I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for little things I can do to make my home look just a little bit better. Luckily I’m the daughter of a mom that is a bundle of OCD. She’s shared a ton of tips over the years, and while I’m not quite at her level of matching spices and clothes hangers, I may be on my path to getting there.
You want cute optics? I’m about to blow your mind with three simple hacks that will seriously, I mean seriously, make everything in your home look A LOT better.
You want a home that’s easy on the eyes? Ya, that story doesn’t involve labels. Seriously, they’re ugly, they’re tacky, and they’re usually filled with pointless words, clutter, and unnecessary logos. And, guys, they are honestly so easy to take off. And for those that aren’t, please, you are an adult, you should own some Goo Gone. I’m talking about doing something so simple, and making everything look so much cleaner. REMOVE. THE. DAMN. LABELS.
I’ve removed labels off deodorant, hand soap, dish soap, shampoos, and so many other containers and it looks so much cleaner. It makes your home look like a HOME, and not like a pharmacy. This is NOT Walgreens folks.
2. Replacement containers and bottles
LOOK. AT. THAT. EYE. SORE. FYI, I’m the kind of person that will skip out on a bottle of shampoo or lotion if the bottle is ugly. However, I get that you are probably not on the same spectrum of psycho that I am. Take my husband for example, he LOVES himself some Nivea. Guys, Nivea is BLUE. BLUE! And, removing a label is just not enough for me. Looking at that bottle every morning while I brushed my teeth didn’t make me happy. You know what makes me happy? This bottle.
Look how much cleaner it looks in a separate container. Everything now blends in. It’s also super cute, and you can reuse it. I also keep our Q-tips in this glass container. You can get these anywhere, and they are so cheap. I got mine at HomeGoods and the jar at Target. Here’s another example in my mom’s bathroom.
She has her cotton balls, Q-tips, and medicine in pedestaled apothecary jars. I love these because they’re practical, organized, and look like decor. Moral of the story? If it came in something hideous, you need to put it in something beautiful.
3. Colors (or not)
My daughter broke her arm right before she turned two. I asked if they offered neutral-colored casts, and my husband was mortified. Get a bright color they said. She will be happy they said. I died a little inside that day.
Look, for the record, I love colors. I’m just VERY particular about the pairings of the colors, and the shades. Just look at these two sets of cups. You have a pretty table set for dinner, do you want all these random colors all over the place? Or a nice clean clear cup for the kiddos?
And with that said, I’m very conscious of everything I buy. Also, to avoid eye sores, I try to get all accessories for my home in neutral colors. Yes, that means I have neutral colors for everything from my kitchen accessories like my dustpan or dish brush, to the toothbrushes in my bathroom, to the plates and cups we eat on, to the reusable grocery bags we use.
Alright, now roll up your sleeves, grab some Goo Gone, and get to work. I promise you, you will thank me. Oh, and this guy is seriously my spirit animal.