17 Neat Freaks Share Their Best Organizing Habits and Hacks

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Keeping your home neat and tidy might be a daily challenge. We know it is for us, but we’ve learned that with proper organization techniques, finding what you’re looking for and putting things away becomes a lot easier.

We are far from perfect when it comes to home organization, so we are always looking for new ways to keep everything from our closets to our kitchen cabinets clutter free.

One important step before organizing is to get rid of anything that you don’t actually use especially if you don’t even like it. Marie Kondo taught us that. However, after you’ve pared down your keep pile, you still might be overwhelmed with how exactly to put everything away so that it won’t just look like clutter again.

Scroll down for 17 brilliant tips from neat freaks who really know what they’re doing when it comes to home organization. You just might feel inspired to reorganize your own home.

  1. Linen Closet Organization

    Putting sheets in a pillow case and containing like items in bins are both great ways to keep the linen closet organized. An organizer designed for shoes is also a great way to keep small items right where you need them.

  2. This KonMari Inspired Makeover Is Pretty Impressive

    .Showed my sister the joy of konmari! She asked for help with her linen closet and I think we did a great job (even with her wanting to keep a little too much!) 😍 from r/konmari

  3. Organizing Books by Color Is Pleasing to the Eye

    My synesthesia means that I remember books better by their color than by title or author, so this is what happens when I have enough shelf space! from r/bookshelf

  4. Turning a Bookshelf into a Shoe Organizer

    This would work well in an entrance area or in a closet.

  5. Bookends Help Your Clothes Stand up in Dresser Drawers

    Old book-ends keep my shirts tidy as I approach laundry day and my drawer gets emptier. from r/konmari

  6. Clear Bins in the Refrigerator

    These clear bins make it very easy to find exactly what you’re looking for, and it prevents food from getting lost in the back of the fridge.

    I Konmari’d the fridge! from r/konmari

  7. Stackable Drawers Under Bathroom Sinks

  8. How to Store Plates

    I was growing sick of always having to lift all the plates to get to the larger ones from r/functionalprint

  9. A Great Way to Store Condiments

    A repurposed egg carton makes it easy to store bottles in the fridge upside down.

  10. Dowels Make It Easy to Keep Trash Bags Organized

  11. A Genius Way to Keep Small Earrings Organized

    Thought you might like to see how I store my stud earrings from r/konmari

  12. A Great Way to Organize Cleaning Supplies

    I stole this one from my mom… from r/lifehacks

  13. A Drawer Designed for Tupperware Storage

  14. A Shelf Designed to Store Water Bottles

  15. Toilet Paper Rolls Can Keep Your Cords Organized

  16. Store Spices in Mason Jars

  17. Wine Rack Towel Storage