101 Ways to Get Your Home Organized
Getting your home organized can feel next to impossible, but you will find the job easier when you break down tasks to one at a time. Take a look below at 101 ways to get your home organized then try the tips one at a time. You will find that an organized home isn’t impossible at all! Here is how you can get started.
101 Ways to Get Your House Organized
1. Clean closets out entirely before re-arranging items inside.
2. Use hangers to hold bags and purses up and off the floor.
3. Use over the door shoe holders for not just shoes but toiletries and other small items.
4. Try using Command Hooks for everything from coats to pots and pans.
5. Keep hooks in the entry of your home for all coats and winter gear.
6. Keep baskets in the entry of your home for all shoes.
7. Create hooks near the entry of your home for hats, keys, and bags.
8. A small table near your entry way is perfect for items you need to grab while heading out the door.
9. Display family photos on walls or albums instead of letting them clutter up drawers.
10. Create an information center in your home for family calendars and agendas.
11. Place dividers in kitchen draws to keep various utensils separated.
12. Place hooks on the inside of cabinet doors to hang utensils and lids on.
13. Line all kitchen drawers with contact paper so you can change them out when dirty.
14. Use small baskets to organize cooking ingredients in pantry.
15. Use hanging shelves on the back of pantry doors to organize spices and small items.
16. Try installing racks under cabinets to hold paper items.
17. Label all cleaning supplies and divide them into baskets according to the room you use them in.
18. Develop a system to organize the fridge. Label shelving if need be so family can easily use the system.
19. Place laundry soaps near the machines and have them clearly labeled for easy use.
20. Place a drying rack near the machines so you can easily air dry small loads.
21. Label laundry baskets with each person’s name so you can easily sort items.
22. Pin socks together before washing so they are ready to use when clean. No sorting!
23. Create a peg board to hold any unmatched clothing items and help them find an owner.
24. Keep measuring cups near the washer so you can use the correct amount of soap and not waste.
25. Organize all hardware into a divided compartment for easy access.
26. Hang all power tools on a peg board or tool rack for easy access.
27. Tie up all cords with a twist tie to keep them tangle free and easy to use.
28. Label all cords once plugged in with a piece of washi tape and the description of the item is goes with.
30. Wash phone chargers with various patterns of washi tape to keep them separate and easy to identify.
31. Place baskets on stairs, one for each person, to put catch all items in. Put away once full.
32. Use baskets in the bathroom to hold various bath products.
33.Try easy to install shelving in the shower to hold bath products.
34. Use behind the door hooks and hanging devices to store bathroom appliances.
35. Put magnets on the back of your make up compacts and attach to a metal surface for easy use.
36. Put each person’s hair brushes and combs in their own marked bag.
37. Keep bathroom cotton balls and q-tips in mason jars for easy to see access.
38. When not in use roll towels with ribbon so they stay folded.
39. Keep replacement toilet paper behind the toilet in a basket.
40. Line each bathroom waste basket with a plastic shopping bag for quick and easy clean up.
41. Line all bathroom drawers with liner for easy clean up as well.
42. Use hooks on the side of the bathroom vanity to hang items.
43. Use under the bed boxes in bedrooms for shoes and clothing.
44. Use shoeboxes in dresser drawers to organize small clothing items.
45. Small tins make for a great way to organize jewelry.
46. Hang necklaces on peel and stick hooks.
47. You can use these same hooks for ties, bracelets, and even belts.
48. Use skirt hangers to hang scarves and shawls as well.
49. Use easy to install closet dividers to help organize clothing.
50. Organize kid’s toys according to age.
51. Place toys in decorative baskets for stylish storage.
52. Buy furniture that doubles as storage like a bench/chest or storage ottoman.
53. Use ladders (old wooden ones) as a fun way to store and display magazines or blankets.
54. Buy a coupon divider or binder to keep coupons organized.
55. Use plastic baggies or small baskets to keep hair ties and other hair accessories safe.
56. Tackle boxes can be used to store jewelry, hardware, and more.
57. Store sheets inside of their matching pillowcase.
58. Use an old bottle to hold your bracelets. Just slide them on.
59. Use magnetic strips to store knives.
60. Magnetic strips also work great at holding jewelry.
61. Use peel and stick labels whenever possible.
62. Label the hangers that hold your jeans so you don’t have to take them off to see which ones they are.
63. Use an old shutter to hold your mail.
64. Keep Altoid tins to hold small items such as paper clips.
65. Use toilet paper rolls (just the cardboard) to hold cords in.
66. Old crates are great for displaying books or even holding toys.
67. Add wheels to toy bins so they can easily go room to room.
68. Organize your books by genre.
69. Whenever storing items on shelves put children’s items low for easy access.
70. Put out a few toys at a time and then rotate them so something is always fresh.
71. Discard junk mail as soon as it enters the house.
72. Comb through coupons weekly to discard any expired ones.
73. Read the newspaper online instead of paying for a physical copy that creates clutter.
74. Say no to people who want to give you hand me downs.
75. Avoid thrift shopping if you tend to bring home more than you need.
76. Donate five items every week to start clearing out clutter.
77. Keep a donate bag going at all times to toss un needed items in.
78. Don’t be afraid to throw things away that you are unable to fix.
79. Use chalkboards around the home for memos and reminders.
80. Spend just 15 minutes a night cleaning up and putting away items out of place.
81. Comb through clothing monthly to donate items you no longer need.
82. Have children choose one toy a month they wish to donate to create more space.
83. Hang a tension rod inside of cabinets to create some hanging space.
84. Use hangers to hang linens and free up drawer space.
85. Make sure all filing cabinet materials are clearly labeled.
86. Use empty and clean soup cans to organize pencils and pens.
87. Use wine bottle racks to hold rolling pins, magazines, and even linens.
88. Use mason jars to organize your craft supplies.
89. Hang up clipboards with important notes and memos.
90. Hang sunglasses over the bottom bar of a hanger for easy storage.
91. Use Velcro to hold stuffed animals in place on a wall or side of a toy chest.
92. Bungee cords over a shelf also work great at holding plush items in place.
93. Keep important papers in a photo album so they stay dry and secure.
94. Hang S hooks from wherever possible to hang additional items.
95. Have photos loaded onto a digital frame instead of cluttering a space with a ton of frames.
96. Organize DVDs and music in old crates or decorative scrapbook boxes.
97. Use decorative hat boxes to hide scarves, gloves, even toilet paper or socks.
98. Use slim boxes that fit under the sofa for additional movies and CD’s you may have.
99. Use picture labels so children can put away toys and clothing on their own.
100. Color code storage boxes whenever possible giving a color to each family member.
101. Use magnets to adhere small spice tins and other small gadgets to the refrigerator.
Did you ever think getting organized could be so easy? Give these tips a try and get your home organized today.