While some people are born with organizational superpowers, others need a little help. With a few basic organizing skills, you can turn your home into a space that feels comfortable and clutter-free.
Whether you’re looking to make your life easier or to organize your space more efficiently, there’s a wealth of ideas out there. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite do-it-yourself home organization solutions, including how to get rid of clutter, save money, and declutter your space with minimal effort.
1. Organize Your Bathroom
Organizing your bathroom can be a daunting task. This is especially true if you have an older bathroom that needs some TLC. However, there are many simple ways to improve the appearance and usability of your bathroom. By improving the organization and appearance of your bathroom, you can help yourself and others feel more at home when they visit.
A. Use a Toilet Paper Holder There are two ways to use a toilet paper holder: on a wall or on a countertop. The former is more common in public restrooms, while the latter is more common in private bathrooms. The choice should be based on personal preference and how the area is designed. If your bathroom has limited space, using a wall-mounted holder is a good idea, but if you have ample space, using a countertop-mounted holder is easier and more convenient.
B. If you use a wall-mounted holder, you will need to install a flush mount. You can also install a wall-mounted holder with a built-in waste basket. However, this type of setup can be hard to find, so you might need to purchase one separately.
C. Invest in a Mirror: For your bathroom mirror, there are two main types: a full-length mirror and a vanity mirror. The difference between the two is the location of the mirror. Full-length mirrors are mounted on the wall directly behind the sink and may include a mirror above the sink as well. Vanity mirrors are smaller and usually mounted on the countertop next to the sink. Vanity mirrors are perfect for bathrooms with limited space, especially if they do not have a wall-mounted mirror.
D. Add Storage Storage is often one of the most overlooked features of a bathroom. The average bathroom has very little storage space. If you have limited space in your bathroom, adding storage space can be a great way to make it more comfortable and useful. Some of the easiest ways to add storage are by using a towel rack and a cabinet.
2. Build A Wall Organizer for Your Kitchen
A kitchen organizer will help keep things organized and tidy. You can find designs ranging from large to small, from complex to easy at a variety of sites such as Pinterest.
A simple additional shelf to hold Tupperware as shown in the image above is an easy DIY project that will free up a lot of cabinet space.
3. Keep Your Kids’ Toys Organized with this Simple “Toy Box”
I’m not sure where the idea for the Toy Box came from. I know that we have a box in our kitchen that holds all of our kids’ toys and games (that’s the toy box). But it was never until we started working on our basement remodel that I realized how much space that box takes up.
It seems like there is a new toy or game coming out every other week, so it can get pretty crowded in there. We were able to make the most of that space in our basement by taking some of the things that are already stored in the house and organizing them in the box. Below is the video that details exactly how to make this simple toy box.
4. Store Clothes With Hooks and Pegboard
Hooks or a pegboard are a great way to organize clothes and help keep them off the floor and your house clutter free. I have hooks in all my bathrooms to hold towels and robes, otherwise we all know where they will end up.
5. Make a Bedroom Desk
Adding a desk if you have room in your bedroom makes a huge difference. It provides a great workspace and also can be used to hold decor items such as books, plants or photos. This was one of my favorite projects from last year and there are tons of plans available for free online. I will note that you do need some carpentry experience before jumping into building a desk from scratch. If you are still learning, stores such as Ikea have great bedroom desks that are trendy and functional.
6. Create a Room-by-Room Guide for Home Repairs
The most basic way to get started is to create a list of the repairs you need to make. This could be as simple as a table with all the repairs and their cost. For more complicated projects, it might be easier to use a spreadsheet or a Google Docs form. In any case, the first step is to determine what you want to repair in your home.
7. Make an Office for the Garage
If you are working remote like many of us and find yourself a little cramped without a designated office area you could look into converting your garage into an office. This will free up some space in your living area while giving you some privacy and quiet while working.
8. Reuse and Repurpose Household Items
By reusing old househole items it eliminates waste and provides a cheap way to organize everyday items. Some ideas include:
– Decorate an empty coffee can and use it as a plastic bag holder / dispenser.
– Place decorated tin cans on hooks to create Kitchen Utensil holders
– Use empty egg cartons inside of drawers to keep the contents organized.
In conclusion, to organize your space, you need to be methodical and use proven time-saving techniques. The idea is to maximize the space available, so you’ll need to look at your home from multiple angles. It’s essential to determine where items can be stored, how you can efficiently arrange the items in your space, and where they belong. This article has shown you 8 easy DIY home organization ideas that save time and space. Now get busy and start organizing.