Having an organized home can make you feel calmer and more relaxed. It also helps saves time and money. Plus, it creates a nurturing surrounding, too!
Unfortunately, keeping an organized home is easier said than done. If you own too many things or you live with playful kids, you’ll find the task of keeping things where they should be quite hard.
As a way to help you keep on top of your goal, here are 50 organization hacks from people who clearly know a thing or two about keeping an organized home.
1. Use clear plastic organizers for your drawers.
Apart from keeping similar items in one place, clear plastic organizers make it easy for you to see what’s inside them. You won’t need to take them out one by one just to see what you’re looking for.
2. Install pull-out rolling shelves in your pantry.
If your cabinets are deep, you should consider installing pull-out rolling shelves. Having them means not reaching into the back of your cabinets anymore. Plus, no more wasted space!
3. Create a board for your measuring spoons.
This organization hack is awesome for two things. One, it keeps all the measuring spoons in one place. Two, it helps avoid confusion when you’re measuring ingredients. Find out how to make one for your kitchen here.
4. Use document organizers to maximize the storage space in your cabinet.
Got extra space under your sink? Use it to keep your pots, pans, and cutting boards. Now, to make sure they don’t end up looking like a big pile of mess there, keep them in order by using document organizers.
5. Install key rails inside your cupboard.
This hack took less than 30 minutes to do. Even if you don’t have awesome DIY skills, you won’t have a hard time following these steps.
6. Use baskets to organize your pantry.
Who wouldn’t fall in love with this pantry? Everything is neat and organized. The secret? Baskets!
7. Avoid having cluttered drawers with an adjustable rack pan organizer.
All it took for this drawer to be functional again was an adjustable rack pan organizer. If you have cutting boards, pans, and different large kitchen items, this hack can keep everything organized.
8. Use every corner for storage.
Tight in space? Use all the corners for storage. You can buy those cheap wire baskets from your local store and use them to keep lighter items.
9. Make your own spice drawer.
Buy a couple of spice drawer organizer and install them in one of your middle-sized drawers. If you’re not sure how to do that, click here.
10. Use wire baskets to hold your cutting boards
Wire baskets can make it easy for you to grab what you need. All you have to do is pull them out, select, and push back. They’re that simple to use.
11. Add labels to your spices and baking ingredients.
Apart from giving them that stylish twist, they also make it easy for you and the rest of the family to put them back to where they belong. You can be as creative as you want in making your labels.
12. Organize your linen closet with matching bins.
Those baskets made such a huge difference in the way this linen closet looks. Plus, the labels were quite pretty, too. You can find out more about this transformation here.
13. Keep your cleaning tools organized using S-hooks.
S-hooks offer a great way to keep your cleaning tools organized and easy to access. They also help free up more floor space so you can keep other things in your storage room.
14. Use shower curtain rings for your scarf collection.
With shower curtain rings and towel bars, you’ll be able to make a nice scarf organizer. They are a great alternative to hangers which tend to be bulky.
15. Follow the KonMarie method when folding clothes.
This folding technique allows pants to stay perfectly organized. Plus, it also allows gives you more space in your drawers. If you’re not sure how to do it, check out this post.
16. Organize clutches using envelope organizers.
If you’re struggling with keeping your clutches organized, buy some envelope organizers. They work really well in keeping clutches organized. You can also use them to organize your makeup palettes.
17. Turn your nightstand’s drawer as your charging station.
Having cords all over your table and room isn’t great. The wires can easily make your room look like a huge mess. As a way to keep your things organize, hide your electronics and cables in your nightstand’s drawer.
18. Make a bedside gadget caddy.
Don’t have a lot of space on your bedside table? No worries. With double-sided pre-quilted cotton, a twill tape, an old blanket, and general sewing supplies, you can easily make your own bedside caddy for your gadgets. Learn more about that here.
19. Make labeled drawers for your kids’ clothes.
It’s always nice to encourage kids to be more independent. One way you can do that is to let them dress by themselves. Now, to make sure they don’t pick an inappropriate outfit, you can fill labeled drawers with clothes.
20. Use candy jars to keep your kids’ art supplies.
Putting your kids’ art supplies in an area where they can see them more often can trick them to using them more. Raising Lemons has an interesting theory about it. She even made a post about this hack.
21. Dedicate a bucket for everyone at home.
This is such a nice idea when you have kids at home. By having their own buckets, they’ll feel more responsible for putting away their things, particularly their toys.
22. Create a system for organizing your files.
Having a good system in place isn’t easy, but the hard work’s surely worth it. You’ll experience less stress and you’ll be able to stay updated with all your dues. Plus, having a cleaner and more organized office space can mean finding things easier. Read more about this hack here.
23. Place a fabric bulletin board in your office space.
If you don’t have an office space, you can set up one in your kitchen or even your room. This fabric bulletin board is handy when it comes to setting reminders or making important notes.
24. Turn aluminum cans into pen holders.
Got empty aluminum cans? You can turn them into beautiful pen holders. You can find everything you need to know about the project here.
25. Color code your circuit breaker.
To make sure you’re able to find the right switch when your breaker flips, use a color-coded system. You can use sticky dots or paint chips. This post has interesting tips you might find useful when doing this hack.
26. Organize your garage with an old palette.
This hack doesn’t require you to build anything. You won’t even need complicated DIY skills to do it. Check out this post to know more.
27. Use a shoe organizer to hold smaller items.
If you have cans of spray paint in your garage, you can use a shoe organizer to keep them neat and tidy. You can hang it on the wall beside your door to keep them out of the way.
28. Use an empty tissuebox to store plastic bags.
Sometimes, folding plastic bags isn’t enough to keep them organized. And for that, you can use an empty tissuebox.
29. Use magazine holders to create different sections in your pantry.
You can make a section for different kinds of produce. You can also use a magazine holder to make a section for your cans, bags of chips, and so much more!
30. Use baskets in your fridge to organize items.
This isn’t just an organization hack. You see, with baskets, you’ll be able to see your food items easier. This can help cut down food waste.
31. Use empty 12-pack soda boxes for your canned goods.
This is quite a cheap organization hack. All you need to do is cover your soda box with a pretty paper wrapper and you’re done.
32. Get pretty pump bottles for your shampoos and conditioners.
There’s nothing wrong with keeping oversized bottles in your bathroom. However, if you want to keep the overall look of your items nice and neat, consider getting pretty pump bottles. Refill them with your shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.
33. Hang your shower organizer at the backside of the shower.
This hack can make it easier for you to access your shower items without worrying about the bottles falling on your head while you shower. Plus, it also allows you to hang your sponges and let them air dry.
34. Be choosy about what you store in your linen closet.
Ideally, you’ll just need three sets of sheets per bed. When it comes to towels, hand towels, and bath sheets, three sets should be enough, too. This post tells a lot of good tips on organizing linen closet.
35. Get adjustable shelves for your bathroom.
This hack takes no more than 15 minutes to make. And the best part? It actually works. Even if you have limited space at home, you’ll be able to keep a lot of your favorite bathroom items.
36. Make your own marker caddy.
It’s frustrating to always find yourself hunting for markers in different drawers. To make sure that no longer happens, make your own marker caddy with some toilet paper tubes and an empty shoebox. You can find all the details here.
37. Put magnets on your makeup items.
Keeping your makeup items in a basket isn’t the best idea. If you’re like most women, you’ll find that basket a mess in no time. As an alternative, you can make your own makeup magnet board following this guide.
38. Turn old books into a storage space.
This is quite creative. With this hack, you’ll be able to create an extra storage space without other people noticing. Find out how in this post.
39. Organize heels using tension rods.
Got dozens of shoes but not much closet space? Consider getting tension rods. Installing them in your bedroom can give you enough space to keep your shoes neat and organized.
40. Use a cart to organize your things in the bedroom.
Apart from giving you a space for your gadgets and books, a cart can also work as a nightstand. You just have to be a bit creative about it. The ideas in this post can help you with that.