Overcome functional fixedness and use various kitchen items to implement 11 organization hacks around your apartment. Don’t waste money on storage containers when you already have everything you need.
A muffin tin is an excellent way to house small, similar items. Designate a slot for paper clips, staples, hair ties, bobby pins, and any other small items you can’t find when you need them most!
Hang a Fruit Basket
Hanging fruit baskets can be implemented in your bedroom and bathroom. Use damage-free adhesive hooks to suspend the basket, then fill it with whatever needs a home.
Your bathroom fruit basket can store your shaving cream, toothbrush, and floss, while your bedroom basket can house your deodorant, cologne/perfume, and jewelry.
If your bathroom drawers are a catastrophe, use a silverware tray to straighten them out. Plastic silverware trays won’t break the banks and are dishwasher safe (which means there are no excuses for a dirty one).
Use a silverware tray for your toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, makeup brushes, comb, nail files, and other items.
Sophisticated spice racks only look cool. Keep cash in your pocket and make your own with a cooling rack.
Bend the cooling rack into a U-shape and tape the sides to hold it in place. Use damage-free adhesive hooks to secure it to the cupboard, and voila!
Glue chip clips to old hangers to accommodate skirts. Your improved clip-equipped hangers are great for pants, overalls, and other clothing!
Paper Towel Holder
A paper towel holder can serve as a wrapping station. Throw your ribbon and tape on it to keep everything you need within arm’s reach.
A wooden dowel will work if you don’t have a paper towel holder.
Use a cookie sheet as a magnetic bulletin board. Use it for personal reminders or apartment chores with roommates.
A utensil caddy can store bathroom items, like a hairbrush or flat iron. Utensil caddies are usually metal or ceramic, so ensure yours is heat-resistant before you put a hot iron in it.
Likewise, ensure yours is dishwasher safe before you throw it in.
Use a wine rack for kitchen, bathroom, or craft items. Use it for towels, cleaning products, refillable water bottles, yarn, thread, and any other use you can imagine.
Magnetic Knife Strip
A magnetic knife strip is excellent for all metal objects. Use adhesive hooks to hang one by the door for keys or tools.
Use a magnetic knife strip for children’s toys so you don’t step on them in the middle of the night!
Mason jars have many uses, but storage is easily one of the best. Many miscellaneous items floating around your apartment could be housed neatly in mason jars.
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