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10 Cleaning And Organizing Hacks To Clear The Clutter

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Genius cleaning and organizing hacks to finally declutter your home for good!

Even with the best intentions to clear the clutter, sometimes we need a little help!


Cleaning And Organizing Hacks


It is easy to get inspired by searching Pinterest for organization tips, but it’s hard to put those “pins” to use.

We pin them to our “Home Organization” board and forget about them. 

Our lives are busy, and it’s easy to get inspired, but it’s much harder to do the work.

Cleaning And Organizing Hacks

Trust me, with three kids and a husband that likes to hold on to things because “we might need them someday,” there are days I still struggle with clutter. 

Several years ago, I made a considerable change in how I saw my home and all the clutter surrounding me.

It was the first step I took to get my home in order finally.

You can read more about the ONE strategy I used to FINALLY clear the clutter here

From there, I went on and cleaned out some of the most cluttered rooms, like the kitchen, closets, and bedrooms. 

I cleaned and organized my bedroom really fast in just ONE day. Trust me, and it was one of the worst rooms because it was the catch-all from all the other rooms. 

It wasn’t as complicated as I thought it would be, and I made a checklist of how to get it done fast. 

DIY Organization Hacks 101: Give Everything A Home

Now, decluttering your home is one thing, but organizing your home is something else. 

One of the reasons that our homes become so cluttered is that we don’t designate a “home” for the things we have. 

That’s right, everything you decide to keep after decluttering needs a home. If something doesn’t have a home, make one or get rid of it. 

Clutter is caused by a failure to return things to where they belong. Therefore, storage should reduce the effort needed to put things away, not the effort needed to get them out. – Marie Kondo

If you need more decluttering inspiration, you should read Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.


Genius Clutter Hacks For Home Organization


Clutter Hacks For Home Organization


You must have storage solutions if you want your home to stay organized.

When everything in your home has a place, it will help keep it tidy and organized.

1. Organize Under The Sink

Most of us have a lot of cleaning supplies under our kitchen and bathroom sinks. It is easy for that small area to become crowded with a lot of half-filled cleaning bottles and used sponges.

Clean it out and then organize it with one of these shelving units.

I use this one under the kitchen sink and these aesthetic organizers under the bathroom sinks. 

Don’t forget to utilize the cabinet door space with this nifty hanger.


2. Use Under The Bed Storage

A little organization hack that I use in every bedroom is under-the-bed storage.

It is the perfect solution for storing winter clothes, keepsakes, dress shoes, or my children’s stuffed animals.

Remember, the trick to cleaning out the clutter and organizing our homes is EVERYTHING must have a home.

So, we need to be creative with our storage solutions. 


3. Use Baskets

Baskets are an organizer’s best friend.

Having baskets around your home looks trendy while clearing the clutter! 

I keep baskets in every room. 

We have a large decorative basket in our family room and small to medium baskets in all the other rooms in the house. 

My kids even have baskets with their names on them.

At the end of the day, the things scattered around the house get tossed in, and they are in charge of putting their stuff away. 


4. Clear the Clutter On The Kitchen Counters

A cleaning and organization hack for a clean kitchen is ALWAYS to keep your counters clear of clutter.

When there is nothing on your counters, it instantly makes your kitchen look cleaner. 

So try to store all those appliances you don’t use in the pantry or a cabinet.

I keep one appliance on my counter: a coffee pot. That’s it!

Seriously, I even keep my can opener in my pantry.

There is no need to keep mini appliances on counters if you can help.

Think about it, unless you really love baking, you probably barely use that KitchenAid Stand Mixer displayed in the corner of your counter. 

So find everything a “home” and clear the clutter. 

Here is a post on some great ways to keep your kitchen clean and organized. 

My husband and I are both guilty of putting the mail on the counter when we come home.

To fix that,  I have now made it a habit of throwing away junk mail IMMEDIATELY. 

Then, I found a cute storage solution for the mail I wanted to keep.


5. Kitchen Cabinet and Pantry Organization Hacks

Our cabinets and pantries can be cluttered messes.

Many of us have tons of Tupperware (with missing lids) and plenty of pots and pans we don’t use anymore.

Go through what you have; toss it if you don’t use it!

Then find some storage solutions for what you have and organize it. 

We use this handy pot and pan organizer inside the cabinets. 

Plus, we keep the cutting boards and baking sheets organized with this organizer

6. Organizing Hacks For The Laundry Room

Let’s face it, none of us like doing laundry, but it must be done.

Having your laundry room organized and all your laundry already sorted will help with laundry hassle.

I use a space-saving moving cart for the detergents and extras.

Also, I use other things to keep my laundry room neat, like a lint bin and a wall-mount broom and duster holder

For more laundry tips, check out these 20 smart laundry hacks!


Home Organization Hacks


7. Clutter Hacks For The Entryway

One of the rooms we use the most is the entryway.

It is where we take off our shoes and coats when we come home.

It is also the first place people see when they enter my house, so keeping it organized is a priority. 

Shoe storage in our entryway is very important.

I have three kids, so it keeps their shoes organized, and they ALWAYS know where to find them.

The best part about storing the shoes by the door is it keeps the dirt from being tracked all over the house!

I have a shoe storage bin from Ikea that I love!

However, I know that not everyone has a local Ikea store so here is a similar one from Amazon

So here is one very similar to mine and some other trendy ways to store shoes. 

8. Have A Command Center

Having a command center for our large family has organized our life.

With all the appointments and extracurricular activities, having a command center helps us track what is happening. 

Another great tip to organize your family is using the FREE app Cozi!

I use it for grocery lists, doctor appointments, extracurricular activities, and more. It keeps me organized. 

9. Use Over The Door Storage

Many people don’t realize the storage potential of over-the-door storage.

I have over-the-door storage in the laundry room, bedroom closets, coat closets, and bathroom closets. 

They are tucked away and out of sight, but they have so much storage space to utilize

 10. Declutter and Organize Your Closet

Most of us have overloaded closets filled with clothes we no longer wear.

Last year, I did a massive purge of my closet.

Guess what? I went from never having anything to wear, to a closet with clothes I actually DO wear. 

You can read my tips on how to declutter your closet and downsize your wardrobe here.

Not only will you find great tips to declutter the closet, but also some mindful insights about not letting it get cluttered in the first place.

For instance, stopping the habit of buying things on the clearance rack that we never wear. 

If you have already downsized your wardrobe, you are ready to organize it.

Home Organization Hacks To Get Rid Of Clutter For Good

So now that you have decluttered, use these cleaning and organizing hacks to help give everything a home.

Be sure to read the list of 99 things you can throw away to declutter your home instantly. 

If you still need help clearing out the clutter then take the 30-Day Decluttering Challenge and don’t forget to grab your FREE Clutter Free Home printable. 

More DIY Organizing Hacks:

How To Declutter and Make Money At The Same Time

How To Keep Your Kitchen Clean & Organized

The Trick To Declutter Your Bedroom FAST

Declutter and Downsize Your Closet: Have An Organized Closet Of Your Dreams

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Delia Garcia

Monday 21st of February 2022

Thanks for the tips

Jaime Ragsdale

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

I agree, so much of our clutter is because we don't have a legit home for things - because of procrastinated decisions. I love the beautiful Amazon products you linked to also. Great post! <3 Jaime


Thursday 30th of July 2020

Really great organization hacks!


Wednesday 15th of April 2020

Thanks for reinforcing what I already know to help make me finally handle our clutter! My mom was a pretty major packrat, so I get it honestly, but my husband’s mom was a neat freak. I have had to learn when enough is enough and tame an area, so that it brings peace to my home and gives me more peace of mind. Thanks, again!


Wednesday 15th of April 2020

Really great read! I have been trying to focus on minimizing clutter in our home since we have had so much more free time as of late. Thanks for the motivation!