Ah, the spring season. A chance to start fresh and finally become the organized mama you are in your Pinterest fantasies. You've probably already started cleaning this season, but organizing is a completely different feat. The mere thought of organizing parts of your home you've neglected all winter long is enough to make you feel sick. It's a lot to think about, but we're here to help.
And, even if becoming a Pinterest pro isn't happening any time soon (dare to dream!), we rounded up our favorite ways to organize your home—without spending a lot of time or money:
1. Store boots easily with pool noodles
When the time comes to put away those winter boots, keep them standing tall (and off the floor of your closet) by cutting a pool noodle in half and sticking one half in each boot.
2. Repurpose hangers
Using a hanger for anything other than clothing sounds weird, but you'd be surprised to discover new uses for it. Use the claps on it to hold your place in a cookbook or seal your snack bags. A plastic pants hanger can be a new favorite kitchen multi-tool. Even better? It costs very little!
3. Store sheets in their matching pillowcase.
Of course Queen of Clean Martha Stewart would have the perfect hack to keep linens tidy. Keep everything together by storing your fitted and flat sheets in their matching pillowcases. (As for folding that fitted sheet... you're on your own.)
4. Store bobby pins on a magnetic strip
Organizing bobby pins can sometimes feel like herding toddlers...unless you borrow this genius hack and keep them tidily lined up in a drawer or cabinet using a magnetic strip. You can also place bobby pins or any other small item in this editor-approved storage jar set.
5. Grocery store bags in a wipes container
Stop the under-the-sink grocery bag madness once and for all! Roll yours up and store them in an empty Lysol wipes container for easy access.
6. Label wires with bread tags
The struggle of finding a place to plug in your phone before the battery dies is annoying. Rather than guess which cord you can pull, keep everything organized by labeling each wire with a bread clip.
7. Create more fridge space with magnets
When you have kids, fridge shelf space is at a premium. Free up room for bigger items by storing smaller snacks on the wall using magnets on the bottom of your plastic containers.
8. Use hooks to store tools
Just in case you haven't had the budget for a Fixer Upper-style bathroom reno yet, here's a simple DIY way to make more space. Use Command hooks to attach a basket to the side of your vanity for brushes, hair tools and any other items that won't fit under the sink.
9. Prop up condiment bottles in an egg carton
Get every last drop out of your mustard bottles by propping the containers upside down in an empty egg carton. Bonus: You won't knock over every other bottle each time you make your kid's lunch.
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