We had a request to post about some nifty organization units and the like. We adore the idea of getting organized but struggle to keep it up over time, which appears to be a pretty common plight (based on a none scientific longitudinal study of our friends and family members!). Reviewing what the experts have to say, there seems to be 2 camps. The first camp is the minimalist camp – these of those freaks of nature who hold on to little or no possessions and have little need for organization… The other camp is the controlled chaos camp.
For the nerds out there, the idea of control of chaos from the chaos therapy “is based on the fact that any chaotic attractor contains an infinite number of unstable periodic orbits. Chaotic dynamics then consists of a motion where the system state moves in the neighborhood of one of these orbits for a while, then falls close to a different unstable periodic orbit where it remains for a limited time, and so forth. This results in a complicated and unpredictable wandering over longer periods of time.” (from here).
What does that mean? There is always going to be chaos moving around your house – you get stuff, it evens migrates elsewhere in your house for a limited time – and it is complicated and unpredictable. So there. Now for the meat of this post…
Love this dual purposed island spotted on Lonny. Provides extra workspace on top while giving it’s lucky owner shelving for books and cupboard space.
Spotted on poppytalk but is from House and Home. This demonstrates a nice use of the space with extra shelves installed above the counters. Stacked dishes and soft baskets make it seem very homey yet organized.
Utilizing wall space! West Elm.
This amazing hutch provides a massive amount of storage – some of which is display worthy while others can be concealed away in the closed cupboard area! Spotted on House Beautiful.
This desk area is great because it seems so real! Organized chaos for sure! This home owner definitely does not have small children. Spotted on House and Home.
This DIY Ikea project from the Ikea blog is making it’s rounds – have seen it on at least 3-4 blogs. Definitely a fan favourite amongst bloggers. Can’t imagine how it would look completely filled with my junk but…
A closet or pantry – viola! Spotted on Simplified Bee.
Built in wall unit. It is breath taking. Spotted on Simplified Bee.
Home office cuteness on House Beautiful. Bins are always good. Organized Chaos for sure in this office!
Media storage. Wow, functional yet still visually appealing – proof it can happen and does exist. Style at Home.
How sleek and cool is this puppy? My gosh. It could store my booze glasses and liquor any day. Spotted on Pottery Barn.
This bright, loud and proud closet is organized yet oh so real! Spotted on House and Home.
Wow. So simple yet so perfectly organized. House and Home.
Upright storage… Crisp and clean – great for a hallway or washroom. Spotted on Style at Home.