30 Home Organization Ideas for a Tidier Space

Organizing your home can be quite a cathartic exercise: putting everything away exactly where it belongs, each individual item in a designated spot, no clutter in sight (just don’t open the entryway table drawers). It’s full-blown ASMR-level tingle-inducing, right? Nope? Just us? Even if tidying up isn’t your thing, nothing says “I have my life together, pinky promise” like an organized space. And before my fellow maximalists chime in, organization does not equate minimalism—it can mean quite the contrary, actually. Think of these home organization ideas as (hopefully) helpful tips in getting the most out of your square footage, no matter how small your space may be. Read on for our favorite home organization secrets that ensure all of your junk prized possessions have a place to call home.

1. Stagger Your Shelves

Staggered shelving units are not only aesthetically pleasing but they also allow you to play with height, which in turn provides more storage space for taller, more sculptural items.

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2. A Catchall for Every Occasion

It’s no secret that we love a good catchall dish. Rather than stocking up on brand-new trays and dishes to house your jewelry or random knickknacks, shop a bit more sustainably and go for thrifted finds. Follow some of our favorite vintage dealers like Wildfang Home, Home Thangs, and The Lam Label to never miss another swan dish (peep below for another fave).

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3. Decant Everything

There’s nothing like opening up a cabinet to see all of your grains, legumes, spices, and more decanted in neatly aligned mason jars. Go the extra mile and throw yourself a label-making party.