Life is a giant, fuzzy mess sometimes, and we get that, which is why we’re all about the organizational hacks. Organization is hard, and it seems like our rooms (and our lives) are always an outrageous mess. But taking the time to get your act together can go a long way, and we’re here to tell you it doesn’t have to be hard.
Look. We’ve all seen them. We’ve seen all the cutely labeled mason jars on Pinterest and the organization hack listicle all over our newsfeeds. We’re not here to waste your time, and we don’t want to repeat things you’ve already heard, so here are 7 organization hacks you probably haven’t heard of yet to get things in order.
Desk Supplies in a Silverware Organizer
Pretty simple, right? Save yourself from having to reach all the way into the back of your desk drawer to find a pen and stick it in one of the long silverware sections of a drawer organizer. Use some of the smaller sections to store the little things like paperclips and thumb tacks.
Magazine Holder to Organize Kitchen Supplies
Ever fumble around trying to get at your saran wrap (or was it tin foil, or parchment paper?) These kitchen supplies are always falling down when we stack them up, and can really cause a cooking issue. Pick up a plastic magazine holder to store these boxes upright — they’ll be way easier to access.
Nail Polish to Paint Your Keys
Between house keys, car keys, apartment keys, and office keys, our keychains are a hot dang mess. Paint the top of each one a different color with nail polish and you’ll (maybe) never get confused again.
Toilet Paper Rolls to Organize Cords
Between your cell phone, lap top, room fan, curling wand, and about nine hundred million other cords around your room. Wind them all up and hold them together with old toilet paper rolls. You can even decorate them with paint or washi tape to make them fit your dorm room vibe.
Tension Rod to Hold Up Bottles of Cleaner
We know in a dorm room or a first apartment there’s only so much room for you to store your stuff. Save space in your cabinets by installing a cheap tension rod and hanging your squirt bottles filled with cleaner from them.
Dish Rack to Hold Your File Folders
Who said these things had to start and end with your dishes? Sticking your file folders into a dish rack the way you would plates keeps all of your work right at hand and really well organized. Bonus points for putting your pens and pencils in the little cubby meant for silverware.
Shoe Organizer for Your Cleaning Supplies
Tension rod method not your jam? No worries, because we have another fix for storing your cleaning supplies. Buy one of those door-hanging shoe organizers (the ones with the plastic slits for your shoes that definitely don’t work with your winter boot wardrobe) and hang it from the inside of a closet door. Stick your supplies in there at your leisure! This method could also work well for gloves, mittens, and other little things you need a place for.