Organizational Problems and Solutions For Your Home

Week three of Project Re-Org is underway. I am always inspired by people who live in small apartments in Brooklyn or San Francisco and still manage to have clean lines and beautifully decorated spaces. When I say small, I mean 400-700 square feet. That to me, is really small.

We live in approximately 650 sq. feet. I know, it isn’t that small but stuff sometimes gets in the way and we are left feeling “stuffed”. So I went on mission to find some fabulous tools that will help me feel more organized and ultimately clear my mind of the clutter. Here are five tools that I have found to help me stay organized. Keep in mind that these pictures do not do it justice but you get the idea.


My Pantry has shelving units that are odd heights. Although adjustable, they still needed extra help.

Solution: I found these hanging baskets that slide onto the shelf above making great use of the “wasted” space. It also makes grabbing cling wrap or foil a cinch. Just slide it out and slide it in. Easy!

Problem: We have many small boxes, jars and bottles that would fall out of the pantry or get in the way when trying to find something.

Solution: Small baskets made it easy for me to place all smaller goods into one area that was easily removed at anytime and contained them at the same time.


Problem: I was tired of having the white flour, wheat flour, sugar, powdered sugar, brown sugar etc. in bags lopped in a pile at the bottom of the pantry.

Solution: I bought these plastic containers with air tight lids and began stacking. It looks so much cleaner and is easy to see when I am getting low.


Problem: We have place mats that will not fit in a smaller drawer and were always falling forward when lined in the back of the pantry wall.

Solution: I placed a rack on the bottom of the pantry and neatly stacked the folded place mats underneath.


Problem: Like the place mats, we did not have room for the oven mitts in our drawers.

Solution: 3M makes small clips that stick to surfaces without ruining the wall or door. I placed clips on both doors to hang the mitts from for easy access.


Problem: We had wide dishes and stacking them on top of each other was becoming a pain when plating dinner.

Solution: I bought plate racks to divide the plates and create space where normally space is wasted.






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