Home Organization Crafts to Fall in Love With

Posted on Aug 11 2013 - 7:54pm by Ronnie

I love to organize, to the point that I can happily spend entire days reorganizing a messy apartment. I like for everything to have its own proper spot to minimize disorder and ensure that I can always find things easily. When I’m organized in my home and surroundings, I feel organized in life.

When I moved into my dad’s, I took over the organization of the apartment and completely turned it around. At one point, I found 30 different unused bottles of shampoo in different areas of his apartment. He kept buying new shampoos, unaware that he had so many lying around.. It was really enjoyable to put all that craziness into order and to come up with crafty ways to make it all look good.

And when I see things online that combine crafting and organizing so beautifully… well… I simply fall in love with the creations. Join me in being inspired by the amazing creativity below!

DIY Cereal Box Dividers


A crafty, eco-friendly way to use cereal boxes which would otherwise go to the trash. Cover them in colorful papers and you have a beautiful, made-to-fit organization system!

Organize Your Shoes with Tension Rods

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This is so brilliant and I can’t believe I never thought it! I have too many shoes and no more spots to place them. This will be my solution!

Cell Phone Charging Station

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A lotion bottle becomes a holder for cell phones. So simple, so artistic and so useful!

Color Sorted Scrap Boxes

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There are two things I love about this. One, that is organizes all the scraps of paper by color. I currently have everything mixed together in a bag, and that’s of no use! Two, they are made out of cereal boxes, which is a great recyclable use for them.

Flip Down Wall Art Desk

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A beautiful way to keep all your kids’ art supplies organized, a chalkboard AND a desk for their art. The creator says it’s easy to make, but I don’t know… it may be easy for her, but I think it may be a headache for me!

Magnetized Spice Jars from Baby-food Jars

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I’ve always wanted magnetized spice jars, but I haven’t found the right ones. These, ladies and gentlemen, are the right ones. They are so beautiful, easy to make and practical. I’ll just have to take a few baby-food jars from the brother in law!

DIY Magnetic Makeup Board

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I’m loving this! It’s an accessible but pretty way to ‘store’ your makeup. I really hate having my makeup in a drawer, so it’s a good idea. You can also put your tweezers, nail clippers, scissors and anything metallic.

Will you be trying any of these crafts?

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  • Ave T

    Love the baby-food jars for keeping spice! I have kept a lot of these small jars for my craft projects. Thanks for sharing great ideas, Ronnie!

  • Rita VonCoupon

    That flip down wall art desk is fantastic! I may have to look into making that happen.

  • Krista Bainbridge

    I love these ideas! I could definitely use that shoe trick – my closet is a scary, scary place of shoes!

  • Shauna Smith

    Oh my gosh.. you are my new favorite blog!! I love the shoe rack idea and the lotion bottle cell phone holder.. what an amazing idea.. also the cereal box, oh I love every idea here.. 🙂 Thank you

  • lovemy2dogs

    These are some really great ideas!!

  • Elizabeth Gentry

    I love diy crafts, especially practical ones. I will have to bookmark this one 🙂

  • Autumn~Bloggin Momma

    I really need to start organizing but I’m so bad at it!! I may have to use some of these tricks! I’ve seen a few make it’s rounds through the web and I’m not sure why I haven’t tried them before! Thanks for awesome tips and tricks as well as the much needed reminder!!

  • Amy Dempsey

    These are great ideas and tips to help get organized with household items.

  • Rena (An Ordinary Housewife)

    I live in a amall apartment and were going to start homeschooling–so I could definitely use some help organizing! I like the colored paper scraps, but I’m afraid it would take up too much space.

  • Marcia Lee

    I’m tired of charging my cell phone by plugging it into a socket and laying the phone on the floor. I’m going to look into the cell phone charging station DIY project.

  • Saving Common Cents

    I love the magnetic makeup board idea! With 3 girls growing up, all of a sudden we have a slew of makeup everywhere except when they want to find it. This is the perfect answer for each of them!

  • Meredith Hilton

    i’ve used cereal box organization before, but never in drawers! what a great idea!