Household Tips for Organizing and Living

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Don’t just work hard, work more efficiently and effectively! Here’s a fantastic collection of ten household tips for making doing what you need to do even easier.

Household tips and lifehacks for organizing and living. Don't just work hard, work efficiently and effectively! Here's a collection of household tips for making doing what you need to do even easier.

10 Fantastic Household Tips + Life Hacks

1.) Use Tins for Storing Spice Packets. Use metal storage tins for storing spice packets in the pantry. It keeps them contained in one place and makes them easy to remove and flip through to find what you need.

2.) Store Craft Supplies in the Closet. Use multi-tiered pants hangers to store craft ribbon and spools. Not only does it save on space, but it keeps them out of site reducing the look of clutter in your work space.

3.) Use Lemons to Whiten. Use freshly sliced lemons and boiling water to whiten linens and socks that have gotten dingy over time.

4.) Schedule with Clothespins. If you lack calendar space – either to hang or write in – schedule your week using clothespins. Simply label seven clothespins with the days of week, then attach magnets or hang clothespins on a wire. Put your daily to do’s and appointments for the week on index cards and attach to the clothespins with the appropriate day of the week.

5.) Organize Your Fridge with Baskets. Use plastic baskets or bins inside your refrigerator to store like food items. It helps to keep your refrigerator shelves clean and allows you to store more with easier access.

6.) Re-Use Dryer Sheets for Dusting. Re-use dryer sheets for dusting after you’ve dried your clothing. It’s an easy reminder to do a quick dusting once laundry is done allowing you to re-use a product and keep on schedule with housework.

7.) Hang Your Flip Flops. Use coat hangers to create a hanging system for your flip flops to keep them paired and off the floor. Then mount a low to floor curtain rod in your closet for your new shoe control method to keep the space up top for clothes.

8.) Use Chalkboard Labels. Spray paint sticker labels with chalkboard paint for labeling multi-purpose canisters in your kitchen, bath or office that you can’t see inside of. Simply erase and relabel when you use your canister for a new purpose.

9.) Spring Clean your Mattress. Many of us probably never get around to cleaning our mattress often unless there’s a mishap. Clean and deodorize your mattress while your linens are in the wash with a bit of baking soda and lavender essential oil.

10.) Naturally Scent Your Home. Save on home fragrance oils and naturally scent your home by simmering a saucepan of aromatic essential oils, food peels and spices.

For more great household tips and lifehacks, be sure to check out my DIY Lifestyle Tips Pinterest board.

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Comments

  1. I really like the idea for organising ribbon. I love the idea of getting baskets for the fridge too – I can’t believe I’ve never thought of that! Anna

  2. The hanger is a great idea I would have never thought of! I also love the labels on the clothespin, I might have to do that:)

    Angela

  3. Great tips! I especially like the idea of the clothes pins.

  4. What great tips!!! I am so going to do the number 5 and number 10!!! What great tips. My goal tonight is to read the rest of your older posts! Thanks you may just be my newest must have! 🙂 Feel free to follow me back 🙂

  5. Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I can’t re use dryer sheets for dusting because every time I go shopping I forget to buy the darned things! We’ve been out of them for nearly 2 months now, good grief!

  7. I love your ribbon idea! I’m checking my closet right now…

  8. Great tips.

    I would love for you to share this project at my linky party.
    http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/06/inspiration-board-link-party.html

    Hope to see you there.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Love your ideas thanks for sharing them!

  10. What fantastic ideas! I love the idea of using a pants hanger for ribbons. So much easier than the dowel rod treatment you see everywhere!

  11. these are some really great tips!! i think i will really use the ribbon on a hanger idea! i love your blog and i am your newest follower:) i would love for you to come and check out my blog sometime! madisonavenue2011.blogspot.com

  12. Wow these are some crazy good ideas! Please come link to my party this weekend =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/06/vip-party-18.html

  13. Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow! 😉
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

  14. Great ideas here too. I also started using baskets in my refrigerator and freezer. They really seem to be helping. Thanks for linking this to my organizing link party.

  15. What great fun this Blog is. Just like a trip to IKEA

  16. The clothes pegs look fantastic. A great idea!

  17. Anonymous says:

    For number two, I used mine for my ponytail holders.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Take your conditioner from the shower and fill half an empty spray bottle with it. Fill the rest with water and shake it up well. You have your own leave-in conditioner, detangler, whatever you want to call it. Too strong, make it a third of the conditioner and two thirds water, or one quarter conditioner to three quarters water…. whichever works for you.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I HATE to iron. I took an empty spray bottle and put half of it with my liquid fabric softener and filled the rest with water. When my items come out of the dryer wrinkled I take one item out and keep the other stuff drying in the dryer to prevent more wrinkles. I lay it on a flat surface and spray it with the softener spray and press the wrinkles out with my hands. Spray and press as much as you need to. This works beautifully for denim! Just let it air dry once the wrinkles are out.
    This mixture also works well for spraying down to freshen fabrics in the rest of the house that do not get washed often or at all like curtains, furniture and carpets.
    Also works well for static in clothing. Or in a pinch and laundry day is not here yet, spray your not too dirty clothing to freshen it up for one more wearing.

  20. Anonymous says:

    BTW, the dryer sheets link has changed URLs. It’s now snappyliving instead of bohemianrevolution.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Love the hanger idea for ribbon

  22. I absolutely love your blog. You post the most useful, creative, DYI organizational and cute tips.