While it’s easy to organize the big things in your home, it’s often the little things that take over. Papers and devices cluttering up the counter… toys strewn across the yard… or all that jewelry that needs to be organized. We’ve found 17 solutions that you’ll wish you found sooner. So tidy up those spaces for a cleaner, clutter-free home!
Organizing Tips & Tricks – to Make Your Life Easier
Install robe hooks behind a door to hang your ironing board when it’s not in use.
A file organizer and a grocery bag holder are all you need to keep your gift wrap and gift bags organized.
Attach an empty tissue box to the inside of your cabinet to store rags or plastic grocery bags for reuse.
Organizing Tips for Decluttering
Have a little one who’s obsessed with headbands? A basket is the perfect storage solution. Just hang them on all sides of the basket to see your selection at a glance.
Can’t find the perfect tray for your drawer? Create custom drawer organizers from cereal and cracker boxes. Make them pretty with contact paper or scrapbook paper.
You know all those things in your home that need to go places? You have items you need to donate, books to return to the library, gifts that need to be delivered… and yet you run out the door and forget them every time. Never again… not with an organization system like this!
I don’t know about you, but our son has mountains of outdoor toys. A system for outdoor toys like this can help you organize them all but still keep them within easy reach for the little ones.
Organizing Tricks for Every Room
Okay, so you can’t keep every paper your kid brings home from school, but you do want to hang on to some special ones. Where to put them, though? Try a paper storage system like this. Each child gets his or her own box with file folders for each year.
Sort batteries by type in a practical utility box that you can store in your garage or basement. Label the sections so that you’ll know exactly what you need when you run out of something. This is so much better than my system (throwing them all into a junk drawer).
Add magazine files inside your kitchen cabinets to store plastic wrap, foil, baggies, etc. Isn’t it great being able to free up drawer space like that?
If home binders are your thing and you have several, this binder setup is worth taking a look at. The binders fit neatly into a baking sheet organizer!
These wire baskets are meant for manila folders (recognize them from your doctor’s office, perhaps?), but they make great catchalls for clutches, scarves and tights. Screw them to the back of your closet door or do the inner wall of your closet.
Great Home Organizing Tips
Who needs a spice rack? Use pencil drawer organizers inside your pantry for easy spice storage.
A organizing tips & tricks – create a charging drawer… Why didn’t I think of that? Mount a power strip inside a drawer, and use that space to charge all your devices. You’ll avoid that counter clutter caused by cords strung out everywhere!