Ah, spring cleaning. A chance to start fresh and finally become the organized mom you are in your Pinterest fantasies.
Okay, even if that’s not happening any time soon (dare to dream!), we rounded up 12 of our favorite ways to organize your home—without spending a lot of time or money.
1. Store sheets in their matching pillowcase.
Of course Queen of Clean Martha Stewart would have the perfect hack to keep linens tidy. Keep everything together by storing your fitted and flat sheets in their matching pillowcases. (As for folding that fitted sheet...you’re on your own.)
2. Repurpose a pants hanger
From sealing and storing snacks to holding your place in the cook book, a plastic pants hanger is your new favorite kitchen multi-tool. Even better? It costs nothing!
3. Store bobby pins on a magnetic strip
Organizing bobby pins can sometimes feel like herding toddlers...unless you borrow this genius hack and keep them tidily lined up in a drawer or cabinet using a magnetic strip.
4. Grocery store bags in a wipes container
Stop the under-the-sink grocery bag madness! Roll yours up and store them in an empty Lysol wipes container for easy access.
5. Organize cords and wires with paper towel rolls
6. Hang products from shower rings
Clear out the shower organizer clutter in favor of this space-saving solution: Hang a tension rod with shower curtain clips to hold each product.
7. Label wires with bread tags
The struggle of finding a place to plug in your phone before the battery dies is real. Rather than guess which cord you can pull, keep everything organized by labeling each wire with a bread clip.
8. Create more fridge space with magnets
When you have kids, fridge shelf space is at a premium. Free up room for bigger items by storing smaller snacks on the wall using magnets on the bottom of your plastic containers.
9. Use hooks to store hair tools
Just in case you haven’t had the budget for a Fixer Upper-style bathroom reno yet, here’s a simple DIY way to make more space. Use Command hooks to attach a basket to the side of your vanity for brushes, hair tools, and any other items that won’t fit under the sink.
10. Save scorched pans with a dryer sheet
Not technically an organizing tip — but still a great cleaning hack! Rescue your scorched pots and pans by adding a few drops of dish soap, an inch or two of hot water, and a dryer sheet, then letting the whole thing sit for an hour. All the burned bits will rinse away, no scrubbing required!
11. Store boots easily with pool noodles
When the time comes to put away those winter boots, keep them standing tall (and off the floor of your closet) by cutting a pool noodle in half and sticking one half in each boot.
12. Prop up condiment bottles in an egg carton
Get every last drop out of your mustard bottles by propping the containers upside down in an empty egg carton. Bonus: You won’t knock over every other bottle each time you make your kid’s lunch.