Springing into Organization with 10 Fresh Ideas

Tue, Apr 05, 2016 at 11:50PM

As part of your spring cleaning routine, you may be looking for ways to improve the organization of your home and all its nooks and crannies—and in today’s blog, we are sharing ways to do just that! Read on to see our ten freshest ideas for home organization this spring.

Take advantage of floating shelves

We all went more storage—but most of us would rather do without the bulkiness of heavy bookshelves or cabinets where we can avoid it. That’s where devices like floating shelves come in. Since these shelves only need to be anchored to the wall, they can store lots of books, craft supplies, decorations, dishes—whatever you need to store—without taking up any floor space in your home. Whether you live in a spacious single family home or an apartment, that’s something to appreciate!

Use magnets to store items for easy access

For a convenient way to store small, frequently used items like makeup or office supplies, consider using magnets. You can attach adhesive magnets to the back of your items and then keep them on a magnetic board when not in use. This can organize large collections of small items, while freeing up lots of space in your drawers or cabinets.

Organize clothes and other items by color

While color organization may not be right for every item in your home, it certainly has its place with items like clothes and other accessories. You’ll never again need to wonder where that blue shirt is hiding—because when you sort your closet by color, it’ll be easier than ever to find. This type of organization of course also provides a unique visual look.

Use items in new ways

If you don’t want to run to the store to purchase an all-new organizational system just yet, don’t worry—you might not have to! You can use items you already have on hand to sort out your items at home. For example, an old CD organizer can work as a dish or pot lid rack, and shoeboxes can be redecorated and repurposed as cubbies for small items like makeup, pens and other miscellanea.

Double your closet space with can tabs

Here’s another example of repurposing old, unused items in a new way. Use soda can tabs to attach two hangers together—you’ll effectively be able to hang two shirts/pants/jackets where you could previously only hang one, saving you lots of valuable closet space.

Stick storage and organizers in underused spaces

You might have lots of potential storage space hiding in underused, overlooked spaces. Store items in handy cubbies or other organizers under the couch, for example, and hang up racks on the sides (and insides) of kitchen or bathroom cabinets.

Stack up your storage when possible

Stacking up your storage can allow you to keep more items in a smaller space, such as a tight bathroom cabinet. Use a set of plastic drawers or interlocking baskets to accomplish this in a neat, orderly way.

Make your organization clear

When you have lots of items to store, clear organization tools like jars or see-through drawers can make finding the right item a little bit easier.

Label, label, label

Investing in a label maker or designing your own labels can be extremely helpful when it comes time to differentiate between items like kitchen spices or snacks.

Use organizational tools and storage spaces you love

Finally, no matter what type of organization you wish to use in your own home, be sure to choose tools and spaces that you love and care about. A dirty bathroom cabinet might not be your favorite place to store and organize items—but when that cabinet is fresh and clean, for example, you might be more inclined to commit to a careful organizational method.

Finding a place to store and organize all our “stuff” is an age-old problem—but fortunately, with these ideas and a bit of creativity, home organization should be easier than ever.


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