20 Organizing Tips You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner
Conquer clutter once and for all with these brilliant organizing tricks every homeowner should know.
Kitchen Storage Rail
Spice Storage Drawer
Cabinet Door Cutting Board Storage
Cabinet Door Measuring Cup Storage Rack
Plastic Bag Holder
Divide Deep Drawers
Hang Spray Bottles Under the Sink
Skinny Laundry Room Cart
DIY Tiered Hangers for More Closet Storage
Monkey Bars Wall Unit
When you need storage above your wall unit, Monkey Bars has the solution. Engineered of steel for durability, the system offers custom solutions to get tools and materials off the garage floor and out of your way—but still within reach. You can modify the hook-and-bar system to fit changing garage storage needs in the future.
Storage Bin Index
Put a Lazy Susan in Your Fridge
A lazy Susan in your fridge keeps small items close at hand. If your refrigerator door shelves are filled with salad dressing and mustard and the rest of the condiments get lost behind leftovers on the top shelf. Keep everything in plain view by storing overflow condiments on a lazy Susan on one of your fridge shelves. One spin and that small jar of capers will be a cinch to spot.
Decorative Backsplash Rack
Backsplash racks offer easy access and stylish storage. Most versions take just a few minutes to install. Backsplash racks have a few disadvantages, though. All your kitchen utensils have to look good, since they’re on display. And if you ever decide to remove the rack, you’ll be left with screw holes in the backsplash; not a big problem with drywall, but ugly and unfixable in tile.
Under-Cabinet Knife Storage Racks
Pull-down racks give you instant access to kitchen essentials without the clutter of spice racks or knife holders. When the cooking is done, the rack swings up against the underside of the cabinet. Buy an acrylic knife rack like the one shown here, or build an under-cabinet drawer to hold knives, spices or other small items that take up counter space.
Joist Space Storage
Closet Nook Shelves
PVC Curling Iron Holsters
Storage above windows and doors
The empty wall space above doors and windows is organizational gold! Hang a shelf there and use it for bathroom towels, toiletries, books, files, tablecloths—the list is endless.
Storage Tips for Bulky Items
Under-Sink Storage Bins
What's hiding under your kitchen sink? If the space under your sink is anything like ours, it's an overcrowded jumble of cleaning supplies, sponges and plastic bags. Here's a great way to store these items right on the door of the sink cabinet. Cut a plastic storage tub in half with a utility knife and screw it to the inside of the cabinet door through the plastic lip at the top of the tub. Just make sure you position it so you can shut the cabinet door when all your bags and other supplies are in the bin.