A lot of people strive for a more organized home. It helps clear the mind, promotes flexibility, sparks creativity, and saves time and money. Having an organized home also reduces stress and boosts productivity.
If you want to experience all those benefits, here are 75 ways to achieve an organized living space.
1. Keep up with your lids with an office organizer.
If you’re always losing Tupperware lids, then you’ll find this hack super handy. By putting an office organizer on the inside of your cabinet, you’ll have dedicated storage space for your precious Tupperware lids.
2. Arrange your threads with floss bobbins.
This might look like a lot of work (and it is!) but the end result is super worth it. Apart from preventing the threads from getting tangled, this organization hack also makes it easier to spot the right thread you need.
3. Fold and roll towels to save more space.
This hack is inspired by the Konmari Method. It suggests that you go through your things, keep those that spark joy, and discard those items that don’t. It also recommends specific ways to fold different items of clothing.
4. Save space and time by keeping matching sheets and covers in pillowcases.
If you have a lot of people reaching into your closet, there’s a good chance that everything inside it will end up in a mess if they can’t easily find what they’re looking for. To make things easier for them and for you, fold matching sheet sets inside a pillowcase. It’ll keep them from sliding around.
5. Sort books by color.
You can organize your books according to genre or author. However, if you want your shelves to look extra nice, try to arrange your books according to color.
6. Organize earrings using strips of thick paper.
This is such an amazing idea. Even if you have tons of earrings, you won’t have to worry about losing them or consuming too much space in your drawer.
7. Organize cleaning agents in a hanging underwear organizer.
With the pandemic going on, it’s always a good idea to keep a few cleaning agents at home to make sure every surface is clean and safe. You can use a hanging underwear organizer to store those spray bottles in one place.
8. Wrap the clothes you hang with plastic to make moving a bit easier.
If you’re trying this hack, don’t forget to label them. That way, you won’t have to open them one by one when looking for something.
9. Create a vertical tea station to save space in your kitchen.
With a vertical tea station, you’ll be able to keep your items organized and out of the way. It makes everything easy to access, too.
10. Organize ingredients in bins.
This is a good hack if you’re always in a rush to cook. By putting all the ingredients you need for a certain recipe in a bin, you won’t have to spend as much time going through your pantry.
11. Use book-ends to keep your clothes in place.
With laundry day approaching, your drawer will start to get messy. To make sure your remaining clothes don’t fall over, you can use book-ends to keep them upright.
12. Organize cables in empty tissue rolls.
With this hack, you’ll be able to save space at home. Plus, you’ll be able to keep the cables from getting tangled, too. Assuming you use tissue at home, it’s a seriously cheap organization hack.
13. Use actual hardware as labels.
Forget about printing labels. If you have any broken or spare hardware, you can use it as a guide on what’s inside each drawer.
14. Keep the books you haven’t read yet in a separate cabinet.
Doing this will help you keep track of the books you still have to go through. And if you put them in a cart, you’ll be able to access the books with much ease.
15. Store squeeze bottles in egg cartons.
The egg cartons will help keep your bottles in an upside-down position. Additionally, it’ll make squeezing out products a lot easier and faster.
16. Use rain gutter shelves for your kids’ books.
When you have kids, books can easily pile up. To make sure that they don’t end up all over their rooms, install rain gutter shelves. And if you put a chair underneath, you can actually make a nice reading nook for your little ones.
17. Install dowels under your sink for your trash bags.
If your plastic bag rolls have holes in them, you can totally do this hack. It makes changing bags easier and faster.
18. Arrange your plates upright.
When your plates are in an upright position, you won’t have to lift the other plates just to get the ones you need. Plus, it makes plates look more visually pleasing.
19. Hang towels behind the door.
Running out of space to hang your towels? You can solve the problem by installing a couple of towel rods behind the door. Apart from creating an extra storage space, you’ll also be making an area where you can dry your towels.
20. Organize water bottles in a magazine holder.
Stacking your bottles up can keep them from flipping and rolling. It also makes it easier to see the individual bottles.
21. Make your linen closet pretty with bins.
With the bins, the closet looks so much organized. There seems to be more space there, too.
22. Store games in plastic drawers.
With this hack, you’re unlikely to lose a piece or two. Plus, it makes it easier to see the games, too.
23. Create a system you can use to organize your papers.
As an adult, you need to be extra careful about your papers. Without a system, you can easily lose important documents. If you don’t have a system yet, you can start by organizing your papers and creating a space for each category. You can use folders or a filing cabinet. You can even organize papers electronically.
24. Create extra storage space by making a stacked plate rack.
This rack looks elegant. In addition to the extra storage space it provides, it can also work as an accent piece in your bathroom or makeup room.
25. Organize art materials in glass jars.
With the way these materials are organized, kids would surely spend more time doing arts at home. Just make sure that an adult is around to supervise them. These glass jars tend to be on the heavier side.
26. Give everyone a dedicated space.
Assign plastic drawers so that everyone who uses the bathroom will have a dedicated space. You can use the drawers to hold deodorants, creams, and other personal items.
27. Use a magnet strip to keep your hairpins in one place.
Never lose a hairpin again with this hack. All you need to do is attach a strip of magnet on your wall or the inside of your cabinet and use it to secure your bobby pins.
28. Mount metal baskets on the wall for your fruits and vegetables.
If you don’t have a lot of counter or pantry space, you can create extra storage space by installing hooks on the wall and hanging baskets there. You can use the extra storage space to keep your fresh fruits and vegetables. You can also use it to store canned items.
29. Create a coffee stationg inside one of your drawers.
This way, your bag of coffee beans and boxes of coffee filters won’t be all over your countertop. You can use small acrylic bins to organize them inside the drawer.
30. Organize canned items in magazine holders.
For this, all you’ll need to do is flip your magazine holder on its back and stack your canned items inside it. Take note that this hack works best with cans with the same dimensions.
31. Color code your circuit breaker box.
If your circuit breaker flips all of a sudden, you need to be able to find the right switch quickly. Having a color-coded breaker box can help you during that kind of emergency.
32. Turn your old dresser into a craft station
Don’t throw away your old dresser. You can repurpose it by turning it into a craft station. To know how you can do the same thing, just read this post.
33. Wrap pipe cleaners around your hangers to stop your clothes from slipping.
You can make your own slip hangers with pipe cleaners. They work as well as rubber bands without making your closet look ugly.
34. Make your fridge more organized with baskets and bins.
The next time you clean your fridge, consider putting baskets and bins inside it. They can make it easier for you to sort your items.
35. Get matching hangers.
You can use the hangers to organize your clothes according to fabric, type or season you’re likely to use them. If you share the closet with another member of the family, the matching hangers can help you determine which clothes are yours.
36. Organize your pantry with magazine holders.
Magazine holders are pretty handy when it comes to organizing parts of your home. Apart from your water bottles and canned items, you can also use it to sort your produce.
37. Put mesh organizers in your drawers.
These organizers are great for creating separate spaces for your knives, scissors, and measuring spoons. They can make kitchen drawers look neat in an instant.
38. Create a backpack station on your wall.
This is a creative way to discourage the kids from leaving their bags in the entryway. Plus, it’s also a nice way to fill an empty wall. If you want to have the same thing in your home, you can check out this guide.
39. Make a bathroom toy organizer with shower heads and baskets
Having toys scattered on the bathroom floor and the bathtub is extremely dangerous, particularly with kids around. For everyone’s safety at home, try to create a storage space for all your kids’ toys. You can make one by following this steps.
40. Make your pantry look more organized with labels.
One of the key things of organization is proper labeling. Right after you sort the things you have in your pantry in bins, label them right away so you won’t get confused.