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.

#1

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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3 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
Community Member
3 months ago

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

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah. I do this, but they never look like this. Makes it easier to grab and carry a set quickly, though.

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Ola Polowczyk
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3 months ago

OMG, this is brilliant!!! I need to start doing it immediately!

What's In Your Head?
Community Member
3 months ago

OMG! This is actually a fantastic idea, I think I will use it. And yes, I'm one of the lucky few who knows how to fold them that neatly. :-P

Christine
Community Member
3 months ago

I tie up my sets with ribbon. Keeps it organized and you don't need to stuff everything in a pillow case. Plus making a bed starts with unwrapping a big pretty bow.

b l a n c
Community Member
3 months ago

we do the opposite. pillow cases folded inside the sheets

Dori Semenov
Community Member
3 months ago

What a great idea!

RavenclawQueen
Community Member
3 months ago

Genius idea for someone who has a tiny apartment and needs to save space.

Deb Johnston
Community Member
3 months ago

I tried doing this, but it never looks like this... this is some kind of witchcraft

Community Member
3 months ago

PERFECT! I need to do this right now! 10 minutes later... Ummmmmm... I can't fold the fitted sheets...

La La Lynch
Community Member
3 months ago

The OCD in me is very happy right now.

varwenea
Community Member
3 months ago

I have an even simpler method - have only one set of sheets. Laundry day - take everything off, wash everything, put everything back on. No storage needed. 🤷‍♀️

Thindy
Community Member
3 months ago

I do this this too. I have more than one set, but putting the same sheets on after they have been laundered saves you so much time.

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Glynna Bowood
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15 hours ago

So obvious once you see it!!

jevais
Community Member
2 months ago

All should be ironed to make everything very flat, it's the only way to get this result.

Janet Bird
Community Member
3 months ago

I do this already! ::pats self on back::

sabocat
Community Member
3 months ago

Who has matching sheets?!

Lisa Greene
Community Member
3 months ago

If only I could fold a fitted sheet that flat! 🤣

Celeste Grant
Community Member
3 months ago

Done this for years. Makes it so easy to store

NWB
Community Member
3 months ago

it works so well and you arent hunting in the cupboard then!

Sandy Murphey
Community Member
3 months ago

Does anyone really need all these sheets? 12 sets for how many beds?

Deb Wagner
Community Member
3 months ago

Brilliant!

Ellaphant
Community Member
3 months ago

Please move in with me

April Ahlers
Community Member
3 months ago

I store them in the zippered bag/case they come in. Much easier.

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
3 months ago

Sooooooo beautiful!

Micah Patchen
Community Member
3 months ago

This is genius, but I only have 2 sheets and they don't match my pillow cases...so..... But I wish I had matching and I would totally do this

Claudia Dugral
Community Member
3 months ago

I do this for years....

Virginia Anziani
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm so glad I discovered this one. A game-changer in my linen closet.

Megzymonsta
Community Member
3 months ago

I do this. It saves space but one of my pillow cases always ends up dusty.

Vicky Zar
Community Member
3 months ago

Not as easy with our square pillowcases, but nice idea

Tonya Mahurin
Community Member
3 months ago

yeah i just can not fold that neatly

Batwench
Community Member
3 months ago

Been doing this for a while now

Tiari
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

But who has the same amount of bed sheets as covers? And why?

Aunt Messy
Community Member
3 months ago

We have a king sized bed and use two duvets...but everything we use is white. A "set" for us is therefore two duvet covers, a king sized fitted sheet, and four king sized pillows. No top sheets, those are horrible. It's not going to fit in a pillowcase, so I tie up each one with red grosgrain ribbon.

Daphne
Community Member
3 months ago

Thanks! Well thought out solution! I always misplace items from my sets...

Mama Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

I have tried this and I can never get them to look as neat as these do. It's impossible!

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#3

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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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
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3 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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3 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
3 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
Community Member
3 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.

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#12

My Vertical Tea Station

My Vertical Tea Station

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
3 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
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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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
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3 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
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3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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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3 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.
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3 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
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3 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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3 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
3 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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3 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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3 months ago

these are fantastic, I have 2

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