Storage & Organization

Feb 12

7 Decluttering Lessons We Learned from Marie Kondo

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7 lessons we learned from the Japanese decluttering guru, Marie Kondo

By now, surely you’ve heard of Marie Kondo, the Japanese decluttering guru who has transformed homes across the globe with her little turquoise book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. She’s helped millions of followers take control of clutter in their homes — once and for all — based on one simple premise: keep only the things in your home that spark joy. Discard everything else.

 
Jan 28

We’re Into: Multipurpose Furniture

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Living room with Ballard Designs furniture

When the calendar flips to a new year, many of us suddenly feel the need to reorganize, tidy up and maybe even downsize. Yes, having less clutter — and more floor space — just feels good.

 
Jan 18

Our 7 Best Organizing Ideas for 2016

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It’s here: that time of year when we vow to clean up the clutter and get organized — for good! And when you have smart solutions to help keep your space orderly, functional and stylish, it’s more likely to stay that way. We happened to have a few good ideas, so take a look at are our favorite ways to stay organized in 2016.

 
Aug 3

Conquer Your Junk Drawer For Good

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Organize and tidy your junk drawer with a desk organizer

Junk drawers! Everyone has them, and no matter how often we organize and straighten them they’re back to their unkept, impossible-to-find-anything selves in a matter of days. Well, it appears that one of our employees may have solved her junk drawer problem for good. She put our Original Home Office Desk Organizer in her pantry, and voila, all those little things that land in the junk drawer can be sorted, stored, and tidy!

 
Jul 28

3 Ways to Use our Paulette Pantry

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Ballard Designs Paulette Pantry

Our favorite products to introduce each season are the ones that we’ve designed to solve a problem. There’s nothing more rewarding than hearing from our customers about an issue they have in their home and dreaming up a way to fix it. That’s precisely why we’re so excited about our Paulette Pantry Cabinet. This piece has a modest footprint but huge potential for keeping all your pantry items, cookware, serve ware, wine, and other kitchen necessities organized and on hand, but it also has huge potential outside of the kitchen too. In this post, we’ll show you 3 ways to put our Paulette Pantry to work!

 
Jul 21

5 Tips for Carving out a Kid’s Homework Space or Office

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Back to School Work Spaces for Kids

Much to your child’s chagrin, the start of a new school year means the onslaught of homework, school projects, and studying. If you’ve got a busy, school-age child, a dedicated workspace or office is a must. No more taking over the dining room table!

 
Jul 20

2 Small Space, Back-to-School Entryways

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Back to School-ready entryway

When a new school year starts, the air is ripe with possibilities. It’s also ripe with papers, backpacks, school supplies, permission slips, lunch boxes, tennis shoes, and sports equipment. And it seems like no matter how many times you say, “Hang up your coat” or “Put away your backpack,” your entryway or mudroom will indefinitely become a drop zone for whatever comes in the door. Which is why it’s so important to put some thought into this space, so when school starts, you’re ready to tackle the busy days without having to worry about your home will take a beating.