15 Tips & Tricks - Organize Your Home - Life With Lorelai | Life With Lorelai

15 Tips & Tricks – Organize Your Home

15 Tips & Tricks - Organize Your Home - Life With Lorelai | Life With Lorelai

You may have read on my blog before, here and here that I am still trying to recover from an upstairs bathroom flood, which caused a waterfall in my living room for over 5 1/2 hours, just 5-days before Christmas last year. On top of this monumental disaster, I am trying to de-clutter and re-organize my home. I live in the house I grew up in with my daughter Rory. So, after 42-years and 4-generations, there is LOTS of work to be done around here.

Pinterest is an amazing source for organizational tips and tricks. I am gathering quite a collection of Pins on my Pinterest Board. I thought I would share a few of those Pins with you, and I hope you will SHARE This Post with others too!

Organize Your Home

Let’s Get Organized!

In Southern California, flip flops are almost everyday wear. So, needless to say, we have a lot of them around our house. Here is a fantastic way to control the flip flop clutter and abolish the flip flop black hole that steals away just the flip without the flop. And bonus, you get to re-purpose those awful wire hangers you get from the dry cleaners! Make a set for a friend for Christmas.

Organize Your Flip Flops with re-purposed Wire Hangers!
DIY Tutorial

In case you are short on hanging closet space, here is another great idea for flip flops…

Flip flop organizer for closet – use Letter Organizers. Clever if I do say so myself.

Do you hate digging through your “Junk Drawer” looking for things? Get all those small loose things organized.

Labeled mint tins (or similar) as a solution to organize “Junk Drawer” items.

What do you do with all of your Big Ticket Receipts, Manuals, and Warranties for your household appliances, electronics, gadgets, furniture, decor, etc.? Here is a neat way to stay organized and have everything you need at your fingertips.

How To Organize Big Ticket Receipts, Manuals, & Warranties. However,I keep all of my vehicle maintenance and repair paperwork in a separate folder tucked under the floor mat in the back of my Suburban. This way the records are handy when I need them.
DIY Tutorial

Try this adorable and inexpensive idea for your Grocery List, Message Center, or Reminder Station!

Awesome Grocery List, Message Center, or Reminder Station Idea!
DIY Tutorial

If you’re like me, you have a collection of gift wrap, tissue paper, and bags that need to be organized and managed. Check out this awesome idea.

What a great way to store Gift Wrap, Tissue Paper, and Bags! DIY Tutorial

Have you ever had to lift a bunch of pans to retrieve one from the bottom of the nesting pile? It can be heavy, especially if you have some cast iron skillets in the mix. Here is a solution to that problem, and it keeps things neat and organized.

You can remove one pan without having to remove them all. Turn a vertical bakeware organizer on its end and secure it to the cabinet wall with cable clips.

Tired of fumbling through your gadget drawer hunting for measuring spoons? Ever have to try to convert measurements after a long hard day when your brain just does not want to focus on math? Look at this really cool idea!

Make this Chalkboard Hanger for Measurement Conversions and Measuring Utensil Organization. DIY Tutorial

Don’t know what to do with those bulky small appliance attachments like dough hooks, whisks, and batter paddles? Now you do…

Get bulky small appliance attachments and gadgets out of your drawers. Organize Your Kitchen For Cheap. DIY Project

Can’t find the right lids for your Plastic Storage Containers? Keep them organized with this simple trick.

Use a CD Rack as an Organizer for Plastic Storage Container Lids.

Need to pull one cord, but you don’t know which is the correct one? Here is an easy solution.

Label Closing Tabs from bread wrappers and the like, and attach them to the appropriate cords. Simple, yet a HUGE problem-solver.

You have loads of chargers and cords for you phones, computers, cameras, music players, etc. How do you keep track of which charger goes to which gadget?

Label your charger and cord with the name of the item it goes with. Lots of organizing tips for electronics here.

Hate those unruly Cords in your drawer? Try this little DIY Project to tame the wily beasts.

Use empty Toilet Paper Rolls to hold Cords and store easily. Decorate with tape, stickers, ribbons, or drawings. If you wanted, you could even label them for what product the cord belongs. If it’s an extension cord, label how long it is.

I cannot stand the tangle of wires and cords laying about underneath desks, entertainment centers, etc. This is an awesome idea.

Use Hook Screws to attach a Wire Basket under the desk to keep cords off the floor.

And last, but not least, is a really cool idea for anyone with a pool. Live by a lake? This would be great for you. This would make a unique gift for Christmas!

This PVC Towel Rack for pool owners or lake home inhabitants would be easy to construct. What a great way to keep things organized and not have them just strewn around the poolside.

How do you like these Organization Tips & Tricks?

Do you have any Tips or Tricks to share?

Photo Credits: storagegeek.tumblr.com – marthastewart.com – unplggd.com – homedesign.marthastewart.com – lilblueboo.com – etsy.com/MintToast – athomeinlove.com – 3sonsplus1.blogspot.com – lovethispic.com – fabulouslyorganizedhome.com – theoldparkhomestead.blogspot.com – manditremayne.blogspot.com – epbot.com

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47 thoughts on “15 Tips & Tricks – Organize Your Home”

  1. Epic! An organizers dream post. I got some great ideas to consider. The junk drawer is always my pet peeve. For sure I’ll be Pinteresting you!

  2. Lorelai, these are fantastic! I didn’t know you were such a thrifty organizer. I also wasn’t aware of your ‘flood’ issue. Oh my goodness, I can’t even imagine.

    I am going to use several of these ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I’m glad you found these fantastic! I actually thought about you, Regina, while I preparing the post and how your Inn is at the Lake…how would that nifty towel rack work for you? And please, share this with your friends! 🙂

  3. Thanks for sharing! Those are really great tips! I know my daughter can def use the Flip-Flop one! I could use the pool, mint tins, gift wrap ideas for sure. Another thing our family does is we have 1 big gift bag n store all other sized bags in it- that we have used over the years- regifting the gift bag! It’s fun to find a bag for any occassion! 🙂

  4. A great organizing post! Love the shoes Letter Organizers, except we are dealing here more with heavy boots than with flip-flops :(. So many nice ideas, thank you for sharing!

  5. I really love these ideas. I especially like the one to organize manuals and warranties. I SO need to do that. I was pulling a pan out the other day and my Pyrex 4-cup glass measuring bowl fell out, hit the metal floor grate and disintegrated into 1000 tiny pieces. Sigh. All because I was hurrying. I need to do the gift wrap deal too. Thanks for all these cool ideas!

  6. There are some really great tips here! And I love that most of the disorganization can be fixed with simple items that we would otherwise toss away. Wrapping the cords with toilet paper rolls and labelling them with plastic tags would absolutely help to keep my sanity. Great to meet you and so excited to be co-hosting our first Home Matters Linky Party!

  7. I love so many of these ideas!! I have tried out a few of them myself!! So excited to be co-hosting #HomeMattersParty with you!! Hope you have a wonderful week.

  8. Wnat a great post on organization. I so needed the one about junk drawer I love that one. Glad to be cohosting #HomeMattersParty with you.

  9. You have just solved one of my biggest problems i.e organizing the foot wear, those hangers are really cool and actually display your entire foot wear collection in a very stylish manner. Many thanks!

  10. These ideas for organizing are so NEAT! I have not seen most of them ever before. I’m definitely getting some letter boxes for our flip flops this summer! #HomeMattersParty

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