Your mess is simply no match for these helpful solutions.
Manilla file folders have nothing on this pristine color-coded set. Finding important papers barely requires reading labels — just a glance toward the right color to find exactly what you need fast.
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We bet the compact disc holder you bought in the '90s is now collecting dust in your attic. Give this outdated organizer a helpful new purpose by using it to store plastic lids.
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Plastic shower pockets hold everything a mom could possibly need on a road trip (or, heck, a supermarket run) with kids.
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Corral hot tools (once they've cooled!) on a vanity with a decorative magazine holder.
A utlity space is perfect for hanging sturdy racks overhead. Try this trick for storing seasonal items you don't always need to access quickly.
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Hooked together with a can tab, two hangers eat up way less closet space.
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Make better use of your shed's doors by hanging everything from spades to the garden hose with a towel bar.
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A few coils of pipe cleaner mean strappy tanks and slippery silk blouses won't wind up on the floor as you flip through them.
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It seems counterintuitive to your battle against clutter to create a place where you leave piles of stuff. But just like a piece dark chocolate can satisfy your sweet tooth (and help you avoid a sugar binge later), a dedicated spot for everyday items is the stopgap that prevents your entire home from eventually looking like a tornado hit it..
Streamline your pantry (or create a travel-size spice rack) by ditching cumbersome half-empty bottles for slim, compact Tic Tac boxes.
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Get wet sponges and scrubbers off your countertop by placing them in desk organizers hung on the side of nearby cabinets (an ever-underutilized space).
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Since it's often too easy to just throw things anywhere, flip the script and make it harder to cause a pile-up. "Place a plant, a figurine, or a framed photo on your side tables, or add a table runner or centerpiece to a dining room table," says professional organizer Maeve Richmond.
Eliminate tangles, dents, and messy piles when each necklace and earring has an individual hook. By framing the pegboard and painting it a soft, inviting color, it doubles as wall art and doesn't come off as utilitarian-style storage.
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Find hidden extra space in a drawer by adding just one rod. Lids rest easily on it, and stand out of the way of your other cookware.
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This utility zone might be hidden from guests, but you still have to look at it every day. Choose furniture-like pieces (like this blogger's green drawer-turned-tray) and wrap the interior with patterned paper to inspire you to stay tidy.
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Storing undies in cute compartments helps you instantly see every pair you own. Plus the painted pipes offer an extra bit of fun to your everyday routine.
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Bent to the side, these bathroom staples keep your bags off the floor.
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Kids need to understand that storage is finite, and that continuing to collect eventually leads to clutter and chaos. When they get a new toy or new jeans, the old ones can be donated.
Fashion an instant garment bag by cutting a slit in the closed end of the case, and slipping a hanger through.
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If a bloated pile of grocery store bags is taking over your cabinet space, stuff them into empty tissue boxes for a handy, compact solution.
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Affix small bins with adhesive strips on cabinet doors to create a home for hot tools, brushes, and hair ties. A magnetic strip keeps bobby pins, nail clippers, and tweezers from getting lost.
It maximizes space ([link href="http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/organizing/tips/g111/organizing-every-room/?slide=3" target="_blank" link_updater_label="external_hearst"]room for more shoes!) and gives you a quick survey of color, toe style, and heel height to help speed up getting dressed. — Andrea Rapke Knowles, founder of The Organized Move, a relocation company
Nothing hampers decor quite like wires that have to be plugged in across the room. Tiny adhesive hooks help camouflage potential tangles by attaching cords to the back of furniture.
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Spelled out in front of your face, these organization hints are hard to ignore, even for the most clutter-blind members of your family.
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A to-go coffee cup (an unused one, please) filled with tissues means you can get that cardboard box off the floor for good.
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Under Kim's folding table, she placed a basket for each member of her family. She sorts the laundry into each person's bin and they're required to fold and put it away. Three cheers for delegating (err, teamwork?).
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If you're more likely to curl up with knitting needles than a glass of red, trade out bottles for colorful skeins with this cozy storage solution.
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Before you drag an old piece of furniture out to the curb, consider repurposing the drawers as under-the-bed bins (add wheels to make access even easier). Bonus: They blend better with the room design than plastic boxes.
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Freeze food in flat in zip-seal bags, labels them by date, and then "file" them vertically in bins to maximize space.
The skinny space between your fridge and the wall is prime real estate for storing canned goods (and a cute chevron surprise never hurts).
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