Magazine article Sunset

Clutter Control

Magazine article Sunset

Clutter Control

Article excerpt

Style maven Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls reveals her storage secrets for tiny spaces

BUILD IN FLEXIBILITY

Cubbies are ideal for storage and display-and are easy to stack. "I'm constantly changing that area as we acquire new art and books," says Maybelle. Cubes $60 and $80 from Stumasa. Office Basics accordion-style organizer $36; seejanework.com BONUS TIP A tower of books makes a great display pedestal.

PUT FURNITURE TO WORK

Multipurpose furniture is a must. "We don't have an entryway closet, so this storage bench holds anything I need to unload," says Maybelle. Westport storage bench $379 and baskets $15 each from Stumasa. BONUS TIP Forget folding chairs-move the bench for extra seating.

ACCESS WHAT YOU OFTEN NEED

Open shelves are all about easy access, but they force you to edit. "When it's in plain sight, you know what you've got," says Maybelle. "You forget about things behind cupboard doors." Oaktown cubby unit $399 from Stumasa. BONUS TIP Group displays of utilitarian items by color.

MAXIMIZE WALL SPACE

"Freestanding wall units can be much less expensive than built-ins," says Maybelle. Custom wall unit $3,800 and wire baskets $29 each from Stumasa. Chalkboard by notNeutral, $36; seejanework. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.