For many of us, the living or family room is the hub of the home. In addition to being a place to gather to chat or watch TV, it may also function as a playroom for kids, an office or homework space, and even an at-home “gym.”

Because of the multifunctionality of the living room, odds and ends of all varieties may accumulate in this communal space—toys, books, games, electronics, magazines, chargers, blankets, yoga mats, and more. But the good news is, there are clever organizational and storage hacks beyond the typical bookshelf and TV stand that can be employed to keep this common space neat while also keeping the things you need handy.

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