How to Organize Every Room in Your House with a Magnetic Knife Strip

Magnetic knife racks are an excellent way to save space in the kitchen, but you might not realize that they’re great for organizing far more than just knives. After finding all of these creative magnetic knife strip organizing ideas, now I want to add a few to practically every room in my house.        

 

A magnetic knife strip used to store small tools inside a cabinet
Photo:  Poul Ober for Design Sponge

1. There’s no rule that a knife rack has to go on an open wall. Continue Reading

Conquer Clutter with 44 DIY Jewelry Organizers and Displays You Can Make Yourself

Display your jewelry with these DIY jewelry organizers and storage ideas you can make yourself. #DIY #jewelry #jewelrystorage #organization

As fun as jewelry is to collect and wear, it can be tricky to figure out how to store all your pieces. If you're not careful, it can too easily turn into clutter. Home organization stores would love to convince you to run out and spend tons of money on jewelry organizers and storage. But if you're willing to get a bit crafty, you can easily make your own DIY jewelry organizer or holder to store your jewelry in style.                Continue Reading

Keys? Check. Wallet? Check. Stay Sane with this DIY Out-the-Door Organizer

Anyone who knows me knows I'm ALL about organization. When you live in small spaces, organization is the key to maximizing space and keeping your home feeling decluttered. One of the most cluttered areas of my home tends to be my entryway, so I decorated a simple box to create this wood box hook display for catching keys, sunglasses and other small items that normally end up cluttering the table!  

 

This box is about 8.5 inches wide, which was perfect for this small wall next to our entryway table. Continue Reading

How to: Make This Easy DIY Refrigerator Organizer

How-To: Easy DIY Refrigerator Organizer
Photo: Faith Towers

I don't know about you, but I'll take all the help I can get in the organization department. And the refrigerator seemed like the perfect place for an organizational hub – the kitchen is where people tend to congregate, so it's the most logical place to keep lists, cards, etc. Click through to check out my full tutorial.   

 

How-To: Easy DIY Refrigerator Organizer
Photo: Faith Towers

This organizer combines a chalkboard (a pink one!), a hook for keys and a set of clothespins to clip business cards and invitations – all on a bulletin board covered with fun fabric. Continue Reading

Roundup: 10 DIY Entryway and Mudroom Organizers

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For most of us the entryway or mudroom is the first insight that guests have into our homes. While many choose function over form, there is no reason you can’t have both.  

Several of these entries don’t come with full instructions, or any at all, but the simplicity of their nature should provide you with your own inspiration and ideas.

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1. The cut down console via Abigail Ahern

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2. The Happy Tape Entry via Little Green Notebook

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How to: Make a Magnetic Organization Center

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As wonderfully functional as scotch tape is, it just doesn’t do it for me in the aesthetic department.  It didn’t do much for Landee either, so she came up with her own solution to displaying calendars and child art.   Isn’t sheet metal the most convenient thing ever?  Well, I’m sure there are other things more useful than sheet metal, but for organization purposes it gets 5 stars from me.  Landee of Landee See Landee Do attached a large piece to the wall and went magnet crazy on everything to get the organized life she wanted. Continue Reading

7 DIY Jewelry Organizers to Make Yourself

Kitchen grater turns into an earring holder.

A little turquoise spray paint, some brass hooks (for feet) and an old kitchen grater makes for a kitschy and cool earring holder. Unconventional, yes, but we LOVE unconventional earring/jewelry holders here at Curbly. A perusual into our coffers is evidence of such.

The lamp/earring holder, whis is totally diyable:

Table top turned jewelry organizer:

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Mug holder turned jewelry holder:

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Old frame + hooks approach:

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Old frame + lace option:

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And my personal fave–because it’s mine :)–the jewelry pegboard:

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How To: Make a Jewelry Organizer from a Secondhand Table

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Anyone who lives near a university or remembers their own college days can attest to the massive amounts of furniture that sit curbside during early summer. I happen to live near one of the country’s biggest, which possesses a huge post-graduate population, and thus lots of transitions year round. On any given week, you can expect to find an entire room’s worth of furnishing within a few blocks.

Of course, most of it is trashed and cheap laminate covered particleboard, but every once in a while, there are the gems. Continue Reading

How to turn an old crib spring into an office organizer.


Maybe you have an old crib collecting dust, or maybe you see them all the time at tag sales. Whichever, this is a great way to give them new purpose: Turn them into office organizers.

To get your project started you’ll need:
an old crib spring
a metal saw
screws
1″ x 2″ (These are needed if you are going to make your own frame, however, you could just as easily get your hands on an old, flat wooden frame and use that instead.)
drill
eye hooks
wire cutter

According to Country Home, you’ll then need to “Cut two sides of the spring with a metal saw to desired size (we matched the proportion of the table below). Continue Reading

Make a Cereal Box Magazine Organizer.

I cringe everytime I put a cereal box in the recycling bin. Sure, it’s better than tossing it in the trash, but there’s such stiff yet pliable material in my hands, yet at that moment, I’m not clever enough to come up with a project for its re-use. Luckily, someone else is (though I bet it wasn’t the mogul herself)…

Materials

  • Large, sturdy cereal box
  • Craft knife
  • Straight edge
  • Decorative paper
  • Spray adhesive

Simply cut the box to the desired shape, spray with adhesive, then apply paper. Continue Reading