Some trends in storage and organization are expected, such as the continued emphasis on eco-friendly products and the advancement of home offices.
The field of home organizing is constantly evolving, offering a wide range of intelligent products and efficient methods to help homeowners save time and money, and adapt to their changing lifestyles.
With the increased importance of our homes since 2020, there has been significant growth in the organization industry, as evidenced by the abundance of TikTok organizing hacks and the demand for professional organizers.
In anticipation of the trends for 2023, I spoke with fellow organizers to gather insights.
While some trends are to be expected, such as the continued emphasis on eco-friendly products and the advancement of home offices for remote work, some unexpected trends may reshape your organizing plans for the coming year.
Trending Storage and Organization Ideas of 2023
Sustainability Continues to Thrive:
In the pursuit of organization, sustainability remains a significant focus.
The trend of using storage products made from recycled or sustainable materials is expected to gain even more momentum in 2023, according to Brandie Larsen and Ryan Eiesland, cofounders of Home+Sort. Embracing environmentally friendly options that make life easier in any space is A Key driver.
Instead of purchasing plastic containers that contribute to landfills, people are encouraged to explore alternatives such as hyacinth, rattan, and jute. Larsen also suggests utilizing glass jars with bamboo lids, baskets made from natural materials, and organizing bins crafted from recycled plastic as eco-friendly options.
Minimalism has evolved into more than just a passing trend; it has become a lifestyle embraced by many.
The concept of “less is more” is now being applied to create a clutter-free and visually streamlined look, particularly in the kitchen. Homeowners are opting for coordinated sets of clear or neutral-colored items, replacing the assortment of mismatched mugs and cups.
This shift is seen as a contemporary response to the traditional collections of China in the past. Being a home barista with a simplified, minimalist aesthetic provides a sense of indulgence while maintaining an uncluttered and cohesive appearance in cabinets and countertops.
Enhanced Home Offices:
The trend of upgrading home offices continues to gain traction as remote and hybrid work arrangements become more prevalent.
Ashley Murphy, CEO of Neat Method, predicts that in 2023, people will invest more in creating elevated and functional home workstations. Whether companies have reopened their offices or not, having a dedicated space at home for paperwork, bill-paying, or focused work is highly desirable.
With an abundance of attractive office organization supplies available, individuals can customize their Home Office spaces to improve productivity and create a conducive work-from-home atmosphere. Revamping desk drawers or expanding existing storage solutions are expected to be popular approaches to enhancing home workstations.
Customized Storage Solutions:
Recent years have witnessed a growing interest in home renovation projects, including custom closets and kitchens, that optimize storage and cater to specific family needs.
However, rising lumber costs and shipping delays have impacted these projects. As a result, more economical options are gaining prominence.
Many individuals are turning to track systems like the Elfa line at The Container Store as alternatives to expensive cabinetry. While track systems still require an investment, they offer customization options such as adjustable shelves and added drawers, allowing for flexibility as storage needs evolve.
When renovating in 2023, functionality is just as important as aesthetics. Incorporating features like sliding cabinets for garbage and recycling, appliance garages to keep countertops clear, and built-in spice racks can maximize storage efficiency in the kitchen.
While the kitchen has long been considered the heart of the home, the focus is shifting toward pantry organization.
Kristy Potgieter, CEO of Sortifi, highlights the increasing popularity of pantry designs as people recognize the importance of this space. Pantries play a crucial role in meal preparation and storage, but without proper organization, they can quickly become cluttered and prone to expired food items.
Intentional pantry organization is on the rise, facilitated by stackable and space-saving food containers that allow for decanting and efficient storage of dried goods. As the year progresses, more attention will be given to creating functional and aesthetically pleasing pantry spaces.
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