10 Must Have Organization Ideas for the New Year

LAST UPDATED: Nov 18, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Jan 04, 2018 | By: Julie Blanner

Organization isn’t about perfection. It’s about efficiency, reducing stress & clutter, saving time & money, and improving your overall quality of life. – Christina Scalise

I couldn’t have said it better myself. As I’ve been sharing a lot of my favorite organization projects, I’ve received comments like this “I wish you would show pictures with a lot of stuff! It’s easy to organize when your shelves are almost bare. Everything looks pretty. Try adding a lot of things and the organization is so much harder.”

simple laundry room organization ideas with free printable labels

True, adding things makes it harder, but to me, organization often means being thoughtful about what you need and eliminating what you don’t. In fact, that’s how each and every one of my projects starts, by removing everything from the space, evaluating if I need it, if so, does it belong in this space or is it a better fit in another space and then determine placement.

Sometimes stuff is just stuff. Take our linen closet, for example. It was filled with a plethora of sheets, old bath toys, dried up bath paints and bathroom rugs from our previous home amongst other junk. I realized when I removed everything that we only needed 2 sets of sheets per bed, some bath toys could be moved to the bathroom and the dried paints – TRASH. Why was I allowing them to consume space in our home and my head?

To get you started, I’m sharing my 10 Must Have Organization Ideas to Simplify Your Life:

Use a peg rail – it’s a classic, beautiful way to organize a number of things like cleaning supplies, gardening tools, jackets and more!

tips to organize cleaning supplies | garage organization

Organize your paint colors for quick touch ups with a printable paint color chart.

Beautiful outdoor lighting, perfect between garages or to frame a front door

Use easy to tote baskets to organize toys and art supplies in children’s closets.

kids closet organization and storage

Use drawer and desk organizers to keep pens in their place.

office organization ideas with desk organizer

Use hooks to keep coats and hats in tight spaces.

upscale home decorating ideas

Keep your cleaning supplies in easy to tote bins.

Great tips for a functional laundry room

Use scrapbook supplies to label sheet sizes.

Pretty hall linen closet ideas

Implement a wall hanging system for toys, running gear, bikes and more in the garage.

Organize your running gear with an outdoor closet | garage storage and organization

Organize baking supplies in jars.

baking supplies organization

Use labels and jars to organize detergents and natural stain removers in the laundry room.

organize your laundry room with free printable labels and these easy tips and tricks

simple laundry room organization ideas with free printable labels

Convert an old piece of furniture into a linen cabinet.

Living room organization - linen closet

Use your bookcases wisely. This bar cabinet not only stores alcohol, but functions as a bar.

Beautiful bar cabinet in a built in bookcase

What are your favorite organization ideas / tips? What project should I take on next? I need a little inspiration and motivation!

 

 

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