Home Organization Tips – SO SMART!!

I envy the organized mom!  You know who I am talking about… you can stop by her house, without even calling first, and it is spotless!  There are not piles all over the kitchen island, the mudroom doesn’t look like a hurricane hit it, there are not 20 pairs of shoes in front of the door and random socks on the couch.  If you didn’t realize the latter is my house that I am referring to!  As I mentioned, I envy the organized mom!

Once in a while I come across that AHA idea that I know will change my life – okay, so that may be a little over the top – but you know what I am talking about!  So, here are some great and fabulous home organization tips that I am committed to try, and hopefully you will too!!

Home Organization Tips

Easy Storage Bags, ummmm….. Storage!

This is one of those “DUH, why didn’t I think of this!”  I love this idea.   Why take up a valuable drawer space?  Personally, my pantry has some wasted wall space where this will work perfectly.  I am literally walking over to my pantry as soon as this post is done to do this!!!  GREAT idea random person on Pinterest who came up with it – (cannot find the source, I tried!!)

storage bag storage

Garage Storage

We all have those stray balls rolling around the garage as we are pulling in that make us have to get out and move.  Then we throw them back in the garage and they roll right back out and you curse those dang balls!!  All you need to fix the problem is some scrap wood, bungie cords and a somewhat handy hubby (I know, I know…. girl power, we can do it ourselves).

DIY ball storage

source: 100things2do.blogspot.ca


Garbage bags on a roll

This is genius – literally a paper towel roll mounted in the garage – I was always needing bags outside and this has been awesome.  Don’t know who came up with the idea – but THANK YOU!

garbage bag on a roll

 Tooth Brush Holders

ATTENTION germaphobes – this is genius for toothbrush storage – get them off the counter and separated, but easy to access – LOVE this!

PVC toothbrush holder

source: craftingintherain.com

Laundry Storage Solutions

I am all about anything that helps organize my laundry room!  This one only costs about $30 to do!

DIY laundry storage

source & instrutions: ana-white.com

Floor space an issue – take a look at this solution

laundry organization

source: holdontoyourhats.blogspot.com

Floor space AND above space an issue – go under!! I LOVE this idea!!!  I am thinking about building it myself (well not really myself, more like having my dad do it!!)

laundry risers

source & instructions: sweetpickinsfurniture.com

Kitchen Command Center

I have been trying to get rid of the piles of garbage forever.  This is a GREAT solution.  It is hidden and organized.  I love it!

kitchen command center

soucre & instructions: wilburroad.com

This is one that I actually did and WOW has it worked!  I have a file for everyone in the family, one for coupons and a few other files as well.  This has really eliminated the “I need this later, but not now” piles.  Each of the kids lunch menus, sport schedules, invitations to parties go in their own files.  LOVE this idea – thank you Rachael from lovelycraftyhome.com!

kitchen command center

source & instructions: lovelycraftyhome.com

Kids Message Center

Everything (and everyone) has a spot

Kids Message Area

source & information: blog.delightfulorder.com

Looking for more home organizing tips, check out my previous post that has some other great ideas – Home Organizing Ideas – Can We Ever Get Enough of Them (I know I can’t!!)

I know you all have some other great tips out there – please share them in my comments!!



  1. 1

    Thanks so much for linking back to my ball storage! I suddenly had a ton of hits and I had no idea where they came from!
    I really appreciate it.
    Love your blog by the way!

  2. 3

    Love the idea of the garbage bags on roller, but how do you get them on there? Mine are rolled so tight I can’t get the holder in the middle of them. I’m sure it is simple..but how?

  3. 8

    Um yeah…. we have NO tips to share. We are the ones who need the tips and who an article like this is written for. These are helpful! :-)

  4. 9

    Thanks for featuring my toothbrush holders!!

    • 10

      I think I have an idea how the tooth brush holders were made, not completely sure though. Would you send me instructions please. Thank you and have a blessed day.

  5. 11

    Brilliant post! LOVE it!

  6. 12

    Following the same idea as the baggies pinned up on the wall on the inside of the pantry, I have small bags (bags from sephora, bath and body works, Victoria secret, etc- the ones with a shape and a handle pinned up at the very very top. I get a step stool to reach. I have cookie cutters based on holiday in the bags (bottoms are labeled so I know which bag has what). This saves lots of space for me. I also have one lower filled with ketchup packets, soy sauce packets et.

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    Maguyvermargo says:

    just came across someone that posted this site. WOW! a lot of neat ideas!!! Ready to continue to seek and find tips especially in the organizing. Thanks

  8. 15

    OH Nevermind I just found the site at http://www.craftingintherain.com/2013/02/pvc-pipe-toothbrush-holders.html they are in pvc pipes.

  9. 16

    You will find your vertical file will come in handy as you children grow up and get mail last home still while they are in college/moving out stages….I have one for each son and they are color coded….. Each one looks in their hanging folder for mail when they hit the front door on a visit home!

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    Elizabeth says:

    These are all awesome! Most are for homeowners. I rent so I need some non permanent ways to do the same things.

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    Connie Smith says:

    I m trying to get the instructions on the bench/floor storage bin with the clothes basket in them. When I hit the web site it takes me the 10 mist wonderful page. Please help thsnk you

  12. 22

    Thx 4 the post. Really love it!

  13. 23

    Love these ideas, especially the garbage bags on roller. I think we can have that as a project next weekend! :)

  14. 24

    We’re from Michigan. Good to see your ideas. Keep up the great work.


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