Simplify your home life while keeping track of what’s important to you with these organizational ideas.
Living in a messy and cluttered environment is stressful. Having your home organized will not only inspire peace, but it will also make your life easier. No more hunting and searching for something you need.
These organization ideas will help you work through each area of your home. That way, no matter where you are, you’re surrounded by organization and order. As you organize, you’ll find that you have more space because your belongings are taking up less of it.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time you took control of your house and used these ideas to get your home organized.
1. Craft Room Organization Ideas
Craft rooms are notoriously cluttered and messy. Those who are the creative and crafty types tend to get a reputation for being disorganized and messy. This is an unfair generalization. Having your craft room organized will help you know what supplies you have and get started on your next project quicker.
The key to organizing your craft room is to start with the type of craft supplies you have. If you have tons of small bits, like glitter, beads, or buttons, then jars or small drawers are the way to go. Larger supplies like washi tape, paints, and markers can get organized into drawers or Tupperware easily. The largest of supplies, like fabric and skeins of yarn, can get organized into bins or on shelves.
Now that you have a way to store everything, you need a place to put these containers. You could mount several shelves in a craft closet. Or you could place an entire shelving unit as a wall organizer. A pegboard is also great for hanging your most used tools easily within reach.
2. Laundry Room Organization Ideas
The laundry room is typically a small room, which makes it all the more critical that it stays organized. The first thing to do is take stock of where your washer and dryer are. You’ll need to work around their placement. Skip the wire racks and shelving that can look a bit industrial.
Instead, why not install a solid floating shelf? Or you could create extra storage space by mounting cabinets on the wall above your washer and dryer. This gives you a place to hide away your laundry supplies.
Another thing to consider is placing your laundry basket in the laundry room. A rolling cart can make your laundry basket more mobile and easier to maneuver in your laundry room. If you don’t want to see the rolling cart, build a cabinet to open the door and roll it in and out of it.
3. Sewing Room Organization Ideas
The first place to start with organizing your sewing space is to start with the table where you keep your sewing machine. There are specialized sewing tables that come with a designated spot for your machine. Then underneath, there are several cabinets and drawers to hold your tools.
If you’re like most sewing enthusiasts, you’ll have more supplies than what fits in a desk. This is when you’ll need to organize the rest of your sewing room. If you have a dedicated sewing room, then you can have an open storage solution. If your sewing area is a shared space, you’ll want to look for something with doors that you can close and hide your supplies behind.
A great storage idea is to add a storage unit with several cubbies if you have the wall space. Then you can have a dedicated shelf for each type of fabric or sewing notion. It can help to have a drawer organizer to help you keep your smaller supplies and tools organized.
4. Storage Room Organization Ideas
Whether it’s your garage, attic, basement, or storage room, this is the default place where you throw things you want to keep but don’t need on a daily basis. This is the room where you’ll keep your holiday decorations, luggage, important papers, or family keepsakes.
While smaller containers are best in other rooms of your home, this isn’t the case in your storage room. Instead, consider buying larger containers that can hold everything. Then create a label on the outside, identifying what’s stored on the inside. Once you have all of your bins, you can construct a wood or metal rack to hold them. This will use the vertical space, keep the bins organized, eliminate clutter, and give you extra storage space in your storage room.
Choose racks that are more durable so that they can handle the increased weight of the storage boxes. They also need to be resistant to corrosion and pests, so if you choose wood racks, make sure they’re treated.
5. Closet Organization Ideas
Does a mountain of clothes, shoes, and accessories come tumbling out when you open your closet door? Then it’s time to get your closet organized. With the right closet organization system, you can create more closet space and make this small space feel bigger.
The biggest mistake people make is thinking that they need to have a lot of space to hang clothes. But this only works if you have a lot of clothes you need to hang. Only use enough vertical space as you need to hang the clothes that you have. Then turn the rest of the space into drawers or shelves.
Think about what you own the most of, and create storage for it. This could be several shelves for your shoes, sweaters, or bags. Or perhaps you need shallow drawers for your watches, jewelry, belts, or other accessories. You can also use the floor space to stow away bins with seasonal items like winter coats or bathing suits. You can even add storage on the back of a closet door by adding a hanging shoe rack.
6. Small Bedroom Organization Ideas
Your small bedroom is your sanctuary, so don’t ruin it by letting it become crowded with clutter. With a few bedroom organization ideas, you can remove the clutter and breathe easy.
One easy place where you can find some bedroom organization is in your nightstand. Look for a table with a cabinet door or drawers. Then turn this storage space into your bedside caddy. Keep anything you want easily within reach while you’re in bed in the nightstand.
For the rest of your bedroom, you could place a cabinet or bookshelf. If you have room, you could put a chest at the end of your bed. This can double as a place to sit while you’re getting dressed. Consider raising your bed and creating storage space under it. You can find low bins that will easily pull out. These work well for storing clothes, shoes, towels, or bed linens.
If there are items you’d like to display, then mount a shelf or two on your walls. Then you can keep these items neatly tucked out of the way, but also on display for you to enjoy daily.
7. Bathroom Organization Ideas
When it comes to the bathroom, it can be frustrating to see the perfectly neat and minimalist bathrooms on Pinterest and Instagram. They don’t seem realistic when you consider the amount of beauty and self-care supplies that currently clutter your bathroom counter.
The trick is getting creative with your organization and storage. Start by creating more storage, such as a shelf over the toilet or a skinny cabinet in a corner. Bathrooms typically have limited floor space, so you want to avoid anything that makes your bathroom feel even more cramped.
If multiple people use a single bathroom, you could give everyone their own shelf or bin. Then limit them to keeping only what fits in their dedicated space in the bathroom. This will help to keep the bathroom vanity neat and tidy.
8. Living Room Organization Ideas
When it comes to organizing your living space, it needs to be both functional for your daily life and beautiful for when you’re entertaining guests. Your family room is one of the most used rooms in your home. Having bookcases or a large entertainment center can give you plenty of extra storage space.
If you want to hide your belongings, look for a cabinet or entertainment center with doors. Then you can hide away the things you don’t want your guests to see. Another option is to replace your furniture with a set that has hidden storage solutions. Your coffee table could have a hidden compartment or drawers. Your couch could have a hidden storage bin under the seat.
A great idea is to look for places where you can naturally build a shelf or two into your home. A cut-out or notch in your wall is a natural place where you can insert a set of shelves. Now you have new storage without taking away from your living space.
9. Mudroom Organization Ideas
One of the most popular methods for keeping a mudroom organized is to use cubbies. This gives every family member their own space to store their belongings. A great idea is to hang hooks on the wall. This gives people a place to hang their coat or bag.
Then consider mounting cabinets on the upper part of the wall. Closet cabinets can hide belongings, but bins can look beautiful too. This gives people a place to put gloves, hats, or scarves.
Another smart organization idea is to create a built-in bench below the hooks. This will give people a convenient place to sit. Then below the bench, you can have bins. Now you have a place to neatly store shoes. This will keep the floor of your storage room neat and clutter-free.
Don’t forget about creating a mail station in your mudroom. This could be a letter organizer hung on your wall. Or you could have a mini desk area with space for people to set down their keys and incoming mail.
10. Kids Room Ideas
Kids have a lot of stuff. There are the clothes they’re constantly outgrowing, the toys that somehow end up all over the floor, and countless stuffed animals. So creating a system for staying organized is vital.
There are two approaches you can take. The first is to help you stay organized. These are shelves and cabinets that are up high in the room and in their closet. This is where you’ll keep your supplies and items you need to take care of your little ones.
Then there are the kid’s organizers. Teach your kids to stay organized and the importance of taking care of their belongings by including them in the cleanup process. You can buy fun baskets with faces on them or bins with kid-friendly labels. Keep everything low to the ground and at your kid’s height.
While white shelving and cubbies like clean and bright, your kid’s room should be fun. Don’t be afraid to use bright colors or paint them your child’s favorite color.
Room Organization FAQs
What if I’m not an organized person?
A: Everyone can be organized. The thing to keep in mind is that everyone has their own way of staying organized. To successfully organize the rooms in your home, you need to figure out what works for you. Don’t try to force an organizational system that doesn’t work for you and your family; it’ll never work.
How do I get my home organized?
Start in one room. Do not try to makeover your entire home in one weekend. This project is too big and will overwhelm you. It will also be hard to adapt to new systems in all of your rooms at once. Instead, start with one room. Then when that room is complete, move to the next room. Slowly work your way through each of the rooms on this list until you’ve organized your entire house.
What if I’m struggling to figure out how to organize my house?
The best thing to do is seek out help. There are professional organizers that can help you get your home sorted out. They’ll come in, help you decide what to keep, donate, throw away, or sell. Once you narrow down your belongings to your “keep” items, they’ll help you implement a system that works for you, your family, and your home.