* Inspired by Marie Kondo’s Netflix series? Take steps towards de-cluttering your life
* These multi-function items provide convenience without taking up too much space
* From kitchen tools to smart lamps, find the item that’s best for you
Although Marie Kondo has been helping people organize and de-clutter their lives for years, her ideas really hit the mainstream with the release of her Netflix show, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, on January 1st of this year. Millions of people have been inspired to try the Kondo Method, and organize their homes and belongings, getting rid of items that no longer “spark joy.” There can also be added psychological benefits to cleaning, from helping to reduce stress, to shifting focus and energy towards more meaningful life pursuits that don’t revolve around material goods. Sadly, we can’t all be Marie Kondo, and many of us find it hard to let go of certain things we see as necessities in our lives. Rather than simply throwing everything out, why not try and invest in items that have multiple uses, so you can keep the convenience, without sacrificing the space?
1. Tissue Box Multifunction Remote Control Storage Box
Made of durable plastic, this tissue box holder and organizer can be at home on a desk or next to a sink. Fill up the two attached containers with bathroom products and make up brushes, or fill them with stationary or remote controls for easy access on coffee tables or desks. It will help you stay organized, as well as maximize your limited available space.
2. JULED Music Flowerpot
This isn’t your typical plant pot. This JULED pot will automatically play music with every touch, and also has a warm ring of LED lights built into it that will turn on and off in time to the music. Aside from brightening your day with flora and musical accompaniment, it can also be switched into night-light mode and kept on your bedside table.
3. Smart Alexa WiFi Table Lamp by Venyn
Compatible with Amazon ECHO/ Echo Dot and Google Home, this smart lamp can be controlled from anywhere in the house through your smart phone, which you can use to set custom brightness levels and choose between different colors. You can also set a countdown timer so it will switch off independently, saving you money on your energy bill.
4. HOMIEE Hand Blender
This multi-functional hand blender can smash, beat, chop, stir and juice, and comes with an accompanying bowl, beater and whisk. Adjust between levels one to fifteen for speed, and make everything from baby food to salsa, with easy touch operation that offers automatic shut off.
5. SONGMICS Multi Function Lapdesk Table
Get things done, all from the comfort of your bed or couch. This lap table can support up to 71 lbs, so you can use it to prop up your laptop, or eat breakfast in bed. Made of eco-friendly and durable bamboo, you can choose between five different positions to adjust it to, based on what’s most comfortable for you.
6. TANGKULA Wall Mounted Table Fold Out Desk
Maximize your space by utilizing this mounted wall desk, which features storage shelves for you to store books, stationary or anything else you like. This desk also has the ability to fold up into the wall, which means you can de-clutter and save on space while you’re not using it, or busy entertaining.