We’re all about top ten here – especially since information is constantly changing with the endless introduction with new products, technology and ideas into our lives. Here is a list of our current top ten favorite organizing solutions for around the home, using some of the most basic organizing items out there. Check out our professional organizer Pinterest page to see more ideas!
- A door shoe hanger to organize – well, pretty much anything. Winter gear (gloves, scarves, hats, etc) in a coat closet, sprays and cleaning supplies in a laundry room, or craft supplies in a kid’s room or craft space. I’ve even seen one on the inside door of a pantry to hold spices! Be sure to purchase one with clear compartments to allow you to see the contents.
- Tension rods – so useful! Under the sink to hang cleaning products on, in a chest to hang files from, in the shower to hang mesh baskets for holding kid’s bath toys. The possibilities are endless.
- Turntables (otherwise known as Lazy Susans). Put them in your pantry for spices and oils, in cupboards for cleaning products or in medicine cabinet for easy access to medication and first aid.
- Upright paper towel holders to hold ribbon in a craft cabinet or bracelets in your bathroom.
- A napkin holder or antique toast rack to hold outgoing mail or items needing immediate action horizontally on a desktop or home entryway – the small size also prevents you from putting too much in there, encouraging you to attend to those items frequently.
- Shower curtain hooks are useful for lots of things besides keeping you modest in the shower! Use them to organize and hang jewelry, belts and scarves in a closet (just hang them from a normal closet rod). Shower curtain rings can also be used to organize scarves – just hang 8 – 10 hooks onto a hanger and presto! See our Pinterest board (The Organized Closet) for more shower curtain hook ideas.
- Round clothing dividers in your closet to create clearly defined ‘real estate’ between items of clothing. You can get them at any organizing store (try Storables or the Container Store).
- A magnetic strip placed on the inside of a bathroom drawer to hold bobby pins. You can purchase a roll of magnet from any craft store for under $5.
- Ice cube trays to hold individual jewelry items in a drawer or closet.
- Clipboards hung on the wall to display kid’s art – and so easy to change out when new masterpieces are ready to be hung!
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