So, you’ve identified your home’s drop zone. How do you choose the right products for this space? Stick to a few general guidelines: products should help categories stay together, products should make items easy to grab, and products must fit the measurements of your space.
Even more, you should like the products you choose for your space. I guarantee you’ll use the system more if you actually like the look of the products you chose.
Below you’ll find my favorite products for drop zones. These items fit my rustic/vintage style (meaning texture, texture, texture!) but you can easily use the same basic formula to fit YOUR personal space and style.
Trays. The unsung heroes of organizing. For keys. For lipstick. For outgoing mail. For library cards. For pens and pencils when you really need them.
The baskets below are medium – large. Ring dishes, soap dishes, or even small decorative dishes (dessert plates and ice cream bowls) are great solutions for smaller items.
When in doubt, add a basket. A well-placed basket cuts down on visual clutter AND gives loose items a place to gather.
What can a basket store? Think everyday toys, umbrellas, durable outdoor shoes, bags, etc…
If you prefer more cool than warm tones in your home, Pottery Barn, The Container Store, Target, Walmart, and H&M (yes, they have a home line!) offer woven storage options in grays.
Ok, let’s face it. Shoes storage is a necessary evil. These three options keep shoes from piling up on the floor. Great in the entryway (for easy access) OR tucked away in the closet.
Vertical storage solutions keep your belongings at eye level and make the most of limited floor space. Wall products work well for coats, bags, keys, and general back-to-school mayhem. Consider the number of hooks you may need for each family member and your general categories of stuff.