Kitchen utensil drawer before and after organization. #organization #solution #kitchen

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Are you ready to finally start tackling your drawers and cabinets with home organization hacks that really work?

Over the years, clutter plagued my home and I go to the point where I just couldn’t stand it anymore. I started getting organized.

And along the way, I have found that some simple products you can get for a decent price have turned my cluttered home into and organized sanctuary.

So hang in there with me and check out some of these great storage solutions I have come across for all parts of my house.

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>>PRO TIP:  When I don’t know how to do something, I make sure I learn. That is why I recommend this online organization class.  From one mom to another, it is worth it to get organized so you can stay happy.

Getting Started With Your Home Organization

The best way to start organizing your home is to read my post about 5 Super Easy Steps for Getting Organized!

But if you are anything like me and just don’t have the time, then you can sign up for three of my “cheat sheet” Checklists.

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Home Organization Hacks You’ll Love

What exactly are home organization hacks? I have always had a hard time with this term…hacks. But essentially, a hack is just a quick and easy way to do something. It is an easy solution to your problem.

In this case, I am talking about clutter and disorganization. Some of the best solutions are easy to implement, and they keep your space organized the way you want it.

The best way to get organized in your home is to buy products that actually work in your space.

I am hoping that by seeing the organizational hacks I use in my own space it will inspire you to find solutions to your own organization dilemmas.

The biggest thing to remember is to be creative with your organization solutions.

Meaning, not everything you use to organize has to be made for that purpose…(that is what makes some of these home organization hacks.

Easy Storage Solutions

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Entryway Organization Ideas

Coat Tree

Coat Tree From Pier 1. #organization #storage #solutions

A great coat tree in your entryway is a must for anyone who doesn’t want to put holes in their walls or woodwork! Like me! I want to keep my drywall and woodwork in pristine condition because let’s face it, one day I am going to sell this house and start traveling around that world with my husband! So to solve the major coat problem I have in my entryway, I bought an awesome coat tree. I love the contrast that it gives to the paint color on the walls and the functionality it offers whenever we have guests over!

Bench

Bench from Pier 1.  #organization #storage #solution

Every entryway also needs a bench. And a great and easy storage solution is a bench with built-in storage capabilities! Not only can you store your own families “stuff” in this bench, but you also provide a place for people to sit to take off their shoes. Giving people the opportunity to take off their shoes before entering your home will help you keep your home cleaner!

Mirror

Mirror from Pier 1.  #organization #storage #solutions

And the last essential piece that every entryway needs is a mirror! Nobody wants to leave the house with lettuce in their teeth or chocolate on their face! So make sure there is a mirror close to the exit so you can check out your face before you leave the house!

Home Office Organization Ideas

Desk

Desk Pier 1.  #organization #solution #homeoffice

Before I had this desk, there were always two laptops, pens, pencils, and papers all over my kitchen island. At the time we used our official office space for a playroom for the kids.

As the kids finally grew out of all those toys (yes! it does happen!) all of the office items were moved from the kitchen island into the office. But before things could function correctly, we needed a desk and chair.

A simple white desk can really keep you productive and also lighten your space. My desk was originally used to pay bills, browse the internet, and hold all of our pens and pencils.

Now the office desk has turned into my blogging space. When you are working from home, you always want your workspace to be light, airy, organized, and inspiring for you!

Chair

Chair From Office Depot.  #office #chair #home

And what better to go with your new white desk, but a new white chair. This chair is from Office Depot. The reason I decided to get my chair at a real brick and mortar store, is it gave me the opportunity to actually sit in all of the different chairs.

As many of you know who have been reading my blog, I have a really bad back. So for me to sit and type blog posts at my computer all day, I needed a chair that was going to be comfortable for hours at a time. (Click here to see one that is similar.) And this chair is definitely it.

(My husband bought a different chair and now he wishes he had mine!) Plus I love the look of the white chair. It really keeps the office a place that is light and happy for better productivity on those dreary winter days!

Bathroom Organization Ideas

Laundry Hamper

I love this laundry hamper for three reasons.

One, it is light-weight which is not only good for people with back problems like me, but also good for younger kids who help out with the laundry.

Two, I don’t like the hampers that have a hinged lid or a lid at all for that matter. I have kids, and if I make it harder for them to throw their clothes in the hamper…(you know, like having to lift up a lid ;)…then they will never get their clothes into the hamper!

This hamper can truly make laundry easier because the dirty clothes are already in one place.

And three, this hamper is going to cost you way less than a fancy wicker or woven one.

I have one of these lightweight hampers in my bathroom, in each of my kid’s rooms, and in my laundry room. Just recently my kids have actually started taking showers in their own bathroom, so most likely I will be buying a new one soon for their bathroom!

Drawer Containers

These great containers in my drawers are an absolute must for me. They help me keep my makeup and brushes organized so I can find things quickly.

I bought the ones I have years ago, so I couldn’t find them online, but I wanted to give you something to think about for your space. They look very similar to the size and shape of mine, except they look like they are much better quality!

Shallow vanity drawer storage solution. #storage #solution #bathroom

The other thing I use and love in my bathroom is an office drawer divider. I have this really shallow drawer in my bathroom that is meant to be a vanity drawer.

Not much would fit in it, but I found the trays that are in the picture. In the picture above there are actually two dividers in the one drawer.

I cannot find these trays anywhere online for you, but I can tell you that if you have a shallow drawer that is overflowing with a big mess, this is a great organizational item for you.

So if you ever see one while you are out, buy it!

Bedroom Organization Ideas

Storage Bins

Clear Storage bins for bedroom drawer organization.  #organization #storage #solution

For me, really affordable storage bins work the best in my bedroom drawers. They are sturdy, they seem to be a good size for most things I want to store in them, they are clear, and they are cheaper than the fabric bins you can buy for your drawers. If you click through the link, it will take you to Amazon where you can buy 12 of these bins at a time for a great price.

Drawer Dividers

These drawer dividers are in mine and my daughter’s undergarment drawer. And for that reason, they are the one product on this list that I am not going to show you an actual picture of from my home ;).

They are spring loaded so they stay in place and they separate the different items that are in those drawers. For me, it is underwear, bras, and pajamas. For her, it is underwear, bras, and socks.

Since I added these, things are so much easier and faster to find because the items don’t all mix together. I am saved from having to dig through everything to find what I want.

Kitchen Organization Ideas

Silverware Divider Organizer

I have always had a massive silverware divider in my silverware drawer. That is how my mom did it, and that is how I currently do it.

But it wasn’t until I realized that I could use this product for my utensil drawer that I fell totally in love with it!

For YEARS, I have dug through my utensil drawer every time I wanted to find my whisk, electric beaters, cheese grater, peeler. …the list goes on and so does the time I wasted.

I went through loads of systems from a few different containers, to bins, to moving things out of that drawer. But somehow it always wound up a total mess and a total time drain when I was trying to cook!

So I had this brilliant idea to add a silverware holder to this drawer! OMG!

It has stayed organized and I can find everything quickly for the last 6 months! I wish I would have thought of this sooner!

It is amazing what easy storage solutions you can come up with if you just think outside the box a little!

Plastic Food Storage Bins

Acrylic Bins Kitchen Organizaiton. #organization #kitchen #solutions

Clear plastic acrylic food bins are a huge organizational help in both my pantry and my refrigerator. They are clear which makes it easy for my kids to see what is in them. They keep certain similar items contained such as kid snacks, and they have convenient handles if you need to pull them out and really dive into them.

Tiered Fruit Basket

I truly believe that everyone should have a pretty fruit basket in their kitchen.

When it is filled with fruit, it not only creates splashes of color in your kitchen, but it also puts healthy food out in the open so your kids can see it and access it easily.

That’s it for now!

This is the end of my product list for now, but any time you feel like checking out my home organizational pics, you are welcome to head over to my Instagram account!

And, if you liked this post, you may also like some of these:

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Until next time! Stay Organized. Stay Happy.

Julie

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