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How to Organize & Arrange Your Living Room

Just store It | May 01, 2019

Your living room is the area of your home that a lot of different activities happen. It’s often used for movie nights, a play area for children, and a game room for friends and family. With so many different happenings in one place, it’s no wonder that your living room can quickly become cluttered and disorganized.

Check out the following tips for organizing and arranging this lively space in your home, and rent a storage unit at Just Store It! in Johnson City to keep items that you don’t have room for safe.


Use Storage Cubbies

With so many activities going on in one area, it’s a good idea to use storage cubbies to keep things neatly separated and put away. You can have children’s toys in one or two baskets, mail in another, magazines in one, and remotes and electronics if you have a lot of them.

There are a lot of home goods stores where you can find nice looking storage cubbies for a decent price. This will keep your living area tidy when you’re not using these items, and it will help you find them quickly when you want to use them. You can set it up behind your couch or against the wall for accessibility.

Clear The Coffee Table

One place that’s most notable for attracting clutter is the coffee table. Keys, mail, bags, and coats all seem to find a place here when it could be used for beverages, games, and small decor. Use a basket to keep your mail in, find a decorative dish for you keys, and add some hooks to the wall to hang your bags, purses, and coats.

This way, all of these items have a specific place to be stored, and the coffee table is free to set your drinks, light a candle, or play a card game.

Remove Extra Furniture

If your living room is difficult to navigate because you have too many pieces of furniture, then it’s time to assess what you really need. If you have a rocking chair that no one uses, perhaps it could be sold, put into a storage unit, or placed in a different room of your home.

Consider rearranging your furniture in a way that opens up more floor space. If you have furniture that doesn’t fit, think about how often you use it and if it’s necessary. Maybe you don’t have too much furniture, but you could benefit from having shelving or a bookcase where the loveseat is placed. Make sure you’re using your furniture for its intended purpose and find pieces that function well for storage to keep your living room organized.

Minimize Decor

It’s nice to personalize your space with decorations and knick knacks that you like, but it’s easy to go overboard and take up valuable storage space with these items. Instead, choose half to keep on display and half to put in a storage unit. You can rotate through decorations monthly, seasonally, or however often you prefer. This keeps decorations looking fresh, and gives you more space to store your belongings.


Keep your living room clean and tidy with tips like these so you can get more out of the space. You’ll be able to move around more easily and relax knowing that everything is in its place. When you’ve identified furniture and decorations that you don’t have room for, you can rent a storage unit at Just Store It! in Johnson City. We are dedicated to clean, secure, and convenient storage, so your belongings will always be safe. Check out our different storage units available and reserve yours today.