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5 Organizing Ideas We Can Learn from Janice de Belen's Family Home

Nifty tricks and clever solutions can help you achieve a spotless space

Photography: Dakila Angeles

After seeing the renovated home of actress Janice de Belen, you might be wondering how the doting mother keeps the house clean while still attending to numerous commitments and hobbies on the side. If you will check out the space again, the answer is crystal clear. Within the home are smart storage solutions and hacks that you can also apply in your own haven. From organizing craft supplies and cooking must-haves, to displaying paintings and other collectibles, you'll find a lot of ideas in this two-storey property:

1. Create concealed cabinets for food items and other essentials.

On an ordinary day, the wooden wall near the dining area seem like a fitting focal point that adds warmth to the space. It's actually a storage and pantry in one where the family keeps food and precious dinnerware.

If you're hoping to do the same in your own home, you can conceal shelves using sliding glass mirrors or doors. These options help keep the area clean while giving it a sleek, elegant vibe.

2. Make the most of walls.

It's no secret that walls can be turned into instant storage spots. If like Janice, you love collecting mugs and teacups, you can install a wooden ledge above the window where you can neatly display these. Remember to clean this spot regularly to avoid dust build up.

You can also keep the knives accessible using magnetic knife holder that you can put above the sink. Additional racks for plates, pans, and pots may also come in handy.

RL Tip: Look for magnetic knife holders when you visit the nearest hardware or home store.

3. Use the floor.

Got tons of paintings, framed photographs, and other artwork? Aside from making use of your walls, you can line them up on the floor and prop them against the wall.

Given Janice's huge collection of art pieces, it's no longer surprising to see paintings in corners and other unexpected places.

4. Invest in magnetic organizers and plastic bins.

If you love arts, crafts, and other hobbies, we're sure you have different accessories and materials to organize. Aside from making the most of your shelves and cabinets, you can turn the space under your work table into storage by keeping bins and baskets there. Label each accordingly so you can get what you need easily.

Got extra money to spare? Reward yourself with a special cabinet that comes with a magnetic board. Use it to organize cans of small knickknacks and magnets. Look for something similar at Wilcon Depot, IT Hub, Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City.

5. Go for the unexpected.

The master bedroom features various organizing hacks—wall rakcs, hooks, and additional rods. Notice another smart solution? Look up and see the wooden ledge holding the owner's collection of stuffed toys. If you love books and magazines, this can be a perfect way to keep these in place and showcase your favorite reads, too.

Click here to see more photos of Janice's family home.

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