Clever Ideas For Organizing And Storage

Alicia Reynolds
Jan 29, 2017 · 4 min read

Let’s be honest. No matter how much time you spend organizing, in a few days or weeks you always seem to wind up back where you started. Mostly this is because you don’t actually have the most strategic organizing system in place. You may just find yourself throwing things in drawers and on shelves to get them out of the way, and help your home or apartment look tidy. Alas, this always ends up failing in the end, because the lack of designated spaces for your stuff somehow always winds back up in chaos. But, not to fear, in this article we will show you some clever ways to transform your storage into organized spaces of bliss.

Jewelry Boxes

You know those sturdy little boxes that you just can’t bring yourself to throw away? Well, use them to help organize a drawer by clipping the boxes together. By doing this, you can create individual storage units inside of single drawer that will give a space for your pencils, lipsticks, rubber bands, or whatever it is that is keeping it cluttered.

Use Glass Jars

This handy DIY project can help keep little things like nails, screws, paperclips, etc. organized and out of the way. All you have to do is nail or superglue the lids to the underside of a surface near where you want to store your items. Then, you’ll just twist the jars into place.

Shower Curtain Hooks

Bring organization to your closet by using shower curtain hooks to hang things such as handbags, scarves, and other accessories.

Use A Tissue Box

Take care of that messy array of plastic grocery bags by stuffing them into an old empty tissue box. Then, just stored under the sink and simply pull one out when you need it.

Paper Towel Holder

If you’re into arts and crafts or gift-wrapping, use a paper towel holder for easy access to ribbon. Just slide the spools onto the paper towel stand and stacked them from largest to smallest bottom to top.

Dish Drying Rack

Help keep your kids coloring books and art supplies organized by putting them in a dish drying rack. Stack the books like you would plates between the prongs, in-store markers, crayons, and pencils in the utensil caddies.

Spice Containers

Spice containers are not only great to store spices, but you can also use them to hold things such as stamps, Post-it notes, paper clips, rubber bands, etc. This will help keep your drawer and desk under control while giving you easy access to these items.

Use A Coat Rack

If you’re a girl who loves her necklaces, consider using a coat rack to organize and hang jewelry. Hang the stuff you love the most in front, and you’ll give yourself an easy tangle free way to display your best pieces.

Zipper Bags

Use zipper bags to keep things such as sets of napkins and placemats together. This will help keep them organized, as well is let you quickly see how many are in each set, and prevent you from losing pieces along the way.

Desk Organizer

If you need more storage in your kitchen, consider using a desk organizer to help sort cookie sheet, cutting boards, and jellyroll pans. This organization tip will give you easy access to these items, while freeing up space in your over-cluttered drawers.

Convert Cardboard Boxes

You can easily convert cardboard boxes into extras towards totes. All you have to do is take a cardboard box, some fabric, and fabric glue and glue the fabric to the box. Then, you can add embellishments like gold screws and repurpose an old belt to give it a strap. This will give you creative and unique methods for storing items that otherwise wouldn’t have a place.

These are just a few of the many ways you can create organization to your life, while at the same time finding permanent solutions to your storage dilemmas. Follow these tips and you can eliminate just a little bit more chaos from your life!