Get Organized!

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Whether you're the type who accumulates things just by breathing, or you have a streamlined home and keep your physical footprint in check, we could all use a bit more organization in our lives to make things easier. This guide highlights some of the systems, tips and tricks that Instructables users have employed to keep track of their junk (gold) and make their home environment a little more tidy and user friendly.

On a typical morning - after a bowl of oats and a cup of green tea - I head out the door and bike to work.  Well, I try to head for the door.  Usually I'll get to about spitting distance before stumbl...
Around here I have more odds and ends than I know what to do with. I used to keep it in piles strewn about our tiny apartment until my fed up girlfriend came up with a solution to make the room a litt...
I posted a thread at www.hipgirlclips.com/forums: Home Made Storage Cube--Get My Ribbon Organized (http://hipgirlclips.com/forums/get-organized/80-home-made-storage-cube-get-my-ribbons-organized.html)...
I bought a wardrobe from ikea to store my work clothes in. While walking around at ikea, I came across a Pax wardrobe with a Komplement pants hanger on rails. Unfortunately, they did not make them i...
If you like making things, you probably have hundreds or even thousands of little parts - nuts, bolts, screws, electronic parts, etc. This is one of the cheapest, most compact, flexible, portable and...
I needed a shoe rack for my closet so I decided to build my own. The j-me floating shoe rack was my inspiration.
I'm not terribly thrilled with my laptop bag. Or the one I had before it. Or the dozen or so other ones that I've tried for varying links of time. Why, you may ask? Because I just can't be happy w...
This instructable will teach you how to make a floating metal grid that can be used as a magnetic bulletin board, a play to display artwork, a jewelry organizer, craft organizer or whatever else your ...
A cheap, easy, and decorative solution to keep shoes organized and off the ground.This Instructable was inspired by both the original (which was the wrong size) j-me rack and the other two floating ra...
This cool back seat car organizer is ideal for those long summer trips. The organizer has loops to hang it on the wall in the kids room when it's not in the car. Let the kids fill the organizer up wit...
Ask a chef about what s/he does with his/her pots.... a good one will say "It's not what you do with your pot, it's where you put your lid!" This is, naturally, a wise model to live by. Here's a pot ...
Need files to hold your magazines or notebooks or papers? Don't want to pay for those fancy files? Here's instructions on making a free file for your stuff!Update: These holders are not that sturdy wh...
The problem: I hate wire clutter. With the batteries I need to charge on all my electronics (cell phone, Bluetooth headset, AA batteries, MP3 player, etc.), my power strip and desk get cluttered quit...
Turn an unused coat closet into a pantry, and store 5 years of canned goods for maximum disaster preparedness!
Build a $500+ Peg Board Cart for $30-$50. Peg Board Cart @ Overstock.com Are your tools completely out of control? Do you need a large organization system on the cheap? Then weld your own peg board ...
Everyone likes an organized drawer, but store-bought organizers and baskets don't always fit your drawer or suit your specific needs. Here is a simple and inexpensive way of making paper boxes that fi...
If you live in a pre-war apartment, like me, you can use old nooks for super-useful storage. Turn an old ironing board nook into a spice and liquor rack, or convert an unused window into a bookshelf. ...
A disc mount is a small, magnetic holder for a CD to solve an access, storage, destruction problem we ran into time and again in our gaming area. Now we can store our discs on nearly any metal surface...
This knife rack will save you the $15.00 it costs to buy a more traditional magnetic strip style rack. It's super easy to make, looks cool, and will reward you everytime you head to the kitchen to mak...
This is a great organizer for any tailor/seamstress and also it's kind of an art on the wall. I can never find in the craft stores the perfect spools holder so I decided to create a little something ...
The Ball Bin!Did you ever feel you need a better place to put your sports balls?We did. Having three boys, 6, 9 and 15 means having a good amount of sports equipment. It was a constant battle trying...
I like to cook, and when I am cooking, I HATE having to dig through cupboards hunting for whatever cooking implement I am in need of. I like to be able to reach out and grab whatever I need when I ne...
Increase the space in your closet by 60% for under $20!!!
In this Instructable, ill show you how to get organized!