18 Mind-Blowingly Freakin’ Genius Organization Hacks

September 23, 2016

Because we can’t all be Marie Kondo.

Is everyone sick of decluttering yet?

Yeah, yeah, we all know Marie Kondo says we need to get rid of anything that doesn’t “spark joy” when we hold it in our hands. But guess what? Sometimes you have to hang on to stuff that doesn’t necessarily make your heart swell with affection every time you think of it. Electrical cords, for example.

So for all those things you need to keep around, here are some amazing organization hacks to get them all in order – plus some tricks to get your life in order, too. Because a tidy space is a happy space – even if everything in it doesn’t exactly spark joy

1. Use drawer organizers for everything. You’ll never throw anything into a drawer loose again.

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Image via gystplease.com

2. Put your pots and pans on a pegboard, Julia Child-style.

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Image via lifestyle.allwomenstalk.com

3. Roll everything.

4. Hang your spray bottles on a curtain rod under the sink. (Just be sure the rod is securely fastened.)

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Image via redbookmag.com

5. Use a fancy hanger as a sunglasses rack.

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Image via Love U Madly

6. It’s not a cheese grater – it’s an earring holder!

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Image via Etsy user Irit Cohen

7. Color-code your keys with nail polish and stop fumbling at your front door.

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Image via wikihow.com

8. Install a shelf above your bathroom door to hold towels and save precious cupboard space.

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Image via MarthaStewart.com

9. Use Post-It notes to create a rotating weekly goal list.

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Image via Cornflower Blue Studio

10. Sort and hold your charger cords in place to prevent tangling with binder clips.

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Image via HGTV.com

11. Label the electric cords in your power strip so you’re not left guessing and accidentally unplugging the wrong thing.

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Image via remodelaholic.com

12. Turn a lotion bottle into a portable phone charging station. (Tutorial here.)

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Image via makeit-loveit.com

13.  Use vintage door pulls to hang anything and everything.

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Image via brit.co

14. Use a magnetic strip taped inside your bathroom cabinet to hold all those hairpins that are always underfoot.

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Image via Brittany@Superwoman

15. Install an extra curtain rod in the shower to hold bins of toiletries.

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Image via macgyverisms.wonderhowto.com

16. Use your empty wine bottles as jewelry stands.

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Image via Instagram user songofstyle

17. It sounds obvious, but make sure everything has a specific place where it lives.

18. Lists are your friends. Seriously – all you need is a pen and paper. Lists are key.

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