Get a Fresh Start with These 16 Storage & Organization Hacks

Ready for a restart, refresh, or redo? Now is the time to tackle organizing and optimizing your storage. Good storage begets good organization, and good organization begets that feeling of mental cleanliness you desire.  

Here are a few hacks that are sure to jumpstart your fresh start. 

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Utilize vertical space 

Install shelves, hooks, or hanging organizers to make use of wall space for storing items like books, plants, or kitchen utensils. 

Have you heard of pantry or tower cabinets? These tall cabinets can sit on the floor or even the countertop and provide you with a huge amount of vertical space.  


Use labels or clear containers to easily identify what’s stored in boxes, bins, or jars. This is particularly helpful in pantries, storage closets, or craft rooms. 

Declutter regularly 

Set aside time periodically to go through your belongings and get rid of items you no longer need or use. Donate, sell, or recycle these items to free up space. 

Maximize drawer space 

Use drawer dividers or organizers to keep small items like socks, underwear, or office supplies neatly separated and easily accessible. 

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Under-bed storage 

Utilize the space under your bed by using bins or drawers designed for under-bed storage to keep items like seasonal clothing, shoes, or extra linens. 

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Add storage in unexpected places 

Cabinets aren’t just for the kitchen and bathroom. Don’t underestimate the power of adding permanent storage to other spaces in the house as well. The laundry room, pantry, living room, office, even the dining room can take cabinets into the design effortlessly and give you that extra storage space you need right where it counts. 

Repurpose items 

Get creative with repurposing items you already have. For instance, use a shoe organizer on the back of a door to store cleaning supplies or toiletries. 

Cable management 

Use clips, ties, or cable organizers to manage and hide cords and cables around your home office or entertainment area. 

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Multi-purpose furniture 

Invest in furniture pieces that double as storage, like ottomans with hidden compartments or coffee tables with shelves or drawers. 

Organize by frequency of use 

Place frequently used items in easily accessible areas and less-used items in higher or lower storage spaces. 

Those cabinets above the refrigerator or in other harder-to-reach areas are perfect for this purpose.  

Utilize clear containers 

Store items in transparent containers so you can easily see what’s inside without having to open each one. 

Use the “one in, one out” rule 

When purchasing new items, consider removing an old item to prevent unnecessary clutter from accumulating. 

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Create a command center 

Designate a space near your entryway with hooks for keys, a tray for mail, and a calendar to keep track of appointments and reminders. 

Look at how one of our customers transformed a laundry room into a command center worthy of emulation.  

Fold and store strategically 

Use space-saving folding methods (like the KonMari method) for clothing and linens to maximize drawer or shelf space. 

Rotate seasonal items 

Store seasonal clothing, decorations, or gear in clearly labeled containers and rotate them as needed. 

Digital organization 

Organize digital files into folders with clear names and structures to easily find documents, photos, or other digital content. 

Remember, the key to successful organization is finding systems that work for you and maintaining them consistently. Adapt these hacks to fit your lifestyle and needs for the most effective organization. 

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