The Marie Kondo-Approved Way to Keep Old Tchotchkes You Don’t Know What to Do With

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Courtesy of Ariel Okin Interiors

Anyone hopping on Marie Kondo's decluttering train? (Same.) Anyone trying to refresh their home on the cheap? (Double same.) We've got a decor hack that melds the two beautifully: figure out ways to actually use your prized tchotchkes that are sitting in storage.

Think: Taking your Nana's old transferware platter out of hiding and using it as a gorgeous letter tray on your desk. Or unearthing your heirloom goblets and using them as bud vases on your side tables. Or using a cereal bowl as an inspired key drop. (You get the idea.) 


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From 2014-2019 Grace Beuley Hunt held the role of Home Editor covering interior design, styling, trends and more.