Spring is in the air and with it comes the urge to clean and organize our homes. But where do you start? And how do you keep the momentum going?
Check out these 50 organizing hacks for a fresh, clean space. From decluttering your home one room at a time to creating an organizational system that works for you, we’ve got you covered. So get ready to take on your spring cleaning with ease!
1. Hang a shoe organizer on the back of your bedroom door to keep scarves, belts, and other accessories organized and within reach.
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2. Use pretty bowls or baskets to store fruits and vegetables on the countertop or in the fridge.
3. Keep a lint roller by the front door to quickly remove pet hair from clothing before heading out.
4. Place a mat both inside and outside of all entry doors to prevent dirt and mud from being tracked throughout the house.
5. Set up a “command center” near the entryway with hooks for coats, a place to drop keys and mail, and a calendar to stay on top of appointments and activities.
6. Use clear plastic containers to organize pantry goods, so you can easily see what you have and when it needs to be used up.
7. Install shelves in the closet to make better use of space and keep things organized and off the floor.
8. Sort laundry into baskets as it comes in, so it’s ready to be put away when you have time.
9. Keep a small vacuum handy for quick cleanups and spot-cleaning of carpets and upholstery.
10. Use drawer dividers or trays to keep socks, underwear, and other small items organized in dresser drawers.
11. Make your bed every morning to start the day with a neat and orderly space.
12. Get rid of anything you haven’t used in the past year (or two) to declutter your living space and make room for things you need.
13. Invest in a few good storage containers to keep seasonal clothes, holiday decorations, and other items neatly stored away when not in use.
14. Purge your home of toxic cleaning products and switch to natural alternatives that are just as effective (and safer for your family).
15. Dust and vacuum regularly to prevent build-up of allergens and dust mites in your home.
16. Place a laundry hamper in each bedroom (and the bathroom) to make it easy for everyone to keep dirty clothes off the floor.
17. Use hooks on the back of cabinet doors to hang towels, potholders, and other kitchen items within reach but out of the way.
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18. Keep a stash of cleaning supplies in a bucket or caddy so you can easily carry everything you need from room to room.
19. Use shelf risers or stacking boxes to make better use of vertical space in your cupboards and pantry.
20. Put up hooks or install a pegboard to create a designated place for frequently used tools and other items.
21. Use clear plastic or glass containers to store dry goods in the pantry, so you can see when things need to be used up.
22. Store frequently used spices in a drawer or cabinet near the stove for easy access while cooking.
23. Keep a small trash can under the sink for easy disposal of peels, wrappers, and other kitchen waste.
24. Wipe down the inside of the fridge (and freezer) regularly to prevent food buildup and spills.
25. Invest in a good set of storage bins or baskets to keep things organized in the pantry, under the bed, or in the closet.
26. Label everything! Use labels, tags, or even chalkboard paint to help you keep track of what goes where.
27. Make a weekly cleaning schedule and stick to it, so you can stay on top of things and avoid letting things get too out of control.
28. Delegate tasks to other family members or roommates, so everyone is pitching in and helping to keep the space clean.
29. Put away dishes after meals, so they don’t pile up in the sink or on the countertop.
30. Run the dishwasher and washing machine regularly, so you don’t end up with a backlog of dirty dishes or laundry.
31. fold and put away laundry as soon as it’s done, so it doesn’t pile up and create a messy space.
32. Keep a lint roller handy to quickly remove pet hair from clothing before heading out.
33. Place a mat both inside and outside each door to help prevent dirt and mud from being tracked into the house.
34. Take your shoes off before entering the house, so you don’t track in dirt, mud, or snow.
35. Put a bin or basket near the door for storing umbrellas, hats, and other items that tend to get left behind.
36. Keep a small dustpan and brush near each door to quickly sweep up any dirt or debris that’s been tracked in.
37. Vacuum or sweep regularly, so dirt and dust don’t have a chance to build upon floors and surfaces.
38. Wipe down counters, sinks, and other surfaces regularly to prevent dirt and grime from accumulating.
39. Empty the garbage can daily (or at least weekly) to prevent it from becoming overflowing and smelly.
40. Put dirty laundry in a hamper or bag as soon as you take it off, so it doesn’t pile up on the floor.
41. Keep a laundry basket in each bedroom (and the bathroom) to make it easy for everyone to gather dirty clothes.
42. Hang up clothes as soon as you take them off, so they don’t end up being thrown on the floor or over a chair.
43. Make your bed each morning, so your bedroom always looks neat and tidy.
44. Put away clothes after they’ve been laundered, so they don’t pile up in baskets or on the floor.
45. Keep a basket or bag in your car for storing trash, so it doesn’t accumulate over time.
46. Wipe down the inside of your car (including the windows) regularly to prevent dirt and grime from building up.
47. Organize your car regularly, so you know where everything is and can find it quickly when you need it.
48. Keep a small first-aid kit in your car, so you’re prepared for minor injuries or illnesses.
49. Keep a blanket and some snacks in your car, so you’re prepared for long trips or unexpected delays.
50. Invest in a good car emergency kit, so you’re prepared for flats, breakdowns, or other problems.
So, what are you waiting for? Get to work on your space using these 50 organizing hacks and enjoy the satisfaction of a fresh, clean area that functions perfectly for you.
What organizing hack do you find most helpful?