With the new year comes new goals. I always have an ongoing goal to be more organized, but I understand organization can seem intimidating at times. Today I am sharing 9 easy home organization ideas to try in 2022 to help simplify the process and give you the motivation that you need. There is something about cleaning out the old and starting fresh that is SO liberating! Because let’s face it, we all have at least one space around the house in need of some organization! Bonus. I am a real person with plenty of stuff! I am not the organizer that tells you to throw everything away 😉
9 Home Organization Ideas
I know many people find organization to be overwhelming, but the key is to start small and work your way up! Taking on too much too soon makes you want to give up before you make a dent. Also, you don’t have to do it all at once. Take a few hours, do what you can and take a break. It will be there tomorrow. And before you know it, you will have a whole room done! Here are some of my favorite and easy organization ideas to get you started 😉
If you are new around here I will let you in on a little secret. I LOVE IKEA! Ok, so it’s not a secret, but I do love IKEA. They have so many affordable solutions for everyday life that are totally hackable! The Trofast is no exception. While these simple storage drawers are meant for children’s toys, they are also an excellent organization idea for a small closet. I literally have zero regrets about this project! We had SO much wasted space before but I was really able to maximize it!
Another common problem area for many homes is the laundry room, or in my case the laundry closet. I have mentioned this before, but I desperately want to reconfigure this space. Fingers crossed it makes the cut this year, but the basement gym is our first priority. In the meantime, my easy organization ideas in here have paid off big time! I wouldn’t say I enjoy doing laundry, but it has made the task much more bearable, haha!
If you cook, you know. This one can spiral out of control real fast! And one of my biggest pet peeves in life is having to remove everything to get to something else. This is how things don’t get put back and the problem compounds. So I did it. I bought something from an infomercial. Ok, not really, I think I got it at Bed Bath and Beyond, but the spicy shelf works!
This is probably my most FAVORITE organization project. My closet. It should come as no surprise, that my good old Swedish friend IKEA came to the rescue yet again! From day one in this house I wanted to re-configure my small 5×5 walk-in closet because too much space was wasted with poor planning. BUT the IKEA PAX has SO many customizable options it makes organization a breeze. Remember when I said I am a real person with lots of stuff? My closet is proof! I have 150 hangers, over 75 pairs of shoes, and 65 necklaces in here! Small closets can PAX big storage.
Before I tackled this project, you might have thought I was a hoarder of grocery bags and closet alcoholic with all the wine bottles I found under here. Seriously! In my defense, I think I was planning a wine bottle project I found on Pinterest but never started, go figure. Any who, this was a super easy organization idea perfect for someone who wants to start small. It only took a few hours but has saved my sanity SO many times!
Back in the kitchen again, let’s talk about the pantry! The last few years have definitely changed our grocery shopping habits. We now eat almost all of our meals at home which means more groceries which equals a hot mess of a pantry. I always struggled with the organization in here because it is so deep and items often got lost in the back where they went to expire. True story. But I finally found a way to keep our food fresher and more accessible so we have less waste. This was an easy weekend project that has saved us plenty in unexpired food!
I know summer is a ways off, especially if you live here in Colorado, but its never too soon to get a head start on summer planning. If you are like us and have a shed, you probably play the game of the shed/garage shuffle. One gets too crowded so you move it to the other and back and forth the game goes. I finally put a stop to that and reclaimed control of our shed. This was an easy weekend project but worth every moment spent!
Let’s not focus on why I have so many necklaces but rather the genius solution I came up with to organize all of them 🙂 When we re-did my closet, I knew I needed a legit organization method for the aftermath of my clearance rack addiction that didn’t include a shoe box. Because if it’s hard to find and hard to put away, it doesn’t stay organized! Shocker, it includes another piece from my Swedish friend 🙂
Linen Closet Organization with IKEA Trofast
This large linen closet is both a blessing and a curse at the same time. Pro, it has lots of space . Con, too much space makes you think you can hoard crap you don’t need. However, I think I found the perfect compromise here with the IKEA Trofast! Are you noticing a theme here? When you find something you love you stick to it, am I right? But seriously, this has been LIFE changing!
What are you doing to get organized this year? Tell me in the comments 😉
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