20 organization stations to keep your life together
August 4th, 2019
By D.G. Sciortino
Contributor at Home Hacks
The hustle and bustle of life can quickly turn your house into a hot mess. Before you know it, your house can look like a trainwreck at the end of the week. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
All you need is a little bit of organization. And the way to stay organized is with the right tools. Once you have the tools in place, staying organized is easy.
But first, you’ll need some ideas to get you started on your organization journey. These 20 organization stations will inspire you and give you great ideas on how to organize your home. You can recreate them in your home or modify them to fit your needs.
Here are 20 organization stations you need at home to keep your life together:
1) Rolling Cart Storage
Rolling cart storage creates mobile storage where you need it. These rolling storage carts can be ideal for every room in your home. You can use it in the kitchen pantry for canned goods or for cooking utensils, art supplies, or even in the bathroom for toilet paper and linens. Learn how to set up an art cart here.
2) Bathtub Organization
Is your bathtub inundated with bath toys and other things that make bathtime fun? Keep that stuff in order with a hanging fruit basket. Just hang it from your shower rod.
3) Command Center
Command centers are great for keeping your family organized and on task. All you need is a blank wall in your house. Command centers usually have a dry erase board for family messages, a calendar, and some bins for each family member to stay organized. Here are 15 ideas for different command centers you can create in your home.
4) Charging Stations
Most of us have corners in our home with wires strewn everywhere to plug-in our devices. You can bring some order to these spaces by making a charging station. You can find different ideas for charging stations here.
5) Clothing Organizer
Getting kids ready for school can truly be a battle. Make things easier on yourself by labeling a drawer for each day of the week. Just place an outfit in each drawer so you don’t have to waste time in the morning picking the outfit out.
6) Coffee Station
Instead of stumbling around in the morning looking for the things you need to make coffee, keep it all in one place. Grab a small table or shelf and use it to house your coffee machine, mugs, sugar, and whatever else you need for your coffee. That way you can easily make your coffee when you’re half-awake. Get more ideas for this here.
7) Pet Organization Station
Make feeding the dog a lot easier. Create a pet organization station with some drawers. Label one for food, another for toys, another for treats, clothes, and stuff for bath time. Get more ideas for pet supply organization here.
8) Tool Storage
Work more efficiently by organizing your tool and workspaces. Each tool has its place in this station. Get more tool organization ideas here.
Don’t let your bikes, strollers, and wheeled toys become a mess in your garage or outside. Mark off a place for them so they stay nice and neat. You can also try this idea.
10) Snack Station
Your pantry can quickly become a mess when your kids rummage through it. Keep things civilized by keeping snacks together in specific bins. You can find more snack station ideas here.
11) Homework Station
Help your kids stay focused during homework time by creating a homework station. Keep pens, paper, and anything else they will need to do their homework all in one organized place. Learn how to make this hideaway homework station here and find other homework stations ideas here.
12) Gift Wrap Station
Wrapping paper and ribbons can roll around, unravel, or get tangled up. This gift wrap station conveniently hangs on the back of a door and uses wire baskets to keep everything in its place. You can learn how to make this one here and find more ideas here.
13) BBQ Grill Organization Station
If you’re serving as grill master for a party, you’ll want to stay organized so you can churn out those burgers and franks. You can find more ideas here.
14) Back to School Station
Heading back to school doesn’t have to be a chaotic time. This back to school station has a place for each child to put their backpack and includes a weekly schedule that helps keep track of everyone’s activities. Learn how to make it here.
15) Craft Supplies Station
Your creativity can flow a lot easier when you’re organized. Use cups to keep pens, markers, and scissors together and wire baskets to keep your other items in order. Get more craft station organization ideas here.
16) Gardening Station
Make gardening even more zen by building a gardening station. You can repurpose old furniture and use it to hang and store gardening tools and create an area to pot plants. Learn how to build one from a cabinet here and get more ideas here.
17) Toy Organization Station
Help your kids pick up their toys with a toy organization station. Just label plastic bins so that the kids know where they can put their trucks, crayons, and super heroes. Get more toy organization station ideas here.
18) Pool Organization Station
The towels, the floats, and the toys. Your pool area can quickly get crazy. Learn how to make this pool organization station here and get some more ideas here.
19) Cleaning Supply Station
Most people just throw their cleaning supplies under the sink and end up with toppled over bottles and things that have to reach all the way in the back for. Put an end to this maddness by using things like Lazy Susans or plastic drawers to keep all these items organized. You can find lots of great ideas here.
20) Laundry Organization Station
An organized laundry station can make doing laundry a lot more enjoyable. Include bins for each person in their household so you can place their laundry in it for easy sorting. You can also make a designated bin for lint and use nice containers for laundry soap. Get more laundry room organization ideas here.