We know that life with kids is often chaotic and slightly messy too. That is why we compiled 16 clever and easy ways to get your family and life just a little more organized. You will be shocked to see how much of difference these quick, cheap tips will make in getting your life just a little more organized! Let the organizing begin!
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Use pull out, clear baskets to help keep food organized. You can even add labels to the bins if you want, and this is a really easy and cheap way to keep your refrigerator looking clean and organized. These are durable and come in various sizes to customize and organize the fridge or pantry to your specifications.
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Tension curtain rods are cheap and easy to buy, and work really well to divide items in cupboards. Store serving trays, platters, and cutting boards with tension curtain rods. Measure the vertical distance between two cupboard shelves. Position appropriate-size rods between the shelves, as shown. Twist rods to tighten, so their inner springs will keep them upright. Use two rods on both sides of each item, spacing them according to the dimensions of individual pieces.
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Shower curtain rods or magazine racks are great and cheap ways to organize all your pot lids! This is also a great place to store your pot holders too! This quick tip is sure to keep your cupboards looking nice and clean, just the way you like it!
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Having a list-pad somewhere in your kitchen is a great way to keep you and your family organized. Installing one near the fridge in a low hanging area will make it everyone's responsibility to write down and keep track of the items that are running out or are already gone! The Merry Thought has a great tutorial on how to make the list pad shown in this picture. Click here for instructions.
Declutter your counter by moving storage to your walls! This is a really great way to both organize and style your life in one! More kitchen storage is something that we've probably all wished for one time or another. This is especially true if your home has a small countertop where space is at a premium (or if you just like to have your countertop as uncluttered as possible). We love the idea of using blank wall space to create a vertical organization system in a kitchen, so we decided to make our own to keep our new studio kitchen neat and tidy. Click here to see A Beautiful Mess' tutorial for this tip.
Ditch the DVD boxes and organize your movies alphabetically with plastic sleeves and small containers! Those DVD boxes and CD cases just take up so much space. Samantha over at Simply Organized shared this great tutorial on how to reduce your DVD collection to 2 small bins! Click here!
Use this creative binder system to keep all those important documents organized! This system is perfect for bills, tax returns, manuals, notes, mortgage info, and pretty much everything you may need to look at and can't risk losing. This tip was found on A Bowl Full of Lemons.
Use inexpensive crown molding to store your heels in your closet. We know how precious closet space is and you will be happy to see the floors again! This tip was found on Lovelyish.
Our linen clostes can often become a jumbled up mess of missmatching sheets! Don't let your matching sheets get lost in the linen closet. Use this simple trick: Tuck the sheet set inside one of its pillowcases, and then stack according to size (twin, full, queen, king) or by the room you use the sheets in (master bedroom, guest room.) This tip comes from Martha Stewart.
Bathroom counter space is really valuable real-estate! Now you won't have to waste an inch of it with this great tip, put a shelf over your bathroom door for the stuff you don’t need regular access to. If you have the high ceilings in your bathroom this tip is a much try. Make space for supplies over the bathroom door so that they'll be accessible when they need to be replenished. Use wood screws to secure a pair of wooden shelf brackets to either side of the door frame; screw shelf to brackets. The shelf should rest on top of the door molding, which will help support the weight. Keep small bottled items and toilet paper in handled boxes. Bars of soap can be stored, unwrapped, in an airtight glass container. Found on Martha Stewart.
Use picture frames to make these wipe boards that’ll keep you organized AND they will look good hanging on your wall too. The Chic Site has these free printable templates to add to a 8x10 picture frame. Hang them by the door so everyone can check the lists before heading out.
Wrapping paper is one of those things that's annoying to store and often get bent or ripped just sitting at the bottom of a closet. Hanging them in a garment bag will prevent them from getting damaged and keep your closet more organized too. This great tip and picture was found on The Chic Site.
Attach under shelves in cabinet to take advantage of all vertical space. This will help keep your cabinets more organized while utilizing all the extra space! Tip found on Kim Flower.
Hanging over the door shoe racks are great way to store and organize cleaning supplies. All you have to do is place your cleaners, sponges and air fresheners into each little pocket and put the rack in the most convenient place in your kitchen. You can also put it in the bathroom and store extra shampoos and soaps. It’s also a good way to keep harmful products out the way of children, if they are placed high enough. Tip found on Huffington Post.
Putting your commonly used cleaning supplies into a carry box will make cleaning easier and more organized. The under sink area is often cluttered with so many cleaning supplies and this is a great way to declutter that area. Plus, once you are motivated to take on the under-sink area and get it organized, it will help you to tackle the much bigger messes needed elsewhere! Tip and image found on The Social Home.
Putting together a weekly menu planner might seem like unnecessary work, but it will actually really help you save time during the week and will better organize your life. Here are just a few menu planning tips you should employ to gain all of these benefits:
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