Using Trays to Keep Your Home Beautifully Organized

The following is a guest post about organizing with trays from regular contributor, Yuni at Love Your Abode.

Beautiful ways to keep your home organized using trays at I'm an Organizing Junkie blog

One of my favorite organizing methods is using trays. There are so many decorative uses for trays but they are also great for organizing all kinds of things around the home.

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I recently shared a post on how to style bookshelves and one of those tips was using trays. For our guest room, I placed a simple white tray on the shelf to hold toiletry essentials like cotton balls, lotion and q-tips. Grouping like items together on a tray keeps them looking chic and tidy.

organizing with trays

I also placed extra towels and blankets in another woven basket tray on the shelf. Guests are free to use whatever they want with ease.

organizing with trays

On our kitchen island, a white tray holds some canisters, a butter dish and a faux plant. Inside those pretty white canisters are lots of children’s vitamins and probiotics. It keeps my island from looking like a pharmacy and I love how they’re concealed by the pretty canisters. Originally, I thought it may be a hassle getting into them every day but so far, it hasn’t been a nuisance. The kids know how to retrieve their vitamins daily and it teaches them to put them away when they’re done.

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A thin metal tray on the counter is used to corral all of our mugs near our coffee and tea station. This easily allows family and guests to help themselves whenever they please. A sign and candle add some style to this small functional spot.

organizing with trays

My office table has an acrylic tray to hold a family photo, plant and some of my pens and scissors.

organizing with trays

Our coffee bench in the family room keeps our remotes and coasters in one area by gathering them together on a simple rustic tray.

organizing with trays

Trays are also a great way to hold kids’ crafting supplies like markers, crayons and glue. Kids can learn to place them back in the appropriate container and the tray can be moved to any space in the house.

I hope these ideas were helpful in seeing how trays can be utilized around the home. Bathrooms are another perfect place to use trays in corralling like items together and keeping them organized. Thank you for reading and good luck to organizing!

Yuni is married to her high school sweetheart and is a stay at home mom to three precious miracles. She is passionate about Jesus and loves creating a home with purpose. You can find her at Love Your Abode where she shares her love for DIY, organizing, cooking, and interior design. She loves gathering, feeding, and celebrating people. 



Filed under: Clutter Control, Guest Bloggers, Yuni


7 Responses to Using Trays to Keep Your Home Beautifully Organized

  1. 1
    Marcia (OrganisingQueen) says

    Oh Yuni, you have such a gift for making things look pretty and organised :)

    I love your guest room set up… and you gave me a great idea for my kitchen because our vitamins is in a plastic container – functional but not at all pretty!

    • 1.1
      yuni says

      Marcia, you are too sweet. Thank you so much. Yes, I’m so glad I finally put those vitamins in a closed container. Such a minor thing but it really makes me happier! Have a great weekend!

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    MelanieL says

    So many great ideas, I LOVE decorating and organizing with trays!

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      yuni says

      Thank you so much, Melanie! It makes me so happy that you found these idea helpful.

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    Cindy Keller says

    Hi Yuni, I like what you did with the vitamins. I will try that too. The “adult” vitamins go into a drawer to keep them off from being noticed but sometimes the children tend to leave theirs’ around so maybe, I will try the same way you did. Thanks for the tip!

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      Yuni says

      Hi Cindy! I’m so glad you found the tip helpful. I love keeping them hidden but still easily accessible. Hope you had a great weekend!


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