Slam Dunk Ways to Help You Stay Organized in 2018

updated Apr 14, 2020
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These projects will corral all the little bits, make sense of your mail, display things prettily, stash things out of sight, organize your entryway, or sort your stuff. They are the key to a productive year ahead.

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Anusha hacked a basic tray with individual compartments to keep desk accessories and random items in check. It’s a great way to corral a bunch of little things instead of leaving them floating around on your desk.

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This entryway organizer from A Pair & A Spare is so useful. Keep all your bags and scarves off your entryway floor, and hang them up instead. The simple wood and leather is organic, basic and works for any style.

This industrial bar holds mail, random notes, and keeps keys right where you need them —great for an entryway or your landing strip.

→ How to Make a 15-Minute, $15 DIY Floating Steel Notice Bar

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There’s nothing worse that reaching into a drawer full of sharp objects, and hoping you escape unscathed. Keep your cutlery all shipshape with a DIY drawer organizer and never worry about cutting yourself again.

→ A DIY In-Drawer Knife Block (lead image above)

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Here’s another entryway organizer that has multiple functions in one unit: hooks for storage, a magnetic surface for keys, velcro straps to hold important pieces of paper, and a shelf for everything else.

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If your mail is out of control, and you need a proper in and out system, install one of these leather and wood organizers near your desk, or even better, by the front door.

How To Make a Leather Mail Organizer

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This personal valet houses accessories, with the added function of hidden electronics charger in the drawer. Never leave the house with a dead phone again.

How To Make A DIY Charging Station

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Keep your kitchen under control with some modern pegboard shelving. It will add flexible storage for to your blank walls and make use of any and all vertical space. Plus, it’s pretty handsome.

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This great bathroom organizer works great for products, hair accessories, and makeup brushes. Since it’s a chalk surface, you can leave notes for yourself while you shower 🙂

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This is one of those pretty projects that you make to house your equally pretty craft supplies. So you can gaze at them all happily before you even start your next project.

How to Make an Easy 30-Minute DIY Felt Storage Bin

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Would you believe this desktop organizer is made from plastic hangers and some old picture frames? Now it’s a tiered system for your work papers and mail.

How To Make A Desk Organizer from Hangers & Acrylic Frames

Edited from a post originally posted 2/15/2016 – DF