Here are lots of tips, tricks, and hacks on how to organize your house for free or with items from The Dollar Store. Inexpensive ways to organize every room and rotate things that are important for each season, as well as toys.
Every new year yields a huge purge from me in every room, and finding ways to organize any way I can. With three kids it’s nice to have a place for everything and helps find things too. From the laundry room, to the kitchen, to organizing kid’s School papers, I’ve come up with some simple hacks on how to organize your house as well as sharing other bloggers ideas that have made my life simpler! (originally published 12/15)
- This year when I was ready to tackle the task of how to organize your house I organized my linen closet using pillow cases first……and it has saved me SO much time! You should’ve seen it before!! I didn’t want to spend any money so I used what I had which were pillow cases to organize the sheets and keep them organized according to the bed it belonged to. Instead of a stack of pillow cases we needed to rifle through to find the matching one they were now all together and you just grab one thing and you’re ready to go.
- Organizing your kids’ rooms helps them see what they have, and rotating their toys helps turn their old toys “new” again too. All of our kids have way too many stuffed animals, small electronic devices, Legos, and clothing that is only appropriate for one season out of the year. Especially if you live in an area where it snows you are probably used to rotating closets according to the season, but you should do that with your children’s toys too…they enjoy them so much more if you do!
- Along with these ideas are those for LEGOs specifically and how to organize them for less. Thx Little Bins for Little Hands has some great ideas on how to organize those little pieces so they don’t end up in the vacuum or all over the floor all the time and it’s cheap to do.
- Organizing small toys throughout the house can be a hassle, here is a good way to organize small toys and trinkets by Preschool ToolKit. Keeping toys organized isn’t just for your benefit. When kids can see what they have they are more likely to play with and enjoy them as well. Work with them to organize them into like toys, that is a good learning activity too. Have a truck bin, a car bin, a Lego bin, and let them decide where each thing belongs.
- Staying with the kid theme, organizing their School work can be helpful so you aren’t overwhelmed with all the papers but still want to keep them in good shape in order to save them for when they grow up. I started this method when my oldest was in Kindergarten and I am so glad that I did now that I have three girls now!
- I highly recommend getting this School Years Keepsake Book for each child because it has you document the most important facts about them each year on the designated page, has a spot for their school, picture, and a pocket at the top of each page for very important keepsakes. This and more are shared in organizing school work post.
- On to the laundry room, thank goodness I tackled this years ago and found easy and inexpensive ways to organize it and save me a ton of time! Maybe it’s the former teacher in me but I like organization in a place that is generally a disaster and has a lot of pieces that can get lost (socks). With a basket for everyone and a place where things get hung up immediately after being dried it saves me tons of time in the end and just looks a lot better.
- Organizing your office is important when you’re figuring out how to organize your house because it can get out of control. It’s not just the papers and desk items, but organizing all the passwords you have can be tremendously helpful! Thx Frugalitygal. I don’t know about you but I have a lot of passwords and sometimes they won’t let you use one you’ve already used so you have to change it to something you will never remember! You can also use something online called Dashlane that stores all your passwords securely online once you enter them once and you’re set.
- Another helpful way to organize your office is to use a printable calendar which I offer here on The Typical Mom. I have to write things down! Even if they’re in my phone with a reminder I like looking to see what is coming up.
- Let’s move to the kitchen!! Here are some inexpensive ways to organize that cluttered pantry of yours thx to Interior Fun.
- The Budget Decorator has a clever idea here to organize other things in your kitchen like this and more!
- Decorating your small space has a great tutorial on making a peg board to organize your crafts!
- If you live where it snows here are some ideas on keeping winter gear organized by Busy Kids Happy Mom. We used to live in CA so this wasn’t an issue but now that we live in ID now there is a huge difference in the way you have to store clothing. Unless you have a massively huge closet you won’t be able to store your Winter and Summer clothes all together so rotating is key. This is one way to store sweaters, hats, gloves, and long sleeved shirts.
- Another way we do it is we bought this rolling coat cart and put all of our coats on it and put it in our basement storage area so if there is a strangely cold day we can still grab a coat but during the typically warmer months they aren’t clogging up our closet space.
I hope these ideas help you see how to organize your house for less can happen for less, and many use items you already own!
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