Whether you use Casa Life's stackable brushed metal canisters ($40, Casa Life , 170-171 East Liberty, 416-922-2785, www.casalife.com) to clear up front-door clutter or hold the key party of the century is between you and your canisters.
Globetrotter Stephanie Johnson started stitching her toiletry bags to tote around her own makeup stash. Homebodies can spruce up their vanities with her pretty printed vinyl purse ($68, Ziggy's at Home , 794 College, 416-535-8728, www.stephaniejohnson. com).
Kool Krate does dorm-room chic with its multicoloured connectable CD cases ($4.95 each, Neat Storage Essentials , 70 Yorkville, 416-972-9700).
Your good intentions about stashing those backpacking pics in a photo album are going nowhere, so display your faves in Umbra 's wire picture and memo holder ($14.99, Solutions , Dufferin Mall, 900 Dufferin, 416-516-6635, www.umbra.com).
When all other tidy tactics fail, pile that junk into stylish boxes like EQ3's blue canvas collapsibles ($7.99 on sale, EQ3 , 222 King East, 416-815-2002, and others, www.eq3.com).