Twenty Awesome Organization Projects to Cancel the Clutter

May 11, 2023

Twenty big and small DIY projects to help organize all around the house. 

I've gathered 20 helpful and cute organization ideas that will help corral your clutter! 

Now before you start organizing, I recommend decluttering first. I shared the decrapifying process I used years ago that still works for me today. 

I found that method to be the first that really helped to change my mindset when it came to the clutter in our house. 

Now onto these great organizing ideas and DIY projects! I pulled together some of my favorites from a bunch from talented bloggers. 

I hope these inspire you to tackle any problem areas in your home!

1. Carli hit it out of the park with this SMART and pretty coat closet makeover. It's a total command station and I love how she utilized the back of the door:

Command station coat closet

You have to go see how the inside looks too -- love it!

2. Danielle at Storypiece shared how she put together some cute wood and chalkboard bin labels

chalkboard and wood bin labels

A stained wood and black combo always looks good! 

3. Stacy's IKEA master closet redo made so much better use of her closet space:
DIY IKEA closet makeover

Literally every single thing has a spot -- dreamy!

4. I tore out the wire shelves in my closet a couple years ago and did a similar IKEA closet makeover:
long closet IKEA pax
This has been one of my best projects EVER. It makes such a big difference in my day!

5. This is such a simple idea to organize keepsakes and papers for all the whole family:
bins for family keepsakes

I find the simplest solutions are usually the best!

6. We have a few bins for bigger baby and childhood items, but I wanted the childhood papers and school photos to be organized in a way we could enjoy them. 

See my method for organizing mementos and photos here:
photo books for child artwork

7. Angela shared how they created some great toy storage in an awkward spot by their stairs
toy cubby storage under stairs

I loved that it's tiered to fit in with the stairs but offers as much storage as possible for that spot. 

8. Figuring out how to best use an awkward space is one of my favorite things to do. 

If your bathroom vanity doesn't have much space (like ours), these under sink sliding drawers are a game changer!:
under sink sliding drawers

We can store SO much more in our vanities (and easily access them) now. 

9. Haeley's fabulously organized craft closet just calms my mind:
Ultimate craft closet storage

Organized bins and labels make me happy. And I love that you can still see what's inside each one!

10. You have to check out this amazing closet that Samantha organized: 

Wow, it is gorgeous! She gives some great organizing tips in that post as well. 

11. I adore Kim's DIY pegboard solution for a bunch of the kid stuff in her son's room:
DIY pegboard for kids storage

This giant pegboard is SO cute (I miss all of those little costumes!) and holds a ton of stuff! I LOVE that it looks like art.

12. My pegboard Nerf storage isn't as cute as Kim's, but is such a great storage solution!:
nerf gun storage wall

13. Jaime's brilliant slide out water bottle drawer is a must see -- you could use the same concept for any kitchen or bathroom needs: 
DIY drawer dividers

14. When I made over our pantry, I built similar DIY pull out cabinet drawers:

pull out sliding cabinet drawers

These make SO MUCH better use of the space inside traditional cabinets!

15. Cristina hit it out of the park with this custom closet makeover. It's definitely one of the best I've seen:
boy custom closet built ins
Amazing!! So much storage and those little tip out drawers? There's literally a spot for everything.

16. You MUST go check out Tiffany’s custom built in pantry. It is fantastic:

built in pantry with drawers

Drawers people. I want drawers everywhere. (And there’s a little surprise on the sides.)

17. Jennifer turned an awkward storage closet into a multi-purpose room under the stairs

under the stairs mud room

It’s a mud room, a storage room, a pantry -- and it looks so good! Beadboard makes just about any space feel fresh and clean.

18. I made the most of an under utilized space in our home when I transformed our mud room closet into a cleaning and cat supply/litter closet with a cute custom door for the cats: 

cute cat door on closet

This cat closet is another project that made a BIG difference in our home! We all love it. :) 

19. At first glance Chelsea’s cute pantry may look like just another organizing project: 
organized pantry stencil wall
But you HAVE to go see the beautiful door they made for the pantry too. It is awesome!

20. And finally, Roeshel knocked this out. of. the. park. with her wood and pipe industrial pantry:

wood and pipe shelving

This project of hers is one of my all time favorite ways to make the most of a space. I love the walls, the rug, the lights (!) and of course the shelving. Just fantastic. 

There you go -- from big to small, some awesome organization ideas that may give you ideas for your home! 

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  1. I have a custom built cabinet in my small kitchen, that fit an awkward space. The drawers are 32 inches from front to back. There are some deeper drawers for storage. There is two upside down drawers that work as pull out landing pads for the toaster/coffee maker cabinet and another for the microwave cabinet. I learned one hard lesson: do not order pull out drawers for overhead storage. I thought it would make for easier access, instead it was just harder to see what was stored. A ladel or wood spoon will pull items I can see into reach. A recommendation for storing dry goods in deep drawers are Ikea Glass jars- these come with glass lids. You can peer down and see if it is flour, sugar, pasta, cereal, chips, etc... Plus glass jars/canisters clean easier and do not smell.

  2. I think my comment just got lost. Shorter version: I have 32 inch front to back drawers in a custom kitchen cabinet. My dry goods cabinet has Ikea jars/canisters because they have glass lids. It is easy to peer into the jars and see if it is pasta, sugar, chips, cereal, crackers, etc...


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