September 25, 2023 | Sammy Tran

10 Organization Hacks to Make Your Life Easier


Life Hacks That Will Change Your Life

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Feeling like you're losing the battle against clutter? We've all been there, and sometimes all it takes is a touch of creativity and a pinch of DIY magic to turn things around.

Getting organized isn't just about tidying up; it can be utterly life-changing. 

Picture this: you wake up to a home where everything has its place. You find your keys without a frantic search, your bills are paid on time, and you can access the ingredients for dinner without rummaging through a chaotic pantry. 

When you're organized, daily tasks become streamlined, stress levels drop, and you gain precious time for the things that truly matter.

How Being Unorganized Can Be the Cause of Your Stress

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Living in disarray can be incredibly challenging. Lost items, missed appointments, and a cluttered environment can lead to frustration and unnecessary stress. 

According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), being organized can save the average person up to 60 minutes a day, which adds up to a whopping 219 hours per year. 

Conversely, disorganization and clutter can lead to increased stress levels, with 65% of respondents in the same survey reporting that disorganization negatively impacted their lives. These statistics highlight the significant impact that organization, or the lack thereof, can have on our daily lives and well-being. 

But fear not, because with a few ingenious DIY organization hacks, you can transform your life from chaotic to calm, one organized step at a time.

10 Organization Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

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Welcome to our friendly guide on how to declutter your life without breaking a sweat (or the bank). These top 10 DIY organization hacks are here to save the day, helping you regain control of your space and bring some much-needed order to the chaos. 

No need to hire a professional organizer or splurge on fancy storage solutions; with a dash of inspiration and a dollop of elbow grease, you'll be well on your way to a clutter-free, stress-free living space. 

So grab your toolset and let's dive in!

 

1. The Magic of Mason Jars

Mason Jars with veggies and beansFevziie, Adobe Stock

Mason jars are not just for preserving jams; they're fantastic for keeping various items organized. Use larger jars to store pasta, grains, or snacks in your pantry. Smaller jars are perfect for organizing your spice collection. Label them with chalkboard paint or stickers for easy identification.

2. Pegboards for Perfect Order

Peg Board with toolsKen, Adobe Stock

Pegboards are like a blank canvas for organization. Install them in your garage to hang tools, in your craft room for supplies, or in the kitchen for pots and pans. You can even paint them in a fun color to match your decor.

3. Shoe Organizer for More Than Shoes

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Over-the-door shoe organizers are incredibly versatile. Hang one on the inside of your coat closet to store mittens, scarves, and hats. In the bathroom, use it to hold toiletries and cleaning supplies. The transparent pockets make it easy to see what's inside.

4. Under-Bed Storage Solutions

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Don't let that valuable space under your bed go to waste. Invest in rolling storage bins or drawers designed to fit under your bed frame. Use them to store out-of-season clothing, shoes, or extra bedding. It's a game-changer for small spaces.

5. Cable Management with Toilet Paper Rolls

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Tired of your charging cables and cords getting tangled? Gather up empty toilet paper rolls and cut a slit down one side. Wrap each cord or cable and slip it into a roll. Not only does this keep them organized, but it also prevents them from tangling.

6. Drawer Dividers for Tidy Dressers

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If your dresser drawers are a jumbled mess, it's time to create some order. You can easily make custom dividers using items like shoeboxes or cutlery trays. Arrange them to fit your drawer's dimensions and separate your clothes, socks, and accessories neatly.

7. The Power of Command Hooks

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Command hooks are a renter's best friend. Stick them to the inside of your kitchen cabinets to hang measuring cups or utensils. Use them on the back of doors to hang keys, bags, or even towels. They come in various sizes and can support different weights.

8. Repurpose Old Ladders

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Give new life to an old wooden ladder by converting it into stylish shelving. Sand it down to remove any rough edges, paint it in a color that matches your decor, and add shelves between the ladder rungs. It's a unique and functional piece for displaying books, plants, or decor items.

9. Floating Shelves for Visual Appeal

White Floating ShelvesLuoxi, Adobe Stock

Floating shelves are not just for decoration; they offer excellent storage solutions. Install them in your living room to display books or artwork. In the bedroom, use them to keep bedtime essentials within reach. In the kitchen, they can store cookware and dishes.

10. Magnetic Spice Rack

Magnetic spice rackAmazon

Maximize your cabinet space by moving your spices to a magnetic spice rack. Attach magnetic strips to the back of small spice containers, and then stick them to your fridge or a magnetic board inside your pantry door. This frees up shelf space and allows you to see your spices at a glance.

These DIY organization hacks will help you declutter and simplify your life without breaking the bank. With a little creativity and effort, you can transform chaos into order and enjoy a more organized, stress-free living space.


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