Tuesday, January 21, 2014

52 Totally Feasible Ways To Organize Your Entire Home!

52 Totally Feasible Ways To Organize Your Entire Home!

Time to get your life together! 
These are the quick, cheap tips that don’t entail remodeling or custom-building expensive furniture pieces to gain precious storage space. 




1. Use a Rail in Your Sink Cabinet for Cleaning Products

Use a Rail in Your Sink Cabinet for Cleaning Products

Use a Magnetic Rack to Store Knives

Use a Magnetic Rack to Store Knives

2. Use Tension Curtain Rods as a Divider for Cupboards

Use Tension Curtain Rods as a Divider for Cupboards

3. Store Foil, Saran Wrap, and Wax Paper Rolls Inside of a Magazine Rack

Store Foil, Saran Wrap, and Wax Paper Rolls Inside of a Magazine Rack

4. Use a Magazine Rack to Store Pot Lids

Use a Magazine Rack to Store Pot Lids

Short curtain rods work, too.

5. Hang Pots and Pans on the Ceiling

Hang Pots and Pans on the Ceiling
Pictured: a salvaged sled.

6. Attach Magnetic Spice Racks to the Side of Your Fridge

Attach Magnetic Spice Racks to the Side of Your Fridge
Aaron Williamson

Here’s another example using a pegboard.

8. Use a Deep Kitchen Drawer to Store Utensils Vertically

Use a Deep Kitchen Drawer to Store Utensils Vertically

9. Supplement Your Fridge Storage

Supplement Your Fridge Storage


You could also use these pull-out baskets to group things together, like fruits.

10. Keep Bulk Items in Stackable Bins/Drawers

Keep Bulk Items in Stackable Bins/Drawers

11. Attach Undershelves in a Cabinet to Take Advantage of Vertical Space

Attach Undershelves in a Cabinet to Take Advantage of Vertical Space


12. Hang boots with pants hangers.

13. Hang Shoes on the Wall Using Crown Molding

Hang Shoes on the Wall Using Crown Molding

14. Label Your Hangers

Label Your Hangers
A good idea if you have multiple items of similar-looking clothing.

15. Turn Your Hangers to Find Out What You Really Wear

Turn Your Hangers to Find Out What You Really Wear

16. Use Divider Shelves to Store Sweaters

Use Divider Shelves to Store Sweaters

17. Hang Belts and Ties on a Sliding Rack

Hang Belts and Ties on a Sliding Rack
Amazon sells a chrome one for $9.99.

18. Hang Eyewear on a Hanger

Hang Eyewear on a Hanger

Or make a sweet little display with a sturdy ribbon and a headscarf.

19. Use Shower Curtain Hooks to Hang Handbags

Use Shower Curtain Hooks to Hang Handbags

20. Use Command Hooks to Hang Jewelry on the Inside of a Closet Door

Use Command Hooks to Hang Jewelry on the Inside of a Closet Door
Command hooks are sticky adhesive hooks that require no screws or nails.

21. Store Shoes with One Facing Forwards and the Other Facing Backwards

Store Shoes with One Facing Forwards and the Other Facing Backwards
You’ll use less space this way. This
works most efficiently when the forward toe is the right shoe and the
backward toe, the left.

22. Cut Up a Pool Noodle and Place in Boots to Keep Them Upright

Cut Up a Pool Noodle and Place in Boots to Keep Them Upright
Keep your boots from falling over in your closet and taking up valuable floor space.

23. Store Matching Sheets Inside of Their Pillowcases

Store Matching Sheets Inside of Their Pillowcases


24. Attach Tweezers to the Inside of a Bathroom Cabinet with a Magnet

Attach Tweezers to the Inside of a Bathroom Cabinet with a Magnet

25. Use a Magnetic Rack to Store Hygiene Tools

Use a Magnetic Rack to Store Hygiene Tools

26. Store Your Hair Appliances with PVC Pipe Attached to the Inside of a Cabinet

Store Your Hair Appliances with PVC Pipe Attached to the Inside of a Cabinet

Or use a magazine rack.

27. Make Bathroom Wall Storage out of Mason Jars and Picture Hangers

Make Bathroom Wall Storage out of Mason Jars and Picture Hangers

28. Use Glass Bottles to Store Bracelets and Ponytail Holders

Use Glass Bottles to Store Bracelets and Ponytail Holders

Or you could use a paper towel holder if you’re paranoid about glass falling and breaking.

29. Put All Your Makeup into One Magnetic Palette

Put All Your Makeup into One Magnetic Palette











Palette is $29 from Unii.

30. Put a Shelf Over Your Bathroom Door for the Stuff You Don’t Need Regular Access To

Put a Shelf Over Your Bathroom Door for the Stuff You Don't Need Regular Access To
Cleaning supplies, extra towels, bulk items, etc.

31. Hang Baskets on Rails to Store Towels and Shower Supplies

Hang Baskets on Rails to Store Towels and Shower Supplies

32. DIY Magnetic Makeup Board

DIY Magnetic Makeup Board
Get the directions here.



33. Make a Pressing Surface to Replace Your Ironing Board

Make a Pressing Surface to Replace Your Ironing Board
No more unruly ironing board! Get the instructions here.

34. Use a Shoe Organizer to Store Cleaning Supplies

Use a Shoe Organizer to Store Cleaning Supplies

35. Put Washer and Dryer on a Shelf

Put Washer and Dryer on a Shelf
Take advantage of vertical storage by using the space BELOW the washer and dryer. You could also install drawers.

36. Hang a Ladder from the Ceiling for Air Drying Clothes

Hang a Ladder from the Ceiling for Air Drying Clothes
Get the full directions here.



37. Use Cables to Store Balls

Use Cables to Store Balls

38. Hang a Pegboard with Movable Hooks to Organize Kids’ Sports Gear

Hang a Pegboard with Movable Hooks to Organize Kids' Sports Gear



39. Separate Nails, Screws, Batteries and Other Small Items in Jars

Separate Nails, Screws, Batteries and Other Small Items in Jars
Nail the lids to a bottom of a shelf and screw the jars in.

40. Store Bins on the Ceiling

Store Bins on the Ceiling


These tips also work for art supplies, toys, or tools.

41. Coffee Canisters to Store Yarn

Coffee Canisters to Store Yarn
This crafter
cemented the cans together, and then reinforced them by taping strips
of cardboard to the back. The structure is then nailed to the wall.

42. Use the IKEA Grundtal System to Organize Crafts

Use the IKEA Grundtal System to Organize Crafts
This IKEA series is normally reserved for kitchenware, but it looks modern and can store ribbons and jars for art supplies as well.

43. Display Supplies on a Pegboard

Display Supplies on a Pegboard


44. Choose an Ottoman with Storage

Choose an Ottoman with Storage
You can keep extra game controllers, remote controllers, and other random things in here.

45. Put Unsightly DVDs in Boxes

Put Unsightly DVDs in Boxes
A DVD is 8”x6” so choose a box with the right dimensions.

46. Label Your Cords

Label Your Cords

47. Store Vinyl in a Bench or Window Seat

Store Vinyl in a Bench or Window Seat

48. Get a cable organizer.

Get a cable organizer.


You could also hang a kitchen basket under a shelf or a desk.



49. Mark and Label Everything!

Mark and Label Everything!
Use chalkboard paint labels to mark reusable containers.


You could also hang nametags on bins and baskets.

50. Cut Up Shoe Holders and Attach to the Inside of Cabinets for Extra Organization

Cut Up Shoe Holders and Attach to the Inside of Cabinets for Extra Organization
Not the most attractive solution, but it’s out of plain view. And you can label them with a sharpie or stickers.

51. Organize a Junk Drawer with Altoid Tins

Organize a Junk Drawer with Altoid Tins

52. Repurpose!

Repurpose!
Reuse paint cans, tins, mason jars,
and plastic containers to store small things. There are so many creative
ways to repurpose them. Shown: paint cans covered in fabric.


Spice tins as storage.

Paint yogurt containers and use as office supply holders. You can also follow this tutorial on how to remove the print on plastic containers.


Turn a globe into a display bowl.


Repurpose a shutter into a magazine rack.

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