30+ Clever Ways To Organize All The Small Things

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01. Store bobby pins in a magnetic paper clip holder.

Store bobby pins in a magnetic paper clip holder.Source

Works infinitely better than a magnetic strip in your drawer.

02. Corral your hair ties with a carabiner.

Corral your hair ties with a carabiner.Source

From here.

03. Pair your earrings up in an ice cube tray.

Pair your earrings up in an ice cube tray.Source

From here.

04. And pack jewelry in a daily pill organizer when you travel.

And pack jewelry in a daily pill organizer when you travel.Source

From here.

05. Cover a corkboard in linen for a flexible necklace display.

Cover a corkboard in linen for a flexible necklace display.Source

This tangle-free version is from here.

06. Group nail polish by color in a shoe organizer (you know you never actually put your shoes away anyway).

Group nail polish by color in a shoe organizer (you know you never actually put your shoes away anyway).Source

This one looks like it may be a jewelry organizer, but a shoe organizer would work too! From here.

07. Store your makeup brushes in a toothbrush holder.

Store your makeup brushes in a toothbrush holder.But, um, please keep them clean.

Brush holder from here.

08. Paint PVC pipe to separate your underwear.

Paint PVC pipe to separate your underwear.Source

Tutorial here. (You can paint them a different color if pink’s not your thing).

09. Loop shower curtain rings on an over-the-door towel rack to organize your scarf collection.

Loop shower curtain rings on an over-the-door towel rack to organize your scarf collection.Anna Harris / Via Pinterest

(You may have seen this trick with a hanger, too).

10. Give everyone their own jar for their toothpaste and toothbrush.

Give everyone their own jar for their toothpaste and toothbrush.Source

Or mini bucket, or cartoon character cup. From here.

11. Stack spaghetti boxes in a magazine holder.

Stack spaghetti boxes in a magazine holder.Source

Although I don’t know how much spaghetti you need to keep in your house at any given time.

12. And your plastic wrap and foil.

And your plastic wrap and foil.Source

Also cutting boards. From here.

13. Keep your Keurig cup drawer in check with egg cartons.

Keep your Keurig cup drawer in check with egg cartons.Source

Great for work, too. Found here.

14. (If this one isn’t obvious, there’s no hope for you.)

(If this one isn't obvious, there's no hope for you.)Source

From here.

15. Build a big jar shelf to decorate with your beans, snacks and pasta.

Build a big jar shelf to decorate with your beans, snacks and pasta.Source

Tutorial here.

16. Customize drawer organizers for all of your kitchen utensils.

Customize drawer organizers for all of your kitchen utensils.Source

Get a simple DIY here.

17. Sort plastic lids by size in a dish drying rack.

Sort plastic lids by size in a dish drying rack.Source

Old CD racks work well, too. From here.

18. Line a vintage tea tin with scrapbook paper, and make small dividers labeled with types of tea.

Line a vintage tea tin with scrapbook paper, and make small dividers labeled with types of tea.Source

Very simple directions here.

19. Hang a tiered fruit basket with an s-hook to give bath toys a happy home.

Hang a tiered fruit basket with an s-hook to give bath toys a happy home.Source

If you’re worried about rust, spray lightly with a corrosion inhibitor or anti-rust spray paint.

From here.

20. Fill a bean bag cover with stuffed animals.

Fill a bean bag cover with stuffed animals.Source

Your kiddos won’t whine about wanting beanbag chairs anymore, either. From here.

21. Separate colored pencils, markers or crayons by color by taping together old Crystal Lite containers.

Separate colored pencils, markers or crayons by color by taping together old Crystal Lite containers.Source

Tape is all there is to it. From here.

22. Pull out that serving plate stand you never use and turn it into a craft caddy.

Pull out that serving plate stand you never use and turn it into a craft caddy.Source

Some useless wedding gifts CAN have second lives. From here.

23. Label toy drawers with photos of the toys to make clean-up time easy peasy.

Label toy drawers with photos of the toys to make clean-up time easy peasy.Source

More cute play room ideas here.

24. Transform an ordinary LACK table into a lego table.

Transform an ordinary LACK table into a lego table.Source

And build magnetic storage containers into the sides. Get the full DIY here.

25. Stash game pieces in plastic bags behind the game board

Stash game pieces in plastic bags behind the game board.Source

Brilliant if your kids own tons of board games. Get the directions here.

26. Save your scrap yarn on clothespins.

Save your scrap yarn on clothespins.Source

You never know when you’ll need it! From here.

27. Group your yarn by color on a wall-mounted wine rack.

Group your yarn by color on a wall-mounted wine rack.Source

From here.

28. Sort small office supplies into muffin cups.

Sort small office supplies into muffin cups.Source

More stylish than plastic drawer dividers. From here

29. Screw peanut butter jars to the bottom of your garage shelves to keep nails in check.

Screw peanut butter jars to the bottom of your garage shelves to keep nails in check.Source

Get the how-to here.

30. String up a rainbow of ribbon spools with some chain and curtain rods.

String up a rainbow of ribbon spools with some chain and curtain rods.Source

You could also use dowels, and co-opt a few of the rods to hang wrapping paper. You will want to make sure the rods don’t slip out of the chain by putting some sort of stopper on the ends (maybe rubber bands). From here.

31. Dedicate a drawer to spices.

Dedicate a drawer to spices.Source

If you have enough spices, maybe it’s worth sacrificing a drawer. From here.

32. File circular needles away in a binder full of 4-pocket organizers.

File circular needles away in a binder full of 4-pocket organizers.Source

You can also write down the needle’s size and length on a card behind it. Fromhere.

33. Re-pot your glitter into salt and pepper shakers.

Re-pot your glitter into salt and pepper shakers.Source

This works best if you find a little caddy to hold them all. From here.

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Author: MMK

Architecture & Design was started by an Afghan entrepreneur, he believes that wellbeing is affected by the spaces we spend our time in and that their design is an important notion to consider with regards to our personal comfort and happiness – whether we are at home, at work or at play.

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