97+ Amazing Home Organization Ideas (and Life Hacks)
Are you ready to get your home and life organized in the easiest way possible? I’m always on the lookout for general amazing life hacks to make my daily life smoother and especially boost productivity.
That’s why I’ve decided to compile these home organization ideas and productivity hacks into one useful roundup.
The first part of this article is focused on organizing ideas for the home, then the last part focuses on general productivity and life hacks.
Let’s get stuck into it.
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97+ Amazing Home Organization Ideas (and Life Hacks)
First things first, decluttering is not an easy process because it usually involves throwing out stuff you don’t actually need. Why is that hard?
Well, because usually, we build up attachment to certain items of clothing or products. And we mistakenly believe that we need them when we don’t.
We end up keeping a whole lot of junk we think we will use when really we will never look at it again.
That’s why decluttering takes a bit of tough love. You can’t be too emotionally driven.
It’s not always easy to get rid of things you own.
But thankfully, there are some questions you can ask yourself in order to help you decide whether to keep or get rid of something.
Here is a great example of 8 questions to ask yourself to help you declutter.
Home Office Organization
Is your office in dire need of desk organization? Perhaps all that paper is getting out of hand, cluttering every corner of your home office.
Isn’t it astounding how quickly paper clutter seems to take over your life?
The simplest organization hack for office desks is to keep notepads and stationary in an allocated desk organizer. I use an
Office Desk Organizer similar to this one.
You can get similar organizers from the dollar store or Amazon.
Organizing paper is probably going to be the next thing on the list.
A simple filing system using a 6 tray organizer can save you a headache down the line.
Sort through the papers you already have now and organize them into categories.
You may choose to have categories for papers that need shredding or what needs to be actioned or filed.
That way, it’s a matter of placing the papers into the appropriate category and then taking the time to action items when needed.
Of course, wherever possible, you can simply go paperless. We live in the digital age. There is usually nothing you can’t receive into your inbox or even sign or pay off online.
Want more ideas for organizing your office space? Here are 13 Ridiculously Smart Home Office Desk Organization Ideas.
My favorite in this roundup is the under the desk organization hack. Seriously, it’s sanity saving.
Organizing Small Spaces
Small spaces can look untidy and overwhelming to declutter even when you don’t have a lot of junk.
One great way to organize small spaces is to use dollar store organizers that are cheap and sanity saving. Here are 150 DIY Dollar Store Organization Hacks, put together by Prudent Penny Pincher.
I have been using most of these space-saving dollar store organization hacks and I especially love this little organizer.
One commonly small space that needs attention is the bathroom. But it’s okay because if you know a few tips and tricks, you can easily organize to save space.
How to Organize Your Bathroom
Unless you have a huge bathroom with plenty of space, you need your organization game to be on point so that you can save space.
A small bathroom is so quickly made to look messy when you barely have any items in it.
When sorting through and organizing your bathroom items (or any other part of the house) to save space, think vertical, not horizontal.
Vertical organizers use height to help you store more items without taking up too much room.
My favorite vertical organizer is this 360 Rotating Makeup Organizer. It holds so many items, I literally don’t have anything left sitting on my bathroom counter.
The plates are also adjustable so you move them up or down based on the height of your items. Nifty, right?! Excuse me, I get a little excited about organizers 🙂
It’s a great feeling to have a clean and decluttered bathroom. It’s also easy to do a quick clean of the sink and wipe off the bathroom counter. Repeat after me – An organized space is easier to clean. 🙂
You will literally save so much space on the bathroom counter.
And you will no longer have bottles of makeup and hair products cluttering up that bench top.
Small Bathroom Storage Ideas
With that intro out of the way, take a look at these amazing Small Bathroom Storage Ideas by HomeBNC to save space easily.
If you want more ideas on how to quickly organize your bathroom, read 10 Ways to Totally Organize Your Bathroom in 10 Minutes by 101 Days of Organization.
This roundup post will walk you through with ideas on organizing underneath your bathroom sink and behind the bathroom door.
And it provides you with other little tips and tricks like how to keep the cords on hair curlers and hair straighteners neat and tidy.
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How to Organize Your Kitchen
What’s the first thing you clean up when you realize you’re having people over? It’s the kitchen counter, of course.
But if you want to avoid last-minute tidying up, why not create a little organization system for your kitchen counter?
Make space in your kitchen counter for what you love. Case in point, I don’t know about you, but I believe the only thing that should take prime real estate on my kitchen counter is the coffee station.
Some might argue it should be their KitchenAid Mixer or fruit basket. Whatever floats your boat 🙂
Besides making space for what brings you joy, decluttering your kitchen and kitchen counter will save you much stress and overwhelm at the end of a long day.
Check out these 15 Clever Ways to Get Rid of Kitchen Counter Clutter by Glue Sticks & Gum Drops. You will be glad you did.
Still with me?
Once you’re done with the kitchen counters, it’s time to focus your attention on the pantry, refrigerator, under the kitchen sink and more.
This article on the best small kitchen organization ideas should help get you started on decluttering that kitchen. The organization hack for cleaning supplies under the kitchen sink is pure genius.
I also love the lid storage hack. Say goodbye to random lids that are irritatingly difficult to stack.
Whether you have a craft closet or just a linen closet you want to organize, you will find some nifty tips and tricks in this roundup of 19 unbelievably organized closets to easily copy.
How to Start A Capsule Wardrobe
Organizing your wardrobe doesn’t have to mean you must commit to a capsule wardrobe.
However, understanding the concept of capsule wardrobes and using some of the philosophy behind it can help you maintain a clutter-free clothes closet.
A capsule wardrobe is basically a minimalist approach to dressing yourself in timeless pieces of clothing that coordinate easily with one another.
It helps you save money, wear what you love, and get dressed quickly (goodbye stressful mornings trying to decide what to wear). What’s not to love about this concept?
Regardless of whether you are convinced or not, this great introduction on how to start a capsule wardrobe by Classy Yet Trendy will teach you all you need to know if you’re a beginner.
From here, you can decide how to use this information to help you maintain a clutter-free wardrobe, even if you don’t fully commit to building your own capsule wardrobe.
Organize Your Life
Getting your life together and keeping things clutter-free is not just about your home. You will want to keep other aspects of your life in order too, whether that be family and social life, or your finances.
Organizing Using Printables
Printables are an easy way to organize the daily demands of family, work and social life.
Do you need to have a simple planner for budgeting? Or perhaps you just want a cleaning schedule to follow and a little inspiration to keep track of family activities?
I currently use a dry erase calendar and weekly meal planning schedule (printable downloads I purchased from an Etsy store and laminated). Having these two simple organizers in the command center make life so much easier.
Of course, there are plenty of free printables if you don’t want to purchase them. And that’s what this is about today.
Check out these free printables that will organize your entire life.
Get Your Shit Together Day
Okay, so adulting is not always easy. Even if you’re excellent at planning your week in accordance with the goals you wish to achieve, things can still fall through the cracks.
That’s where a scheduled day for GYST (or Get Your Shit Together) Day can come in handy.
If you haven’t heard of this GYST day, it’s basically one day you set aside to catch up on tasks related to household chores, beauty and self-care, and projects or homework.
Scheduling a GYST day once a week, bi-weekly or even monthly (depending on your needs) can be very useful if you tend to get easily overwhelmed with your responsibilities.
Just remember, having a GYST day should never replace the thorough planning and goal setting you need to set for a productive week.
A GYST day is simply there for helping you to catch up on the little tasks that have somehow been missed through the week.
Here is a great video by Kalyn Nicholson, where she explains the idea behind scheduling a GYST day.
Personally, I find that the main area I tend to neglect after I’ve ticked off everything on my to-do list is self care. I love using one day of the week to ‘spruce up’.
The important thing is to personalize it to suit your needs. Do what works for you!
Wrapping It Up
And that brings us to the end of this roundup. I hope you found some useful ideas, tips, and tricks to get you started on organizing your home and life.
Remember, taking small steps every day add up to produce big life changes. Your future self will love you for the little changes you are making today in being productive and organized.
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