Do you ever get in the mood to organize a room (or everything in your home), but feel completely overwhelmed at the idea? Big same.
In this post, we’re going to share everything you need to keep each room in your home organized. Tackling one area at a time makes organizing less daunting, and having the right “tools” can help even more.
Related: Check out our organization archive for DIYs, tips, and more.
Let’s start with the kitchen! An under-the-sink organizer is a must-have, and we love one like this that has shelves and a sliding drawer.
Plastic storage bins with handles can be used for practically anything, and these are “extra cute’ since they’re pink.
Links: Glass Food Canisters / Pantry Labels / Pan and Lid Rack / Spice Bottle Organizer / Bread Box / Hyacinth Baskets / Pink Storage Bin / Flatware Organizer / Utensil Crock / Refrigerator Organizer Bins / Under The Sink Organizer / Clear Bin / Pantry Shelf Organizer / Tosca Basket / Broom Holder
Food Storage Containers
Glass food canisters (we also love these plastic containers) can help consolidate space, and you can add pantry labels to them to keep your dry goods extra organized.
We also swear by these refrigerator bins to keep things tidier. Laura used fridge bins and can organizers when she Organized Her Fridge in One Afternoon (such a helpful blog post!).
Hyacinth baskets and baskets like these with wooden handles are Elsie’s go-to when Organizing Her Kitchen Pantry. These canned good organizers are great, too!
Kitchen Organization Blog Posts:
- Paint Pen Kitchen Organization
- 5 Ways to Declutter Your Countertops
- How to Organize Your Fridge in One Afternoon
- Elsie’s Baking Pantry Organization
One of the biggest complaints about most bathrooms is not having enough space for storage. This is even more of an issue in older homes.
Placing a couple of floating shelves on the wall can help a ton, and they make a great spot for canisters filled with cotton balls and Q-tips.
A 3-tier rolling cart (this one comes in several colors) or a wall mounted cabinet are other storage savers.
You can add expandable trays like this to add more storage to existing drawers, and a cute vanity organizer is perfect for toothbrushes or makeup brushes.
Links: Rolling Cart / Stacking Bins / Marble Canister / Vanity Organizer / Floating Shelves / Storage Basket / Utility Bucket / Canister Jars / Nail Polish Holder / Square Storage Tray / Vanity Organizer / Gold Shelf / Makeup Storage Tray
Bathroom Organization Blog Posts:
- 5 Bathroom Storage Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)
- Organize Your Bathroom Vanity Like a Pro
- Hidden Medicine Cabinet DIY
- Elsie’s Bathroom Organization Tips
Closet and Bedroom Organization:
Similar to bathrooms, closets can really lack space. Luckily, there are tons of closet solutions available.
Storage boxes with lids are great because they can be stacked (if needed) and you can even add your own labels to them with a label maker.
Have you ever stored items under your bed? It’s often a forgotten space, but under the bed boxes and drawers are an organizer’s dream!
When it comes to shoe storage, you can uses a classic over-the-door shoe holder or something like this 3-tier wooden rack that could go inside your closet.
Links: Shoe Holder / Pink Storage Boxes / Laundry Hamper / Lidded Storage Box / Label Maker / Shoe Rack / Hangers / Accessory Stand / Hanging Organizer / Headband Holder / Stackable Shoe Bins / Laundry Cart / Closet Storage Boxes
If your hall closet needs some extra love, you can see how Laura Organized Her Hall Closet (In One Afternoon). So many good tips!
If you love a good organization DIY, Elsie’s closet wall storage idea is perfect for hanging bags, jewelry, and other accessories. And, Laura’s easy built-in closet DIY is great for shoe storage!
Closet Organization Blog Posts:
- How to Organize a Closet (in a Non-Permanent Way)
- Elsie’s Low-Waste Closet Renovation
- Tips for Refiguring a Closet
- How to Customize a Store-Bought Closet System
Laura’s organization-focused entryway is filled with design inspiration and plenty of tips, and this utility shelf is perfect for holding keys, mail, and other small items.
We also love this wall shelf with gold hooks. It’s a bit of a splurge, but it doubles as a shelf and spot to hang accessories or a jacket.
Bonus – Cleaning Tips!
Is it too early to start spring cleaning? We prefer working on one room at a time so it’s not too overwhelming, and a cleaning checklist makes it so much easier.
One of our go-to cleaning tools for every room are Magic Erasers. We love using these to wipe off kitchen cabinets, walls, and baseboards.
Speaking of cleaning supplies, if you want to make your own non-toxic cleaner, grab a glass spray bottle and mix a concentrated cleaner with some water and essential oils. We love adding sweet orange and lemon.
You can even make your own shower cleaning spray using clean ingredients.
When it comes to vacuuming, Emma swears by this handheld vacuum, and you can read her full review of it right here.
Looking for more cleaning tips? Here’s how Laura Cleans Her Whole House in 15 Minutes.
So, are you feeling motivated to do some organizing this week? If you have any tips or organizing solutions we should know about, let us know in the comments!
P.S. For more ideas, check out 20+ Ways to Keep Your Home Organized with easy DIYs you can make at home.
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I moved in with my boyfriend and we have some problems with organizing all our things. This was extremely helpful so thank you for sharing it!! We will finish our kitchen this weekend I will definitely use your tips!
Thanks for this article. I am always looking for more ways to organize my house and keep everything together. I feel like it helps me keep up on clutter and just helps my mindset throughout the day! If you are looking for a deep clean option for your upholstery I definitely recommend looking into that as well. It was a game changer and made my furniture clean and sanitized!! As always keep up the good work. You are one of my favorite blogs!
Omg ABM team! This post is fantastic! For all of us that have been trying to copy your pretty, organized houses, this is going to be a post we reference over and over again! I’m with you on the pink containers. Even family dollar has gotten the hint. They have some now, if you can catch them.
Thank you so much!
I have never been so literally influenced. Haha. Thanks ABM 🙂
I have and need some of these items, but most importantly…where is your amazing olive flight suit from?? ?
What a fab post! I’ve recently moved, and trying to get everywhere organised, so this is super helpful!xx
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I love your focus on nontoxic home items and am surprised to see you recommending Magic Eraser (it gets an F from EWG, which I know is an imperfect tool). But it works so well! Would love to hear how you square effective but toxic options and if there are any nontoxic options that you’ve found that work as well (I haven’t yet!).
Rebecca, I feel you! We have very few products that are not at least a B by EWG in our home. But we still have Magic Erasers. I can’t figure out an alternative & I tried sooo many things (baking soda, vinegar, dish soap, etc).