Some items and devices are a must in your house, and you can’t live without them. But, what should you do to hide your ugly stuff in your house? It’s effortless. After applying my tips below, your visitors will wonder about many things:
Where is your trash bin?
Where do you put your kids’ toys and pets’ toys? They even can’t see your pets’ food bowls and litter boxes.
The following tips are the magic.
Let you wrap them with TV cord covers painted the same color as your wall to blend them into the wall.
Cords Not In Use
For 20 cords, you make a box container with 20 paper towel tubes inside. Despite a simple cord organizer, storing each in a tube keeps your cords not in use from being tangled up together easily. This way helps you not only hide these ugly items but also save more time to untangle them. I had this uncomfortable experience when throwing all of my cords on a counter or in a drawer.
You should store your electronics, such as a cable box, a gaming system, and other electronic components in a metal grate or a cabinet with glass fronts to allow remote signals. Putting these electronics in a cabinet with wooden fronts requires you to open your cabinet every use. This method takes you a lot of time and effort; especially, it isn’t beautiful and compact when opening.
Routers And Smart Home Components
You can hide your routers and smart home components in the back of some plants to keep them out of sight. Plus, this is also a way to add a piece of nature into your house.
Painting your breaker boxes the same color as the wall is enough to hide them. You can hide them under something like some framed pictures or a small blanket to hide them completely. Remember to choose easy-to-remove things because some urgent cases require you to reach your breaker boxes quickly.
You can hide this item by hanging a framed picture on the top of the thermostat as a cover. When you want to read the temperature, you just need to lift off the frame. Don’t forget to remove the glass from the picture frame to allow the unit to receive temperature readings. Moreover, using a picture frame with glass can cause a mess when you are not careful. Removing it on a regular basis leads to breaking.
Objects in different sizes and designs but the same category
The general solution for all of these things is a pegboard. Setting this item in a home office to store your office items, in the kitchen to store kitchen tools, even some people use it to store cleaning supplies. You can decorate them in different ways vertically and orderly.
A large family usually has shoe storage cabinets & racks to store shoes of all family members. However, it’s okay to keep them in baskets underneath your bench to save more money and space.
Dry Food And Ingredients
Before storing dry food and ingredients in a pantry, you should put them in jars and baskets to reduce the packaging clutter and streamline.
Putting food bowls in a dresser drawer can keep them out of sight when your pets aren’t eating. Don’t apply this way with a pet water dispenser because your pets need to drink anytime they need.
Pet Toys And Kid’s Toys
Depending on how many toys your pet and kid have, you need one or more baskets. You shouldn't put all of them in place because your kids might stick to a specific area for playing. Instead, it’s better to divide them into baskets of toys and put them in different areas, such as the living room, bedroom, and playroom.
Remember to cover your toy baskets with a small blanket or a pillow to keep toys inside, out of sight. Or it’s best to pick up baskets with lids.
There are many ways to hide a litter box, putting it in a large basket, for example. You can build a cat house litter cover on your own or hide it under the sink. I place my cat’s litter box in a cabinet with 2 doors without drawers.
You can cover ugly drapery rods with a window cornice.
Books And Bookshelves
You should use an invisible bookshelf instead of a big and bulky bookshelf. Although this way can’t help you hide books, you can hide the bookshelf for a more compact house.
If your pipe system in your house is too big to fit inside the wall, you can hide these exposed pipes from washers and other appliances by covering them with a set of blinds.
You can install your trash bins on a counter to keep them out of sight. When you need to use them, simply slide them on out to access them.
It’s not difficult to hide ugly stuff in your house. In general, you just need to hide them in covered places or cover them with something fitted. Of course, you need to make sure about the safety, for example, you have to remove glass parts if you remove the covering item regularly.