10 Organizational Hacks for a Cluttered Home

10 Organizational Hacks for a Cluttered Home

Kelsey Ferrara

Kelsey FerraraMay 31, 20186 min read

The dreaded time for spring cleaning has finally arrived! While you're moping the floors and organizing a years-worth of clutter, you should know that this is the perfect time to make a lasting change in your home. Instead of waiting all year to dust, tidy and wash your space, you can keep your home more organized and manageable throughout the year with a few simple hacks. These tips and tricks will help you stay organized without draining your budget, thanks to Build.com! For a limited time, you can use Build.com promo code"PROMO30" to receive $30 off your order to help you stay organized this spring! Check out the list below to learn how to declutter and organize even the messiest homes:

Bathroom Behind-Cabinet Storage

1. Store your Stuff the Smart Way

We are all guilty of having a messy bathroom. It's easy to forget to hang up your towels after a shower or to leave your makeup laying out on the sink all day. However, instead of randomly placing toiletries on your counter space or cramming them into a drawer, there is another way to clean up your bathroom. Simply grab an Over-the-Cabinet Hanging Storage Basket so you can always have a place to store your hairdryer, unused shampoo bottles, makeup, hair brushes - anything!

Jewelry Organizer

2. So Many Rings, So Little Counterspace

If you have too much jewelry and too little desk space, this hack is for you. Instead of putting your rings in a jewelry box, never to be seen again, you should try a chic organizer. The Black CVJD Series Velvet Ring Organizer allows you to get a good look at all of your rings so you can choose one that goes best with your outfit and mood. No longer will you have to fish through your jewelry box to find the one ring that you have in mind for tonight’s outfit. With this organizer, you’ll have your desk space back without having to opt for other childish and gaudy ring holders.

Coat Hanger Hook Rack

3. Use your Walls

After a long day of work, nothing feels better than changing into a comfy pair of pajamas and lounging around the house. But instead of throwing your jackets and cardigans on the end of your bed or in a pile on your floor, you can get this White on White 6 Hook Coat Rack. By installing a few of these coat hooks in your bedroom, it'll ensure that your favorite clothes aren't haphazardly thrown onto the floor after a long day at the office.

DIY-enthusiasts can also make use of these coat hooks by turning them into rustic, hanging storage spaces that are perfect for smaller items. To create this storage space, simply tie twine securely around a mason jar or cup and then loop the twine around the coat hooks. And there you have it - a simple and rustic way to get the clutter off your desk, while also adding a stylish element to the room.

Cork Board Organizer

4. Keep it Clean with a Cork Board

Believe it or not, but cork boards aren’t just for office spaces and college dorm rooms. You can put these to work and do some serious decluttering when it comes to organizing important documents, bills, and papers. Take the 26 Inch Wide Cork Board World Map, for example. This cork board will provide a unique flair to your entire room while also keeping those airplane tickets in a safe spot where they won’t get lost. This is the perfect gift for those who are constantly traveling because it will showcase photographs, mementos, and any other important documents that need to be kept safe.

Pot Rack Centerpiece Organizer

5. Turn Clutter into a Centerpiece

Regardless of whether you’re going for a modern look or for a boho-inspired style, no one likes a cluttered kitchen. Instead of trying to clean out more drawer space for your pots and pans, why not go for something that has beauty and functionality? With a pot rack, such as the Aged Golden Copper Verona 2 with Vintage Scavo Glass Shades, you can finally find a place for all of your cooking supplies without taking up several cabinets worth of space. Inspired by the classic look of chandeliers, this piece is sure to add a touch of elegance and nostalgia to any home.

Wood Shelf

6. Go Vertical!

If you’re lacking floor space, don’t worry! You can still find a ton of storage options if you go vertical with your decor choices. If you have a narrow hallway or minimal living room space, this Bakkar Wood Shelf is perfect for books, plants, lamps, and any other clutter that is clogging up your walkway. At 69” tall and only 15” wide, this shelving unit is sure to fit in the smallest of spaces and offer a huge relief when it comes to cutting down on clutter. You can use this piece to help organize the madness or give your personal items a permanent home. Not to mention, the simple wood design is sure to fit seamlessly into any style.

Shoe Rack Organizer

7. Clear out the Closet

Closets are by far the worst part of a house to clean, because that’s exactly where people tend to shove all of their belongings throughout the year. This small room is often only seen as a storage room and is completely overlooked when it comes time for spring cleaning. This year, instead of hiding everything in your closet, you should work with the space and get the most out of it. With a 2-Tier Wood Shoe Rack like the one above, you can take the baby-steps that are needed to start cleaning out your closet. With your footwear, running shoes, sandals, and knick-knacks out of the way, you can easily get to the massive boxes and tubs that have been taking up space in your closet for years.

Food Dispenser

8. Make a Buffet-style Masterpiece

Spring cleaning can be even harder when you have to worry about kids and the constant messes that come with them. However, there are a few key ways that you can cut down on a kids clutter, especially when it comes to your kitchen. With this Gray Capacity Cylindrical Wall Mount Triple Food Dispenser, you can cut down on time and clean-up that comes with your early morning routine. Your kids will be able to grab breakfast themselves without leaving behind a mess of cereal boxes and milk jugs. Now if only they weren’t such messy eaters.

Magnetic Spice Rack Organizer

9. A Spicy Storage Solution

Calling all foodies! The next time you want to tackle a recipe you found online, you’re going to need this essential item. Reach for this ed 12 Piece Wall Mount Magnetic Spice Stand and you’ll never struggle for counter space again. This stand will ensure that you will never forget a key ingredient since it’s right at eye level and bright red. This will keep all of your spices organized, out of the way of your cooking, and within reach whenever you need them. Instead of stowing them away in cabinets where you’ll eventually forget about them, keep your spices front and center with this adorable magnetic stand!

Folder Holder

10. Organize the Office

Is your at-home office space looking a little cluttered lately? Use this Charcoal Gray Panelmate Triple-FIle Basket Organizer to make every inch of your workspace count. These panels will fit organizers, papers, documents, and folders up to 3-¼” thick. Whether you’re running your own small business or working on a side hustle, things tend to get overwhelming when you’re working from home. However, an organized desk and office space will allow you to stay focused on work and increase your productivity.