"Choose storage pieces whenever possible. Hidden storage is your friend! Ottomans with lift-up lids are perfect for quickly chucking in kids' toys, remote controls and messy piles of magazines. But it doesn't stop there — instead of a side table, choose a cabinet; instead of a plain bench, pick one with under-seat storage. Sneaking in extra pockets of storage here and there throughout your home will add up to a cleaner, tidier space."