Cleaning & Organization

15 Genius Organizing Hacks

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No matter the square footage of your home, your possessions always seem to find a way of outgrowing their space.

There’s no need to go full Marie Kondo just yet. To keep clutter to a minimum, these organization tips can help you keep your valuables secure and out of the way.

Once everything’s tidy and in its place, you’ll feel much better and come to love the home you’re in again. Make your home way more functional and way less of a mess with these 15 organization hacks.

1. CD Storage Boxes

Breathe new life into CD storage boxes that are typically used on your desk or in an office. These are an excellent way to store lotions, perfumes, or other bottles that tend to clutter up a dresser. These are super decorative, so you won’t mind them sitting out on your vanity.

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2. Pill Boxes

Pill boxes are great for organizing more than just pills. You can use them to store rings, earrings, cuff links and other little knick knacks.

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3. Silverware Trays

These are obviously great for organizing utensils, but you can also hang vertically, add knobs and use as a clever way to organize your jewelry.

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4. Spice Racks

Spice racks aren’t just for keeping your kitchen organized. Who knew? Use them to organize your nail polishes so you can see the rainbow of colors that you have.

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5. Mason Jars

Mason jars with hold cupcake foils or other odds and ends for the kitchen. The best part is they can easily be tucked away inside a drawer or stacked in a cabinet and still won’t make a mess.

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6. Shoe Organzier

These are obviously great for organizing shoes, but they can also be used in the bathroom or in the pantry as a way to add visible storage.

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7. File Divider

A file divider can be put inside a cabinet to vertically store pots and pans. This means no more clanging and banging around every time you need to get to that bottom pan, and will help reduce scratches that come from stacking dishes.

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8. Magnetic Strips

Magnetic strips are great for organizing knives and other metal kitchen utensils. They’re also a great solution for holding things like tweezers, nail clippers and other toiletries.

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9. CD Racks

If you’ve got a messy Tupperware drawer (and let’s be honest, of course you do), then a CD rack can be the answer to organizing all of those lids. This works great for pot & pan lids too!

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10. Tabs

Soda can tabs can be added to hangers to provide more hanging space in the closet. I’ll definitely be using this space-saving hack because my closet needs the most work of all. Too many clothes, too little space…

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11. Wine Racks

Wine racks take on a new function when hung in the bathroom. Roll towels and place horizontally (like a bottle of wine) or use to hang up a wet towel so it dries.

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12. Garment Bags

Garment bags are great for storing things in an upright position. Got rolls of wrapping paper lying around? Not anymore!

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13. Kitchen Cart

A cart with wheels can be of use in the kitchen, bathroom and in the kids’ rooms. They can be used create for toiletries, a bar cart, or store books, toys and more.

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14. Magnetic Board

A magnetic board can be a great way to store your makeup. Simply glue a magnet to the back of your makeup items, and voila, they’re up out of the way until you need them again. Plus, you can get inspired by having the ability to see every color and shade.

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I don’t know about you, but I find these organization tricks to be purely brilliant. If you’re not already implementing these strategies, you better get on that. Once you do, say hello to your new and improved clutter-free home. Ahh, doesn’t that feel better?