doesn’t have to be in the hallway. You’ll know the place which is best for you and the family judging from the busiest places in the home. It might be the kitchen, a spot in the living room or an interior niche you can utilize. Saving space on precious areas like the kitchen counter or the dining room table.
2. Storage Style
The right kind of storage is going to make or break if the drop zone is functional for you. Once you’ve chosen your spot that is going to determine the size of furniture (if any) you can have there. So choose wisely! Your drop zone might be a wall area consisting of hooks and a notice board. And if that’s the best spot to have it, then those are all the items you need!
If you know things aren’t going to be put away neatly then go for closed option storage. It won’t matter how messy it gets when its all hidden away! If you do have the room for shelves or even a DIY built in go for a mixture of open and closed. You’ll need quick access to some things when running out of the door!
3. Storage Within Storage
Now you have you created where you drop zone is going, remember there still needs to be organization within the overall area. Otherwise it’s very easy for everything to get disorganized again! So assess properly what you will be using it for and plan accordingly. Storage baskets, trays, folders and bowls for styling and keeping things orderly.
4. Functional But Pretty
The main idea of a drop zone is to be organized and functional. But it should still look good. So don’t forget to add in your home decor and personal touches!
Hopefully the drop zone idea will inspire you to declutter other areas of your home and is step in the right direction to creating an organized home that you love!
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