It Doesn’t Take a Lot of Money to Keep Your Home Organized. It Just Takes These 11 Hacks.

News flash: you don’t have to spend a ton of dough on store-bought organizational tools to achieve tidy home bliss. In fact, we’ve proven time and time again that decluttering is best done the DIY way. That’s why we continue to provide you with the simplest tips and tricks for achieving a more ship-shape version of domestic bliss!

Here are 11 of our all-time favorite DIY organizing hacks that work well in practically any home. For full tutorials, be sure to follow the links below.

  1. Arrange your t-shirts with a DIY folding board

    You don’t need to drop 20 bucks on a folding board for your t-shirt drawer; instead, make your own out of dollar store sink mats. They will give you the same sharp creases as the expensive options, which can free up some extra drawer space!

  2. Add magnets to your cosmetics

    This unique DIY bathroom project allows you to throw out that disorganized, germy cosmetics bag for good. Simply add small magnets to your favorite items and stick them onto a hanging magnetized board. No more rooting around for that purple eyeshadow!

  3. Designate a clothing “half-way home”

    Anyone who has trouble letting go of old outfits, listen up—we have a plan for you. Reclaim closet space by placing all of the items you haven’t worn in a year in a plastic tub. If you have yet to open up that tub within 6 months, it’s time for you to part with the clothing. Makes sense!

  4. Move your knives to the wall

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    Free up yet another drawer in your home with this magnetic knife board hack. Similar to the aforementioned cosmetics board, installing a magnetized sheet to your preferred kitchen wall gives you the freedom to slice and dice without having to dig around first. Smart!

  5. Arrange your canned goods

    The key to creating order in the chaos that is your pantry? Wrangling up those bulky canned goods is a good start! We suggest installing low-cost wire shelves for a perfectly organized and customizable rack. It’s a simple change that will make all the difference!

  6. Organize your clothing with cardboard

    Another drawer dupe that helps to create order in even the most disastrous of spaces. (Anyone who has a teenager knows what we mean.) Just a few pieces of cardboard and contact paper will get the job done!

  7. Keep your spice jars at your fingertips

    Take your existing spice jars (or create your own with mason jars!) and place them on a decorative tray near your stove. Sometimes making items more visible helps them stay neat and tidy!

  8. Regain precious closet space

    Instead of shoving your lesser-worn shoes into the back of your closet, why not establish a new home for them under your bed? Add the kicks to an old picture frame for carpeted surfaces, or place them on top of a board with attached wheels for hardwood. Easily accessible AND out-of-sight? Doesn’t get much better than that!

  9. Give your food storage containers a shiny new home

    Plastic storage containers are pretty much the fitted sheets of the kitchen world; they’re completely necessary, but they are REALLY hard to work with. With that said, the one organizational tool that we’ve found to be better than the rest is this DIY sliding Tupperware drawer. Finally, the age-old problem of those mysterious missing lids is gone!

  10. Free your cables from their tangle

    Did you know that ordinary toilet paper rolls can serve as the perfect homes for your cables and cords? Simply fold each one into its respective cardboard roll and label with a Sharpie. You can either organize them into a plastic bin or even into a series of shoeboxes. Doesn’t get more cost-effective than that!

  11. Repurpose diaper boxes into chic fabric bins

    Are you a new parent who has more than a few diaper boxes stacking up in your garage? If so, upcycle them into these gorgeous fabric storage boxes. These can be used for toys, books, or even just decoration. Sweet!

See—you don’t need loads of cash to have a neat and tidy home! We’d love to hear your thoughts on this list. Have you tried any of these organizing hacks before? If so, which one is your favorite? Do you have any ideas of your own that you would like to add to the list?