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Good home organization not only prevents clutter, but also enables you to easily find things so you don’t spend extra time looking for them. Keep reading to learn five easy, effective, and affordable home storage tips that’ll help you keep your space looking great and clutter-free!
1. Use a CD rack to store container lids
We’ve all got that box full of containers, half of them missing lids, suddenly taking up valuable real estate in our kitchen cabinets.
With how much our media consumption has shifted to digital, why not make that CD rack left over from the 90s useful and organize your container lids?
2. Get more space out of your garage with ceiling storage
Standards-and-brackets shelves and freestanding shelving units are great for adding more space and organizing your bedroom or living room.
But when it comes to the heavy-duty stuff you keep in your garage, ceiling-mounted racks can prevent you from tripping over bikes, auto parts, and other bulky items you don’t want to store in other parts of your home.
3. Use small containers to optimize kitchen and bathroom storage
Sometimes it pays to think outside the box!
All those neat desk organizers like pencil cups, file baskets, and so on actually work brilliantly for storing little items in your kitchen and bathroom that you keep knocking off the sink or don’t want to put in the cabinets.
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4. Organize your underthings and socks with PVC pipe
You’d be surprised at how much dresser drawer space your underwear, socks, and other small items can take up and trick you into thinking you need a bigger dresser than your room can hold.
Use PVC pipe to organize things by size, color, type, or whatever category you want, and you can even have a lot of fun painting the PVC pipe matching colors with your decor. Just cut the pipe into 6-inch pieces and stack together in a honeycomb design to start using your space more efficiently!
5. Get a captain’s bed
Captains’ beds come in all sizes. They have drawers built into the sides and/or foot so your fluffy comforters and pillows don’t have to occupy your closet. You can easily store sheets, pillowcases, pajamas, books, and anything else you want to have on and near the bed.
You can even organize the drawers within so you can always find what you need. The best thing about a captain’s bed though is that you don’t just get extra organization, you also never have to clear out dust bunnies.
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These home organization hacks will make you happier for discovering that you had even more space to work with than you initially thought, and even add some quirky aesthetics to your home.
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