If you’re like me, you spend half the day on a mission to find the second missing sock, torturing your family members with never-ending "have you seen" questions about this and that, trapping yourself in the eternal "lost and found" limbo. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be this way, so bear with us.

Bored Panda has compiled a list full of practical and super simple ideas that will give your home (and soul) some much-needed order. From making an "eat me first" bin in your fridge to making a magnetic organizer for your makeup to mount on the wall, this is something you wanna take notes on and thank us later.

At the end of the day, there’s enough chaos in this world already, so the last thing you want is having it at home.

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My Synesthesia Means That I Remember Books Better By Their Color Than By Title Or Author, So This Is What Happens When I Have Enough Shelf Space

My Synesthesia Means That I Remember Books Better By Their Color Than By Title Or Author, So This Is What Happens When I Have Enough Shelf Space

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Rabbit Carrot
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11 months ago

Beautiful.

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Keep Matching Bedsheets And Covers Inside The Pillowcase

Keep Matching Bedsheets And Covers Inside The Pillowcase

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EA
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11 months ago

Good idea. Just need to learn how to fold the sheets so neatly first tho...

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Showed My Sister The Joy Of Konmari! She Asked For Help With Her Linen Closet And I Think We Did A Great Job Even With Her Wanting To Keep A Little Too Much

Showed My Sister The Joy Of Konmari! She Asked For Help With Her Linen Closet And I Think We Did A Great Job Even With Her Wanting To Keep A Little Too Much

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Sabse
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11 months ago

Hey! She won some space in the upper right!

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For many, organizing their homes can be a truly daunting task. When you look around, it may become overwhelming and we’re stuck in a "to do" list limbo, unsure where exactly to start.

To find out more about organizing our homes like a pro, Bored Panda reached out to Erin Mursch, a certified KonMari consultant and founder of “Organized For Good.” Erin said that the first thing you want to do after deciding it’s time for a change is getting clear on your "why."

“It's one thing to acknowledge you're not satisfied with the status quo, it's another to have a clear vision of the life that awaits you after your space is completely organized.”

#4

With Quarantine In Order, There Is Lots Of Time To Tackle My Craft Corner. It Took A While, But... My Embroidery Yarn Spark(Le)s So Much Joy Now

With Quarantine In Order, There Is Lots Of Time To Tackle My Craft Corner. It Took A While, But... My Embroidery Yarn Spark(Le)s So Much Joy Now

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Foxxy (The Original)
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11 months ago

Oh boy does this take ages. I spent hours doing this when I used to cross stitch.

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#5

Hang An Office File Organizer On The Inside Of Your Tupperware Cabinet To Keep Up With The Lids

Hang An Office File Organizer On The Inside Of Your Tupperware Cabinet To Keep Up With The Lids

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Wolfik
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11 months ago

This is brilliant.

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#6

My Grandpa Uses The Actual Hardware For Labeling The Drawers

My Grandpa Uses The Actual Hardware For Labeling The Drawers

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Rabbit Carrot
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11 months ago

Great idea. Though I’d have to keep the original colour of the hardware (rather than painting it to match the colour of the drawer) as it would confuse my eyes.

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The organizing expert suggested asking yourself questions like “once your home is tidy, what will your daily routine look like? What activities will you enjoy doing in your home?” They should help you to come up with a clear vision of the finish line, which “makes you much more likely to get there and keep your home organized for good.” Only once you feel connected to the vision in front of you, you may begin the physical work of organizing.

Erin said that despite the trend of Instagram-worthy pantries and playrooms of the rich and famous, you don't need to spend a lot of money to tidy your home. “Time and energy is really all it takes. One of the biggest mistakes I see is planning storage too soon. Buying containers, dividers, and other organizing products is usually not necessary when you begin by eliminating what you no longer use and love.”

#7

An Easy Way To Organize Your Cables And Prevent Them From Getting Tangled

An Easy Way To Organize Your Cables And Prevent Them From Getting Tangled

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Kaspar Kristiansen
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11 months ago

I use this sorting now, and there was sooo many cables that could be thrown out, because there was too many of a kind.

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#8

DIY Pantry Door Spice Rack

DIY Pantry Door Spice Rack

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
11 months ago

Great idea! Just need a pantry now.

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#9

Attic Storage…fantastic Idea For Organizing Holiday Decor

Attic Storage…fantastic Idea For Organizing Holiday Decor

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Kathryn Baylis
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11 months ago

Good use of space where you can’t put stuff on the floor.

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The expert suggests always reusing storage containers you already have, or using simple boxes as dividers inside drawers. “For example, shoe boxes without lids work well to support clothing folded vertically inside drawers, and iPhone boxes are the perfect size to organize small items within drawers of bathrooms or office desks,” Erin suggested.

Erin explained that the key is decluttering and organizing thoroughly. “If you focus on keeping only items that support your ideal life, then your home will certainly stay organized longer, and you'll automatically become more mindful of what you bring into your home,” she said.

#10

Old Book-Ends Keep My Shirts Tidy As I Approach Laundry Day And My Drawer Gets Emptier

Old Book-Ends Keep My Shirts Tidy As I Approach Laundry Day And My Drawer Gets Emptier

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Francis
Community Member
11 months ago

Okay i gonna try this out! i already store my shirts folded like that, but when it gets empty, it also gets messy

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#11

I Konmari’d The Fridge. Each Bin Is A Dinner! I Put Together All The Ingredients So I Can Just Pull Out A Bin And Everything Is Right There

I Konmari’d The Fridge. Each Bin Is A Dinner! I Put Together All The Ingredients So I Can Just Pull Out A Bin And Everything Is Right There

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Stille20
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11 months ago (edited)

There are a lot of reasons not to do this. Certain foods are better not store together. They will go bad faster. (Also don't put tomatoes this the fridge.) Its inefficient space wise.... but maybe it just works for this person.

Connie Martin
Community Member
11 months ago

Tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated for quality reasons also. It makes them mealy

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Niffler_13
Community Member
11 months ago

But you aren't supposed to refrigerate canned goods...

doggo-is-fren
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11 months ago

unless opened

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Aunt Messy
Community Member
11 months ago

Yeah...that's a system for someone who does't cook.

Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
11 months ago

This is a good idea, I might try it.

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
11 months ago

This is a terrible plan if you use any large vegetables; like half a cauliflower in one meal, they are cut up long before use. Or will it take 4 or 5 peppers that day, depends on hunger and/or visitors (OK rare nowadays but in general).

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PeachPossum
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11 months ago

Somewhere in internet land, a woman sets up freezer bags with ready-to-make one-pot dinners. The way she "stacks" the ingredients in each bag depends upon whether they will end up in a pot on the stovetop or in a slow cooker or instant pot. She labels each bag with the intended use, temperature setting and cooking duration. Of course, I do an excellent job "thinking" about doing something like that... meanwhile I have a fridge full of veggies that are on the verge of Darwinian evolution...

Catlady6000
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11 months ago

I've named a couple of mine

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Katrina B.
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11 months ago (edited)

Do not keep your meat in the same drawer as your meat. It's just asking for cross contamination. Edit: Meant to say, meat with veggies... My brain and hands weren't totally connected this morning :)

JessG
Community Member
11 months ago

Meat with meat? Sounds fine. I'm thinking you meant veggies?

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Deb Johnston
Community Member
11 months ago

This person must be single. Try doing a fridge when you have 3 kids.

Csaba Hegedűs
Community Member
11 months ago

Day one: Food is for the weak.

Just another bot
Community Member
11 months ago

Ah, yes, you must live by yourself and have the time to go grocery shopping whenever you wish...with kids, fast living and the pandemic, my grocery shopping is once a week and I can barely even fit everything in the fridge.

Nicole Locke
Community Member
11 months ago

Nothing wrong with storing canned food in the fridge, especially if you find it helps you with meal planning https://ask.usda.gov/s/article/Is-it-safe-store-unopened-cans-in-the-refrigerator

Zophra
Community Member
10 months ago

Bahahah... if my family opened this refrig. they would immediately start going on dramatically about starvation...

Ivaylo Badinov
Community Member
11 months ago

The Climate zone is misused

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
11 months ago

Clearly no children live there! 🤣

RitaGG
Community Member
11 months ago

Do we really need all of those plastics? Seems like a big waste.

Nil B
Community Member
11 months ago

Should be berries stored airtight?

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
11 months ago

Holy moly. I feel like I found the meaning of life.

Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
11 months ago

Good idea! It wouldn't work for me, but kudos for sharing this since I'm pretty sure not a lot of people have thought of this option.

Kristine Sheehan
Community Member
8 months ago

THAT IS FANTASTIC!!!!!

Sent From The Slytherin House
Community Member
11 months ago

Briiiiiliant!

Nancy Meister
Community Member
11 months ago

The material (towel?) under the bins...do they scratch the glass? I'd like to know prior to purchasing. Thank you.

Among Us
Community Member
11 months ago

What glass and what are you purchasing...

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Megzymonsta
Community Member
11 months ago

Great idea, especially if you need to budget or don't have a lot of spare time. Wouldn't work for my tiny fridge but might suggest it to my sister

Vicky Zar
Community Member
11 months ago

Nope. I use the rules that come with my fridge. Cheese, Milk and meat lower, processed foods and fat on the uppermost shelf, vegetables and fruit in the baskets..... it keeps order and is best for the food

Lilly W.
Community Member
11 months ago

If I was putting together dinner ingredients for someone that cannot see maybe, or a teenager that needs everything ready ... or someone that seldom cooks...

b l a n c
Community Member
11 months ago

we use good food it's kinda the same thing but in bags not bins

Dori Semenov
Community Member
11 months ago

Great - an entire refrigerator for 1/2 a person.

Summer Woodsong
Community Member
11 months ago

That's just an awesome idea, I'm going to have to share with friends!

Community Member
11 months ago

:D

DC
Community Member
11 months ago

I'll try that one! I hate searching the entire kitchen for ... whatever is missing ... I always end up looking for something I can't find, and the less I find it, the more I need it ... which sucks in that cases where it can't spark any creativity for the missing ingredient not being replacable.

Slune
Community Member
11 months ago

Makes no sense

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
11 months ago

What planet are you from LOL!

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
11 months ago

You are not supposed to put canned stuff in fridge. Not sure why.. Soft drink cans yes, but other like corn, no. Long time ago I had a can of baby formula in fridge and my mom visited and saw it and freaked out. Said cans like that can't be refrigerated.

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#12

My Vertical Tea Station

My Vertical Tea Station

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
11 months ago

That’s lovely! I will put something like this in my guest bedroom (already have an organiser thing in my kitchen).

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However, Erin warns us to keep in mind that some things like like laundry or dishes will never be done, so mastering those habits is key. “Don't beat yourself up if things get out of place every once in a while, and 'don't let perfect be the enemy of good' is a Voltaire quote I find myself repeating often.” Start from a simple sweep, and return items to their space so things get back in order.

“The essence of being organized is having a home for everything and returning an item to its rightful home after each use. Toothbrush back in the drawer, coat back on the hook or in the closet, toys in the basket, books on the shelf. It is simple, but does require consistent effort,” Erin concluded.

#13

If You're Moving, You Can Use This Method To Easily Transport All The Clothes That You Hang

If You're Moving, You Can Use This Method To Easily Transport All The Clothes That You Hang

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Clara Knaub
Community Member
11 months ago

Genius!

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#14

Create Non-Slip Hangers With Hot Glue

Create Non-Slip Hangers With Hot Glue

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Foxxy (The Original)
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11 months ago

Ooh, I definitely need to remember this.

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#15

Cut Dollar Store Pool Noodles Into Quarters To Keep Your Boots Upright In The Floor Of Your Closet

Cut Dollar Store Pool Noodles Into Quarters To Keep Your Boots Upright In The Floor Of Your Closet

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Red rockin lobster
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11 months ago

Wow, more impressive are the three types of boots in different colors

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#16

A Drying Rack That Rolls Out To Sit Over Your Sink

A Drying Rack That Rolls Out To Sit Over Your Sink

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LuckyL
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11 months ago

This is so cool

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#17

Label Your Cords

Label Your Cords

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Malene
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11 months ago

I use washi tape. It very rare to find that kind of "tags" in our contry now, because of reducing of plastic waste .

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#18

I Stole This One From My Mom

I Stole This One From My Mom

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Sabse
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11 months ago

Oh dear, so many different cleaning agents?

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#19

Thought You Might Like To See How I Store My Stud Earrings

Thought You Might Like To See How I Store My Stud Earrings

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Tired-Panda
Community Member
11 months ago

This reminds me of the sheets of stick on earrings you'd get as kids (at least in the 90s and early 00s)

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#20

Mount Coat Hooks Near The Door To Create A Handy Shoe Rack

Mount Coat Hooks Near The Door To Create A Handy Shoe Rack

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Sabse
Community Member
11 months ago

I do not want to know how the wall will look like after 6 months...

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#21

I Was Growing Sick Of Always Having To Lift All The Plates To Get To The Larger Ones

I Was Growing Sick Of Always Having To Lift All The Plates To Get To The Larger Ones

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Sunny Night
Community Member
11 months ago

Lots of kitchens here in Spain have a drying rack above the sink in the cabinet. It's a similar idea to this but there is no bottom shelve underneath the rack so it can dry in the cupboard.

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#22

Stash Under-Bed Storage Bins In Your Deepest Cabinets To Make Everything Accessible, Even In The Back Of The Cabinets

Stash Under-Bed Storage Bins In Your Deepest Cabinets To Make Everything Accessible, Even In The Back Of The Cabinets

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Aunt Messy
Community Member
11 months ago

Or even better, you can buy rolling shelves made of stainless steel at the Container Store and mount them inside your cabinets. They're sturdy enough that if you move or redo your kitchen you can take them out and reuse them.

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#23

Keep Cables Cleaned Up With Binder Clips

Keep Cables Cleaned Up With Binder Clips

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Community Member
11 months ago

You can also do this with pens!

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#24

Create An "Eat Me First" Bin In Your Fridge Or Your Pantry (Or Both!) To Help Cut Down On Food Waste

Create An "Eat Me First" Bin In Your Fridge Or Your Pantry (Or Both!) To Help Cut Down On Food Waste

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troufaki13
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11 months ago

You just need to remember to move them from the "regular" shelf to the "eat me first" one before the expiration date!

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#25

Two Dowels For Mounting Rolls Of Trash Bags Under Your Sink

Two Dowels For Mounting Rolls Of Trash Bags Under Your Sink

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Chrissie M.
Community Member
11 months ago

Interesting idea, but my kinds of plastic bag rolls don't have a hole in them.

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#26

Hang Rain Gutter Shelves To Store Kids Books

Hang Rain Gutter Shelves To Store Kids Books

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
11 months ago

We use IKEA spice racks for this. Paint them bright colours, put a chair underneath and you have a great reading corner.

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#27

Wrangle Your Freezer Bags With Binder Clips

Wrangle Your Freezer Bags With Binder Clips

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Torchicachu
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11 months ago

that might be annoying to get off tho..

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#28

Instead Of Tossing Out Your Old Egg Cartons, Try This Out

Instead Of Tossing Out Your Old Egg Cartons, Try This Out

Store the squeeze bottles upside down in an egg carton. It not only keeps them organized and sliding around the fridge, but also helps you to squeeze them easily when you need.

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
11 months ago

No not with egg boxes they get skanky. Use an old ice cube tray and that way when a bottle leaks (as they’re prone to do) you can easily wash and reuse.

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#29

Group Together Books You Haven’t Read Yet

Group Together Books You Haven’t Read Yet

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Foxxy (The Original)
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11 months ago

I do this. I have a shelf just for books that I have read and want to keep and a shelf for unread books. I donate the books that I have read and no longer want.

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#30

A Coffee Measuring Spoon That Doubles As A Clip For Your Bag Of Beans

A Coffee Measuring Spoon That Doubles As A Clip For Your Bag Of Beans

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Gogubaci
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11 months ago

these are fantastic, I have 2

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