Organization, especially if you have a lot of things, is all about function and display (or lack thereof). I'm finding that shelves and boxes are key elements in making a house a cleaner home. One of my resolutions this year is to try and be more organized in all areas of my life. I started by painting the bathroom from that terrible green color (color is always better in theory), to a plain white. I cleaned out my car, I got rid of 3 large garbage bags of clothes, and just today, I came straight home and cleaned from 6:30 to about 9:45, mostly organizing and rearranging things. I'm not finished, but I feel really good about where I'm at. And it's not like our house is gross or dirty or anything, it's actually quite tidy most of the time, but keeping a clean room or house has been a life-long struggle for me. I get behind a couple times a week, or I feel too busy with other projects, or I get home too late, but as long as I remember that it saves time in the end to take two extra seconds to put that last thing away, it should be a good year. Images from: 1. Design Sponge. 2. A Desert Fete. 3. Remodelista. 4. Brooks Tool Roll. 5. Spice Jars/Things Organized Neatly. 6. Design Sponge. 7. Desire to Inspire.