Easy & Effective Organizing Hacks - Engineer Mommy
Jan 042016

Are you trying to get more organized in the new year? I consider myself fairly organized all the time, but even I really like to boost my organization once the New Year gets under way. It’s so much easier finding what you need (when you need it) if everything has a home and can be easily found! I’ve written a lot about organizing in the past, including this post, this post, this post and this post – just to name a few!

If you’re looking for easy ways to make your home more organized and don’t want to spend a lot of time doing so, then check out these Simple & Effective Organizing Ideas below!

Easy & Effective Organizing Hacks

Easy & Effective Organizing Hacks

Easy & Effective Organizing Hacks

1. Tired of seeing all those loose cords everywhere? Banish the clutter by using toilet paper rolls and washi tape to corral all your cords. Easy, pretty and effective! source

2. Have you seen all those drawer dividers at the store? They cost a pretty penny! Save your wallet and make your own- from old shoe boxes! This could not get any easier!! source

3. Have a lot of small jewelry pieces and want to separate it all? An ice cube tray works well- and is very cheap! I’ve been doing this for years!

4. Use a magazine holder to store your aluminum foil, plastic wrap and more in the kitchen! It’s the perfect size to contain all your wraps and foils! source

5. Adding a tension rod in the cabinet under your sink will free up some valuable real estate and make it very easy to access all your sprays! This one is a really smart idea! source

6. Store your measuring spoons on the inside of one of your cabinet doors. Add labels and now you have a very practical and pretty baking station! source

7. Organize your folder by color. Then you won’t need to bother reading or writing labels. Just glance at your files and you’ll instantly know which one you need! Convenient! source

8. Got a lot of Easter eggs at home? They make perfect portable snack containers for your kids or yourself! Plus, the cute colors and small size make them sooo cute! source

9. Use a picture frame to make a dry-erase board! You can make it into a shopping list, to-do list or anything else that meets your needs! Or, you can make it into a “Staying Healthy” command board! source

10. Have a lot of stuffed animals in your house?! Use velcro to attach them to the walls. This is such an easy and elegant solution for a common problem! This would look really cute in any kid’s room or play room! source

11. This DIY memory board is not only easy to make, but it’s so cute and very personalizable! What a great way to keep track of notes, appointments, messages and more! source

13. Got a lot of plastic food storage containers? Are the lids hard to keep track of? Use a CD rack to store all those lids vertically! source

14. Store all your awkward pans and racks in a letter organizer from the office supply store. This keeps them all vertical, and lets you grab just one without needing to move all the others! source

15. Use old cans and tins to store everything from craft supplies to kitchen supplies! A little scrapbook paper goes a long way to making these feel elegant and chic! Check out the easy tutorial! source

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19 Responses to “Easy & Effective Organizing Hacks”

  1. The ice cube tray for jewelry is a brilliant idea. You have so many great ideas here – I need to try some of these.

  2. A command board would be a great idea for our house. It happens that we are always on the go so something that would let us leave a note in a visible area would help us be more efficient!

  3. Oh man… this makes me realize how unorganized my house is :) Maybe in 2017 my resolution will be to get organized! Right now I’m just going to try to get myself showered and teeth brushed!

  4. A daily checklist is a must! I need to do this and create a list right on my fridge so I have to look at it constantly.

  5. Awesome post of organizing tips! I am an O.C. Mom so I can appreciate this list and will definitely give some a try!

  6. Those are some great organization ideas. I definitely need to declutter and organize here in 2016. Thanks for the step in the right direction!

  7. Wow, ran to the bedroom to grab an unused tension rod and put it under the sink! I love it!

  8. What a great list of easy organizing ideas!! I love that these are all super easy, affordable and smart!! The kitchen was are brilliant because I have a small kitchen!!

  9. These are definitely some great easy & effective organizing hacks! I always use old cans for art/craft supplies <3

  10. I’m a person who loves to organize things. This post is really helpful as I learn new techniques.

  11. Great hacks! I’m going to get some of those letter organizer for my lids. Will for sure save up on space!

  12. These are great tips, I’ve been organizing like crazy since the holidays. I need to try out the teaspoons hack. I like that one a lot.

  13. I need to use some of these tips to reduce clutter in my room. I guess if you sort things and organize them in different containers, it becomes more orderly.

  14. Some great suggestions to help get organized. I’ve pinned a pic so I can come back if I forget, lol

  15. these are some awesome ideas! i really like your daily checklist–i need to do this stat!

  16. These are truly the best easy effective organizing hacks I have seen yet. I have already bookmarked the page for use when I organize my house which will be happening next week.

  17. Such clever and effective ideas. I hate having cords be all over the place so I’m going to try your ideas here. I think they are genius!

  18. These are all great tips. I love the ice cube tray idea. I never wouldve thought of that.

  19. Ah one of my main New Years Resolutions is to be more organized. Couldn’t have read this at a better time. Thank you!!

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