We always say that we should get our houses organized so we can spot certain things easily if we ever need them. But truth is, we procrastinate. We get too busy with other things that we always somehow put it off for “tomorrow.”
Things can get worse if you have a big family. The problem becomes how do you control the chaos when you have a bunch of people living under one roof?
Let’s get started with these collection of clever household and home organization ideas we found in the Web.
Store scarves, umbrellas, and mittens on a basket and hang it on the rungs of a ladder
Organize athletic gears by installing a sports equipment organizer
A quick tip: perfect way to update game times and locations weekly is to put a chalkboard calendar.
To keep your fridge organized, add extra bins to it
A transportable box is the best place to put the cleaning supplies that you frequently use
Now you can just grab the box, and you’re good to go if you want to clean things up.
Keep your board games organized by putting them into plastic drawers
You can now save space, plus you have more room to buy more games!
Classify your toys and put them in bins labeled with types
Now your figurines and toys won’t end up in a muddled mess.
Convert your old bread box into a charging station for your electronic devices
Drill holes through the back of the bread box to thread the charging cords.
Put together a menu planner and eliminate dinnertime stress
This way, you can express your ideas on what food you want to eat for the rest of the week. Write your go-to dishes on sticky tabs and arrange them by type. Move the dishes you plan to prepare onto a calendar. By then, you can decide on what you’ll need for the rest of the week and be ready for your grocery shopping.
An easy way to label solutions is to print this out and tape them to your tubs
A garment bag is a perfect place to contain your collection of wrapping paper
You can hang it in a closet until you need to wrap something up.
Time to get rid of your DVD boxes. Get some plastic sleeves and small tubs and organize your movies alphabetically either by titles or genre
A labeled container is perfect for storing every single cord in your house
Cords are easily lost, and when they’re all mixed up, it creates a lot of mess. With these containers, you can now easily find the right cord for your electronic devices.
Make a list of the ingredients you need on a list pad and hang it on the best spot in the kitchen
The best spot to place it is right beside the fridge so you’ll be reminded right away which stuff you need to buy if they run out.
Put names on each family member in a bucket and put it in your stairway to give them a reminder of the things they leave around the house
Even your mom and dad could use one of these. Empty it on a daily basis.
Wrap up your children’s outfits into pouches on Sunday night
Now you won’t get stressed out preparing for school in the morning. They just have to open the bag and put on the right outfit.
Keep your food organized by making an inventory hung on top of your freezer
This way, you can just look at the list and find what’s available and what’s missing without opening the freezer.
Roll your trash bags just like a tissue paper so they’re easier to grab
Keep your important files in binders and place these in a baking sheet organizer.
Organize your outfits by putting tags on them. You can label them according to what day you’ll be wearing them
Buy socks that are of the same color. That way, you don’t have to waste your time matching if one goes missing
You can add bins on each floor of your children’s closet to keep track of the clothes that no longer fit them
Follow these chart suggestions to eliminate more paper clutter
De-clutter your counter and move all of your utensils over to the wall
Get separate containers for adult, child, and pet medications
Adults know what the right medicine to take, but if you let your children get the medicines on their own, they might get your dog’s medication if they all get mixed up. This way, you can keep the medicines organized, and it will be easy for the young ones to pick out what they need. You can easily identify too which ones are already expired and throw them.
Use a separate bag for each family member’s used clothes to keep laundry under control
Now you no longer need to sort through one big pile of clothes.
Put your drawers together if you want to sort your laundry by type
One drawer for whites and one for colors or other stuff you want to include.
Organize your children’s clean laundry by putting out labels on their dressers
Hang up everything by covering a wall with peg boards to easily organize your garage
Put your kids’ toys in buckets and label each of them. Set up an outdoor shelf that will serve as storage for the things you use in the yard
One of the easiest ways to add storage to your entryway is to put drawer knobs
You can add as much as you need and paint them to match the wall.
You can organize everyone’s shoes by installing a peg board by the front door
This way, everyone’s shoes won’t build up into an overwhelming pile.
You can put your children’s important papers in keepsake boxes
Putting up a homework station for your kids is the best way to get them to study
Supply lots of crayons and markers for your younger kids, and pens, papers, and calculators for the older ones.
You can also make the station portable like this one
Decorate your wall creatively enough to provide storage for all the things you need on a daily basis
This one is made by The Caldwell Project. There’s a magnetic note board, a weekly menu, a calendar, lots for mail, coupons, and take-out menus.
Organize the greeting cards that you can’t bear to lose in a chronological order
Use picture frames to make wipe boards on your wall and use them to keep track of the things you need to do
Now that you have thirty-seven new space-saving organization ideas, why don’t you go ahead, look around your house, and see which corner you can start applying these hacks.