Say goodbye to entryway chaos forever.
If your house is overwhelmed with clutter, it’s time to bust out your tool set to wrangle the situation once and for all. These projects are designed to organize and streamline the messiest trouble spots in your home.
Use a basket made for kitchen produce to create two different bathroom cubbies: One for towels and soap and the other for products used during nighttime rituals.
What you’ll need: wire basket ($34, amazon.com)
A pegboard lets you take advantage of empty walls and mix and match storage based on your needs, such as hooks for measuring cups and baskets for awkwardly shaped items.
What you’ll need: pegboard ($48 for 2, amazon.com)
This filing organizer is ideal for heavy serving platters, cutting boards, and trays, because it screws into the bottom of the cabinet and won’t wiggle as you pull items in and out.
What you’ll need: file organizer ($19, amazon.com)
Floating shelves are having a major moment right now, but most people forget about a very useful part of them: the underside. Hang mug on hooks to double their storage potential.
What you’ll need: hooks ($4 for 36, amazon.com)
When hung on the back of your cabinet door, the same organizer most people use to store shampoo in their shower serves as an excellent solution for hot hair tools.
What you’ll need: basket ($11, amazon.com)
Don’t invest in expensive containers to organize your different spices. The jars your kid’s baby food comes in will do the trick, or ask a parent buddy to keep a few for you.
What you’ll need: baby food ($24 for 24, amazon.com)
Hang a long towel bar (or two) in your kitchen to store pots, pans, lids, and other hangable items of various sizes.
What you’ll need: towel rack ($10, amazon.com)
This blogger updated a $10 organizer from Goodwill to make a brightly-colored home for all of her family’s odds and ends. Think: keys, lint rollers, and extra bags.
If you have empty space under your bed, but don’t like the look of plastic organizers, these rolling crates add an industrial touch and are simple to make — no power tools required.
We love this chic, clever lipstick holder that uses copper tubing and wood plugs to make a beautiful organizer. Even better? It only cost $12 to make.
This blogger uses fabric-lined wooden crates to keep track of her kid’s stuffed animals, and the end results are sleek, yet simple.
This blogger’s wire and nail spice jar storage system only features white kitchen ingredients (like baking soda and salt), but there’s no reason you can’t include your entire spice collection.
Upcycled Treasure‘s tin can office organizer is not only super cute, but also super easy to make. The only problem: Waiting for the paint to dry!
This PVC shoe rack is genius: Find pipes that are just the right size for your shoe collection (she recommends about a 6-inch diameter), cut them down to shoe-length, and stack together using pipe glue. Ta-da!
These hanging storage bins, made from used disinfectant wipe containers, will hold all the tiny doo-dads that never seem to have a home. While this one is used in a craft room, it could go anywhere.
Dog lovers, here’s another craft for your finished canisters of disinfectant wipes: Use them to store your rolls of poo bags in between walks. Nàe Chic made the container a little more glam using spray adhesive and fabric.
What you’ll need: disinfectant wipes ($9 for 3 tubs, amazon.com)
For an unobtrusive place to store your winter necessities, repurpose filing trays. All you have to do is screw them into the back of your closet door and fill them with hats and gloves.
Take an unfinished wooden crate from a craft store, add a white wash treatment, and you’ve got the perfect spot for children’s books, located at their eye level.
Batteries have a way of getting lost, so whip up an organizational system just for them. This blogger used bulk spice containers to separate them by size.
What you’ll need: spice containers ($9 for 2, amazon.com)
Instead of taking up space on the surface of your vanity, turn makeup into art with magnets. All you have to do is put a magnetic sheet inside of a frame, cover with pretty paper and hang everything in plain site.
You’ll never hear your kids fight over which towel is theirs again after making these hooks with their initials. This will ensure bathroom linens stay organized and (the best part) are dry when you go to grab ’em.
Last minute touch ups are usually a stressful mess. But by adding a secret area behind a mirror to store makeup or accessories on your coat rack, it’s suddenly the easiest part about getting ready.
What you’ll need: narrow bookshelf ($183 for 2, amazon.com)
When you store your pots and cooking utensils above your stovetop, everything you need is always at-hand — and otherwise wasted space gains a new purpose.