January-February 2021 | Home & Garden

A place for everything

It’s a new year, and time to recommit to getting organized

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1. Neat and tidy

Channel your inner Marie Kondo with a super orderly laundry room. The Trenton Laundry Organization System features rustic yet modern wood and metal components for every function. There are wall shelves and flip-down items—a drying rack, folding table and laundry bag holder (the table and bag holder are not pictured). The pieces range from $29 to $299 at Pottery Barn in Bethesda (potterybarn.com, 301-654-1598).

 


 

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2. Conceal it

Although it’s intended as a foyer piece for dropping keys and storing mail, this compact and versatile chest can go anyplace in the house. It comes in 12 colors, including a gray finish with a white interior behind two glass doors. The Stretto entryway cabinet is 39 inches high, 36 inches wide and 11 inches deep, and sells for $699 at Crate and Barrel in Upper Northwest D.C.’s Spring Valley neighborhood (crateandbarrel.com, 202-364-6100).

 


 

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3. Work wonders

Refresh your home office with a new desk organizer from Rifle Paper Co. The box, with a cheery floral pattern, comes with coordinating desk essentials—a pad of paper, three magnets, two enamel paper clips, one eraser, three binder clips, two pencils and 20 gold pushpins. Find the Garden Party office kit for $34.95 at Paper Source in Bethesda (papersource.com, 301-215-9141).

 


 

4. Going up

Add some stylish vertical storage in the kitchen or bathroom with a wall-mounted caddy for fruits and vegetables or makeup and hand towels. It’s crafted from recycled iron, has removable baskets, and comes in bronze or dark gray. The three-tier basket wall storage is 39 inches high, 13 inches wide, and is priced at $228 at Anthropologie in Bethesda (anthropologie.com, 240-345-9413).

 


 

5. That’s a wrap

Casters make it easy to wheel this handy unit from room to room, wherever you’re wrapping gifts. It’s equipped with a ribbon dispenser and a paper roll holder on the sides. Wire mesh drawers keep supplies organized, and the melamine top provides a smooth work surface. The Elfa white mesh gift-wrap cart is $229.99 at The Container Store in Rockville (containerstore.com, 301-770-4800).

 


 

6. Toy story

Big bins make stowing toys, books or laundry quick and simple, and kids can do it themselves. These heavy cotton canvas containers from 3 Sprouts have brightly colored animal motifs that add to a room’s decor. They measure 17½ inches high and 17 inches in diameter and retail for $24.99 each at Anglo Dutch Pools & Toys in Bethesda (anglodutch
poolsandtoys.com, 301-951-0636).