We asked the abrozzi.com Community, Nifty Home Facebook page, and Nifty Home Newsletter to send us photos of the ways they actually organize their pantries, closets, cabinets, and more. Here are their best ideas!
1. Hang pot lids on the inside of your cabinet door using two Command Hooks, so you can stack pots and pans *and* easily grab their lids.
Command Hooks for hanging pots-and-pans lids! —heatherraec
2. Store both your makeup and medicine on rotating organizers that use the vertical space between taller bathroom shelves.
Those rotating makeup organizers work great for medicine too. —katrinas490cf8b1d
3. If you keep your makeup on a closet shelf, sort it all with clear acrylic boxes and a label maker.
The only thing I organize in my house: my makeup collection. Using the Container Store shoe boxes and a sweater box, with letter holders for palettes.
4. Turn the inside of a cabinet door into a baking station with a kitchen equivalents chart + more Command Hooks + measuring cups and spoons.
5. And make the inside of your pantry door your ~command station~: hang to-do lists, scissors, or whatever you reach for most often.
My pantry door! Foil and plastic wrap on hooks, magnetic shopping list/recipe card station, tissue packs to store my napkins and taco packets floating with Velcro. Also, a clear place mat on my table, so I can pop it in the dishwasher with all the dishes! ☺️ —Melody Amber, Facebook
6. Stack those inexpensive crates from the hardware store on their ends to make a cute bookcase.
7. And use ’em as drawers in simple home-built toy storage.
8. Try this Ikea bin hack to make the most of deep, vertical shelf space.
We use these IKEA boxes to organize our pantry. The big box has an inner split storage compartment with a handle that works ok, but we discovered that the slightly shorter box fits perfectly inside the bigger one. —Cathlyn Ng, via email
9. If you cook dinner every night, sort your ingredients for each meal into a separate bin, so it’s easy to pull everything out at once.
Sunday evenings are for meal prep. —Maggie Kornahrens, Facebook
10. Install an inexpensive Ikea kitchen rail so everything you need to cook is close at hand.
This is my beautiful kitchen! —Shir Koren, via email
11. Or use *all* your vertical space by hanging a pegboard and a couple accordion racks.
I have an odd shaped kitchen with limited cabinet space so I hung as much as I could on the walls. —lanishapton
12. Upcycle old glass jars and use them as bulk food storage, if you’re fancy like that.
Here is my pantry! Zero waste from the bulk section of my local co-op! —Cat Christoph, Facebook
13. Repurpose an old bookcase as the perfect little shoe tower.
An old bookcase turned into a vertical shoe rack for my mum since she has an excess of heels. —Shenai Marie Milner-Fifield, Facebook
It looks like they added extra shelves so they’re each heel height (a bookcase might have more space between the shelves).
14. Illuminate a dark closet with a few inexpensive LED lights.
Buy $10 LED lights and make the closet SHINE! ? —Berenice Carrizales, Facebook
15. Transform your linen closet or bathroom closet with the help of a few baskets.
Linen closet ? —Olivia Hill, Facebook
16. And if your pantry’s big enough, sort everything into baskets there, too.
This is how I like to organize a pantry: clean and bright! —Julie Dykema, Facebook
17. Over-door shoe organizers make the perfect home for dolls and small stuffed animals.
Toys! —Julie Dykema, Facebook
18. Or splurge on a fancy organizer that mounts to your wall or your door and can be customized to whatever you need.
Baby girl bows for days ? —Julie Dykema, Facebook
19. Hang hooks on the walls and inside the doors of your closet to use every. Inch. Of space.
My closet been the pain for months. Finally found the method that works for me. —Pornpan May Kaeomungkhun, Facebook