These 10 items you need to organize your home like a ROCKSTAR will help you create organized systems and reduce the clutter in your home for good! Be sure to PIN or bookmark this page for future reference! You can also use the PRINT feature on our social sharing icon bar 🙂
The best way to organize clutter is to get rid of the clutter right? I agree that it doesn’t make sense to spend money buying more stuff in order to get organized, but there are certain organizing items that can help create a functional, simplified home.
I’m a firm believer that it’s best to re-purpose many items around your home FIRST before investing in more stuff. Take a look around your home to see if you have similar items that you can use in place of these items (shoe boxes, plastic food containers, etc).
If you don’t find anything in your home that will help you create the organizing systems that you need, spending a few dollars on these useful organizing supplies will be worth the investment in the long run! **If you decide to purchase any of the below items, don’t forget to go through your EBates account (or sign up Here if you don’t have an Ebates account yet and get a free $10 gift card!) so you can get cash back on all of your online purchases! We earn an average of $50 every 3 months from Ebates and you can too!
Our Top 10 Favorite Organizing Supplies:
1.Wall Hook/Coat Rack System
I’m not kidding when I say that I have these wall hooks ALL OVER our house. We have one by the garage door, on the back of the entryway closet door, on the back of the bathroom door, hanging in both kid’s bedrooms and in the guest room – seriously, these can go anywhere in your home!
One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone leaves their jacket on the back of a chair or they throw it on furniture, ugh – it just drives me nuts! By placing these hooks right by the door, everyone has a place to hang their jacket and I keep my sanity 😉
Here’s how you can use wall hooks to organize your home:
- Hang handbags, backpacks, coats, dog leash/items and keys by the entryway door
- Use in the bathroom to hang towels, robes and other wet items
- Use in your guest room for guests to hang their jacket, purse, clothes
- They are great for the back of bedroom closet doors to hang jewelry, neckties, belts, scarves or your favorite hoodie 🙂
- Hang in your kid’s bedroom for clothes and other “kid stuff” to get things off the floor
If you want to create some organization in your home and reduce clutter, you NEED a few of these wall hooks in your life. Thank me later 🙂
2. Baskets, Buckets and Crates
We have baskets, buckets or crates in every room and closet in our home! We own a variety of plastic baskets, woven baskets, fabric baskets, plastic buckets, galvanized buckets and wooden crates. I use plastic baskets from the Dollar Tree or Ikea in my craft room, our basement storage, in our kid’s closet for seasonal clothes and in our mudroom for small seasonal items (like winter gloves, summer hats, etc).
Here’s how you can use baskets, buckets and crates to organize your home:
- Woven, metal or fabric baskets in different sizes are great for storing many items including toys, linens, clothing, shoes, kitchen goods, art supplies, etc
- Plastic or galvanized buckets are great for garage organization, outside toys or small sports items
- Wooden crates are great for pantry food storage, books, linens (I use one in my craft room for paper storage!)
You can easily paint or decorate baskets, buckets and crates to match your home decor or create matching baskets and beautify your home organization.
3. Dry Erase Wall Calendar
I have 2 of these calendars in our command center in our kitchen next to the garage entryway. Electronic calendars are great if everyone has access to a shared family calendar and checks it daily, but that is not always the case. Having a calendar that everyone can see on a regular basis will keep your entire household organized.
Here’s how you can use a dry erase wall calendar to organize your home:
- Use a dry erase calendar to plan out your month to track household activities
- Write important events, updates and reminders on the calendar
- This version is magnetic with a cork board so you can attach a to-do list, store receipts or other important loose paper items
4. Drawer Organizers or Dividers
Here’s how you can use drawer organizer or dividers to organize your home:
- Use in the kitchen – a utensil organizer, junk drawer organizer
- Use dividers in your dresser drawers to organize ties, socks, scarves and undergarments
- They are great in a desk drawer to organize small desk supplies or crafts items
5. Sports Equipment Organizer
You may or may not have a ton of sports equipment in your home but many households have outdoor sports items like basketballs, soccer balls, baseball items, bike helmets and a sports equipment organizer a great way to keep everything organized.
Here’s how you can use sports equipment organizers to organize your home:
- Organize golf supplies – my hubby has 2 sets of clubs so this come in handy so the bag doesn’t fall all over the place
- Organize sports balls in one location
- Organize all outdoor equipment in one location
6. Clear Storage Containers
Only ever buy CLEAR storage containers from this point on. You will reduce time spent looking in your storage bins for items since they are see-through. They tend to be more expensive than the non-clear bins but trust me, your time is with the few extra dollars.
Here’s how you can use clear storage bins to organize your home:
- Use large containers for seasonal storage
- Use long containers for under the bed seasonal clothing storage
- Use clear space bags for seasonal clothes, kids clothes in rotation or shoes
- Use clear bins for toy storage
7. Double Duty Furniture
If you have a small home or limited with storage options, it’s always best to invest in multi-purpose furniture.
Here’s how you can use multi-purpose furniture to organize your home:
- A bed with an extra bed or drawers underneath
- An ottoman or foot stool with a storage compartment inside
- A side table with drawers
- A step stool with a hidden compartments
- An entryway bench with storage for shoes
Labels complete an organized space. I can’t imagine a world without labels, can you? There are many different ways to label items in your home and many different types of labels.
Here’s how you can use labels to organize your home:
- Chalkboard labels are great for items that change frequently or if you just like the look or chalk labels, be sure to use a chalk marker on the label so whatever you write doesn’t rub off easily
- Dry Erase labels are great for items that change frequently. I use these for seasonal storage bins (I have a bin that I use for Spring and Fall decor but I change the label depending on which decorations I’m currently using)
- Label maker is great for small and quick projects like a paper file system
- Printable labels are available online, or try ours for free here 🙂
- DIY labels – have fun making your own labels using basic supplies (paper, pen and tape)
9. Paper Shredder and Recycling Bins
Stop the paper madness now by investing in a good shredder and recycling bins. A good rule of thumb is to store your shredder and recycling bin near the door as paper comes into your home. This way you can shred and toss what you don’t need as you walk into your home.
- Shredder – I’ve had this one for years and it eliminates confidential paperwork and old credit cards easily!
- Recylcing Bins – You can find these at any local store but I have these in our garage and this one under the kitchen sink
10. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
You NEED this book by Marie Kondo in your life! And I’m not referring to the hard copy of the book. Do yourself a favor and purchase the Kindle or Audible version so you don’t have another “item” to clear from your life. This is a book that WILL change your life! I highly recommend it for even those that think they have their house and life together. You will see your materialistic items in a whole different way after reading this book and will be motivated to make changes to simplify your life immediately! Get your copy HERE.
What are some of your favorite organizing supplies? Do you already use some of these?
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