Decorative Storage Boxes

Organizing your home is such a liberating act. Knowing that you will soon live in a well-arranged and clutter free house gives out such a positive vibe that the work that needs to be done to achieve it is well-worth it. Now, organizing is one thing and having enough places to put all of your things is another. No matter how determined you are to make your place tidier, if you do not have enough storage space to store things properly then it can be frustrating. Particularly if you have items that you want to keep out in the open yet you are looking for something a little nicer than a plastic storage box.  The answer is decorative storage boxes.  Many companies have now started producing boxes that have a decorative feature to them so that they can be kept out on countertops, coffee tables and desktops.  I’m sure you are already familiar with these types of boxes, but what you may not know is that these boxes can actually save you time, money and stress, all while adding a decorative feature to your home.

How can storage boxes save you time? If you’ve tried looking for a particular item that is perhaps stuffed under a pile of papers or in a drawer, then you would know why. This scenario is so common that just about every household has experienced this. For example, trying to find your car keys, wallet or cell phone in the morning before heading to work.  Having all of these items stored in a nice box located in the same place every day makes it easy to grab and go!  Decorative storage boxes are perfect for keeping things together, particularly smaller items. You can keep pens, post-its, paperclips, jewelry and other items in these boxes. What’s even better is you can use them as a decoration for a room and guests would never know what trinkets you keep inside.

A few ways I use these boxes:

Wicker Box: To keep our car keys, wallets and cell phones in. They sit nicely on my countertop and look great.

Quilted Box: I use this to store photos I view frequently and other family heirlooms that I like to show off.

Leather Box: I have a really nice simple leather box with a lid that I keep all of our important mail in.  Some days I just don’t have the time to go through everything and so I keep it neatly in the box to go through later.

Another great thing is that these decorative boxes are relatively inexpensive. Now, of course you could find boxes that are a bit pricey and these are great if it is going to be a focal point for a room as well as provide storage. But if you are just using them for every day items and they will sit nicely on a counter then you can find really nice quality inexpensive boxes. There are a lot of materials used for storage boxes but one of my favorites is wicker. Wicker storage can last for a several years, and its look will never get old.  They are also versatile and will go with just about any home décor.

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