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November 18, 2016 10 clever ways to organize your space
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

(BPT) - As the end of the year approaches, have you asked yourself if you have organizational goals on your resolutions list? Fortunately, home organization is made easy with a plethora of clever options that are as smart as they are stylish.

From custom cubbies to hidden pantries and more, Clayton Homes interior designer Susan Yoder offers her 10 favorite home features that allow you to get effortlessly decluttered:

Below seating storage

Mud rooms and dressing rooms can get cluttered fast. This eye-catching bench serves double duty as a place to sit, and a place to store small personal items. Use baskets to hold socks, shoes, mittens and more.

Mudroom lockers

If you have kids, you know the mess that follows from the endless comings and goings. Keep backpacks, jackets and shoes more easily organized with a stylish mudroom locker. This example in dark-stained wood is timeless and easily integrates with virtually any home aesthetic.

Entryway cubbie holes

Sometimes you just have to think vertical to maximize small spaces. This clever cubby hole is the perfect example. Wall space that would otherwise go unused is reinvented as small storage shelves perfect for a number of different items.

Hidden pantry

No room for a full walk-in pantry? No worries. This hidden pantry looks just like the rest of the cabinets, but when you pull it out, you're met with a space-saving masterpiece that allows you to store a large amount of pantry staples and snacks.

Kitchen island display shelves

Want to let your personal style shine? Cut-out shelving is ideal for displaying collectibles, cookbooks and seasonal decor. This island example proves that there's always a way to find space, even where you least expect it.

Laundry room storage

Say goodbye to messy laundry rooms and hello to sleek organization. By utilizing custom cabinets, you can easily create a space that is as beautiful as it is convenient. Plus, you'll never feel disorganized when you wash clothes ever again.

Elegant office storage

Offices are notorious for being one of the most cluttered spaces in the home. Its time to get rid of paper piles and office-supply overload. Cabinets, corner desks and bench storage combine to make this office clean and tidy.

Out-of-sight beverage nooks

Barn doors are a versatile way to maximize space, plus incorporate the popular interior design look that uses material from reclaimed and antique wood. Slide to one side to reveal shelving. Slide to the other to reveal a wine rack and spaces for a microwave, stemware and more.

Sliding barn door closet

To achieve that rustic and shabby chic charm that's so popular today, a barn door can also be a great alternative to traditional closet doors. Ideal for the bedroom, office or entertainment spaces, you can customize to your taste with door color and shelving options.

Recessed bathroom storage

Recessed storage is a hot trend for 2017. Options like this bench seat makes it easy to store items, yet keep them close at hand when needed in spaces like a master bath.

For more information about these organizational ideas, visit www.claytonhomes.com.

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