With a year of work from home, we are valuing space in our own homes. An organized desk or a decluttered bedroom might be just what you need to restore your sanity. Our immediate spaces have a direct impact on our mental consciousness and can be very easy to manipulate once you identify what needs organizing. You don’t need to have all your bit and bobs strewn all over your home, a simple but effective solution may just be what you need. Organization can also be therapeutic for many and if you enjoy order and organization, here are 40 DIY Projects that you can try for organizing:

1. Optimizing Garage Space

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Maximize space in the garage by installing overhead storage and wall storage for organizing all the miscellaneous items stored in the garage. 

2. Towel Holders for Closets

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Organizing your linen closet by adding some towel holders on the closet doors to increase storage spaces.

3. Open Closets

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Make your room look like a clothing store by using open clothing racks that also make you curate the clothes you choose to display.

4. Cork Board Organization for Home Offices

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Organize your to-do lists, postcards, scraps of paper along with mood boards or vision boards on a stick-on corkboard panel.

5. Floating Shelves for Kitchen Spaces

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Clear up counter space by installing floating shelves for spices, mugs, glasses, and other items that needn’t be on the kitchen counters.

6. Bedside Storage Pouches

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Keep your nightstands tidy by installing an easy-to-reach bedside storage caddy for your chargers, e-readers, electronics, etc.

7. Bookshelves for Storage

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Make use of unused bookshelves as storage spaces using cane baskets to hide away all your clutter. 

8. K-Cup Organizer

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Install K-cup holders in the drawers of your coffee bar to organize all your favorite flavors in one place and not have it on display over the counters. 

9. Shower Hooks for Storing Mug

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Curtain hooks aren’t only for shower curtains, use the hooks under floating shelves in the kitchen to hang and display your mug collection.

10. Color Coordinating Bookshelves

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A bookshelf can look way more organized when sorted by color and size. All similar magazines or periodicals can go together to create harmony by repetition. 

11. Wall-Mounted Storage Baskets

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Perfect for storing toys for children, wall mount storage boxes to free up floor space. The baskets provide easy access to items without being too messy on the floor. 

12. Strip Magnet for Kitchen Ware

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Install a magnetic strip on kitchen walls to hang up all your metal utensils that can also be used as a drying rack for some kitchenware.

13. Lazy Susan Shelves for Corner Cabinets

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Optimize corner cabinets by installing rotating Lazy Susan shelves that provide easy access to the hard-to-reach corners of those cabinets.

14. Laundry Command Station

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Set up a laundry command station using different bins to sort and organize your clothes to make laundry day a breeze rather than a chore.

15. Vanity Floating Shelves 

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Install smaller floating shelves near your vanity to clear up space on your sink and to organize products more efficiently in an easy-to-reach manner. 

16. Repurposed Mugs for Home Office 

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Repurpose old mugs, candle jars, mason jars, and glasses to organize your work desk and to store your daily pens, pencils, and other stationery. 

17. Hidden Bookshelf in Headboard 

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Store away your night reads in a nifty book storage case that can be installed right behind your bed headboard to free up space on your nightstand.

18. Clear Containers to Organize Beauty Drawers

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Your beauty drawers don’t have to be a complete mess when you can place clear containers to segregate products from each other. This also helps keep your earbuds and cotton rounds clean and away from other products.

19. Floating Shelves for Plants 

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If you have a green thumb and love taking care of plants but don’t have space for it, floating shelves are the perfect solution. The plants can be placed on the shelves above your desk to make more space for your work items.

20. Curtains to Cover Shoe Closets

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A shelf full of shoes may look too busy for your space and an easy way to organize can be to install a curtain and a curtain rod right in front of the shelf to cover it up.

21. Bedside Baskets for Pillow Storage

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A perfect way for organizing your spare blankets, throws, and cushions are to have a wicker or cane storage basket that neatly lets you keep your upholstery for easy access.

22. Floating Boxes for Organized Wall Storage

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DIY wooden boxes can be installed on walls as an easy way for organizing your knick-knacks and other decor items. 

23. DIY Hair Station

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Install small, clear acrylic baskets on the doors of your vanity cabinets to store and organize your hair products. 

24. Repurposed Wood for Stationery Storage

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If you love stationery and have a big collection of pens, pencils or markers, this easy to make wall mounted pen stand is the best way for organizing your collection and to clean up your work desk.

25. Folding Towels Vertically

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A simple solution for better organization of any fabric is to fold and store them vertically rather than doing so horizontally. 

26. Peg Boards for Kitchens

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Pegboards for your kitchen are an easy way to stay organized and to pin any recipes, tips, or meal plans for your week.

27. Vertical Slats for Kitchen Drawer Organization

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Organize your baking sheets and pans in drawers by adding vertical dividers, rather than storing them inside your oven. 

28. Knife Drawer Organization

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Organize your knife sets inside your kitchen drawers instead of having them out on your counters for safety and to have a cleaner and clutter-free kitchen counter. 

29. Kitchen Command Station

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Set up a kitchen command station by attaching clear folders inside your cabinets. Store your grocery lists, chores list, bills, etc for easy access to everyone in the household.

30. Desk Mess for Wall Art

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Organize all your spare postcards, tickets, movie stubs, photographs, polaroids, pamphlets, etc on the wall to double as a personalized art wall.

31. Peg Board Walls

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Build a full pegboard wall to customize how you want to organize your room that can also be changed at your will.

32. Charging Station Drawer

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No more messy and unkempt wires on display with a charging drawer that stows away all your devices and their chargers.

33. Kitchen Cleaning Caddy

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Install a basket inside your kitchen cabinet to store all your cleaning supplies in one place. This not only saves space, but also makes it easy to carry out.

34. Label Your Cables

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A very simple solution to identifying your cables is to label them using washi tape or colored tape. 

35. Chalkboard To-Do Lists

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Using chalkboard paint on your work desk lets you have your reusable to-do lists right by where you work and also reduces paper waste from all the post-its you would have to discard. 

36. Jewelry Organizers

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Organize your jewelry using clear boxes to segregate all your pieces. This will prevent all your jewelry from getting tangled up and disorganized.

37. Bathroom Wall Shelves

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Small bathrooms with no storage space can benefit greatly with some floating shelves for storage of miscellaneous items. 

38. Hooks for Storing Bags

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Bags needn’t be shoved into your closet, hooks can be installed inside your closet to hang all your bags in an orderly manner.

39. Paper Towel Holders

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Install a paper towel holder from your kitchen shelves to free up kitchen counter space that will also keep the paper towels free from messes. 

40. Shower Curtain Hooks for Kitchenware

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Shower curtain rods and hooks aren’t only meant for the bathroom, they can be used in the kitchen too to hang your utensils and cookware.

Rashmi Nair
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Rashmi Nair is an architect, interior designer, and fashion illustrator who is an ardent lover of all things design. She strives to be sustainable in design and life and strongly believes in the ‘Less is More’ idealogy. She enjoys exploring museums, reading, making lists, and a hot cup of coffee

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