5 Storage Habits of Neat Freaks
The pros we spoke to consistently told us that some of their favorite storage containers are ridiculously simple: cardboard shoeboxes. Bollinger likes them because they're not too big (so you can fit them in your existing drawers), and they can hold everything from T-shirts to jeans (she folds clothing, stands it up in the box à la Marie Kondo and lines them up vertically, so she can see every item). Katrina Hassan of Spark Joy London says smaller boxes such as ones that previously held iPhones, luxury soaps, fancy chocolates or jewelry are ideal for creating compartments within a drawer. They keep things from sliding around when you open the drawer and they're lovely to look at. "Opening a cupboard, drawer or storage space is a joyful experience in itself," Hassan says.