13 Genius Home Organizing Hacks We Wish We'd Thought Of

From jewelry storage solutions to electronics cord management -- and most home organizing projects in between -- check out these smart ideas from around the Web

Paper Towel Holder Bracelet Storage

The Adventures of VAMH

This is so perfect. The Adventures of VAMH uses an upright paper towel holder to store and organize bracelets.

Plastic Bin Ribbon Organizer

Ribbon Organizer

Spunky Junky

Props to Spunky Junky for the brilliant idea to use a perforated plastic bin and dowel rod for a ribbon organizer that keeps everything perfectly in its place.

Shower Curtain Hook Purse Hangers

Purse Hooks

Tart House

Shower curtain hooks make such a great solution as purse hangers in a closet, says blogger Tart House (who put a real-world spin on a Real Simple idea).

Shower Curtain Ring Scarf Holder

Scarf Holder

Irina's Cute Box

Shower curtain rings work great for scarves -- especially when arranged in this cool Olympic rings-like format thanks to Irina’s Cute Box.

Magnetized Spice Jars From Baby Food Jars

Magnetized Spice Jars

One Lucky Pickle

One Lucky Pickle came up with the smart idea to magnetize baby food jars, dress them up, and use them as spice jars to keep all that goodness neat and tidy. Such cute, functional upcycling!

Cutlery Tray Jewelry Organizer

Jewelry Organizer

Mini Manor Blog

A cutlery tray works so well for organizing jewelry, as showcased by Mini Manor Blog.

Cardboard Roll Wrapping Paper Saver

Wrapping Paper Saver

The Cheese Thief

This is one of our favorites -- such an easy solution for a problem that kind of seemed intractable. The Cheese Thief tells you how to keep your wrapping paper tidy and in good shape by making protective cuffs out of (wait for it) used cardboard wrapping paper rolls!

Tissue Box Plastic Bag Dispenser

Plastic Bag Dispenser

SpaceWise Organizing

Reuse empty cardboard tissue boxes as great places to stuff plastic bags and pull them out one at a time for dog walking or recycling the bags at the supermarket. Thanks, SpaceWise Organizing.

Ice Cube Tray Jewelry Organizer

Jewelry Organizer

I Heart Organizing

Say goodbye to tangled messes with an ice cube tray jewelry organizer, thanks to I Heart Organizing.

Toilet Paper Tube Cord Holders

Cord Holders

Instructables User Berserk

Among toilet paper rolls’ many other uses: They make perfect cord organizers! Well done, Instructables

Soda Tabs to Offset Hangers

Offset Hangers

Madam Chino

Madam Chino has the solution for keeping a small closet organized (and magically making it feel bigger). Use soda can tabs to offset hangers, keeping ensembles together and maximizing space.

Magazine Rack Pot Lid Organizer

Pot Lid Rack

Simple Bites

A magazine rack works wonders as a pot lid rack, as we found on Simple Bites.

PVC Pipe Hair Tool Holder

Hair Tool Holder

Don’t Worry. Be Happy. Keep Learning.

Instead of dealing with a bunch of hair tools clanging around under your sink, try PVC piping in various configurations to store things like flat irons and hair dryers, like the one blogger Don’t Worry. Be Happy. Keep Learning. spotted at a friend’s house.

Alesandra Dubin is a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on FacebookGoogle+ and Twitter.

 

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