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4 quick & easy ways to tame your clutter

10 December 2015

Our homes are full of clutter, and the amount of time that we waste searching for things and becoming exasperated about it is ridiculous. Here’s how we dealt with a few classic clutter cases.

A close-up image of office accesories on a table and stored in interior organisers. A close-up image of office accesories on a table and stored in interior organisers. A close-up image of office accesories on a table and stored in interior organisers. A close-up image of office accesories on a table and stored in interior organisers. A close-up image of office accesories on a table and stored in interior organisers. A close-up image of office accesories on a table and stored in interior organisers. A close-up image of office accesories on a table and stored in interior organisers. A close-up image of office accesories on a table and stored in interior organisers. A close-up image of office accesories on a table and stored in interior organisers. A close-up image of office accesories on a table and stored in interior organisers. A close-up image of office accesories on a table and stored in interior organisers. A close-up image of office accesories on a table and stored in interior organisers.
A dog sits on top of a changing table that has been hacked to store all of his accessories and grooming supplies. A dog sits on top of a changing table that has been hacked to store all of his accessories and grooming supplies. A dog sits on top of a changing table that has been hacked to store all of his accessories and grooming supplies. A dog sits on top of a changing table that has been hacked to store all of his accessories and grooming supplies. A dog sits on top of a changing table that has been hacked to store all of his accessories and grooming supplies. A dog sits on top of a changing table that has been hacked to store all of his accessories and grooming supplies. A dog sits on top of a changing table that has been hacked to store all of his accessories and grooming supplies. A dog sits on top of a changing table that has been hacked to store all of his accessories and grooming supplies. A dog sits on top of a changing table that has been hacked to store all of his accessories and grooming supplies. A dog sits on top of a changing table that has been hacked to store all of his accessories and grooming supplies. A dog sits on top of a changing table that has been hacked to store all of his accessories and grooming supplies. A dog sits on top of a changing table that has been hacked to store all of his accessories and grooming supplies.

MEET OTIS. HE’S OUR INTERIOR DESIGNER LINA’S FUR BABY. Which explains why she chose this changing table. It’s the perfect height for grooming, and provides just the right amount of space to keep his food and accessories all in one spot. Woof to that.

Kitchen shelves are stocked with an IKEA BOHOLMEN dish drainer, as well as pots and pans. Kitchen shelves are stocked with an IKEA BOHOLMEN dish drainer, as well as pots and pans. Kitchen shelves are stocked with an IKEA BOHOLMEN dish drainer, as well as pots and pans. Kitchen shelves are stocked with an IKEA BOHOLMEN dish drainer, as well as pots and pans. Kitchen shelves are stocked with an IKEA BOHOLMEN dish drainer, as well as pots and pans. Kitchen shelves are stocked with an IKEA BOHOLMEN dish drainer, as well as pots and pans. Kitchen shelves are stocked with an IKEA BOHOLMEN dish drainer, as well as pots and pans. Kitchen shelves are stocked with an IKEA BOHOLMEN dish drainer, as well as pots and pans. Kitchen shelves are stocked with an IKEA BOHOLMEN dish drainer, as well as pots and pans. Kitchen shelves are stocked with an IKEA BOHOLMEN dish drainer, as well as pots and pans. Kitchen shelves are stocked with an IKEA BOHOLMEN dish drainer, as well as pots and pans. Kitchen shelves are stocked with an IKEA BOHOLMEN dish drainer, as well as pots and pans.

THERE’S NOTHING MORE FRUSTRATING than a cabinet full of random pot lids clanking around and making a mess. We suggest a minimal dish drainer to keep things neat.

A flat-screen TV is mounted on a white wall painted with gold stripes, with a can of gold paint sitting on the floor. A flat-screen TV is mounted on a white wall painted with gold stripes, with a can of gold paint sitting on the floor. A flat-screen TV is mounted on a white wall painted with gold stripes, with a can of gold paint sitting on the floor. A flat-screen TV is mounted on a white wall painted with gold stripes, with a can of gold paint sitting on the floor. A flat-screen TV is mounted on a white wall painted with gold stripes, with a can of gold paint sitting on the floor. A flat-screen TV is mounted on a white wall painted with gold stripes, with a can of gold paint sitting on the floor. A flat-screen TV is mounted on a white wall painted with gold stripes, with a can of gold paint sitting on the floor. A flat-screen TV is mounted on a white wall painted with gold stripes, with a can of gold paint sitting on the floor. A flat-screen TV is mounted on a white wall painted with gold stripes, with a can of gold paint sitting on the floor. A flat-screen TV is mounted on a white wall painted with gold stripes, with a can of gold paint sitting on the floor. A flat-screen TV is mounted on a white wall painted with gold stripes, with a can of gold paint sitting on the floor. A flat-screen TV is mounted on a white wall painted with gold stripes, with a can of gold paint sitting on the floor.

TV CORDS ARE NECESSARY, BUT UNSIGHTLY. Tape them against the wall, paint over it and then paint stripes down the rest of the wall. There you have it: Camouflage! What cords?

WHIP THOSE CLUTTERED DRAWERS INTO SHAPE with the help of some much-needed interior organisers and drawer mats (to keep things from sliding around).

Made by

Photographer: Micke Persson
Interior designer: Lina Aldén
Digital designer: Annie Svensson
Copy writer: Vanessa Algotsson
Editor: Linda Harkell