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17 Low-Cost Tricks to Keep Your House Perfectly in Order

While for some, keeping a neat and clean household comes naturally, as if it was a habit that they picked up in their youth, for others, it can be really challenging. And this isn’t because they don’t try, but simply because sometimes, despite their efforts, they can never find enough space for all the stuff they keep at home. Even gravity seems to have declared war on them at times, with objects falling from shelves, pots breaking, and more. In fact, sometimes it feels like the universe is conspiring against you.

If you can relate to what we just described above, don’t panic. Sometimes, the only thing you need is a little push to get things done in a creative way. That’s why today at Bright Side, we wanted to share 17 cool tricks — and a couple of bonuses at the end of the article — to keep your house tidy and in order.

1. Use a hanger to make a hanging roll holder.

2. Use broken hangers to add a new drawer for vegetables to the refrigerator.

3. You can even use the same trick to organize the drawers of your wardrobe.

4. Place clips on a desk’s edges to keep your cables organized.

5. Use cardboard rolls left from toilet paper to store cables in a drawer.

6. By using adhesive hooks, you can prevent the garbage bag from falling off when it’s full.

7. The same type of hooks can be used to save space when storing lids.

8. Use an egg carton as an organizer for your refrigerator.

9. By placing marbles in between 2 overlapping plates, they can be turned into a convenient rotary device.

10. Use a mop cloth to make cleaning slippers.

11. You can also use curtain rings to hang scarves and handkerchiefs.

12. If your closet is too full, using the ring from a can to hang more hooks will help you save space.

13. Place elastic bands on the ends of a hook to prevent clothes from slipping and falling.

14. Use a sock to clean places that are difficult to reach.

15. Recycle plastic containers to make sponges with handles.

16. You can do the same thing for a scouring pad using a soda bottle.

17. Use double-sided tape on your broom to remove hard-to-sweep dust.

Bonus: Save more time with the tips in this video!

Bonus 2: And since you can never be too inspired, here’s another one.

Which of these tips did you find most useful? Have you tried building any of these at home? If so, share your pictures in the comments along with other tips that you’d like readers to know to help them keep their house in order!