9 Creative Organization Hacks for Your Home

Close-up of colored pencils
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Creating a welcoming home takes a combination of style and tidiness. It's important to be organized because clutter has a way of spoiling decor and making a room feel drab. And it doesn't take a lot of money or effort to organize your home.

Here are nine home organization hacks and ideas to try in your space.

  • 01 of 09

    Use Shower Curtain Rings to Hang Tank Tops

    tank tops on shower rings
    Beloved Style

    Tank tops have a tendency to pile up in drawers or the closet, as they are an inexpensive wardrobe staple. To keep them in order, all you need is one clothes hanger and a package of shower curtain rings. Hook the rings to the hanger, and then drop the tank top straps into the rings before fastening them. This shower curtain ring hack can also be used to organize scarfs, ties, necklaces, belts, hats, and other accessories

    DIY Tank Top Organizer from Beloved Style

  • 02 of 09

    Repurpose Tin Cans Into Pencil Holders

    pencil and office supply holders
    Rita Shehan

    Repurposing tin cans into something new is not a new concept, but it is a hack that has endless possibilities. Depending on your decor aesthetic, you can either decoupage, paint, embellish, or leave the tin cans in their current state. They're a perfect size to use as pencil holders for the office. But you also can use them for makeup brushes, toothbrushes, or utensils. Plus, you can use tin cans to keep nails, screws, and other small accessories organized.

    Upcycled Pencil Holder from The Spruce

  • 03 of 09

    Organize Cords With Old Bread Tags

    labeled cords
    Great Escape Publishing

    The more electronic items we introduce into our homes, the more cords we have to keep straight. If you've ever had to go behind your entertainment console, you know how easy it is to be stumped as to which cord is which. Rather than guessing, keep cords organized using old bread tags. Simply label the tag, and clip it around each cord. This home organization hack also works well for cords in the office.

    Another Use for Old Bread Tags from Great Escape Publishing

  • 04 of 09

    Display Jewelry on a Vintage Rake

    jewelry hanging on a rake
    Funky Junk Interiors

    Hanging necklaces is ideal, so they don't become tangled and knotted. For a unique jewelry organizer, consider repurposing something you already have, such as an old rake. Simply screw the rake head into the wall, and hang your jewelry from it. You also can use a rake to hang cooking utensils, paint brushes, or garden tools. 

    Repurpose an Antique Rake from Funky Junk Interiors

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  • 05 of 09

    Streamline a Closet With a Shoe Organizer

    organized closet with cleaning supplies
    The 36th Avenue

    If you have a closet dedicated to cleaning supplies, be sure to take the time to keep it organized. Cleaning products can be bulky and clutter a space. But storing them in an over-the-door shoe organizer does an excellent job of keeping them organized and easily accessible. In a linen closet, you can use a shoe organizer to store small towels and other linens.

    Cleaning Closet Organization Ideas from The 36th Avenue

  • 06 of 09

    Repurpose a Drawer to Organize a Bedroom

    old drawer under a bed
    The Painted Home

    If you have an old drawer from a dresser or other piece of furniture you're no longer using, repurpose it into under-the-bed storage. Simply add some casters to the bottom of the drawer, so it's easy to roll out from under the bed. You also can paint or stain the drawer to fit your bedroom decor. It makes an excellent spot for children's toys, spare blankets, shoes, or off-season clothing.

    Dresser Drawer Storage Project from The Painted Home

  • 07 of 09

    Convert a Wine Rack Into a Towel Holder

    wine rack towel holder
    Eleven Magnolia Lane

    Towels can be bulky to store, especially in a small bathroom. This hack makes use of vertical space by hanging a wine rack on the wall and fitting towels inside the spaces. It keeps your towels accessible right next to the shower. Make sure to use towels that are in good condition for this hack, as they also act as somewhat of a decor piece.

    Girl's Bathroom Reveal from Eleven Magnolia Lane

  • 08 of 09

    Hollow a Book for Remote Control Storage

    remotes in a hollow book
    Dear Lillie

    Remote controls can be a nuisance to keep track of. For a stylish storage solution, create a remote control holder from a hollowed book. That way, you always have a spot to which you can return your remotes. And when they're not in use, all you'll see is a cool book on your table.

    Hollowed Out Faux Book Storage Idea from Dear Lillie

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  • 09 of 09

    Use a Pallet to Organize Garden Tools

    pallet storing garden tools
    Flea Market Gardening

    Wood pallets have many DIY uses, including for garden tool storage. For this organization hack, simply screw a pallet vertically into the wall of your garage or other storage space. Then, slide in your rakes, shovels, and other garden tools. The pallet will keep them contained yet accessible.

    Ordinary Pallets in the Garden from Flea Market Gardening