47 tricks to keep things neat and tidy at home

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Studies and statistics have shown that an average person spends a third of his or her life in bed, another third making a living and the last third looking for things. That’s right! Looking for things — be it kitchen utensils, the remote control, that missing second sock or most commonly, car keys. Okay, so it might not be scientifically confirmed, but from personal experience it certainly feels like we spend ridiculous amounts of «wasted» time merely because we are not as organized or structured as we could be.

The following list of ideas provides suggestions that will help bring some order into your home. Imagine all the time and money you could save from implementing just a few of these tricks.

1. Disused cans for kitchen utensils


2. Empty bottles for bracelets


3. Mason jars that save space


4. Mini container garden from reused paint cans


5. Organizational utensil drawer


6. Screw-cap glasses makes for a stylish spice rack

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7. A nice way to organize your makeup


8. Ceiling sliding containers

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9. Suspended coatrack

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10. Hanging baskets for the bathroom

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11. Perforated panels for sewing items

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12. Magnetic strip to tidy up your knife collection

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13. Clamps to organize your cables

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14. These kitchen racks and trays are cheap but effective

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15. Hanging pockets for cleaning products — neat and accessible

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16. Trash cans are just as important in the car as they are at home

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17. DVDs sorted and stored categorically

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18. Labeled food containers to avoid confusion

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19. Suction hooks are ideal for necklaces

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20. Hooks to stow away handbags in the closet

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21. A convenient magnetic strip for beauty utensils

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22. Your old kitchen roll holder is always good for something

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23. Angled wooden boards — ideal for high heels
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24. Even sunglasses need somewhere to hang out!

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25. This perforated wall is not only stylish but completely practical

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26. A few plastic baskets in the fridge help to compartmentalize your groceries

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27. All your glasses hanging neatly in the one spot

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28. Empty coffee cans used to store wool

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29. Telescopic rail also handy for belts

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30. Hang your boots in pairs in the closet so they don’t get crumpled

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31. Cut up a pool noodle to keep your boots from bending


32. A magnet strip for your tweezers — simple but effective

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33. Empty coffee can also serves as a neat crayon holder

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34. Labeled baskets to easily identify groceries

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35. Even in the garage perforated walls are most convenient and space-saving

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36. Outfits all planned out for the week

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37. What a fabulous little cosmetic cabinet!

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38. Now that’s creative thinking — pots and pans hanging on a sledge!

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39. Preserving jars with a latch for all your larder supplies

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40. A old newspaper stand for saucepan lids

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41. Upright dividers help bring order into the kitchen

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42. Makeup bits and bobs all in the one place

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43. Balls stowed away neatly but easily accessible

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44. An old shutter transformed into a newspaper holder

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45. Egg carton used as a nifty stationery holder

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46. It doesn’t get more organized than this — keys, mail, calendar all-in-one

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47. An old globe used as a decorative piece — why not?

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There are really some great ideas here and if by adopting some of them into our homes we can save a third of our lives — well it’s a bit of a no-brainer really!

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