organization tips

I love being organized; that aisle of the store is my favorite! I love the cubby boxes, labels, folders, notebooks, etc. Heaven help the person who lets me go to Ikea alone! I love the end results and buying everything but I don’t actually like the ‘elbow grease’ part and doing all the work. Boooo. DIY Home Sweet Home has some simple ideas that are awesome. They will help get your space in working order quickly, cheaply, and easily. Hooray! This is the best roundup ever…

Here’s the link to DIY Home Sweet Home’s full article: DIY Home Sweet Home: 50 Insanely Clever Organizing Tips And Tricks

Organization is a problem affecting many homes up and down the country. The problem is caused because we all have too much stuff and are reluctant to throw anything away. Few people remember where they actually put their things. This guide will look at a few clever organizing ideas which will make your life that bit easier. Not only will it make your home tidier, but it should also make it easier to lay your hands on what you are actually looking for.

Today we will concentrate on organizing your home, specifically:

– Wrapping Paper
– Small Items
– Cables
– Kids coloring supplies
– Under Bed Storage
– Organizing the Kitchen

Wrapping Paper

A roll of wrapping paper is only slightly more expensive than a couple of sheets, so it makes sense to buy the rolls. The trouble is, that knowing where to store them can be a bit more difficult. A good solution is to find a small alcove in your room, perhaps at the side of a door which is wide enough for a roll of paper, then use a wire shelf on its side so that the rolls can be stood up. This could be fitted inside a closet, or even on the back of a door without too much effort. If you don’t have a wire shelf then you could achieve a similar thing by using wood or bungee cords.

Small Items

Small items, including pins, hair pins and slides are the worst because they are the easiest to lose. If they are small enough to store in a jar then the jars can be attached under a table or a desk. Secure the lids of the jar using either a screw, glue or a magnet. Then the jars can be put safely under the desk out of the way. My favorite option is to use a magnet since then the whole jar can be removed, it also makes it much easier to put the jars back as they don’t have to go in exactly the same place every time.


Cables are a nightmare that anyone with a television or computer has to endure. There are plenty of cable management systems available to buy, but why bother when you can use paper clips. Screw a couple of big binder clips onto the back of your desk and clip your cables inside. This will keep your desk much tidier.

Kids Coloring Supplies

If you have kids then you probably already know just how messy they can be. Telling them off though would probably make the situation worse, instead make tidying up after them easy. A dish drainer is perfect for storing all sorts of books and coloring supplies. The books can be stood up where plates normally drain, and the little cutlery basket is perfect for pens and pencils.

Under Bed Storage

The space under a bed is normally wasted and just collects dust. Instead you can use this for storage using all sorts of storage boxes. For a cheap and easy solution put some casters onto some old drawers and slide them under the bed. These are perfect for storing shoes, bedding and anything else you may need regular access to.

Organizing the Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most difficult rooms in your house to keep clean since it gets so much use. All sorts of electrical gadgets and appliances get shoved into cupboards which can make it difficult to find them. Instead, try putting all of your small kitchen appliances into boxes and then sliding the whole thing into a cupboard. This should make it much easier to find the gadget that you are actually looking for.

Additional Resources: Looking for more organization ideas?
Don’t miss this article by Real Simple and also these great ideas from Martha Stewart.

33 Life-Changing Ways To Use Binder Clips

The most boring office supply has to be the binder clip. They help with organization, but let’s be honest, they are really just a paperclip on steroids. After seeing this terrific roundup I am starting to change my opinion; maybe they aren’t so boring after all. There are some quick fixes and terrific hacks that will leave your mind blown!

Continue HERE to see all 33 ways…

33 Life-Changing Ways To Use Binder Clips

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How To Declutter Your Home Forever

I am a little compulsive when it comes to cleaning. Just ask my family, I clean but I don’t really declutter. (I just move stuff.) Melva Green, a clinical Psychiatrist and expert on hoarders, has seen how clutter can throw life out of order. Disorder brings stress and anxiety and your home should be a peaceful retreat from the world. Go through every room of the house with Bottom Line Publications and rid your house of clutter and stress.

Here is the room by room ‘how-to’…

Bottom Line Publications – Declutter Your Home Forever

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craft room organization

Find all the inspiration and ideas for organizing your craft room here! Everyone has a dream work space and HGTV wants to help you create yours. You may not have an enormous space, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put some of these to work for you. And someday you will have a big and bright room to organize and DIY to your hearts desire.

See all 12 ideas here…

HGTV – 12 Amazing Craft Room Organization Ideas

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52 Meticulous Organizing Tips For The OCD Person In You

Your inner organizer will rejoice after seeing this fabulous roundup from Buzzfeed. If you fall in love with more than 25 (I did). You have a true passion for being neat and organized. Kudos! I love number 4! Who knew my shelves had built in cubbies? And I don’t know anyone whose purse can’t use some extra help. These and so many others will be so useful in my life!

You’d have to ask my husband if I’m OCD, but all I know is that I love all these ideas!

See all 52 here…

52 Meticulous Organizing Tips For The OCD Person In You

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How To Organize Inside Kitchen Cabinet Doors

There is no excuse for wasting space! Especially in small spaces, like my kitchen. I am embarrassed to admit that I have never thought about using the doors of my cabinets for storage. For shame! I am so excited to try these ideas from Sas Interiors. I love how there is contact paper to fancy them up, magnetic sheets to make them multi-purposed, and cork board for a hidden bulletin board. So cool!

Find it here…

SasInteriors – Ideas For The Inside Of The Cabinet Doors

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slide out pantry

If you only have a few inches to work with, you will love this idea! I love more space and canned food takes up so much of it! I bet I could shove the fridge a bit and have enough room. Now I will be able to see what I have and no more having five of the same thing. It will be great to store more tasty things in the pantry.

Check out the tutorial here…

LearningToBeMe – Cabinet DIY Completed And Tutorial

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