There's a lot that drives us crazy about being holed up at home ... yet, there's something to be said for being forced into having the time to confront the corners of your home you've willingly ignored for months, or, um, years. Consider this your checklist for making sure every single thing in your home gets proper attention, cleaning, and organization. Try tackling two of these per week — or more, if you're feeling ambitious!
1. Clean out and organize all your junk drawers.
Yes, you can actually create a junk drawer that looks organized. There are some easy steps to follow to make sure it doesn't end up looking like a mess — even when cleaned. Check out these seven tips.
2. Tackle your linen closet.
You may need to order a few supplies from Amazon or The Container Store before you begin your linen closet org project. Regardless, once you're ready, we have a step-by-step guide (plus inspiration for what to buy).
3. Make sense of your pantry.
By now, your pantry is probably brimming with non-perishables. Turn that chaos into an Instagram-worthy space with our tips for creating a completely organized pantry.
4. Organize those bathroom drawers.
We have five different methods for you to try, so no matter what bathroom stuff you're organizing or the shape of your drawer, we've got you covered.
5. Make glass labels for your pantry or bathroom org projects.
Want to truly put the finest finishing touch on your org projects? Check out our DIY for making glass jar labels — perfect for pantries or bathrooms.
6. Organize your bedroom closet.
Here's a two-part project that you can start today. Step one: Comb through your closet and put discards for charity aside. Then, spend an hour or so on Amazon or IKEA getting the right tools to put the mess back together. Check out our list of genius bedroom closet organizers you can get on Amazon.
7. Tackle all the messy cords in your home.
If you've finished all your major organization projects and you're still looking for stuff to do, surely there is a room or two in your home where the cords are just outta control. See this manual for making sense of the disorder.
8. Organize your spice cabinet.
Now that the pantry's dealt with, time to toss old spices, wipe down bottles you're keeping, make new labels, and put them all back in a pretty row. See an expert's tips here.
9. Finally, organize your cleaning supplies.
Chances are, you're cleaning more frequently than usual these days. Make sure you are stashing your cleaning supplies in an organized fashion — just follow our shopping suggestions and tips here.
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