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52 Meticulous Organizing Tips To Rein In The Chaos

You’re better than your mess.

1. Instead of stuffing your plastic bags into some sort of receptable, fold them into tiny neat triangles.

Get the directions here.

2. Use shelf risers so you can keep two nice, neat tiers in any cubby-sized hole.

Of course, your DVDs would be alphabetical.

3. Organize your magazine holders with ribbons and tags.

 

4. Hang your shelves upside down so that the brackets automatically create built-in compartments.

5. Get a purse organizer.

 

The best way to stay organized on the go. Get this one here for $26.

6. Keep junk drawers neat with bins velcroed to the bottom.

 

The velcro will keep the bins from moving around.

7. Hang an upcycled cereal box on the refrigerator to keep your menus and fliers in order.

It’s also a great place to keep coupons. Get the DIY here.

 

A hanging file folder is another cute idea for recipes and such.

8. Use pan organizers both horizontally and vertically to maximize storage space in your kitchen cabinets.

 

Available here.

9. Use wire CD racks to organize Tupperware lids.

10. Create a menu planner with sticky tabs and a binder.

See how Carmona did it here.

11. Make a coaster tray for designated glasses.

Each person gets their own cup and coaster, and it’s their job to clean their cup. Way better than a bunch of dirty cups ending up in the sink every night.

12. Use a pegboard to keep dishes neat.

Outfit them with pegboard inserts and you can customize them to your plate and bowl size.

13. THIS is how you should organize your measuring spoons and cups.

14. Attach a command hook to the side of food canisters for easy scooping.

15. Put all the stuff that would normally be cluttering up the front of your fridge on the inside of your cupboard instead.

 

Just attach sheet metal to the inside of your cabinet door.

16. Use pipe straps from your local hardware store to make a cheap and easy utensil holder.

17. Use a utensil divider to store toothbrushes.

Instead of keeping them out in the open where they can get all germy.

18. Replacing your weirdly sized shampoo and body wash bottles with uniform bottles will give an appearance of neatness.

Just be sure to label what they are.

19. Mix and match these stackable Muji acrylic drawers for customizable makeup storage that’s easily accessible.

 

Muji sells them in assorted sizes, and the clear acrylic makes it easy to see everything that’s there.

20. For your drawers, use thick sheets of posterboard to create compartments for all your makeup needs.

 

It’ll cost you, like, $2 from the dollar store. Get the instructions here.

21. These dollar store stacking bins are the perfect size for bathroom cabinet organization.

BRB going to Dollar Tree.

22. A metal tiered caddy is a great way to organize bath toys or shower supplies.

Rather than keeping stuff littered around the rim of the bathtub.

23. Use doorknobs to hang up individual shower caddies for each member of your family.

24. Hang glasses and sunglasses on a chain suspended between two hooks.

You’ll be able to see them splayed out right in front of you.

You could also hang them on a pants hanger.

25. An Ikea zip line curtain is a great way to organize scarves, socks, and tank tops.

You can hang them up in dead spaces.

26. Tension rods also make easy scarf hangers.

 

27. Use a shoe organizer to organize socks and underwear.

Also a great idea for baby clothes if you don’t have much dresser space.

28. Make rack organizers out of old CDs.

 

Or buy them from the Container Store.

29. Use cutlery trays and command hooks to organize your jewelry.

You could use the dead space in your closet or the back of the door.

30. Use ice cube trays to organize tiny things, like earrings and other jewelry.

If you have a LOT of earrings, may as well invest in an earring book. Buy it here.

31. Put up a wire shelf in the dead space of a closet to corral wrapping paper.

32. The hardware store is your friend when it comes to organizing the little things, like office or craft supplies.

Or medication or coffee and tea supplies. The possibilities are endless. An organizer like this costs about $16 from Home Depot.

33. Need shelving for your desk? Use shoe racks.

It’s a cheap and easy solution.

34. Use magnetic strips to organize your bobbins.

http://www.domesticadventure.com

35. Use Tic Tac containers to organize and dispense ribbon.

http://www.craftandcreativity.com

36. Use a magnetic knife strip to organize tools and scissors.

37. Another clever magnetic strip idea: glue washers to the bottom of plastic containers and stick them to a magnetic strip.

You can use the cheap plastic containers from Glad for an inexpensive way to organize your little bits and bobs.

38. Use nails and binder clips to store paint tubes.

This would also work on the inside of a cabinet.

39. Keep the thread and buttons from your clothing in a binder or photo album.

40. Use a shower caddy to make a gift wrapping station.

You could also use it as a sewing, crafting, or tool station.

41. Use PVC pipes to organize your garden tools in the shed.

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Label them, obvs.

42. Make memory boxes for each kid.

 

They’ll thank you later.

43. Have a master hamper control center instead of individual hampers for each person.

The laundry will arrive pre-sorted. Hopefully. Which is a lot easier than walking room to room, collecting hampers, and sorting everything.

44. Cut up a shoe organizer to create an over-the-seat caddy for your car.

Imperative if you’ve got kids.

And don’t forget to store extra jackets.

45. A simple and inexpensive paper envelope holder can be used to organize receipts or coupons.

They’re held together by labels, making this DIY super easy. Get the directions here.

46. Keep your games and cards in uniform boxes.

47. Attach wire bins where you need them with command hooks.

A great solution for cabinet doors that aren’t thick enough to nail into.

48. Create a makeshift bar by putting your liquor and cocktail supplies on shelves.

49. If you don’t have much nightstand space, keep magazines and remote controls in a bedside pocket caddy.

A bed shoe pocket organizer works well for this purpose.

50. Use a pegboard to get your cleaning supplies off the floor.

 

It’s a great idea if you’ve got some extra wall space in your laundry room.

51. Luggage tags are an easy way to label baskets.

And you can color-code them and make them all pretty and rainbow-colored if you want.

52. Use a wooden pallet to corral pool supplies outside.

Everything in its place.

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