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10 Tips to Stay Organized in Your Home

Updated on September 20, 2013

Home Organization Tips

I don't know about you, but I can't stand to look at a mess or not be able to find things when you need them. To me, organization is a must! Some might say I am a little OCD, but I just think I am organized and like things done a certain way.

There are quite a few different things I do throughout the home to stay organized. I am going to share 10 tips on how to stay organized in your home. Maybe you are already using some of these ideas yourself or you may be using slight variations. Hopefully you will find something here to help you feel more organized and to keep your house neat and tidy.

The actual process of getting organized may seem a little overwhelming, but once you get the hang of it and get the process started it really does make life a whole lot easier.

All pictures contained on this page are my own personal images unless noted otherwise.

Organize Your Bathroom

Baskets in your Bathroom
Baskets in your Bathroom

1. Organize with Baskets

A great way to organize in your bathroom is with decorative baskets. I use baskets in my bathroom for things that I use frequently such as hair brushes, my blow dryer, and curling iron. This basket sits in the corner of my counter for easy access and convenience. I purchased the fabric covered basket, seen here, at Target for less than $10.

I also use baskets in my small downstairs bathroom for wash clothes. I purchased wash clothes to match the colors my bathroom is decorated in. I roll the wash clothes and stand them on end in the basket. This provides guests with access to a wash cloth if needed, but also provides a nice decorative look when they are not being used.

Baskets are available in a variety of colors, sizes, and styles. You are sure to find one that fits your style and your purpose. Baskets are not only great for in the bathroom, but also can be used in other places around the house, such as a living room to hold magazines.

Divided Storage Container
Divided Storage Container

2. Storage Containers

Storage containers can be great for the bathroom. Rather than keeping boxes of Q-tips and bags of things like cotton balls, use a storage container instead. The one I used as three divided compartments to keep everything neatly in its place. The container can be placed on the counter if storing items you use frequently or under the sink or in a drawer if you prefer to keep the items hidden. The storage option I chose has a sliding, removable lid. I also stored individual dental floss in mine, so I used the lid to cover this to keep dust, hair, etc. out of it.

Drawer Divider
Drawer Divider

3. Organize Your Bathroom Drawers

Tired of opening your bathroom drawers to a mess of things thrown in a drawer, rolling all around in a jumbled mess? Divided storage for your drawers is a great solution!

Use drawer dividers for hair supplies, make-up, nail polish, and much more. You can buy individual dividers sold as a set that clip together or can be stored separately. You can also buy a storage divider like the one here, that is one unit with various size compartments. It is so much nicer to open a drawer and to be able to see what you need neatly tucked away rather than waste your time sifting to a disaster that is better known as your bathroom drawer.

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Organize Your Closet

4. Organize Your Clothes

Color Coordinate Your Clothes
Color Coordinate Your Clothes

Closet organization is a must! Color coordinating your clothes might sound silly to some, but it is a huge time saver. I divide my clothes by not only color, but also by type. So, I separate my tank tops, short sleeve shirts, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, and pants. I then organize them by color. Once divided, hang the clothes in your closet with the same type of clothes together coordinated by color and then move on to the next type of clothes divided by color.

Once organized, finding clothes to wear is so much easier. You will know exactly where to look in your closet for the type of item you are looking for and you can easily distinguish the different color choices available. No more rummaging through your closet, not only wasting time, but making a huge mess in the process!

Shoe Rack
Shoe Rack

5. Organize Your Shoes

Nothing is worse than walking into you closet to a pile of shoes! It not only looks messy, but it is hard to find a matching pair and your shoes may get smashed or dirty from being thrown in the pile. There are several options to organize your shoes...

You might choose a shoe rack, like I have. This allows for your shoes to be stored together, off of the floor, and mess free. The shoes can be easily seen and are right at your fingertips.

Another alternative is a hanging shoe rack that can go over the back of a door or hang from your closet. The hanging storage typically has either pockets or divided compartments to house your shoes. Another alternative is shoe boxes or clear storage containers. You can store one pair per box. So you know what is inside, you can take a picture of your shoes and place it on the outside to make it easy to find the shoes you want later. This option is great, but may take up more space depending on how many pairs of shoes you own.

Hanging Storage
Hanging Storage

6. Hanging Organization for Your Closet

Hanging storage can be great when you have limited space for storage or if you have some items you just can't quite decide where to put. Hanging storage can be used for a number of different things. It can be used for things like shoes or clothes. It can also be used for miscellaneous items like scarves, hats, etc.

I use the hanging storage option in my sons room. He has a lot of things that are awkward to fold or store, and he doesn't have a ton of clothes being that he is a boy, so there is plenty of room to hang the unit from his closet. I use one shelf for his baseball hats, one for his wrestling singlets and headgear, another for his baseball belts (who knew you could have so many baseball belts), and the smaller bottom dividers are used for his shoes.

I also use hanging storage in my boyfriend's daughter's rooms for their flip flops, which they have in every color imaginable. I have two types for their shoes. One that is the same size as the one seen here, but with the smaller divided compartments all the way up. I also have a version that is just the width of one of the smaller compartments seen at the bottom, but the same length.

Hanging storage can be found in various colors and can be found with various size compartments. They can be easily found online, at local big box retailers, or home stores.

Storage Boxes
Storage Boxes

7. Storage Boxes

Storage boxes are great for lots of things. You can use them to store photographs, keepsakes, craft supplies, and more. I use them in my house to store photos and scrapbook materials such as stickers and die-cuts. I also use them in the kid's rooms for some of their keepsakes or items that are important to them, such as birthday and Christmas cards, wrestling medals and ribbons, etc.

Storage boxes can be found at big box retailers, home stores like Bed, Bath, and Beyond, craft stores, and online. They are usually less than $10 for the smaller size photo boxes, unless you purchase a higher end box covered in fabric. The colors and patterns available are extensive. If you prefer not to spend money on storage boxes, you can also use old shoe boxes. It works just as well, it just might not be as nice to look at.

Storage boxes are great because they stack easily and can be put somewhere where they are out for display or put on a bookshelf, the top of a closet, or even under a bed.

Organize Your Media

Media Shelves
Media Shelves

8. Media Tower

Media towers have been a lifesaver for me. My son has a ridiculous number of video games, and the one thing I cannot stand is to walk into his room and see a pile of video games on the floor. For that reason, I purchased two media towers, one for each side of his T.V., to hold all of his video games. Now don't get me wrong, he is a kid, and a teenager at that, so video games do still end up piled on the floor, but the majority of the games do stay stacked neatly on the shelves.

Media towers can be great not only for video games, but also VHS (wow, do people still have those...I do), DVD's, CD's, and more. Most media towers have adjustable shelves to fit the size of the item you are trying to store. The shelves are easily adjustable. They can usually be adjusted by just removing four pins and repositioning them at the height needed. The number `of items you can store will vary based upon the size tower you purchase and the type of item you are storing.

Media towers are available in a variety of materials such as wood or metal and also in a number of colors and styles. You are sure to find one that will fit your existing decor or style and the type of items you need to store.

Media Tower

Atlantic Summit Media Cabinet 261CD/114DVD/132BluRay/Games Espresso
Atlantic Summit Media Cabinet 261CD/114DVD/132BluRay/Games Espresso

A media tower is a great way to neatly store your dvd's, cd's, video games, etc. I bought 2 of them to hold all of my son's video games. Much better than the alternative, all over the floor!

 

Organize Your Kitchen

9. Keep Your Spices in Order

Spices
Spices

When I am cooking, I don't want to be looking all over the place for the items I need. For this reason, I alphabetize my spices. I use the first shelf in a cabinet that is located right next to my stove for easy access. I then alphabetize the spices, so I know right where to look. I know this sounds a little over-the-top, but believe me, it is a time saver.

There are actually many options available for keeping your spices in order. There are on-the-counter spice racks available. If you are remodeling a kitchen you might look for a pullout spice rack that is part of the cabinetry next to the stove. You can also find spice organizers to hang on the back of a cabinet door or a wall, and also ones that fit in a drawer to keep all of your spices neat and organized.

If you prefer not to alphabetize your spices, you can also group them bytypes that are used more frequently or some other variation to fit your needs. The important thing is to make what you need easy to find and to keep it neat.

Cabinet
Cabinet

10. Make Sure You Know What You Have

It is always important to know what food you have on hand for a number of reasons. So that I know what I have on hand, I organize my food by food type and I make sure that all of the labels of the items are always facing forward. I group canned foods together and boxed foods like macaroni and cheese and rice together. I also keep things such as snack items and cereal together. Not only does it make it easier to find the food you are looking for, but by knowing what you have, you make sure that you do not run of items you may need or like to have on hand.

Keeping organized can also save you money. If you stay organized you can easily scan your shelves prior to your next grocery shopping trip. If you can see what you have, you prevent buying more of an item that you don't need. It also keeps you from buying things that will end up going bad before you can use them and ultimately end up being thrown out.

Jewelry Storage Drawers
Jewelry Storage Drawers

Additional Organization Tips

* Use labels. Labels are a great way to make it easy to find things later on, especially when storing things in plastic drawers, bins, or containers. I have a relatively cheap label maker that I have had for years. It works great and keeps everything neatly labeled.

* Use large plastic storage bins to organize and store your holiday decorations. This will not only keep all of your decorations in one easy to find place, but it will also keep them safe and nice for the next year.

Label Maker

Brother PT1290 Home and Office Labeler
Brother PT1290 Home and Office Labeler

Everyone can benefit from a label maker. It makes organization a breeze and ensures the labels are clear, neat, and easy to read. I have had a Brother label maker for over 5 years now and it still works great!

 

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What tips do you have to stay organized in your home?

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      Ibidii 

      5 years ago

      Great ideas! I have two of those pretty shoe boxes I got last Christmas! I use them and the Rubbermaid shoe box size for my craft supplies. :D

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      CaztyBon 

      5 years ago

      You have great ideas! Thanks

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      greytdogz 

      5 years ago

      Every time I see something that will help me organize, I get it or get more ideas.There are some great suggestions here. Thanks.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Great lens. I am a sucker for buying products that help organise my life. Every time I step into an IKEA I find a new product that will organise my shoes or my various pieces of rubbish.

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      rattie lm 

      5 years ago

      Wonderful tips.

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      Carpenter76 

      5 years ago

      Lol even your blessings are organised :) I wished I was so organised

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      ItsMeEmilyD 

      5 years ago

      Great lens! I like that you mentioned under bed storage as one of the options at the end of the 'storage boxes' section. Thanks!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Mondovi, WI

      I love organization! Great lens!

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      C A Chancellor 

      5 years ago from US/TN

      I try to stay organized. It drives me crazy when I can't find things.

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      missjensen 

      5 years ago

      Our bathroom cupboard seems to be the most unorganized place in our house. Given that we have 3 teenage girls - No wonder lol Warmest Regards Miss Jensen :) Love the lens

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      SailingPassion LM 

      6 years ago

      Oh how I wish my home looked as organized as some of these pics = I'm out to get some storage boxes right now :-)

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      Pinkmaddy LM 

      6 years ago

      My organizing tip would be to never leave a room empty handed. Always pick something up and but it back where it belongs.

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      ohcaroline 

      6 years ago

      Who can live without storage boxes?

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      tobydavis 

      6 years ago

      Have more storage than you need... packing things in tightly doesn't work. Also, store according to need / regular use - cellars, garages etc can be used to store things you don't use that often (if at all), but you still need to keep (old bills etc).

      ...plus a good old fashioned clear out goes a long way :-)

      Fab lens! Grew up in a house where everything was everywhere - could not deal with it - an organized home is an easy home to live in :-)

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      Rosyel Sawali 

      6 years ago from Manila Philippines

      Wow! Everything looks so orderly and neat! It's sometimes hard to maintain esp. if family members aren't as well organized. ^_^

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Great tips for organising your home....I wish....but.....

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      Laura Hofman 

      6 years ago from Naperville, IL

      Wonderful tips here! I have the label-maker pictured above and love it to label my containers! I need to redo my closet again...it was organized by color, but that fell by the wayside, You've inspired me to tackle it again soon!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      nice

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      SarahB709 

      6 years ago

      Boy do I need to be more organized!! I've been going through stuff and getting rid of all I can and using baskets for what's left is a great idea. Good lens

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      Shortart 

      6 years ago

      The thing that made a big difference for me was forcing myself to stop using my garage as a dumping ground when we clean the house.

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      DianaHarper LM 

      6 years ago

      I, too, organize spices alphabetically. I use the fabric cubes on my bookshelves, to hold small items. Liked. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      Kathryn Grace 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Like you, I use baskets and containers to organize the small stuff--and some of the big stuff. I've often wondered if I'm a bit compulsive in organizing my spices alphabetically, so I'm glad to find another cook who does the same! I also keep the baking spices in one cupboard, close to my other baking supplies, and my stove-top spices near the stove. Excellent suggestions!

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      JerseyJames 

      6 years ago

      Great lens, I need to get more organized!

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      eccles1 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for your great ideas. The media tower looks like something I need !

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      justmelucy 

      6 years ago

      Put it back where you found it, please.

      Great Lens.

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      pennyhart lm 

      6 years ago

      I really need to be more organized... I need as many tips as possible. Right now I just avoid doing anything I think is going to make a mess!

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      MichaelDubrovnik 

      6 years ago

      Label rocks! It tells everyone in the house what is in the drawer or on the shelf.

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      Dustinnh 

      6 years ago

      Clean clean clean and organize your things nicely and properly!

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      Fcuk Hub 

      6 years ago

      Don't buy too much :)

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      djh4yla 

      6 years ago

      You're my 900th like! Grats!

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      Maia609 

      6 years ago

      Exactly what I need to do in my home.

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      RestlessKnights 

      6 years ago

      Looks like sound advice to me.

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      Gayle Dowell 

      6 years ago from Kansas

      I use baskets for many things as they are decorative and hide my "stuff". Makes for a neater appearance. I use them for extra supplies like paper towels that will not fit in the closet or pantry. I have a large one for putting shoes in as my family walks in the door. And I keep a basket for each family member's clean clothes in the laundry room so they can be put away later.

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      Bestbuyguide 

      6 years ago

      Underwear separators are great also. Fab article here.

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      Kay 

      6 years ago

      I wish I had more of the OCD traits. I love being organized but have a tough time sometimes staying that way!

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      JoshK47 

      6 years ago

      Quite excellent tips here - blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      fullofshoes 

      6 years ago

      Been back to visit your lens more than once. I see a couple of tips that I really like. Yes, you just might be a tad OCD as you say, and I can totally relate!. My cabinets look like yours, down to the alphabetized spices. ~blessed~

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      RoadMonkey 

      6 years ago

      You can't organise clutter (according to Flylady) - so get rid of unneeded items before you organise the rest. Some lovely looking items.

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      gatornic15 

      6 years ago

      @sbconcepts: This is definitely a great idea! No matter how clean the house is, the one thing that always goes missing is the remote.

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 

      6 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      I think using special storage boxes can help while you are getting organized. That way you can tackle one box at a time. Oh! And also label your boxes on more than one side. Thanks for the great tips! ::::blessed::::

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      radhanathswamifan 

      6 years ago

      Be self disciplined first !

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      sbconcepts 

      6 years ago

      Two words. Remote caddy.

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      iwebmastery 

      6 years ago

      Great tips - thanks for sharing

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      TwistedWiseman 

      6 years ago

      I just remember where everything is, I don't organize :D

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      BillyPilgrim LM 

      6 years ago

      Great lens, some good tips here!x

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      jdwheeler 

      6 years ago

      I've heard if you don't love it, need it, or it makes you money, let it go!

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      Mary Norton 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I wish I can. It takes me a shorter time to disorganize what I have organized.

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      miaponzo 

      6 years ago

      I am organized.. but I really need to be even more so... and the kids make messes as they move.. so that unearths my organization!!! Blessed!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Confession time....I had to leave for a minute to go put my spices in order! I'm pretty organized but not quite to the point my Dad was, he had a place for everything and everything in its place. What I find is the more organized you are, the more restful it is in your home. Now...I'm looking around for some organizational touching up. Nicely done!

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      IsakRimon LM 

      6 years ago

      Great lens, thanks a lot for the helpful information's

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      ae dc 

      6 years ago

      very useful lens. blessed*

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      aquarian_insight 

      6 years ago

      I live in a tiny flat, so being organised is more of a necessity than a choice. Still I could do with more tips! Thank you.

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      RazzbarryBreeze 

      6 years ago

      Definitely bookmarked your lens and I am putting your tips into motion this week! Thanks for this ..it's just what the doctor ordered.

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      anupma lm 

      6 years ago

      Great tips. Certainly these will help me to keep things in right place. Thanks for sharing.

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      anaisfraiche 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the tips. We will move to our new apartment soon and these tips are useful for me.

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      Rankography 

      6 years ago

      Great tips for organizing. I am always looking for new ideas so thanks for sharing. Blessings.

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      bwet 

      6 years ago

      great tips on organizing. I do 8/10 of the ideas you have in my home! Glad I'm on the right track

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      WindyWintersHubs 

      6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congrats on your Purple Star! Great tips and nicely organized ideas. I have lots of open shelves and closets and keep things organized by keeping things tidy. Seasonal cleaning really helps, too.

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      Tea Pixie 

      6 years ago

      I have a label maker. I am amazed at how much it contributes to being organized. What I have learned is this: If everything has a place to go, everything will be in its place. It's when I don't assign a specific place that we end up with meaningless piles. I really like the information you provide here.

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      Leah J. Hileman 

      6 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      I don't have any tips. I needed tips! I'm a slob. But I really liked your tips and this lens was informative and easy to read.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 

      6 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Just dropped back by to sprinkle some blessings on this article that I liked a while ago about organizing the home. :)

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      Heidi 

      6 years ago from Benson, IL

      Good tips here. My main thing is to just have a spot for everything and make sure I put things away when I'm done with them.

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      sunny saib 

      6 years ago

      I am organized at work (which I do from home) but not so organized in general. It's something I am kind of working on but very very slowly. Great tips :)

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      kburns421 lm 

      6 years ago

      I manage to keep certain things organized while others are just a complete mess all the time. These are great tips though, some of which I had not thought of. I'll put them to good use!

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      Frischy 

      6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      Looking for home organizing tips tonight I came across this lens. All of these items are helpful for getting started with organizing the home. Thanks for the great ideas!

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      srsddn lm 

      6 years ago

      Wonderful tips!

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      JakeAnderson 

      6 years ago

      Great tips :)

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      Ardyn25 

      6 years ago

      I have to be careful as I can tend to be a pack rat...so now I have a 1-3 rule, for every new item I bring into my home, 3 have to go, no exceptions. Its much easier to stay organized when you don't have a home full of clutter. Thanks for a great lens you gave me some new ideas.

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      IncorrectlyWired 

      6 years ago

      Most people underestimate how much being organized can improve efficiency at home. BTW, I read on a recipe site, I think, a tip on keeping pasta in glass jars instead of the boxes so that you can see at a glance how much you have of what.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Well thought out lens with some real information that we can use right now. Thanks for taking the time to make it.

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      QuiltFinger 

      6 years ago from Tennessee

      This lens is so fantastic. I particularly love those clear storage compartments, so one can actually see what's in there!! My friend's mom was a professional organizer, a service that I'm sure she charged a hefty fee for, and I'm sure you could be be too. You definitely have a talent for organizing!!

      P.S. Thanks so much for visiting my pysanky lens way back in April.

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      AJ 

      6 years ago from Australia

      We speak the same language! My greatest bugbear though is paper. So much for us living in a paperless world - we have a long, long way to go before that happens. Blessings.

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      MarcStorm LM 

      6 years ago

      I love being organized!

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      daedrea lm 

      6 years ago

      Wow. Throughout this whole lens all I could think about that it is very well organized. Great tips

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      najem lm 

      6 years ago

      Awsome lens. I try to tidy everything before it get messy. So 1 step at the time :)

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      Ramona 

      6 years ago from Arkansas

      I've never labeled one darn thing!!! Guess I should start sometime. Love your lens!

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      Lori Green 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas

      Great lens. I love to label everything.

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      LornsA178 

      6 years ago

      Very good tips, I will follow these, starting now! Thanks!

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      ocdformulas 

      6 years ago

      Great article! Organization is always beneficial to have everything on appropriate places but people should be aware when they try to arrange certain items in exact order, according to principles of perfectionism. If people spend and a lot of time and energy to unimportant details, this condition often indicates to be an OCD behavior.

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      VeseliDan 

      6 years ago

      Great tips! I'm not very organized but I have to do something about it!

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      Faye Rutledge 

      6 years ago from Concord VA

      I love your organizing tips. I always feel better when things are neat.

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      greg2biz2 

      6 years ago

      It is a great lens.

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      RuralFloridaLiving 

      6 years ago

      Read your mail next to your trash can. Throw out mail as you read it. It will reduce clutter.

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      queenofduvetcover 

      6 years ago

      Wow, thank you for the great tips. I also use a lot of storage bins to stay organized.

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      Close2Art LM 

      6 years ago

      Great tips and a very nice layout, Blessed***

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      fullofshoes 

      6 years ago

      I'm with you on this. I have to stay organized otherwise a mess gives me anxiety! Great lens.

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      Jillynn 

      6 years ago

      Excellent lens. It gave me a few more ideas on organizing my house. Great job!

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      pawpaw911 

      6 years ago

      Great tips. I would need at least 10.

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      buttonhead lm 

      6 years ago

      GREAT tips! I organize my clothes by type too! I don't keep particular colors together, but I have groups like: light sweaters, turtlenecks, collared shirts, tank tops, etc...

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      DIY Mary 

      6 years ago

      I hate clutter, and you've got some really great tips for getting organized. I especially like Tips #4-7 as closets are my most problematic areas.

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      Mary Crowther 

      6 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Excellent ideas and a great motivating lens!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I like to keep my most used spices and oils near the stove on a turn-table. It's convenient and it looks good.

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      norma-holt 

      6 years ago

      Wonderful inspiring tips. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012, Hugs

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      evaemilie 

      6 years ago

      Great tips! I also like to have my home tidy and spend quite some time keeping things organized. Having your spices in alphabetical order is a cool idea I think I will adopt :)

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      Billie Keeslar 

      6 years ago from Mississippi

      Great tips. I have a turntable for my spices - like your method better

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      Itaya Lightbourne 

      6 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Great article full of wonderful tips to keep anyone organized! :)

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      Indigo Janson 

      6 years ago from UK

      These are all good ones. Folders and files can be useful too, if you take the time to use them instead of leaving papers lying in piles.. :)

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      kab 

      6 years ago from Upstate, NY

      I know where everything is. My problems come when someone interferes with my system - a.k.a. moves something.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      6 years ago from United States

      Really awesome home organization tips!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I admit to being a bit (a lot) anal when it comes to being organised, I don't know how people can live it mess!

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