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10 DIY projects to get your home organized

The dawn of a new year is as good a time as any to get the home organized and these do-it-yourself projects are fun, easy and helpful!

(Photo Credit: Sally Ann Handmade Fashion)

(Photo Credit: Sally Ann Handmade Fashion)

Here at Rustik Cottage we have a lot of scarves. We love the idea of having them all lined up in a row, but this easy DIY clothespin hanger would also be a great way to organize kitchen towels, favourite photos, bills that still need to be paid…

(Photo Credit: George and Willy/Home Sweet Home)

(Photo Credit: George and Willy/Home Sweet Home)

Jotting down notes on scraps of paper you can never find when you need them is so 2015. This wall-mounted craft paper roll will inspire creativity and organization, whether you buy it readymade or go for the crafty DIY version.

(Photo Credit: Nick Fraser/Stagetecture/Sierra Club/Homemade Modern)

(Photo Credit: Nick Fraser/Stagetecture/Sierra Club/Homemade Modern)

One of the most problematic areas in the home for clutter is the “landing strip” – that area right inside your front door. We love these creative problem-solving ideas: Pipes; branches; old keys; screwdrivers.

(Photo Credit: Little Birds Boutique)

(Photo Credit: Little Birds Boutique)

Keep plastic bags in their place and ready when you need one – it’s easy enough to make an organizer yourself, or choose one of these bright ones from Etsy.

(Photo Credit: Blah Blah Magazine)

(Photo Credit: Blah Blah Magazine)

Another easy way to keep the kitchen tidy is having the utensils you use frequently right at hand. Upcycle old tins by painting and labelling them for a quick and easy win that will make you feel more organized right away.

(Photo Credit: A Beautiful Mess)

(Photo Credit: A Beautiful Mess)

If counter space is limited in your kitchen, this vertical organizer is easy to make and would work on any available wall.

(Photo Credit: The DIY Playbook)

(Photo Credit: The DIY Playbook)

Mounted mason jars are another way to get organized in the kitchen, bathroom or office. This DIY uses hose clamps to mount the jars to a piece of wood.

(Photo Credit: Creative Organizing)

(Photo Credit: Creative Organizing)

Use an old flower pot filled with sand to keep garden tools together and make sure they are sharp and ready for action come spring!

(Photo Credit: Controlfreakecs)

(Photo Credit: Controlfreakecs)

With so many devices to be charged, you may be drowning in cords and cables. Tuck them away neatly by creating a charging station in your bedside drawer.

sock-drawer

(Photo Credit: Daisy Lane Design)

Not quite a DIY, but if the sock drawer is your nemesis, Marie Kondo’s folding method might be just the answer.

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