Genius Home Organization Hacks You’ll Want to Steal from Tiny Homes

Trista - October 9, 2022
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When you’re a homeowner, there comes a time when you see all these empty closets and spaces in your house and think, “I have enough space to buy more {insert junk you love but don’t need}!”. Until one day, you find yourself drowning in plastic pumpkins mixed with office things and Xmas lights. Then you wonder, how does someone who lives in a house the size of a storage room keep everything so neat and have space for everything in their lives? Well, my friends, I’m here to show you how to organize your storage needs without needing to buy another house to keep everything. It’s all about finding the best hacks to keep your home away from being a hoarding paradise.

Stop feeling overwhelmed with too many disorganized things around. Some of these storage hacks are super simple and will give old items a new life. So, join us and let me show you how it’s done! Check out these genius home organization hacks you’ll want to steal from tiny homes. 

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Hook up your coffee mugs! 

If you’re like me, I bet that every time you go shopping and find a super cute coffee cup, you’ll have to have it. Next, you go home and have to figure out where to put it in the already-filled cup cabinet. So, what better way than to display your collection while having them accessible when you need them? This quick and easy DIY involves getting hooks screwed onto the underside of wall-mounted shelves, leaving a few inches between hooks. You’ll end with a beautiful display of your favorite cups that will become your new conversation starter in gatherings. And why stop with only cups and mugs? You can even use it to hang utensils that you use often or that take up too much space elsewhere. It’s a neat thing to make your kitchen more accessible and fun with very little investment.

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Organize all those plastic bags.

If you are one of those people that will reuse plastic bags until they are useless, then I’m sure you have a cabinet in the kitchen that looks like a choking hazard and an environmental disaster altogether. Thankfully, there are some cool ways to hide and organize all those bags that will be not only environmentally friendly but also fun to make! You can use old bed sheets or even a shirt that you don’t use anymore and sew it with a hole at the bottom to retrieve the bags when needed easily. You can hang it from a kitchen door or cabinet, or have it hung in a special area of your kitchen if you want to show up your creation.  If you have a ridiculous number of bags, you can flatten them out and fold them neatly inside. But if you want to have a relaxing activity, you can also roll all the bags one by one, making them into small balls to fill inside the tube. 

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An “eggcellent” way to use that carton.

Anyone who has a creative outlet like sewing or painting knows how messy sometimes it can be with all the tools and ingredients you need to make your passion happen. With sewing, you have so many things that can get disorganized or lost, like buttons, needles, ribbon, thread, and other tiny things that can be a problem if they go around your area. Sure, you can have a sewing box to keep everything tidy, but when you want something cheaper and quicker to carry around, and you won’t mind if it gets ruined, an egg carton is a way to go. What’s even better, when you are done with your work, you can close the egg carton and put it somewhere safe. It’s a simple solution, and it’s easier than having to look for a heavy bag or look through your drawers when you can have everything you need close to you. 

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Keep the fishing gear organized with these storage hacks.

If you and your family are into the outdoors, especially going fishing on the weekends, then you know how much space fishing equipment can sometimes take, especially if you have more than one rod; keeping them in a safe place can be a pain. This is why this idea is so genius and with very little preparation; all you need is to screw hooks into the garage ceiling to keep them secure, and you can even score slits evenly along a swimmer’s noodle float and slot a rod into each one to keep the line from tangling or any other accident while taking them down. It will save you so much space, and they’ll be ready for your next outdoor adventure. Plus, they will look really cool in your garage. Just remember to clean all your equipment after each use, or you will be grounded for a week.

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A muffin pan becomes your home office bestie.

No matter if you are working from your home office, if you have the type of work that has to deal with a lot of paperwork, or if you are a teacher, it’s so much more convenient to have everything you need to deal with mountains of paper in one place so that you don’t have to fight with the paper clip dispenser every time you need one. So, what better way to have all those stationary items organized and at arm’s reach than using a muffin tin?  It has the right number of compartments! And it’s the right size to put in a drawer without taking much space. Plus, if you need to move from one side of the office to another to deal with more paperwork, you can take it out with you! Sure, you can also use it to make muffins. Just remember to take all the thumbtacks before use.

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Rack up those bags!

Shopaholics, I am here to call for your attention! You know all those paper bags that you want to keep using, but they just take up too much space? Well, here’s a great way to keep them all in one place and have everyone in your household happy. Use a simple stationary rack! You can organize them by size, store, or whatever you need to keep everything looking neat. This is also perfect for all those birthday bags that you keep saving up and reusing, even if the tag is already used.  It’s also great for organizing tissue paper if you are the type of person that has a million colors and patterns for every bag. It’s so much easier now to find the right bag for the right present, so if you have a gift-wrapping area, here is your chance to organize it and have it ready for the holidays. Although I know when wrapping time starts, the chaos will follow!

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A clever way to use spice racks.

Kids’ rooms can be considered the easiest rooms to get chaotic and messy in record time- just give your kid one minute to bring down the mess! So, the best thing you can do to make things better and have a bit of disaster control is to have some type of furniture that will excite your kid to keep everything in there. Introducing the spice rack! It’s a perfect size and convenient enough to use for storage things like books, small plushes, and toys in general.  You can install as many as you want to make a cool library or study corner, and you can make it even more unique by painting it in any color you want. What’s even better is that you’ll keep things out of the floor but, at the same time, reachable for your little angels to have access to. 

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Legos are more than just a toy. They are great storage hacks!

Legos are some of the most fun and versatile toys out there, so it’s no surprise when people start finding other creative and practical ways to use them. Knowing how easy car keys can get lost, especially if you don’t have a specific place to put them, this idea is really great, and if you have kids (or yourself is a kid at heart), this is one fun project to do. If you have loose Legos around, all you have to do is set an area where you can put a flat Lego piece and stick it on the wall. Next, you attach a Lego piece to your keychain, you can either find a piece that has a hole to add to the keychain hoop, or you can make your own by using a hot rod to make a hole in the plastic. And there, you have a cool key spot that you can make as cool as you want it to be. As an added bonus, you can use a Lego man to also hold your phone’s charging cable for an extra dose of awesome. 

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Use your headboard as storage.

If you have a small room, you know that every space in it matters, especially if you have a lot of things around. That is why having furniture that can also be used as storage is a big plus. There are beds with spacious headboards that can be used to store many things, but those can sometimes be expensive. But if you are a fan of DIYs, the tools, and have a visionary mind to make it happen, this is the job for you. You can upcycle a pallet to make some shelves and headboards and make it your own. Or you can even get yourself a couple of bookshelves and join them together, giving you more space than you ever dreamt of.  Now you can find a new place to save all those pillows that adorn your bed or your collection of romantic novels that you don’t want anyone to see because you are a bit embarrassed that you like some cheesiness before bed. Sweet dreams.

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No need for the ribbon mess with these storage hacks!

Earlier, we showed you a different way to store your bags, so this might be a bit awkward knowing that you still have a use for that old and ugly plastic bag holder that you threw away for your beautiful bag holder creation. If you have too many ribbons for craft making or gift wrapping, you can use the bag holder to stack the reels. If it is one of those that have many holes around the holder, you can use those to pull out the ribbon. It’s such a neat and convenient thing to have, which will save you from having too many ribbons loose in a closet. As an extra, if there is some wiggle room, you can even hold a pair of scissors inside so it’s ready to cut and help make some amazing bows that will be the star of every gift-wrapping creation. 

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Have pencils ready for homework time. 

Finding different ways to recycle plastics like water bottles is always fun, and it also helps bring a new life to something that was going to end up in a landfill or, even worse, in the ocean. So, if you are an artist or have kids, this is a cool idea to keep all your pencils, crayons, and pens in order, and it won’t take too much space either. All you need to do is cut the bottle and use tape to cover the sharp edges. You’ll get extra points if you use colorful tape to make each bottle unique, and you can decorate them as you please. They are also really easy to stack up in case you need to put them in a drawer for extra space on your desk. But why stop with pencils? You can use this idea for organizing other things like paper clips, pins, hair ties, or anything else you can think of. The sky’s the limit when it comes to organizing.  

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Say goodbye to untangling charging cables with these storage hacks.

With all the technology available right now, you know that the main issue everyone has now is dealing with all the charging cables that you’ll need to have at hand when you need them. And the cable problem keeps growing with the passing of the years, especially if you like getting the latest phone. Since you don’t want to throw away good working cables in case one that you’re using dies, you’ll end up with a drawer full of cable cords that is more chaotic than all the Xmas lights that you threw in a box last season (we are looking at you, Becky). So, what do you do? Save those toilet paper rolls! They are a perfect size and the cheapest solution to organize every charger without taking up so much space. What’s even better is that if you are going traveling, all you have to do is grab the rolls and pack them up. You can even use paper tower rolls to either cut them in half or to save longer cords. 

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Remember to wash your makeup tools!

If you have kids, you are very familiar with this rubber baby bottle drying rack to the point that you consider it almost your best friend. So, after your baby grows up, so is the drying rack because it is the perfect tool for keeping all your makeup brushes and any other tool that you need to stay on point. It’s even better for drying your brushes and sponges after giving them a hygienic wash, which I hope you do. If you don’t, then I hope you start doing it from now on because not only will it keep your skin pores in good condition, but it’s also really fun. And one of the most challenging aspects of cleaning your tools is finding a place to let them dry naturally. With this, you can wash them, get them all neatly placed on the rubber grass, and they’ll be good as new in the morning. 

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Hang those scarves in style.

With the cold season getting closer and closer, this also means that you’ll want to keep those scarves ready to grab and go. So instead of having a drawer full of them, you can get spare shower rings and a hanger to neatly organize all of your scarves. It can also be used for other pieces of clothing like leggings and bras, and it doesn’t take up much space in your closet, or better yet, you can hang them in the back of the door so it can also be a neat decoration in your bedroom. This is also ideal for people that have very little closet space or wardrobe, and if you like collecting scarves. What better way to show them off? This works great if you are going traveling, you can take the bath rings with you and hang them at your next destination!

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Never lose an earring with these safe hacks. 

One of my worst pet peeves of mine is losing an earring after putting them in the jewelry box, for then to find it hidden in the corner of said box days later. So here is a solution to this: If you recently bought something that included foam as cushioning, do not throw it away! You can use it to stick your earrings and keep them secure in there. It’s the perfect way to organize them by style, color, or whatever you feel is best. And if you are feeling in a crafty mood and creative, you can wrap the foam in the fabric of your choice and secure it with thumbtacks for a stylish finish. It will look great in your jewelry box or on display in your room. It’s a quick and easy project that you can remake as many times as you want using your favorite fabrics. It’s a great way to recycle materials that will normally end up in the trash.

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Mounted wine rack = towel rack!

Not everyone likes drinking wine, but I’m sure someone had gifted you a wine rack that you might have found useless- until now. Use that wine rack as a tower rack for a nice touch of finesse and organization in the bathroom. It’s a big space saver, especially knowing how much space towers can use in a small bathroom. This is also very useful if you have a pool so that everyone has their towers ready to grab after having fun. Having one in the guest bathroom will give the 5-star treatment to anyone who sees it. It’s the small amenities that make any place feel posher than it really is. You can even use more than one if you have a big family (or too many towers) and end with a nice wall of towels that you’ll want to lean on after a shower.

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Hang your jewelry. 

If you’re like me, it’s so difficult to organize all your trinkets in a way that is easier to find what you’re looking for. Either you have a drawer full of boxes for every set or have them in a jewelry box that is not big enough with everything you have. Doing this project is the best thing you can do to organize your jewelry in a way that will save you time and lots of space too. All you need to do is go to a hardware store, get a pegboard with hooks, and start organizing! You can even get creative and glue the board to a fancy photo frame that will suit your style and decor. It is easier to see what you have! Plus, it will save you time untangling long necklaces, which can be a huge hassle.  The cool about this is that as soon as you start organizing it, you’ll find jewelry that you haven’t used in ages because it was at the far back of your jewelry box.

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Secure your knives!

It’s important to leave your knives in an accessible but also safe place in the kitchen to which kids don’t have access. That’s why this genius idea is the perfect solution for it which will almost make you feel like a professional chef. Putting your knives in a magnetic strip hidden in the ceiling of a cupboard cover all the bases! It doesn’t take space as a normal knife block would or inside a utensil drawer, and kids and unexpected serial killers will have a hard time getting their hands on it. Just remember to put them in a safe manner so as not to have a little accident trying to retrieve them. Now all you need is to remind yourself not to overcook the meat, or else Mr. Ramsay will yell at you. 

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Give a new life to unused gardening tools as awesome storage hacks.

Let’s be real; not everyone has a green thumb. So, if you spend a lot of money buying all the gardening equipment that you thought you’d need for your new hobby, then realize that it was the worst mistake of your life, and those easy DIYs gardening videos you saw on your social media page were a lie. We got a solution for you (at least for one of your tools): Use a gardening rake to display your wine glasses and save up some space in your cabinets. Assembling is super simple. You just need a gardening take and a strong wall hook to keep it secured.  This is an even better idea if you have a rustic country theme in your kitchen. Plus, it is a conversation starter at any family gathering, especially if you want to keep away from talking about your relationship status. Just know that they might still ask about your decoration decisions and the status of your gardening hobby. 

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Secure your screws, too! 

There is a chance that a tool shed is your partner’s favorite place to hang out and do their building without anyone else bothering them. But you know that it can be very messy if they are the type of people that has lots of screws and bolts everywhere. So, this recycling project might be right up their alley. Save those peanut butter jars because they are the perfect type of jar to use for all the tiny bolts, nails, and everything else in an organized manner. It’s even more convenient to screw the lid on the ceiling of a wooden shelf and secure it with screws for even more space in your working area.  It’s a simple yet effective way to keep everything easier for you to find and have at hand. All you have to worry about is how much time you are going to spend doing this simple DIY. 

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An easy solution for your pan lids.

Let’s be honest: if you love cooking, you’ll have many types of pots and pans in your cupboard, which is nice, but also it can be a pain trying to put all the lids and pans in a way that takes as little space as possible. This solution is so simple that I don’t know how I never thought about it! All you need is to attach stick-on hooks inside the cupboard door in pairs, making sure that it will hold all the lids securely. That is one less headache to think about when trying to organize your kitchenware; plus, it looks really neat on every door, and it’s easier to see which one is the one that you need. Now you can spend your time making delicious foods worth a cooking show while someone else cleans the dishes afterward.

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Magnetize your makeup with these storage hacks. 

Yes, I do have a problem: I love makeup, and my makeup bags (yes, plural) can’t even close. So, when I learned about this hack, it was a godsend! Going from a mess to this is what I call a makeover, and all you need is a sheet of metal, small magnets, a hot glue gun, and a piece of stretched fabric, which is optional, but it’ll look even better. All you need to do is glue the magnets to the back of each product. Wrap the fabric on the sheet of metal, secure it in the back, and then stick it on the wall. What you have left is sticking your makeup in whatever order you see fit, and that’s it! This works best with powders, highlighters, blushes, etc. That means lipsticks, eyeliners, and any other tubes can stay in the makeup bags. You are now ready to go back to the store and buy even more makeup for your hoarder needs.

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No more loose cables!

Ah, the cable dilemma that will tangle your whole life to the point that will drive you insane. This will get worse, especially in the office area where you have your PC, mice, keyboard, printer, mobile, monitor, and the list goes on. The nightmare starts when cords are everywhere and getting stuck in every corner, and that’s when this hack comes along to save the day, and there’s a 99% chance that you already have everything you need: stationary clips. All you have to do is clip them to your desk and pass the wire in the hoop, and that’s it!  It’s a great way to save yourself the headache of having to deal with a bunch of loose wires and connect everything in a flash. But if you want to make it even better, use a label to identify every single cord so that if somehow everything gets loose, you’ll know quickly which one is which and save some time. 

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Don’t let those Washi tapes loose.

Scrapbooking is one of those hobbies that reminds me of my school days, decorating every notebook I could find with stickers and pictures of my celebrity crushes. You can say that it’s the adult version of that but more hardcore. If you are one of those people, then I’m sure you have rolls of washi tape rolling around your station, which means that it’s time to hack it and take care of it. Get yourself a piece of pipe that is thin enough for the rolls, and there you have the best tape organizer to step up your game. If you want to make it extra special, you can decorate it by painting it the color of your choice. Maybe use a few stickers, and even stick felt pads at the bottom for a no-scratch solution. This can also work perfectly for ribbons too. 

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Condiment organizer? Yes, please!

There’s nothing like having too many sauces, and if you don’t have the fridge door full of them, you are doing it wrong. One of the worst first-world problems is that when you’re almost done with them, you have to wait or shake that bottle till there’s no tomorrow to get every single drop that’s left. So, if you are done having to shake that Grey Poupon bottle as if you’re using a shake weight, then the best option is to have it upside down so that next time you need it, the content can come out easily. The problem is that by doing so, every bottle will be unstable, and there’s a small chance that the content will get in your fridge door. The best solution is to cut the lid off an egg box and place it on the shelf, using every egg hole to put your condiments. You’ll be happy by squeezing the life of that ketchup next time! 

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Get some rollers under the sink.

There are so many things that you need to have in your kitchen; from kitchenware, plates, utensils, detergents, pots, and pans, everything takes so much space, and it’s even worse when you have a tiny kitchen. One essential item that you always need to have? Big bags for your kitchen bin which mostly come in rolls even though it looks convenient. If someone lets it roll out, all the bags will start getting loose, and chaos will break out in the kitchen. Before it happens and you’ll feel like you’re in one of those “As seen on TV” commercials, attach rollers in the cupboard, and problem solved! It won’t take much space, and all you need to do is pull a new bag off, and you’re good to go. It’s so easy; you might be thinking, “why didn’t I think of this before?” Well, because you need to read this article to know the best hacks you will ever need to organize your home. 

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Plastic container dilemma no more, thanks to these storage hacks. 

We need to stop buying plastic containers for the sake of planet earth, but even if you stop buying them right at this moment, you still have stacks of them in your kitchen which takes up a lot of space, and you don’t want to get rid of them because you know you will need them. With all the different shapes and sizes, it can be a headache. Luckily you have us to find a good solution! Just buy dish racks big enough to fit on your shelves and organize all the lids by size and shape. While on another shelf, you can put the containers on top of the other, making more space for other essential things. CD racks are also perfect for keeping everything in its place too. 

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A solution for your gamer needs.

Gamers are always looking for solutions when it comes to organizing all the gadgets that they have, especially if they have way too many gaming consoles with a nice collection of controllers. And as the problem solvers that they are, this one will make every single gamer very happy. What better way to decorate and show off your impressive collection than using wall hooks to hang them on the walls like trophies? It’s very practical having them all organized in one place and ready to grab and go.  You can even hang them close to your charging area. That way, you can charge them as they hang. This solution is cheaper than buying a charging station for every controller, which takes up a lot of space. Just remember to finish your display by adding a lot of LEDs around them to make it even cooler.

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Shhh! It’s a secret storage station.

One can dream of having a well-organized home with no cables or chargers anywhere so that everything looks clean and simplistic. Even old-school supplies like standard paper, paper clips, and so on, need basic storage. But why go basic when you can have the best organization hacks in your home. An innovative ottoman like this one will do the trick. This smart homeowner stores all of their paperwork and office stuff, including calendars and post-its. As they work, they can keep it open. However, they never have the dreaded Albert-Einstein-desk full of papers, thanks to this essential piece of furniture.  Go look at your desk and ask yourself if you need to conceal your workstation. Whether you can’t stand the clutter yourself, or your guests are coming you’ll be organized -er- sort of. You could also throw other things in here if you don’t have a lot of paperwork to store, like shoes or toys.

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Reuse those bed slats to make something beautiful and practical.

This one might look like something done because of aesthetics, but it’s more practical than you might guess. Before you go and throw away those old bed slats that you’ve had in storage for very long, make this beautiful wooden storage wall that is easy to do and won’t take you too long. Just hang the bed slats from two coat hooks drilled securely into the wall. Then, all you need are S-hooks to hang on the wooden bars and attach anything from plants, pots, utensils, and anything else that you want. It looks amazing on a kitchen wall. If you have natural light coming in, you can even hang herb plants in small pots to use while cooking. You can use this in your bedroom to hang scarves, jewelry, or a basket with all your remote controls. It’s such a genius idea that all you need is your imagination and the right place to display it.

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