15 Simple Organization Tricks to Kick-start Spring Cleaning

Spring is just around the corner and this means it is almost time for your annual spring cleaning. If you are feeling unmotivated, then you are in luck! We have some great ideas that will make you excited to clean out the clutter in your home. Here are some smart organization hacks for spring cleaning:

1. Get your pantry organized.

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Do you like what you see when you open your pantry door? If walking into your pantry feels like walking into a war zone, you can get rid of the clutter by placing pantry goods in canisters, bins and baskets.

2. Repurpose your unused caddy.

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If you have an old caddy lying around, you can use it to organize odds and ends scattering around your home. It can hold condiments, utensils, remote controls, tiny pieces of décor and many other stuff.

3. Use acrylic bins to organize goods.

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Keeping pantry goods in acrylic bins allows easier access so you won’t have to waste your time fumbling around looking for things. This is especially helpful when you are cooking. Using acrylic bins is also a great idea to use in the bathroom. They can be used to hold cotton balls, swabs, small towels and many more.

4. Use wineglass pens to label containers.

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Old-fashioned sticker labels are unappealing and in time, hard to remove. They leave a stick mark on your containers too. For a stylish alternative, use wineglass pens. They come in different colors and can be conveniently removed.

5. Use Lazy Susans to make more room in your pantry.

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So many things so little space? No problem! The solution is pretty simple. Just place some Lazy Susans in your pantry and put pantry goods on them. This organization hack keeps everything visible while giving you more room inside your tiny pantry.

6. Use acrylic shelf dividers to tidy up your closet.

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Acrylic shelf dividers are great for organizing your linen, clothes and towels. They also keep your bags from falling on your head or tumbling on top of each other.

7. Keep snacks in one drawer.

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Make snack time run smoother for both you and your kids by putting all the snacks in one drawer. Line them up and organize them into smaller bags good for one serving.

8. Install some under-the-bed storage.

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Running out of storage space? The answer can be found literally under your bed! Get extra storage by installing some under-the-bed organizers. Ikea, for instance, has great drawer-type ones but if your budget’s a bit tight, opt for cute woven baskets.

9. Spice up your spice rack.

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Does your spice rack look boring and uninteresting? Turn it into a decorative piece in your kitchen by transferring your spices in bottles. Place handwritten labels for a stylish look. For a modern feel, write your labels with a white pen.

10. Keep your makeup in drawer organizers.

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Always losing a lipstick or a makeup brush? Fix those problems by keeping your makeup in drawer organizers. We recommend using acrylic ones so you can see through them and easily identify what product is inside.

11. Hang your tools on a peg board.

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Leaving your tools around spells major disaster. Your kid can get a hold of them and who knows what happens next? A visit to the emergency room, most likely. To keep your tools out of your children’s reach, put up a peg board and hang your tools there. It can be used to hold craft tools and even gardening tools.

12. Create a baking station.

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If you love to bake, spring cleaning is the perfect time to create your own baking station. Having one makes baking easier because everything you need will be within arm’s reach. Keep your flour and other ingredients in containers, preferably see-through ones and label them accordingly.

13. Put cereals in dispensers.

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Make breakfast more fun by putting your kid’s cereals in dispensers. They will surely love this idea because it has a candy store feel into it. If you are looking for a cheaper alternative, just transfer your cereals in large glass jars and label them with quirky and colorful stickers.

14. Place monogram letters above hooks.

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Keep your towels from mixing up by placing monogram letters above your towel holders. This idea also works great for hooks in your mudroom.

15. Hang clipboards to make your office neater.

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Does your office look like it was hit by a tornado? To organize your paperwork and to keep all of them within your sight, hang some clipboards on your office wall and place your documents on them. You can also put in some colorful artwork and photographs to add some style into your office space.