19 Chic and Easy Ways to Marie Kondo Your Life
We rounded up the best joy-sparking organizers from Honolulu shops.
If tidying up your home, your office, your closet, your (insert disaster area of your choice here) is at the top of your to-do list right now, you aren’t the only one. Here at the magazine every last person seems to be on the verge of Kondo-ing some hot mess.
To help you (and all of us) jump-start the decluttering, we rounded up a handful of stylish and affordable (Kondo’s Hikidashi box sets were running $89—eep!) organizers designed to clean up your life without cleaning out your wallet.
For the Closet:
After giving your clothing and accessories much mahalo for making you look like the fly creature you are, tuck them neatly into these drawer-ready boxes. A shoe organizer to slide under the bed—genius!
Ikea Stuk box polyester box
$3.99 for 7.75-by-13.5-inch, shipping cost upon request. Available for order through Haul2Hi, 1148 Bethel St., (808) 462-9544.
InterDesign Three-Piece box set
$15.99. City Mill, 3086 Wai‘alae Ave., (808) 735-7636.
Real Simple Underbed zip-top shoe organizer
$19.99. Bed Bath & Beyond, Ward Village, (808) 593-8161.
iDesign storage drawer with pocket and handle
$34.99 for a set of two. Simply Organized, Kāhala Mall, (808) 739-7007.
For the Office:
Keep your desktop chic and orderly with these handsome and sleek pieces.
See Jane Work marble-print organizer
$7.99. Office Depot, 1505 Dillingham Blvd., (808) 845-5784.
Hearth & Hand faux-leather file sorter
$24.49. Target, Ala Moana Center, (808) 206-7162.
Poppin Grip Grass pen holder
$14.99. Simply Organized, Kāhala Mall, (808) 739-7007.
For Sentimental Items:
These charming patterned boxes offer the perfect spots to store sentimental items, such as treasured photos, letters and keepsakes.
Ikea Anilinare recycled-paper box set
$9.99, shipping cost upon request. Available for order through Haul2Hi, 1148 Bethel St., (808) 462-9544.
See Jane Work nesting boxes
$19.99 for a set of two. Office Depot, 770 Ala Moana Blvd., (808) 545-517.
Ikea Tjena storage box with lid
$1.99, shipping cost upon request. Available for order through Haul2Hi, 1148 Bethel St., (808) 462-9544.
For Komono (Kitchen and Bath):
Cool containers for keeping like items, such as recipe cards, cotton balls and dry food ingredients, together in style.
Violette 13.5-ounce spice jar
$14, 62.5-ounce canister, $28, 67.5-ounce canister, $36. Anthropologie, Ala Moana Center, (808) 946-6302.
Bodum glass jar with copper-plated lid
$20. The Compleat Kitchen, Kāhala Mall, (808) 737-5827.
Rifle Paper Co. recipe box (includes 24 recipe cards and 12 dividers)
$41. The Paperie, Kāhala Mall, (808) 735-6464.
For the Living Room:
Take your TV room from chaotic to clutter-free with fab trays that neatly house magazines, remote controls and video game gear.
Threshold 16-by-12-inch fabric-lined tray
$24.99. Target, Ala Moana Center, (808) 206-7162.
Sisal and sweetgrass baskets
$45 each. Ginger13, 22 S. Pauahi St., (808) 531-5311.
Ikea Kuggis recycled-plastic tray
$7, shipping cost upon request. Available for order through Haul2Hi, 1148 Bethel St., (808) 462-9544.
For the Miscellaneous:
Giving every last item a home is a snap with these handy catchall containers, perfect for organizing everything from rubber slippas and small toys to coins and cozy throws.
$13. Mōno, 2013 S. King St., (808) 955-1595.
Plant Sax mud cloth bin
$48 for large. plantsax.com.
Twiggy Hawai‘i Monstera Aloha canvas bin
$28 for small, $32 for large. hellotwiggy.com.