Let Color Handle Sorting
Store Lids in a CD Holder
Make Car Seating Work Harder
Repurpose a Magazine File
Reclaim Garage Ceiling Space
Double Up on Hangers
Corral Tools on a Towel Bar
Stop Clothing Slippage
Embrace the "Drop Zone"
Store Spices in Tic Tac Boxes
Use Cabinet Sides for Storage
Block Clutter With Something Pretty
Hang Jewelry on a Pegboard
Organize Pot Lids With a Tension Rod
Make Hidden Spaces Look Pretty
Corral Underwear With PVC Pipe
Wrangle Purses on Shower Hooks
Teach the "One In, One Out Rule"
Protect Clothes With a Pillowcase
Contain Pesky Plastic Bags
Hang a Hair Station
Store Shoes Heel to Toe
Conceal Cords With Hooks
Label Your Junk Drawer
Store Tissues in Car Cup Holders
Create a Sorting Station
Repurpose a Wine Rack
Slip a Dresser Drawer Under the Bed
Stand Baggies in the Freezer
Don't Forget About Narrow Spaces
Organize Makeup With Magnets
Use a Bedsheet to Contain Playtime
Store Errant Papers in a Handy Envelope
Stealthily Store Your Ironing Board
Make Pet Food More Mangeable
Tidy the Tiniest Items
Take Back Dead Space
Transform an Entryway With Hooks and Shelves
Color-Coordinate Your Tools
Sneak Cabinets Behind Picture Frames
Use Clear Canisters
Use Shower Rings to Solve Clutter
Do a Spin Move
Get Creative in Your Pantry
Fill Easy-Grab Pouches
Find a New Use for Binder Clips
Add Shelving to a Dresser's Sides
Hang a Towel Bar Over the Sink
Utilize the Space Over the Door
Turn a Fake Drawer Into a Real One
Manilla file folders have nothing on this pristine color-coded set. Finding important papers barely requires reading labels — just a glance toward the right color to find exactly what you need fast.
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We bet the compact disc holder you bought in the '90s is now collecting dust in your attic. Give this outdated organizer a helpful new purpose by using it to store plastic lids.
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Plastic shower pockets hold everything a mom could possibly need on a road trip (or, heck, a supermarket run) with kids.
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Corral hot tools (once they've cooled!) on a vanity with a decorative magazine holder.
A utility space is perfect for hanging sturdy racks overhead. Try this trick for storing seasonal items you don't always need to access quickly.
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Hooked together with a can tab, two hangers eat up way less closet space.
See more at The Shabby Creek Cottage.
Make better use of your shed's doors by hanging everything from spades to the garden hose with a towel bar.
See more at The Cavender Diary.
A few coils of pipe cleaner mean strappy tanks and slippery silk blouses won't wind up on the floor as you flip through them.
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It seems counterintuitive to your battle against clutter to create a place where you leave piles of stuff. But just like a piece of dark chocolate can satisfy your sweet tooth (and help you avoid a sugar binge later), a dedicated spot for everyday items is the stopgap that prevents your entire home from eventually looking like a tornado hit it.
Streamline your pantry (or create a travel-size spice rack) by ditching cumbersome half-empty bottles for slim, compact Tic Tac boxes.
Get the tutorial at Seattle Sundries.
Get wet sponges and scrubbers off your countertop by placing them in desk organizers hung on the side of nearby cabinets (an ever-underutilized space).
Get the tutorial at Homemade Ginger.
Since it's often too easy to just throw things anywhere, flip the script and make it harder to cause a pile-up. "Place a plant, a figurine, or a framed photo on your side tables, or add a table runner or centerpiece to a dining room table," says professional organizer Maeve Richmond.
Eliminate tangles, dents, and messy piles when each necklace and earring has an individual hook. By framing the pegboard and painting it a soft, inviting color, it doubles as wall art and doesn't come off as utilitarian-style storage.
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Find hidden extra space in a drawer by adding just one rod. Lids rest easily on it and stand out of the way of your other cookware.
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This utility zone might be hidden from guests, but you still have to look at it every day. Choose furniture-like pieces (like this blogger's green drawer-turned-tray) and wrap the interior with patterned contact paper to inspire you to stay tidy.
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Storing undies in cute compartments helps you instantly see every pair you own. Plus, the painted pipes offer an extra bit of fun to your everyday routine.
Get the tutorial at Infarrantly Creative.
Bent to the side, these bathroom staples keep your bags off the floor.
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Kids need to understand that storage is finite and that continuing to collect eventually leads to clutter and chaos. When they get a new toy or new jeans, the old ones can be donated.
Fashion an instant garment bag by cutting a slit in the closed end of the case and slipping a hanger through.
Get the tutorial at Bumblebee Linens.
If a bloated pile of grocery store bags is taking over your cabinet space, stuff them into empty tissue boxes for a handy, compact solution.
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Affix small bins with adhesive strips on cabinet doors to create a home for hot tools, brushes, and hair ties. A magnetic strip keeps bobby pins, nail clippers, and tweezers from getting lost.
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Nothing hampers decor quite like wires that have to be plugged in across the room. Tiny adhesive hooks help camouflage potential tangles by attaching cords to the back of furniture.
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Spelled out in front of your face, these organization hints are hard to ignore, even for the most clutter-blind members of your family.
See more at I Heart Organizing.
A to-go coffee cup (an unused one, please) filled with tissues means you can get that cardboard box off the floor for good.
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Under Kim's folding table, she placed a basket for each member of her family. She sorts the laundry into each person's bin, and they're required to fold and put it away. Three cheers for delegating (err, teamwork?).
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If you're more likely to curl up with knitting needles than a glass of red, trade out bottles for colorful skeins with this cozy storage solution.
See more at Pretty Prudent.
Before you drag an old piece of furniture out to the curb, consider repurposing the drawers as under-the-bed bins (add wheels to make access even easier). Bonus: They blend better with the room design than plastic boxes.
See more at Tinker With This.
Freeze food in flat in zip-seal bags, labels them by date, and then "file" them vertically in bins to maximize space.
The skinny space between your fridge and the wall is prime real estate for storing canned goods (and a cute chevron surprise never hurts).
Get the tutorial at Classy Clutter.
Glue magnets to your favorite palettes and stick them up on a magnetic board, like Margaret did at Janicki Photography. This way, your countertop remains clear, but your makeup is still within easy reach.
"When your little ones play with Legos, figurines, or other multi-piece toys, start by laying out a large blanket or bed sheet first. That way, when it's time to clean up, you can bring the ends of the blanket together and quickly dump the toys back into their storage bucket. It also helps to give your kids a more defined play area to try and keep the toys within." —Joy Cho, founder of Oh Joy!
Your planner might be filled with tidy to-do lists, but somehow receipts, mail, and other scraps always end up at the bottom your purse. Glue an envelope inside the cover of your go-to notebook to create a place you can hide loose papers that you need to keep.
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Two smartly spaced coat hooks are all you need to hide your ironing board behind your laundry room door and still gain easy access when it's time to combat creases.
See more at The Rookie Domestic Goddess.
Instead of scooping Fido's kibble from a precariously floppy bag, minimize the chance of a big spill by pouring the food into a sturdier, wide-mouthed bin. This one's a spray-painted popcorn canister leftover from the holidays.
See more at Tidy Mom.
A muffin tin provides a handy single-step solution to rallying the bits and baubles that live in your junk drawer, home office, or vanity (try it with earrings, rings, and bracelets too).
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A traditional ironing board eats up valuable room with its X-like frame (and who actually folds it up after every use?). This clever IKEA hack turns the top of a long table into an ironing space, and offers spots for baskets underneath.
See more at The Long Thread.
Just a few hooks and one solid shelf are all you need to streamline a front-door pileup. This blogger even sacrificed a closet to outfit her entryway with organizing tools, a change she finds more efficient and helpful.
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Taking the extra time to be intentional with your decor and your supply choices can make a big difference, especially when you can't store not-so-decorative items in a cabinet. Choose stuff that coordinates for a collection that looks stylish and inherently tidy.
See more at The DIY Mommy.
When your bathroom mirror doesn't double as a medicine cabinet (or, if your hair products simply require an overflow zone), try these cool hidden shelves that display art when closed.
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If your kitchen lacks storage, your counter will feel the brunt of the problem. So choose pretty containers (and not a lineup of grocery store boxes) when you have to devote visible space to food.
See more at For the Love of a House.
Instead of draping them across whatever's in your path (the back of a chair, a door knob, your bed post), corral scarves neatly together on just a single hanger. This also works perfectly for other accessories, like belts and handbags.
See more at Hip 2 Save.
A simple rotating caddy means that you'll never be caught standing over a hot stove without spoons within easy reach.
Get the tutorial at Homey Oh My!.
This blogger's pantry gets two things right: First, clear canisters make it easy to see how much food you have. And second, a variety of stylish choices (including a chalkboard wall!) create a space that you actually want to spend time in — and keep tidy.
Get the tutorial at A Prudent Life.
Store smaller necessities, like a first aid kit, toiletries, and kids' favorite car activities in fabric bags that zip to hold everything in place.
See more at I Heart Organizing.
Rolls of wrapping paper stay as neat as the day you bought them when smartly clipped.
See more at Get Simplifized.
Employing one of our favorite sneaky moves (
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It looks cute (so you won't be seeing it every day), and puts towels, measuring spoons, mugs, or whatever else you like within easy reach.
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Stow extra toiletries and towels up and out of the way. It's an especially helpful tactic in a guest bathroom; you can offer visitors everything they need, but still keep things tidy.
See more at Simplicity in the South.