I know that I’ve mentioned this before, however, for anyone who missed that post, I can really recommend the benefits of stacking your things vertically, instead of piling.
Not only is it easier to see all your lovely colourful things, bringing to light those items buried at the bottom, the things you forgot you even had. It also looks calmer and is no more difficult to keep up than the piling method.
According to Marie Kondo, in her book, ‘The life-changing magic of tidying’, Vertical storage is key – she stores everything vertically, including her staples…. And carrots!
I think it is fair to say that when your things are stored vertically, you can see more clearly what can be pared down. (eg do I need this many black tops?)