16 DIY Hacks for Getting Your Home Organized in 2016

Posted by Laine Smith on 1/9/16 2:16 PM

Topics: Home Design First Time Home Buyer DIY(Do it Yourself) Homeowner Tips

No matter how big your house is, you likely find yourself without enough room for all of your belongings. Junk drawers turn into junk closets. Overflow is shoved into closets before company arrives. Take control of every area of your home with these simple, cheap DIY organization hacks.

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Bathroom Organization

  • Spice racks in the bathroom. Clear up drawer and vanity counter space by mounting a spice rack, like this Ikea version, on your bathroom wall to store makeup brushes, nail polishes, face wash, etc.
  • Become magnetic. Mount a magnetic strip on the inside of your medicine cabinet or bathroom linen closet. Use it to store tweezers, bobby pins, nail clippers and other commonly used grooming tools.
  • De-clutter your countertop. Use a magnetic board, like this Ikea version, to neatly display make-up and gain counter and drawer space. Simply place magnets on the back of each product and stick it to the magnet board.

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  • File away bathroom appliances. Curling irons and blow dryers take up a lot of space and need to be stored safely when still hot. Use a mesh metal file organizer, like this one, and attach it to your vanity using Command™ hooks to safely and efficiently store bathroom appliances.
  • Make use of wall space. Utilize your walls in bathrooms with little storage space by attaching an extra towel rod or two and attaching baskets to store extra rolled towels, toiletries, etc. Here's the how-to.

Bedroom Organization

  • Drawer dividers. Forget manufactured drawer dividers. You can make a customized set to optimize drawer organization with shoe boxes and a scissors. Simply cut the boxes in half by length or width, as needed for the desired space, and then tuck into the drawer.
  • Accessory pegboards. Use pegboards to neatly and visibly display belts, scarves, jewelry, etc. on the inside of closet doors.
  • Keep folded clothes in place. Invest in some shelf dividers to keep folded and stacked clothes in neat rows.

Kitchen Organization

  • Free up drawer space. Utilize the inside of cabinet doors for measuring cups and spoons. Attach a small strip of wood fitted with hooks onto the inside of a cabinet door and hang your measuring utensils.

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  • Under-sink organization. Install a small tension rod under your sink to hang cleaning supplies from. Shower caddies also make great holders for non-spray bottles.

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  • Free yourself of lids. Instead of rifling through your pots and pans for its matching top, install a cabinet door lid rack.
  • Keep your pantry intact. Hang metal storage bins on the inside of your pantry door for storing common pantry staples, such as snacks for the kids. It frees up shelf space and keeps your organized pantry organized.
  • Instant freezer shelves. Buy a few plastic magazine holders and turn them on their sides for a great way to break down on freezer item clutter.

Miscellaneous

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  • Wrapping paper storage. If you don’t have a hand place for a wrapping station, you can safely and efficiently store tons of holiday paper in a clear garment bag without compromising floor space.

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  • Cleaning station. Use an over-the-door shoe holder to store cleaning supplies in a handy place, like your laundry room or mud room.

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  • Create a garage storage system. If you have basic carpentry skills and just a few tools, you can turn the ceiling of your garage into a storage system, which is likely where all of your seasonal items go anyway. See the how-to here. For more tips on getting the most out of your garage, check out our ultimate garage organization blog.

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