16 Clever Organizing Tips That Can Give Your Home a Major Upgrade

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New year, new you...we’ve all heard that before! Every year we promise ourselves that we’ll be a tidier, more organized person, the type of person that keeps a house that is the envy of all our friends. Don’t worry because this year, we have your back!

At Bright Side, we’re here to make your daily routine easier and to give you that well-deserved you-time in the most fashionable, organized way. Follow our 16 organization hacks to kick-start your new year!

1. A storage solution over your head

Sometimes it seems like we all have so much stuff with nowhere to put it. This hack offers the perfect solution. Fit some wooden racks to the ceiling of your garage, utility room, or basement and you can slot storage bins that will easily slide on and off. This trick is great for kids’ toys or seasonal objects like Christmas decorations.

2. A plug hub that makes your wires disappear

Ιnvest in a plug holder box that has a built-in extension cable so that you don’t leave all the wires loose on the floor and ensure a safe area for both kids and pets.

3. The leak-proof beauty buff

De-clutter your lotions and potions by allocating drawer space to each vital beauty product with ice trays. This is a great hack as it is super cheap and it saves you from digging through your drawer and returning with broken makeup products all over your hands.

4. A shoe organizer with much more...

Organize your shoes and organize your life...literally! Think outside of the box: shoe organizers are perfect for things like makeup, cosmetics, foods, and spices. They’re also super convenient as they can fit anywhere!

5. The smart spice clips

We all know how messy our drawers can get, especially if you cook a lot in the kitchen. These smart clips can be easily installed on the inside of any cabinet door and help you organize your spices in a great way.

6. The un-messy wire drawer

Every house has a messy drawer of wires but not yours! This clever hack combines super glue with yogurt cups...re-purposing at its finest.

7. The nifty, neat shoe rack

You can never have too many shoes. Well, now you can have even more! Turn your old wire coat hangers into adorable shoe hangers. This keeps your shoes clean and makes your morning routine so much easier.

8. The home spa owner

Spice racks are great not only for organizing spices but for organizing nail polish as well. Everything will have a place in your newly organized mini-beauty nail salon.

9. The practical hairstylist

It seems that you’re forever having to buy new hair ties as they constantly go missing. However, this nifty little trick ensures you will never lose a band again. Simply attach each one of them to a carabiner and then clasp it onto your beauty bag.

10. The multi-use rack

Use either a lid rack or maybe a book holder to organize purses, clutches, sunglasses, and other closet items. This way you can fit more fashion items in even the smallest closets.

11. The handy adhesive hook

Invest in some cheap adhesive hooks that you can find in just about any home store. Stick these hooks onto the insides of your kitchen cabinets and hang utensils from them. Use chalkboard paint for the inside of the cabinet and white chalkboard markers to make the best of your new DIY project. This is a great way for not just staying organized but for making the most of small, compact spaces too.

12. Fresh, tasty, and organized snacks

Reuse hangers combined with chip clips to not only keep your pantry organized and accessible but also to keep your snacks as fresh as possible.

13. Why have 1 shower curtain rod when you can have 2?

Install another shower curtain rod for twice the convenience. All you need is a few hooks that you can purchase at any department store. This is great for big families as it offers more storage options.

14. Mad about magnets!

It’s very convenient that some of the things we tend to always lose are also magnetic. Attach a magnetic strip somewhere discreet that you can store things like tweezers, hair grips, and nail clippers on. That way you’ll be sure that everything stays where you left it.

15. Never throw out a jar of marmalade.

There’s something about mason jars that makes us love them! The best thing about them though is that they can be easily adjusted and used for storage space for bath supplies or maybe your makeup tools. This saves space in the most minimal, stylish way.

16. All in one

If you have too many t-shirts and little space to keep them all tidy in, this hack is for you. Forget the old way of folding and organizing t-shirts in your drawer in horizontal rows. Try folding them in vertical rows instead. That way not only can you fit more shirts in less space, but you can also see them all at once!

So there you have it. Let us know your life hacks and resolutions for the upcoming new year in the comments below!

Preview photo credit Courtesy The Family Handyman, Amazon


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Already fixed an old spice rack of my granny's for my nail polishes! Painted, fixed it and now is hanging proudly in my bedroom! Awesome :D


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