It’s amazing how much clutter accumulates when you have kids. We’ve found some great ideas to help you get your home more organised – we guarantee you’ll be saying, ‘Why didn’t I think of that?!’
For lots more inspiration, make sure you check out our Home Organisation Pinterest board.
1. Storing items you need to deliver or return
How often do we have piles of things that need to “go back” somewhere, but when we finally remember we can’t find them! Or, the piles just take over our counters or hall tables. The Red Chair have come up with a great idea that keeps everything tidy, easy to find, and (best of all) ready to go when you are. Just grab the box you need and put it in your boot! You could also do this idea with baskets on the bottom shelf of a hall table, or in your linen cupboard. Just make sure you remember to take them with you!
2. Laundry Hanging Organisation
Don’t have a lot of space in your laundry, or want things to be easier to grab when you need them? Why not use an organisation system that hangs over the door? It looks great, tucks away when you close the door and everything is right where you need it. The great thing is that no-touch items for the littlies can be put higher up out of their reach. My Sweet Savannah even painted the back of the door with chalkboard paint for an extra functional, but quirky touch.
3. Easy access to chargers
Sick of trying to find your phone or laptop charger, or do you end up with cables everywhere or jumbled in a drawer? David Baker from Life Hacking has come up with a simple but of-so-fantastic solution: clips! Either attach them directly to a table/desk, or a piece of wood/shelving if that isn’t an option and your chargers will always be ready to go (just don’t forget to turn on and off at the powerpoint to save power). Add a few labels and you’ll never have to guess which charger does what again.
4. Magnetic Bathroom Rack
Need somewhere to store all your bobby pins, nail clippers and tweezers? Why not install a magnetic strip (Darkroom and Dearly bought this one from Ikea). You can attach it to the back of the vanity door, or higher up if you have curious little ones who like to pretend bobby pins are cotton buds for ears (don’t worry, they’re now WAY out of reach!).
5. DIY Art Room Caddy
Organise your kids’ art supplies using a muffin tin and plastic cups. The best part is you probably already have them in your cupboard! Little hands can find everything easily, and help pack away. Who wouldn’t be inspired to create with this on the table?
What amazingly simple but effective ideas have you used to organise your home?