Get your house in order with these quick and easy organization ideas. Learn where and how to start with these 10 organization ideas for home.
Easy Organization Ideas
It can be a struggle to get the clutter under control. Let’s go into the new year with a plan and tackle all of our stuff!
First, it can be overwhelming. You know you have to start somewhere, but where? Second, it can get costly. Organization experts have lots of great ideas, but spending a small fortune to execute them isn’t really helpful.
What I find is that when I have a plan and some simple (and inexpensive) ways to get started, the project of organizing becomes much less overwhelming.
Let’s get started with home organization ideas.
Your home will be in great shape in no time at all. Start with these tips to get everything in order and bring peace back into your home.
Everyone will feel better and mornings will be easier when everything is organized.
10 Easy Organizing Ideas:
1. Binders and colored tabs dividers.
If you’re like me, you are overwhelmed by paper. School papers, medical bills and claims, billing statements, etc. Make binders and colored tab dividers your best friends.
I like to get binders at Walmart. While they are a little more expensive than what I find at the dollar store, they are sturdier and have more variety.
Get the big binders – 2.5 or 3 inches – and pick up one for each person in your family. In addition to this, pick up two more for utilities and other items not related to a specific family member.
Use the colored tab dividers however you see fit. Some ideas for categories include: school info, doctor, bills and claims, etc. are good headers for the binders. Once you have the dividers labeled, you can start to sort.
When the papers first come home, try to get them in the binders right away! I have learned if you do it as soon as it comes home, it makes for less mess.
If you put it off a day that turns into a week and months later, you have paper piles all over. You get the idea.
2. Small plastic bins solve almost all problems.
My kids love art, and we have art supplies all over the place! I picked up inexpensive small bins with lids for crayons, markers, colored pencils, and stickers.
They are small, easy to stack, and mess-free. We pull out one bin when they want to use crayons, put the crayons back when we’re done, and move on to the next activity.
But don’t stop at art supplies. I use these bins in my pantry, my medicine cabinets, my laundry room, the kids closets, and even my office!
Think outside the box with this easy organizational tool. They are great for nail polish in the bathroom or other small items to keep counters clutter free.
3. Fabric baskets
These fabric baskets are a life-saver for me! I have fabric baskets in my linen closet, the kids’ rooms, and the family room. They come in so many colors and sizes that they can suit any need.
I categorize each basket so that it’s simple to know what goes in them. In the linen closet, for example, I have separate bins for toiletries, nail polish, extras (new bottles of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc.), tooth brushing (new toothbrushes and floss from dental visits go here), and medical (band-aids, rubbing alcohol, etc.).
Since each basket has a category, there is no excuse for my kids leaving things on the counter!
This is probably my favorite tool of all of my Quick and Easy Organization Ideas. You could even use a cardboard box and cover with pretty fabric and put in the linen closet or wherever you need it.
4. Drawer organizers
My kitchen drawers were a wasteland until I decided to get drawer organizers. It made a big difference in my serving utensil drawers and “junk” drawer (these interlocking ones are great because you can customize them for your drawer).
I actually have both of them throughout my house and I love them. They are also great for other uses such as the bathroom for a much more organized home.
5. Go vertical in the garage
For a lot of people, the garage is an organizational nightmare. You have lots of untapped vertical space in a garage, and making good use of it will help!
Home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s have hooks for yard tools, ladders, and even bikes! They are inexpensive, simple to install, and you’ll be able to free up garage floor space in no time.
Getting organized shouldn’t break the bank if you do it right. You can find lots of great storage systems on Amazon for garage tools.
6. How to store Toys
Get the toy clutter under control by purging what isn’t used or played with. Then, group everything by categories and store them accordingly. We like to use storage bins, baskets or hanging storage solutions.
It is also handy to have a donation bin.
One of my favorite items to store stuffed animals is a bean bag for storage. The animals tuck neatly inside and zip up with the cover. It really is genius.
Find more ideas for toy storage that will have your home in order.
7. How to organize kitchen
You do not need to spend a fortune on organizing your kitchen. Get your cabinets, drawers and more in order with simple ideas.
Utilize creative hacks such as a DIY Lazy Susan made out of cake pans to organize fridge items. Spices are easy to find when you use hanging shoe racks. These are just a few of my favorite ideas.
Find 20 dollar store kitchen organization ideas for more clever hacks.
8. How to organize the pantry
Learn how to instantly double your space for canned goods with simple storage ideas. You can use over the door racks to provide even more room in your pantry. This is such an easy and effortless way to maximixe space.
Turn old soda boxes into canned good storage without spending a dime! You can even repurpose magazine racks for pantry items.
The ideas are endless. We love these canned food storage ideas.
9. How to organize spices
We have a ton of spices. It doesn’t do anyone any good if they have expired or you don’t know what you have. You can easily get them in order without much time or money.
You can use bins from the dollar store to group the spices together. This makes it easy to remove all of them at once from the cabinet.
Another idea to try is hanging storage. This is handy if you have the room to hang spices.
I also like the idea of using a Lazy Susan to easily locate all of your spices.
Find even more ways to organize spices.
10. Use Dollar store to organize
There really isn’t any need to spend a bunch of money on fancy organization systems. The dollar store has tons of baskets, bins, clear containers and more.
I typically can find everything I Need at my local store. Many items can even be repurposed for other ideas.
Check out these dollar store kitchen organization ideas.
Easy Organization ideas for Home
Try some of these home organization tips to stay organized. You do not need a professional organizer to create more space in your home.
Whether you are trying to organize pots and pans, organize makeup or create extra store, these ideas will do the trick.
Not only will you have more storage space but items will be easily accessed. You will love having extra storage. Get started today with this organizing project.