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DIY, Buy, Hack! 20 Organizing Ideas for 2013!

The start of a new year is always a good time to think about organizing and taking care of loose ends. Sometimes that includes re-thinking the obvious, and how we live. Like it doesn’t make sense to be picking up lego and putting it all away each time if your child is pulling it out each day it gets a bit monotonous to say the least. So we’ve found a few clever solutions for things like that. Maybe you don’t have a front hall closet — so make one (that’s budget-friendly too), or maybe you just need a few ideas for inspiration to get more organized this year. Check out a few we’ve found online recently.

  • Cable Management 1 of 20
    Cable Management
    Hide and charge your devices and their cords with this cool cable management box.
    From IKEA.
  • Organize an Entry 2 of 20
    Organize an Entry
    Make an entryway using a branch for a coat hanger and a painted crate.
    From Deas & Mia.
  • Cool Lego Storage 3 of 20
    Cool Lego Storage
    Use Ikea's MANDAL headboards to store LEGO bricks for quick & easy building.
    From Ikea Hackers.
  • After Christmas Storage 4 of 20
    After Christmas Storage
    Great storage ideas from IKEA for cleaning up after Christmas.
    More info at Livet Hemma.
  • Get Creative 5 of 20
    Get Creative
    A coat rack makes a stylish hangout for necklaces and bracelets!
    Idea from ikea.com.
  • Make an Entry Locker 6 of 20
    Make an Entry Locker
    Something like this locker cabinet with drawers even for charging phones is simple enough for even the novice.
    Get the instructions at ana-white.com.
  • Make a Smart Calendar 7 of 20
    Make a Smart Calendar
    Write appointments and events on movable sticky notes with this clever calendar idea.
    From Martha Stewart.
  • Build a Shed 8 of 20
    Build a Shed
    If you have limited space for storage inside, build a shed like this one.
    Get the instructions at ana-white.com.
  • Store Anything 9 of 20
    Store Anything
    Collecting something? Store anything in these Dimpa recycling bags.
    Available at Ikea.
  • Paper Storage 10 of 20
    Paper Storage
    Hide and store extra rolls of t-paper with this ENUDDEN toilet roll holder.
    From Ikea.com.
  • Toiletry Storage 11 of 20
    Toiletry Storage
    These interior drawer organizers (GODMORGON) will make life easier everyday.
    From Ikea.com.
  • Adjustable Shelf Storage 12 of 20
    Adjustable Shelf Storage
    These sturdy storage baskets can be removed and adjusted as your family grows.
    ALGOT system. From Ikea.com.
  • Seat Storage 13 of 20
    Seat Storage
    Take a seat and store at the same time. A nice set up for the bath.
    HEMNES bench from Ikea.com.
  • Small Space Solutions 14 of 20
    Small Space Solutions
    Perfect for small spaces, this GRUNDTAL cart holds heaps and is super skinny.
    From Ikea.com.
  • Slim Hallway Fix 15 of 20
    Slim Hallway Fix
    Ikea makes a slim fit wardrobe for those narrow hallways. Comes with sliding doors.
    PAX wardrobe from ikea.com.
  • A Pull Out Rack 16 of 20
    A Pull Out Rack
    A pull out rack makes it easy to access scarves and other accessories in your closet.
    Komplement pull out rail from ikea.com.
  • Divide and Conquer 17 of 20
    Divide and Conquer
    Organize your drawer space with adjustable dividers.
    RATIONELL System from IKEA.
  • Hook ‘Em! 18 of 20
    Hook 'Em!
    With a rail and some "S" hooks, create a perfect spot for hanging belts and scarves.
    From GRUNDTAL towel rail.
  • DIY Cutting Board Holder 19 of 20
    DIY Cutting Board Holder
    Improvise with this cutting board holder DIY.
    From tikkido.com.
  • Ornament Storage 20 of 20
    Ornament Storage
    Martha Stewart has a clever safe storage idea for ornaments.
    Click here to see.

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Jan is the co-founder of Poppytalk, a blog about the beautiful, the decayed and the handmade and Poppytalk Handmade, an online curated marketplace. Follow her on Twitter , Facebook and Pinterest!


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