Organization Tips for Every Room in Your Home

Order in the house! The HGTV Magazine editors are sharing their top tips for organizing every room — plus all the gear you need to get the job done.

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Colorful Mudroom With Storage Cubbies

Organized Mudroom With Storage

This neatly organized mudroom has cubbies, bins and drawers for tons of added storage.

Photo by: Alex Lukey; Design by Lisa Lev Design

Alex Lukey; Design by Lisa Lev Design

Are you itching for an organization overhaul but don't know where to begin? HGTV Magazine is here with tons of easy ideas for organizing every room and maxing out your storage space. Read through the editors' best tricks and shop the coolest home storage products to kick start your cleanup.

Stack Your Cosmetics

The drawers in your bathroom vanity won’t get any bigger without a reno, but you can put every inch of space to use with stackable bins. (These are by The Home Edit for Walmart). Clear boxes are key so you can see what’s inside.

Bathroom Vanity With Organized Drawers

Organized Bathroom Drawers

These bathroom drawers are neatly organized with clear containers to maximize storage.

Photo by: The Home Edit

The Home Edit

Color Code Your Closet

Arranging your clothes in rainbow order will speed up your search for certain pieces — plus you’ll be able to see how many items you have in the same shades. If you’re long on some colors, pare down your collection, or at least take a break from buying blue sweaters!

Colorful Organized Closet

Color-Coded Organized Closet

This neat closet is perfectly organized with the clothes sorted by color.

Photo by: Jeff Mindell; Design by Studio DIY

Jeff Mindell; Design by Studio DIY

Create a Command Center

Give family members one defined area, ideally near an entry, where they can find a calendar (This one is from Girl Friday Acrylics on Etsy.), paper for writing to-do lists, mail and other essentials. Designating a single space for all of your administrative tasks will help tame countertop and fridge-door clutter. To up the style factor, paint the wall a dark color.

Home Organization Station

Cool, Organized Entryway

This black and white entry features an organized command center with a wall calendar, mail holder and notepad.

Photo by: Erin Wheeler, Sunny Circle Studio

Erin Wheeler, Sunny Circle Studio

Store Food in Clear Containers

Organizing experts often say that if you can see something, you’ll use it, so put perishables like fruits and veggies in see-through, airtight bins and bags in your fridge. Keep your freezer in order by storing packaged foods in wire baskets.

Organized Refrigerator With Clear Storage Containers

Neat and Clean Fridge With Storage Containers

This clean fridge is organized with clear food storage containers.

Photo by: Kristen Hong, Hello Nutritarian

Kristen Hong, Hello Nutritarian

Embrace Shelving

Make use of vertical space above a desk and mount shelves all the way to the ceiling. (This system is from The Container Store.) Use big canvas boxes on the top shelves for papers you don’t need to access often and reserve the lower shelves for small boxes and binders with important documents.

Organized Home Office With Wallpaper

Pink Home Office With Open Shelves

This pretty home office space features pink marble-print wallpaper and open shelves with tons of storage.

Photo by: Monica Leed, Simply Spaced

Monica Leed, Simply Spaced

Start an Outbox

Designate one large container where you can put the casserole dish you have to return, the bag of clothes you want to donate and anything else that needs to leave your house. Keep the bin by the front door so you can easily grab those items on your way out. (A big basket is an ideal outbox.)

Pretty Entry With Lots of Patterns

Fresh and Bright Entryway With Wallpaper

This stylish entry features wallpaper, a patterned rug and a black front door.

Photo by: Dane Tashima; Design by Erin Wheeler, Sunny Circle Studio

Dane Tashima; Design by Erin Wheeler, Sunny Circle Studio

Hang Cleaning Supplies

Instead of leaning brooms and dustpans in the corner of a closet or your laundry room, mount them to the wall. Install a pegboard and attach wire baskets for storing soaps, sprays and other products.

Blue and White Laundry Room With a Pegboard

Blue Laundry Room With Storage

This blue laundry room features a pegboard wall to store cleaning supplies.

Photo by: Lauren Shaver, Bless'er House

Lauren Shaver, Bless'er House

Ditch the Cardboard

Keep track of what you have in stock by transferring dry goods into canisters and dispensers. (These are from Honey-Can-Do.) Then outfit your shelves with bins — they act like drawers because you can slide them out and see what’s in the back. You don’t need a giant pantry to use these tricks; they work just as well in a closet!

Navy Blue Pantry With Matching Food Storage Containers

Blue and White Organized Kitchen Pantry

This stylish navy and white pantry is perfectly organized with clear food storage containers.

Photo by: Ashley Basnight, Handmade Haven

Ashley Basnight, Handmade Haven

Little Life Changers from the HGTV Stars

Put a strip of Velcro on the back of your TV console and on the backs of each remote. Stick the remotes to the console, and you’ll never have to hunt for them again.

Leslie Davis, Unsellable Houses

Create a binder with manuals and warranties for your home’s major appliances. When you leave it for the next owners, they’ll be amazed!

Taniya Nayak, Battle on the Beach

Learn how to fold clothes neatly. You’ll create more room in your drawers, and you’ll look organized, even if you don’t feel that way!

Grace Mitchell, One of a Kind

I use tension rods everywhere. Place one low in a closet and rest shoes on it; you can also install one under the sink and hang spray bottles from it.

Mika Kleinschmidt, 100 Day Dream Home

We follow the rule of one thing in, one thing out. When we buy something new, we donate an item we don’t use as much.

Luke Caldwell, Outgrown

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