15 Cheap, Easy Ways to Keep Your Home Organized
January 8, 2019
Is your New Years resolution to be more organized and simplify your life this year? Are you totally inspired by Marie Kondo’s new Netflix Series? Staying organized can be tricky, especially when you’re working with a small space. Clutter can add stress to your life and it’s not fun when you can’t find what you’re looking for right when you need it. However, staying organized can be easy when you have these 15 tips and gadgets to help you!
Are all of your pot lids in a pile in one of your cupboards, or stuffed in one of your drawers? Invest in an over-the-door pot lid rack to help save tons of space and allow you to find the lid you need quickly.
2. Over-the-Door Shoe Organizer (for Cleaning Supplies)
While over-the-door shoe organizers can be great for shoes, they can be even better for keeping items such as cleaning supplies easily accessible and within reach. Instead of having to dig under your cluttered cabinet under the sink, all of your supplies are within view! *Bonus* if you have a dog, this is also a great spot to store things like extra toys, treats, tennis balls, and a leash to keep them easily accessible!
Along with the pot-lid-rack, keep your pants need and accessible with a pan rack. Instead of having to shuffle through all the pots and pans you probably have stacked on top of each other, with a pan rack, you’re able to easily grab and replace the pans your using without a hassle.
4. Shoe Rack
Make use of all the wall space in your apartment if you’re tight on desk and drawer space and invest in a a wall-hanging File Organizer! Keeping files at eye-level and in separate divided sections can really help you find that important paperwork when you’re in a pinch!
6. Cosmetic Storage Box
Is your bathroom counter cluttered with makeup, hair products, or who knows what else? Or are you frustrated with your bathroom drawers being packed full? A cosmetic storage box for your counter can be a super cute and helpful way to store your makeup right out on your bathroom counter so it is easily accessible!
7. Coffee Rack
Create a super cute coffee rack display in your kitchen or dining area so all of your coffee stuff is in one place. You’ve got an awesome mug collection, so why not show it off? You can keep your mugs, extra coffee, tea, and a tea pot all in one spot and free up some space in your cupboards!
Is your kitchen utensil drawer so full you can barely get it open, and once you do, good luck getting what you’re looking for? A cute kitchen utensil holder, such as a crock or vintage canister, can add a pop of color and character to your kitchen, and make utensils even more accessible, all while freeing up even more precious drawer space!
9. Closet Organization Bins
Are your closet shelves a mess with everything from jeans, to T-shirts, to swimsuits? Help keep it organized with some closet fabric bins! Not only will these help you organize, they will add a pop of color or texture to your closet and make it look great!
Do you frequently have a problem finding your car keys in your own home? Invest in a wall-mounted key rack that you can hang right next to the door. That way, right when you get in the door you can hang your keys up, and right as your leaving, you can grab your keys to go. Bonus if you also put any bills that need to go out in the mail here, that way they can’t be forgotten!
Is your spice drawer super crowded and you can never find the spice you’re looking for, even though you know you have it? Stop mistaking Paprika for Chile Powder and invest in a Tiered Spice Rack. You’ll be able to see all your spice labels in one glance and it will make cooking at home that much easier!
12. Drawer Dividers
If you have large drawers with many different types of things all in one drawer (e.g. socks, underwear, bras) drawer dividers can be a total life saver to help keep these drawers organized!
If you constantly feel like your sink is piling up with dishes that you don’t want to wash, a dish rack can really help you feel like you have more space to get your dishes done. Dish racks are a great spot so your dishes have a spot to dry so you don’t have to spend your precious time wiping them down before you put them away, too!
Most of us only use the base of our under the sink cabinet for storage, but that leaves a bunch of dead space above these items that’s not being used! Invest in an under-the-sink storage rack to help you stay more organized and take advantage of the space vertically!
15. Ottoman with Hidden Compartments
Do you have lots of pillows and blankets that you just don’t know what to do with when people come over? Or vice versa, you need a place to store these items in case you have a friend crashing on your couch? Instead of a coffee table, invest in an ottoman that has storage inside! The possibilities of what you can keep inside are endless!