23 easy organizing ideas for your entire life
Gather your wraps and bags
Curl up your cords
Coil spare chargers, cables, and extension cords inside cardboard toilet-paper rolls — and store them upright in a box to prevent tangle meltdowns.
Inspired by a post on instructables.com.
Double your under-the-sink space
Create a folding system
For tidy drawers, try arranging folded piles of clothes horizontally, filling each drawer from front to back. This way you can see everything, including that favorite college T-shirt you thought you lost five years ago.
Bing: How to fold anything
Stash your pans smarter
Hang your scarves like a pro
Thread scarves though shower-curtain rings attached to a hanger for wrinkle-free, easy-to-see storage.
This crafty idea was inspired by Jenny Lynne, whose blog insidejennyshead.blogspot.
com, is chock-full of fun stuff.
Keep sheet sets together
Never lose a pillowcase again! Here's how: If the clean set isn't going directly onto a bed, fold and stash it in one of the pillowcases to keep everything together.
Make a DIY shoe rack
Remove the cardboard bar on the bottom of a wire pant hanger, and reshape the ends with pliers to make hooks for flats and flip-flops. Slip your shoes on the newfangled rack and give yourself a pat on the back.
This brilliant project was inspired by Jen Yates, of epbot.com. Click here for her full how-to tutorial — and tons of other smart and charming ideas.
Put toys on display
Create cute bins for stuffed animals and toys by mounting a wire garden planter on the wall, at kid height. Because seeing the floor in your child's room is a beautiful thing.
Go vertical with your accessories
Avoid a jumbled jewelry box by stacking bangles and cuffs on a paper-towel holder. It'll be so much easier to survey your options.