7 Tips for Organizing your Living Room

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7 Tips for Organizing your Living Room

My family loves to gather together in the living room, watch TV together, play games and just hang out. As you can guess, the living room gets lots of traffic! At the end of the day, you will find everything from backpacks and toys to cell phones and magazines all over our living room. I always do my best to keep the living room neat and organized because you never know when unexpected company may come to visit. I know it can seem impossible, but here are 7 tips to help you get your living room organized.

  • If your kids play in the living room daily, consider a small toy box to help keep things under control.
  • Use bins, boxes or bowls as catchalls on the coffee table. Instead of just tossing things on the table, this gives a neater more organized appearance.
  • Don’t let clutter build. Every night before you go to bed, take 15 minutes to clean up and put things back in their correct place.
  • A wall unit or entertainment center is perfect for storing dvd’s, books, knick knacks, and other small items.
  • Keep a small covered wastepaper basket for trash that may otherwise get left on the sofa or coffee table.
  • A storage ottoman is great for kicking your feet up, but it’s also perfect to hold video games, magazines or even spare bedding.
  • Store board games for family game night in a wicker basket that slides under the coffee table

With a little bit of time and effort, your living room can be the most organized room in the house. Use my 7 tips for organizing your living room and before you know it, you’ll be on the sofa with some popcorn and a good movie or maybe a glass of wine!


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  1. Masshole Mommy says:

    Oy vey. My living room is a disaster. I am in desperate need of some organization in there!!

  2. Storage ottomans are a lifesaver! They’re perfect for almost anything, really. No matter what you do though, you can never replace picking everything up to stay neat. You gotta pick up your mess!

  3. My kids are old enough that I’m no longer picking up kids toys in the living room, but it still gets so messy! We have a corner and a little bin for cat toys, though.

  4. yumeating says:

    Because of the giant bay window and the big screen television hubs just had to have, we only have 1 – 2 ways our couch and love seat will work and still provide use.

  5. Catherine S says:

    I can use some organization in my house. Thanks for all the great tips.

  6. This is such a helpful post. I actually just put my son on notice to clean the living room before he goes to bed, tomorrow is cleaning day! I am trying all of these tips!

  7. Susanna @Zealous Mom says:

    These are great ideas! Our living room has become the catch-all, so we could certainly use some of these.

  8. Theresa says:

    Great tips! Since I work in the living room, I am usually the one to make the messes in there. I really need one of those wicker baskets to shove everything in when not in use.

  9. Super great tips! I always use wastebaskets with plastic baggies in it…never leave it bare.

  10. casavilorainteriors says:

    these are great tips to keep your living room organized. It can be really hard with kids but not impossible

  11. kristin says:

    These are great tips. We just redid the girls restroom with shelves and plastic tubs.

  12. i don’t like theidea of a trashcan in the living space. makes the kids lazy LOL

  13. Creating units for organizing things I believe is a must! Thanks for the organizing tips!

  14. Love your living room, it’s very cozy. I really like the ottoman idea.

  15. These are really great tips! I could use these for sure. Love your living room!

  16. Krystal says:

    Great tips. You’ve got to keep the clutter under control.

  17. Christie says:

    You are speaking to me! My living room is in shambles at the moment!

  18. candy olivares says:

    Great tips! I have actually been doing some of these already and I’m noticing the difference! 🙂

  19. I’m sooo using some of these tips. I’m ashamed of my living room.

  20. I really want to organize my living room. Hardest part is the toys that make there and then never go back to the basement

  21. Great tips!
    I like to have everything in it’s place. It keeps my mind calm 😉

  22. Oh!!
    Will you come do mine? It needs some help for sure!

  23. Amanda says:

    All great tips! I need some organization in my life!

  24. We have a pretty large living room. We gave half of it to the kids for their play area! Looking forward to getting that space back soon. 🙂

    Great tips for getting organized!

  25. Fantastic tips. I keep a waste basket by the couch.