Introduction: 10 Tips for Organizing
This Instructable will show you a 10 different organization tips that I use. I hope you like it, and be sure to check out my other Instructables, "Plastic Bag Water Collection System", and "Outdoor Survival Kit".
Step 1: Rolling Your Clothes
Rolling clothes takes up a lot less space than folding. The two pictures I included show folding clothes VS rolling them. Also handy for packing!
Step 2: Bookcase/dresser
If you have that kind of bookcase that has squares instead of shelves, turn it sideways! Then you have room to put your books, and you can use the top to store your personal items (hairbrush, Chapstick, makeup, etc.)!
Step 3: Electronics Drawer
I tend to forget where I leave things, and one thing I really hate is when I lose my electronics. Keep a drawer where you store all your wires, chargers, game consoles, etc.
Step 4: Library Book Shelf
Set aside a shelf specifically for library books. It makes returning them so much easier if you know where they are. Tape a note to the shelf saying when they are due.
Step 5: Use a Lamp
This isn't really an organizing tip, but if you need to save money, using a lamp (with one lightbulb) instead of a overhead light (with four) might be a good option.
Step 6: Shelves!
Though they may not be the fanciest, shelves are a great way to store your stuff! Put stuff directly on them or organize it in baskets.
Step 7: Thumbtacks
You can use thumbtacks to hang up posters, photos, and calendars, but another idea is using them to hang up hats, jewelry, even to pin back curtains!
Step 8: Pen and Pencil Container
Use cups or containers to keep track of your pencils and pens. Using these have helped me a ton. You can also use this on your desk at work or school.
Step 9: Bag Hook
You can get a hook to hold your bags on at a store like Walmart or Home Depot. These come in handy if you have a lot of purses or pocketbooks. Stick it to your wall and there you go!
Step 10: Hanging Baby Food Jar Organizers
To make these, take a empty baby food jar and unscrew the top. Nail the lid to the bottom of a shelf. Fill the jar with anything you need to store. Screw on the bottom.
Step 11: Thanks!
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7 years ago
Also, be sure to check out GymnasticsGirl's "Nail Polish Organizer". It's an Instructable on how to make a wall-mounted nail polish holder. It's a great way to save space.
7 years ago
I use the rolled clothes trick whenever I pack for a long trip. It saves space and they never get wrinkled.
Reply 7 years ago