Are you tired of clutter and disorganization in your home? Do you feel overwhelmed with the prospect of tidying up? Fear not! With these 25 DIY organization hacks, you can transform even the messiest spaces into orderly and functional areas.
From repurposing everyday items to creating customized storage solutions, these tips will make organizing your home a breeze. Whether you’re looking to declutter your closet or streamline your kitchen cabinets, there’s something for everyone on this list. So roll up your sleeves, grab some supplies, and get ready to become an organizational pro!
1. Turn A Shoe Organizer into a Pantry
Transforming your cluttered pantry into an organized one might seem like a daunting task, but with the right hacks, it can be done in no time. One of the easiest and most efficient ways to revamp your pantry is by using a shoe organizer. Yes, you read that correctly! A shoe organizer can do wonders for organizing spices, snacks, canned goods and more.
The first step is finding a suitable spot in your pantry where you can hang the shoe organizer. Ideally, it should be close to where you store cooking utensils or near the stove so everything is within reach when you need it. Once you’ve found the perfect location, install hooks or hangers on which to place the shoe organizer.
Next up is determining what items will go into each pocket of the shoe organizer. You’ll want to think about grouping similar items together – all baking supplies in one section; snacks for school lunches in another section; and so forth. Labeling each pocket with its contents also makes things easier to find later on.
By repurposing a humble shoe organizer as a pantry storage solution, you’re taking a big step towards decluttering your space while making sure everything has its own designated spot. Plus, not only does this hack make use of vertical space (which means less bending down), it’s also incredibly cost-effective compared to other organizational products out there. Give this DIY hack a try and say goodbye to messy pantries forever!
2. Make A Magnetic Makeup Board
Now that we’ve covered some great DIY organization hacks, let’s move on to a fun and practical project: making your very own magnetic makeup board. This is an excellent way to keep your makeup organized and easily accessible while freeing up counter or drawer space.
To make this board, you’ll need a few supplies: a metal frame or sheet, fabric of your choice, glue, scissors, and magnets. Start by removing the glass and backing from the frame (if using) and cutting your fabric to fit inside the frame. Glue the fabric onto the backboard of the frame and allow it to dry completely.
Next, attach small magnets to the backs of all of your favorite makeup products. You can either purchase adhesive-backed magnets or use hot glue to attach regular ones. Once everything has dried in place, hang up your new magnetic makeup board wherever you like!
This project is not only functional but also customizable! Choose any fabric pattern or color that matches your personal style and experiment with different types of frames for unique looks. Plus, having all of your go-to beauty products within easy reach will save you time during your daily routine.
3. Transform A Pallet into A Garden Tool Organizer
Transforming a pallet into a garden tool organizer is an easy and affordable way to keep your gardening tools in order. Here are some simple steps to follow:
- Find a sturdy wooden pallet that is at least 4 feet tall by 2 feet wide.
- Clean the pallet thoroughly with soap and water, making sure to remove any dirt or debris.
- Sand down any rough edges or splinters on the wood.
Next, it’s time to add some hooks to hang your gardening tools from:
- Purchase S-shaped metal hooks from your local hardware store.
- Screw the hooks into the sides of the pallet using a drill.
- Space out the hooks evenly along both sides of the pallet.
Finally, you can personalize your garden tool organizer by adding some color:
- Choose a bright outdoor paint in your favorite color.
- Apply two coats of paint to both sides of the pallet, allowing each coat to dry completely before applying the next.
- Once all layers have dried, mount your new garden tool organizer onto a fence or wall outside for easy access.
4. Use Tension Rods to Create Under Sink Storage
Another great way to maximize the space under your sink is by using tension rods. These versatile tools can be easily installed and adjusted, allowing you to create customized storage solutions for all of your cleaning supplies.
To get started, measure the height and width of the cabinet opening beneath your sink. Then, select tension rods that are just slightly shorter than these dimensions. Once you have your rods in hand, position them vertically within the cabinet and use them as support bars for hanging spray bottles or other items with trigger handles.
If you want even more storage options, consider adding a horizontal tension rod near the top of the cabinet opening. This will allow you to hang dish towels or sponges from S-hooks, keeping them off the countertop and out of sight until they’re needed. With this simple hack, you’ll never have to worry about cluttered cabinets again!
5. Repurpose A Wine Rack for Towel Storage
Transform your unused wine rack into a unique and practical towel storage solution. This DIY organization hack is perfect for those who love to repurpose items and add character to their home decor. With just a few easy steps, you can create an eye-catching and functional piece that will impress your guests.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A wine rack
- Spray paint in the color of your choice
First, prep your wine rack by sanding it down with fine-grit sandpaper until it’s smooth. Then, spray paint the entire rack or just certain sections if you prefer a more rustic look. Allow ample drying time before adding towels to avoid any unwanted stains or smudges on your newly painted creation.
Once the paint has dried, fold and roll up your towels neatly and place them inside each slot of the wine rack. You can also use this repurposed item for other bathroom essentials like washcloths or toilet paper rolls. The possibilities are endless!
Don’t let that old wine rack go to waste – give it new life as a stylish and useful addition to your bathroom decor. Your friends will be impressed with both your creativity and organizational skills!
6. Create A Charging Station from A Bread Box
If you’re always on the go and have multiple devices that need charging, it can be difficult to keep everything organized. That’s where a bread box comes in handy! With just a few simple steps, you can create your own charging station that will keep all of your cords and devices neat and tidy.
First, find an old bread box that is large enough to fit all of your electronics inside. Make sure there are holes or vents for air circulation so your devices won’t overheat while they charge. If needed, drill additional holes yourself using a power tool.
Next, add dividers or compartments to the interior of the bread box using foam board or cardboard. This will help keep your devices separate and prevent cords from tangling. You can also use adhesive strips to attach surge protectors or power strips inside the box for easy access.
Finally, label each compartment with the device name or purpose (such as “phone” or “tablet”) so you know exactly where everything goes. And voila! Your DIY charging station is complete. Not only does this organization hack save space on your countertops and desks, but it also keeps everything accessible and ready-to-go when you need it most.
7. Use Binder Clips to Organize Cords
Now that you have decluttered your desk and organized all of your papers, it’s time to tackle the tangled mess of cords. Thankfully, there is a simple solution: binder clips. Not only are they an affordable option for cord management, but they also come in various sizes to accommodate different types of cords.
To start organizing your cords with binder clips, begin by gathering all of your loose cords together. Then, use a small or medium-sized clip to group them together based on their category (e.g., phone chargers, computer cables). Label each bundle with a sticky note so you can easily identify which one you need.
For larger cords like power strips, use a large binder clip to keep them contained and tangle-free. Simply clip the cord into the metal arms of the binder clip and attach it to the back or underside of your desk. This will keep cords from getting tangled underfoot while freeing up valuable workspace on top of your desk. With this simple hack, managing cords has never been easier!
8. Make A Pegboard Organizer for Craft Supplies
Pegboards are a great way to organize craft supplies. They provide ample storage space while keeping everything within reach. To make your own pegboard organizer, start by selecting the right size board for your needs. Then, add hooks and other accessories as needed.
When choosing a pegboard, consider the amount of space you have available and how much you need to store. For small spaces or smaller collections of supplies, a smaller board may be sufficient. However, if you have a large collection of materials or want to use the board for multiple purposes, a larger board would be better.
Once you’ve chosen your pegboard, it’s time to accessorize! Add hooks in various sizes to accommodate different types of supplies such as scissors, rulers, paintbrushes and more. Consider adding baskets or shelves for bulkier items like yarn or fabric scraps. With some creativity and effort, your new pegboard organizer will help keep all your crafting essentials organized and easily accessible whenever inspiration strikes!
9. Create A Wall-Mounted Wrapping Paper Station
A wall-mounted wrapping paper station is a fantastic addition to any craft room or home office. Not only does it keep your rolls of wrapping paper neat and organized, but it also saves you from digging through piles of clutter to find what you need. With just a few simple materials and some basic tools, you can create this functional DIY project in no time.
To start, gather your supplies: a wooden board cut to the size of your choice, brackets for mounting on the wall, hooks for holding scissors and tape, and dowels for holding the rolls of wrapping paper. Begin by attaching the brackets to the back of the wooden board according to their instructions. Once securely mounted on the wall, add hooks at various heights along one side for easy access to all your wrapping essentials.
Next, insert two dowels into holes drilled into either end of the board. These will hold your rolls of wrapping paper in place while allowing them to spin freely as needed. You might want to consider adding additional dowels if space allows – they’re an inexpensive way to increase storage capacity without taking up too much real estate on your walls.
Finally, step back and admire your handiwork! Your new Wall-Mounted Wrapping Paper Station is not only practical but also visually appealing – especially when decorated with colorful ribbons or bows tied around each roll. Whether used daily or simply during special occasions throughout the year, this organization hack is sure to be a hit with anyone seeking a streamlined approach to gift-wrapping tasks.
10. Turn A Bookshelf into A Closet Organizer
Transforming a bookshelf into a closet organizer is an excellent way to maximize space and add some much-needed organization. Begin by removing all the shelves from the bookshelf, taking care not to damage the structure. Then, measure the width of your closet and cut a piece of wood that fits snugly inside as a hanging rod.
Next, sand down any rough edges on the bookshelf and apply a coat of paint or stain if desired. Once dry, install the wooden rod at the appropriate height using brackets screwed into either side of the shelf unit. Use hangers to hang clothes from the rod, maximizing vertical storage space.
To further optimize organization in your newly transformed closet system, consider adding additional shelving above or below the hanging rod for shoes or folded clothing items. And don’t forget about utilizing door space with over-the-door organizers for accessories like scarves and belts. With these simple steps, you can transform an ordinary bookshelf into an efficient and stylish closet organizer!
11. Use Pvc Pipes to Organize Scarves or Belts
Use PVC pipes to organize scarves or belts. Cut the PVC pipe into 3-4 inch sections using a saw. Sand down any rough edges with sandpaper. Then simply glue the pieces together in a grid pattern using hot glue or epoxy.
Here are four ways you can use this DIY accessory organizer:
- Hang it up: Attach hooks to the back of the PVC grid and hang it up on your closet door or wall.
- Drawer divider: Place the grid inside a drawer as a divider so your scarves/belts stay separated and easy to find.
- Shelf insert: Insert the grid onto a shelf in your closet or dresser to keep everything tidy.
- Travel-friendly: Glue two grids together at one end so you can fold them like an accordion for easy packing when traveling.
12. Create A Magnetic Spice Rack on the Fridge
Imagine having all your spices within reach while cooking, without cluttering up valuable counter space. With this DIY organization hack, you can create a magnetic spice rack on the fridge that will not only save space but also add some style to your kitchen. This project is simple and affordable, so you won’t have to break the bank or spend hours putting it together.
To get started on your magnetic spice rack, gather these materials: small metal tins with clear lids (such as baby food jars), strong magnets, glue gun, and labels for each spice. First, clean the lids of the tins thoroughly and attach a magnet onto the backside using hot glue. Once dry, fill each tin with your desired spice and label accordingly. Finally, arrange them neatly on your fridge in rows or columns for easy access during meal preparation.
Not only does this DIY project provide a functional storage solution for your spices but it also adds aesthetic value to your home decor. By displaying your colorful array of spices in an organized manner on the refrigerator door, you’ll create a visually appealing focal point in your kitchen that’s sure to impress guests. Plus, it’s convenient location means no more digging through cabinets trying to find that one elusive ingredient – everything is right there at eye level!
13. Repurpose Old Jars for Bathroom Storage
Now that your spices are perfectly organized, let’s move on to the bathroom. Do you have old jars lying around? Don’t throw them away just yet! With a little creativity, you can repurpose these jars into stylish and functional storage containers for your bathroom.
Start by cleaning out the jars thoroughly. Remove any labels or adhesive residue with warm soapy water or rubbing alcohol. Once dry, fill the jars with items like cotton balls, q-tips, or makeup brushes.
To take it up a notch, try painting the lids of the jars in fun colors that match your bathroom decor. This will not only add a pop of color to your space but also make it easier to identify what’s inside each jar at a glance.
With just a few simple steps, you’ve turned clutter into chic organization! Plus, this DIY project is eco-friendly and cost-effective. So go ahead and raid your pantry for those empty pasta sauce jars – they might just be the perfect addition to your newly organized bathroom.
14. Use A Magazine Holder to Store Cutting Boards
Are you tired of your cutting boards taking up too much counter space in the kitchen? Look no further than a simple magazine holder to solve your organizational woes. By repurposing this office staple, you can easily store and access all of your cutting boards without sacrificing valuable workspace.
First, gather all of your cutting boards and determine how many magazine holders you will need for storage. Next, label each holder with the corresponding board size, so you can easily identify which one you need. Then, place the holders on a shelf or mount them on the inside of a cabinet door using screws or adhesive strips.
Not only does this hack save space, but it also keeps your cutting boards organized and free from damage. No more stacked-up cutting boards falling over or getting scratched! With this simple solution, you’ll have easy access to every board when mealtime rolls around.
- Label each magazine holder with the corresponding board size.
- Place holders on a shelf or mount them on the inside of a cabinet door.
- Use screws or adhesive strips to secure holders in place.
- Enjoy an organized and protected collection of cutting boards.
15. Upcycle A Ladder for Blanket Storage
An old ladder can be transformed into a functional and stylish blanket storage solution for your home. It’s an affordable way to create more space while adding character to any room. Upcycling is not only environmentally friendly but also allows you to put your creativity to the test.
First, find a sturdy ladder that will support the weight of all your blankets. Clean it thoroughly with soap and water before sanding down any rough edges or splinters. You can choose to paint or stain the ladder depending on your preference and decor style. Once dry, prop the ladder against a wall in a corner of the room where it won’t obstruct foot traffic.
Next, fold each blanket neatly before draping them over the rungs of the ladder from top to bottom. This method ensures easy access when you need to grab a blanket quickly without having to rummage through a pile. If you have too many blankets, consider donating some or storing them away during warmer months.
16. Create A Mail Organizer from a Cereal Box
This next project is perfect if you’re tired of mail cluttering your kitchen counter or desk. With just a few supplies and some simple steps, you can create a mail organizer from a cereal box.
First, gather all the materials needed: an empty cereal box, scissors, glue or tape, and decorative paper (optional). Cut off the top flap of the cereal box and then cut diagonally from each corner of the remaining flap down towards the bottom of the box. Fold these flaps inward to create two pockets. Then measure out three equal sections on the front panel of the box and cut along those lines to make slots for sorting different types of mail.
Next, decorate your new mail organizer with patterned paper or paint to give it a personal touch that matches your style. Once complete, place this on your entryway table or hang it near where you sort through your daily mail. You’ll now have a designated spot for bills, letters and important documents so they won’t get lost in piles around the house.
17. Use A Shower Caddy for Cleaning Supplies
Utilizing a shower caddy for cleaning supplies is an inventive way to keep your home spic and span. Not only does this organizational hack save space, but it also makes cleaning tasks more convenient than ever before. With the ability to easily transport all of your cleaning products from room to room, you’ll find that keeping things tidy becomes less daunting.
Choose a shower caddy with enough compartments to store everything you need – sprays, sponges, dusters, and gloves. You can even include items like paper towels or microfiber cloths in one of the pockets! The best part? Once you finish using each item, simply place them back into their designated spot in the caddy so they’re ready for next time.
Another great benefit of using a shower caddy is its portability. Whether you’re doing some deep cleaning in the bathroom or tidying up the kitchen after dinner prep, just grab your trusty caddy and get started! No more wasted time searching through different cabinets or drawers for what you need – everything is right there at your fingertips. Give this organization hack a try and see how much smoother your cleaning routine becomes.
18. Turn A File Cabinet into a Garage Organizer
Imagine having a clutter-free garage where all of your tools and equipment are neatly organized. It’s possible with just a few simple DIY hacks, such as turning an old file cabinet into a functional storage unit. Not only is this project easy to do, but it’s also budget friendly.
First, start by cleaning out the file cabinet and removing any drawers or hardware that may be in the way. Then, measure the inside dimensions of the cabinet to determine what items you want to store. Depending on the size of your garage tools, you may need to remove some additional metal pieces from inside the cabinet to create more space.
Next, add pegboard panels to each side of the interior walls using screws and anchors for stability. This will give you even more options for hanging frequently used items like hammers or wrenches. For larger items like power drills, consider installing hooks or shelves onto one side of the cabinet wall.
With these simple steps and a little creativity, you can easily turn an old file cabinet into a versatile storage solution for your garage. By repurposing something that would have otherwise been thrown away or collecting dust in storage, not only are you being eco-friendly but also creating a practical solution for staying organized. Get started today and experience first-hand how satisfying it feels to have everything in its place!
19. Make A Diy Drawer Divider
When it comes to organizing drawers, dividers are a must-have. They make everything easier to find and prevent items from getting jumbled together. However, store-bought dividers can be expensive and may not fit perfectly in your drawer. The solution? Make your own DIY drawer divider!
To get started, measure the length and width of your drawer. Cut a piece of cardboard or foam board to fit these dimensions. This will serve as the base for your divider.
Next, determine how many compartments you want in your drawer and mark off where each divider will go on the base. Use strips of cardboard or foam board to create walls between the compartments. Glue them down securely onto the base.
Finally, cover your DIY divider with decorative paper or fabric to give it a polished look. You can even use contact paper if you prefer an easy-to-clean surface. Once finished, simply place it inside your drawer and fill each compartment with its designated items.
Creating a DIY drawer divider is not only cost-effective but also allows for customization based on your specific needs. Plus, making something yourself gives a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that buying something pre-made cannot match. So why not give it a try and take control of cluttered drawers once and for all!
20. Repurpose A Shoebox into A Drawer Organizer
Now that you know how to declutter your drawers and keep them organized, it’s time to take things a step further. One simple yet effective way to maximize the use of your drawer space is by repurposing an old shoebox into a drawer organizer. This DIY project is not only cost-effective but also easy to make.
To get started, gather all the empty shoeboxes lying around in your closet. Choose one that fits perfectly into your drawer and has enough depth for storing items like socks or underwear. Once you have selected the right box, measure its height and width so that it fits snugly inside your drawer.
Next, cut off the top lid of the shoebox using scissors or a knife. You can then paint or decorate the outer surface of the box if desired. Place dividers inside the box made from cardboard or foam board to create compartments for different categories of items such as belts, scarves, or jewelry. Finally, place the customized shoebox organizer into your drawer and start filling it with neatly folded clothes.
By repurposing a shoebox into a custom-made drawer organizer, you’ll be able to store more while keeping everything tidy and easily accessible. Plus, this hack contributes towards sustainability by reusing materials instead of discarding them unnecessarily. With just a little bit of creativity and effort, you too can transform ordinary objects into practical storage solutions!
21. Create A Wall-Mounted Jewelry Organizer
One of the most frustrating things about jewelry is that it can easily become tangled and disorganized. That’s why a wall-mounted jewelry organizer is an essential DIY organizational hack. With just a few simple materials, you can create a stylish and functional space to store all your favorite pieces.
First, gather your supplies: a wooden board, hooks or knobs for hanging, paint or stain (optional), and screws for mounting. Sand the board until smooth and apply any desired finish. Then, attach the hooks or knobs evenly spaced along the length of the board using screws. Finally, mount the organizer on the wall at a height that works best for you.
Not only will this project help keep your jewelry organized and easy to find, but it will also add some personal style to your space. Plus, seeing your collection displayed in an attractive way can bring feelings of pride and satisfaction in your hard work organizing everything just right.
- Sub-list 1: Imagine waking up each morning with ease as you choose which piece from your beautifully organized collection compliments today’s outfit.
- Sub-list 2: Picture hosting friends over for dinner parties where they comment on how chic and unique your homemade jewelry display looks.
- Sub-list 3: Think about how relieved you’ll feel knowing that no longer will you have to untangle necklaces or search through piles of earrings trying to find their pair.
Creating a wall-mounted jewelry organizer is not only practical but also fun! This DIY project allows you to showcase your creativity while staying organized. By taking control of cluttered spaces one step at a time, you are well on your way towards mastering organization throughout every area of life without sacrificing style or elegance in doing so.
22. Use A Tackle Box for Sewing Supplies
Now that you’ve successfully created a wall-mounted jewelry organizer, it’s time to tackle another organizational challenge. If you’re an avid sewer or crafter, you know how quickly your supplies can become disorganized and difficult to find when you need them. That’s where a simple solution comes in: using a tackle box for sewing supplies.
A tackle box provides the perfect compartments for organizing thread spools, needles, scissors, measuring tape, and other small items needed for sewing projects. Plus, they come in various sizes so you can choose one that suits your needs. The best part? It’s portable! You can take it with you on crafting retreats or move it from room to room as needed.
To start organizing with a tackle box, begin by sorting through all of your sewing supplies and separating them into categories such as threads, needles, buttons etc.. Then decide which size of tackle box will work best for each category. Be sure to label each compartment so everything stays organized and easy to access. With this simple hack, finding what you need for your next project will be a breeze!
23. Make A Desk Organizer from Cans
Creating a DIY desk organizer can be an excellent way to keep your workspace clutter-free, and it’s also a fun project that anyone can do. In this section, we’ll show you how to make a desk organizer from cans. This is an easy and affordable option that requires only a few materials.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Gather Your Materials: You will need empty tin cans of various sizes, spray paint or acrylic paint, hot glue gun or double-sided tape, scrapbook paper or wrapping paper, scissors, ruler, pencil.
- Paint Your Cans: Once you have collected enough cans for your project, clean them thoroughly and let them dry completely. Then use spray paint or acrylic paint to color the cans in different shades of your choice. Allow each coat of paint to dry before applying another layer.
- Decorate Your Cans: Cut out pieces of scrapbook paper or wrapping paper according to the size of your cans using a ruler and pencil for measurement purposes. Use either hot glue gun or double-sided tape to stick the papers around the cans neatly.
- Assemble Your Desk Organizer: Arrange all decorated cans on top of one another in any order you like until they form an aesthetically pleasing design that meets your needs.
By following these simple steps above, you’ll have created an attractive homemade desk organizer that is both functional and visually appealing!
24. Transform A Basket into a Hanging Organizer
Transforming a simple basket into a hanging organizer can do wonders for your home’s organization. With just a few materials and some creativity, you can create an elegant storage solution that doubles as a decorative piece. This DIY hack is perfect if you have limited floor space but still want to keep things tidy.
First, choose the basket you’d like to use for this project. The size and shape will depend on what items you plan on storing in it. Next, gather some hardware such as hooks, screws, and chains. You’ll also need a drill or screwdriver to attach the hooks onto the wall or ceiling where you plan on hanging the basket.
Once you have all of your supplies ready, take your basket and determine where you’d like to add the hooks. Attach them securely onto the surface using screws or adhesive depending on the material. Then, connect the chains from each hook to the corners of your basket making sure they are even before securing them in place. Now you’re ready to hang up your new organizer!
25. Use A Hanger to Organize Scarves or Necklaces
Transform your cluttered closet into a tidy and organized space with these simple DIY hacks. If you’re tired of digging through drawers to find the perfect scarf or untangling necklaces, consider using a hanger for a quick fix. With just a few materials and some creativity, you can turn an ordinary hanger into a useful accessory organizer.
To get started on this organization hack, gather up all your scarves or necklaces that need organizing. Next, grab an empty hanger (preferably one with multiple tiers) and some shower curtain rings. Slip each ring onto the bottom bar of the hanger until it’s completely covered in rings. Then, loop each scarf or necklace through its own individual ring until they are all hanging securely from the hanger.
Not only does this method save space in your closet, but it also makes finding accessories easier than ever before. Plus, seeing everything at once may inspire you to incorporate new pieces into your daily wardrobe without forgetting about what you already have. Give this easy DIY project a try today and enjoy having a more functional closet!
Other Tips to Organize Your Closet
- Use shelf dividers to maximize vertical storage
- Invest in slim velvet hangers to free up space
- Label bins and baskets clearly for easy access – Sort clothing by category and color for a more streamlined and visually appealing closet.
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