How to organize your home. Real examples of organization solutions for different areas of your house. Tried and true ideas that work from a mom of twins.
How to Organize Your Home
Looking for ideas for how to organize your home?
Want to see how actual people (not professional organizers or stylists) organize their stuff?
You’ve come to the right place!
When we moved into our current house a few years ago, I was determined to figure out how to organize our whole home.
On this page, I’m going to show you what I did to make our home more organized.
As we settled into our new space, I took lots of pictures of the organizing solutions we put together.
Most of the ideas I used are pretty simple. We rent our home, so we can’t make a lot of changes. And, because we’re renting, I didn’t want to invest a lot of time and money into storage solutions we wouldn’t be able to take with us.
The biggest improvements came when I started decluttering. After things were semi-decluttered, I started to focus on organizing the stuff we had left.
So, on this page, you’ll be able to see links to all of the projects I’ve done on Organizing Moms over the years.
As our family has changed (gotten older!), some of our organizing methods have changed too.
Even though we may have moved on from some of our previous organizing solutions, I’m putting them up on this page in hopes that they may help someone else who’s looking for ideas.
Quick Links Organizing Topics in this Article
- How to Organize Closets
- How to Organize Paper and Your Office
- How to Get Organized with Routines
- Ways to Organize Your Kitchen
- How to Get Organized with Kids
- More Home Organization Ideas
- How to Declutter and Organize Your Space
- Try these easy, practical ways of organizing with baskets today
How to Organize Closets
Realistic Linen Closet Organization
A realistic linen closet organization plan on a budget. How to declutter your linen closet, use flexible storage bins, and create a linen closet design you’ll love.
How to Help Your Child Organize Clothes
How to help your child organize clothes. Tips for making putting clothes away easy for kids.
How to Organize an Under the Stairs Closet
If you have one of these random closets, you know that they’re a catch-all for clutter! Here’s a way to keep yours organized.
How to Organize Your Baseball Hats for a Dollar
How to organize your baseball hats using materials that you can get at the dollar store. A cheap, effective solution for organizing baseball caps.
Organization With Shower Curtain Rings: Shorts
Get your shorts and capris organized with this simple, inexpensive project.
How to Organize Exercise Clothes the Easy Way
A simple solution that shows you how to organize exercise clothes. This idea was featured in Real Simple magazine!
How to Organize Paper and Your Office
One big takeaway I’ve learned from blogging about organizing for several years is that getting control of paper is KEY to figuring out how to organize your home.
It’s one of the hardest things to keep up with a build systems for. But, once it’s done, it’s SO worth it!
See a mom’s organized home office in action. Uses principles of Getting Things Done in a realistic way that works for work-at-home parents. Be prepared for the unexpected with a Family Organizer. Includes a video tour of a family organizer and tips for making your own! A simple guide to help you organize important paperwork, documents, and records. How to know which important papers you need to keep, and which ones you can get rid of. Includes a free printable cheat sheet to use while you’re organizing your important files. Are you looking for a way to organize a printer and paper ? I couldn’t figure out what to do with our ugly printer and reams of paper for the longest time. In this post, I’ll show how I organized everything and made it easy for my kiddos to access. How to organize your home paperwork with binders. A great way to have everything easily accessible. How to set up your own binder. Organize your ideas with notebooks. If you remember things more when you take the time to write down your ideas, this is for you!
Organized Office Tour
How I Set Up Our Family Organizer
How to Organize Important Paperwork
Organizing It: Printer and Paper
Organizing With Binders: The Best Way to Organize Important Paperwork
Organize Your Ideas With Notebooks
See a mom’s organized home office in action. Uses principles of Getting Things Done in a realistic way that works for work-at-home parents.
Be prepared for the unexpected with a Family Organizer. Includes a video tour of a family organizer and tips for making your own!
A simple guide to help you organize important paperwork, documents, and records. How to know which important papers you need to keep, and which ones you can get rid of. Includes a free printable cheat sheet to use while you’re organizing your important files.
Are you looking for a way to organize a printer and paper ? I couldn’t figure out what to do with our ugly printer and reams of paper for the longest time. In this post, I’ll show how I organized everything and made it easy for my kiddos to access.
How to organize your home paperwork with binders. A great way to have everything easily accessible. How to set up your own binder.
Organize your ideas with notebooks. If you remember things more when you take the time to write down your ideas, this is for you!
How to Organize Your Home Routines
Need a Good Routine?
How to start using routines to simplify your life. Tips for developing realistic habits and routines for the whole family.
How to Make a Simple Chore Chart for Kids
Help kids stick to their routines and habits with this simple chore chart idea.
How to Start Preschool On the Right Foot with a Solid Routine
Get ready for school with this back to school organization tip. A simple system for storing backpacks and jackets. Perfect for preschoolers!
A Weekly Home Management Routine That Works for You
Get clear on what you need to do every week to keep your home running smoothly.
6 Reasons Why Using a Planner Should Be Part of Your Routine
How a planner can help you stick to your routines and help you work towards your goals.
How to Start a Simple Daily Laundry Routine
Daily laundry sounds like a drag, but it's actually the key to avoiding laundry overwhelm. How to start a daily laundry routine that won't cramp your style.
How to Set Up Your Best Routines For Your Family
Back to school routines that help your family get out the door each morning.
The kitchen is the center of your home! When it’s messy, everything feels off.
When you’re figuring out how to organize your home, you’ll definitely want to focus on what works for you in your kitchen.
Every family’s preferences, eating styles, and routines are different.
Figuring out routines and organizing ideas that keep your kitchen running smoothly will make the rest of your house feel organized too.
Step-by-Step Spice Drawer Organization
Step-by-step instructions to help you put together a functional spice drawer.
Organizing Food Storage Containers
How to organize all of the containers you use for leftovers and pantry storage.
How to Organize a Deep Freezer
How to finally organize your deep freezer so you know what's inside. Take full advantage of the savings that come with a well-organized freezer.
The Best Ways to Organize Sippy Cups
How to declutter and organize all of your sippy cups!
How We Repurposed A Kitchen Desk as a Coffee Bar
Repurpose your kitchen desk as a coffee bar. If your kitchen desk is a clutter magnet, repurpose it as a coffee bar and enjoy the extra space in your kitchen!
How to Get Organized With Kids
Realistic Playroom Organization and Toy Storage Ideas
A realistic way to declutter and organize you playroom. How to organize and store toys, books, and more.
Lego Organization Ideas You Won't Want to Miss
Tons of Lego brick organization ideas you can start using today.
How to Organize Children's Memorabilia
What to do with all of the projects, paperwork, and beautiful creations your kids make for you.
Organizing School Uniforms
How to organize sets of school uniforms and take the guesswork out of getting ready for school each morning.
Organize School Work With Portfolios
How to create portfolio binders to store school work examples for each child.
Organized Drawer for Little Helpers
Children can do more for themselves when they can reach what they need. How to organize a drawer full of the things kids need to get their own drinks and snacks.
Summer Organization and Decluttering Projects: Organizing Kids' Art Supplies
How to organize your child's art supplies.
How to Get Kids to Clean Up Their Toys With a Family Helper Jar
How to get kids to get in the habit of cleaning up their toys.
Tips for Working at Home with Kids
Working at home while your kids are home too? Here are some ideas for making it work!
More Ideas for How to Organize Your Home and Mom Life
- Organize Your Purse
- Organize a Sick Kit
- Organize Your Family Room
- How to Organize A Garage the Easy Way
- QR Code Labels for Home Organization Projects
- A collection of all of my favorite organizing tools on Amazon
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