January is National Organization Month! Sure, tackling a messy house can be a daunting task. Toys and gadgets gifted during the holidays haven’t yet found a living space in your home, and other household items are bound to have fallen out of place. All that clutter is enough to give you a headache! If getting your home in order falls on your New Year’s resolution list, stop delaying your efforts, and get started. With the tips and tricks I’ve gathered, you won’t have to spend a fortune buying fancy storage bins, and you won’t have to delve into any complicated DIY projects. These ideas keep it simple so you can keep it — your home, that is — clean year-round. Click through for 7 simple home-organization tricks to use all year!
Wall O’ Buckets
Stack up sand buckets and connect them together with zip ties.
use magnetic knife holders from ikea to store metal toys! just secure the knife holders onto the wall, and pop on the toy cars. you also can use this for other magnetic items at home, from hair accessories to jewelry. how clever!
forget about fidgeting to fit too-tall plastic bottles in your refrigerator by using a collapsable wine rack! preventing spills and saving space, this handy household item will fit perfectly on your fridge shelves.
small drawer items
when it comes to getting organized, it’s often wise to start with the small stuff! organizing pencil leads, staples, rubber bands and other miscellaneous office supplies is made easy with a few recycled altoids tins that fit snuggly in your desk drawer. genius!
keep wrapping paper organized and out of the way by using screws and galvanized wire. no need to travel to the store to buy a big, cumbersome storage bin that has no place in your home. you probably even have screws and wire lying around! this super-simple project is sure to save you stress till the holiday season arrives again.
there’s nothing more stressful than laying your eyes on a cluttered pantry and not being able to find what you need. for easier access to all your cooking and baking supplies, hang a shoe organizer over the door so you can grab and go. this simple trick is a huge time-saver you’ll be happy you took advantage of!
tweezers and toiletries
keep your tweezers and other metal bathroom items easy to find by using magnets inside the medicine cabinet. this easy trick saves space on cabinet shelves for liquids and lotions, meaning less fretting and more prepping for your day!
store flat and long items like cutting boards and cookie sheets easily by using tension curtain rods in your cabinets. this trick can help expedite drying time and make dish ware easy to grab so you can get cookin’.
Keep your boots from getting dusty and the leather from getting folded by using pants hangers to hang them.
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