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Say No to Clutter! 20 Easy and Useful DIY Home Organizing Tips

Say No to Clutter! 20 Easy and Useful DIY Home Organizing Tips

These DIY organizing ideas are great ways to find a specific home for everything you own. In other words, everything from kids’ toys to kitchen utensils has a place to go.

The solutions need not be complicated, as you will find. Most of the ideas here take less than an hour to complete. These DIY home organizing ideas are also very inexpensive. Simplicity is at its best as you find useful storage ideas below.

20. Easy Storage

The organization tips in this video are easy to follow and make all the difference when it comes to de-cluttering your home.

19. Wrapping Paper Storage

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    Hang a shelf or dowel vertically to quickly and awesomely store rolls of wrapping paper for birthdays, Christmas, or any other occasion. You can even simply stretch a bungee cord from wall-to-wall to create storage space.

    18. Re-Use Baby Food Jars

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      Nail baby food lids underneath the bottoms of cabinets. Use the empty jars to store tiny items, rather than tossing them into some drawer.

      17. Stow Away Those Ugly Cords

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        Keep computer cords off the floor with a simple binder clip screwed to the desk. This tip is especially helpful for those with little ones or curious pets.

        16. Rolling Basket

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          This neat, little project can be used for far more than books. Those who love to knit or sew or craft of any kind will fall in love with this basket’s ease of use from room to room.

          15. Pin Up Freezer Bag Boxes

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            Free up a bit of space in the pantry by pinning up storage bag boxes. Amazing what a couple of push pins can do, to keep the kitchen neat and orderly.

            14. Dish Rack Art Center

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              Kids will love the idea of their own Art Center. A new or used dish rack can carry all their masterpieces and the cup holder is transformed into a spot to hold markers, colored pencils, or crayons.

              13. Organize Cords

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                Make use of old toilet paper rolls to store cords neatly. That way the cords can be easily found when needed. Use colored tape to decorate the cords.

                12. Re-Purpose A Shoe Hangar

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                  A simple over-the-door shoe rack can store a great deal of odds and ends. Make use of one in the nursery, laundry room, or just about anywhere some storage space is needed.

                  11. Cell Phone Holder

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                    A simple lotion bottle can be transformed into a nifty cell phone holder. Be sure that the hangar rests on the plug itself, rather than the prongs.

                    10. Necklace/Belt Holder

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                      Transform a simple piece of wood and clothespins into a handy hangar for necklaces or belts. Keep necklaces tangle-free and always on hand.

                      9. Wine Crate Coffee Table

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                        Vintage wine crates transformed into a chic coffee table is sure to please. Add wheels for ease of movement from place-to-place.

                        8. Hidden Storage

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                          Use old book spines glued around a box to create a hidden storage space. It’s a simple project for anyone and one that bibliophiles are sure to love.

                          7. Bungee Cord Storage

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                            Bungee cords make great tools for storing many things. As depicted bungee cords store balls of all types easily.

                            6. Magnetic Strip For Bobby Pins

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                              Magnetic strips can be cut to size and applied to the back of the medicine cabinet to store bobby pins and more.

                              5. Kid Cup Storage

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                                Glue magnets to the backs of a favorite or the kids cups for easy and accessible storage.

                                4. Hair Tie Holder

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                                  Stop scattering hair ties all over the house. Gather them up and place on a carbiner that cost about a buck.

                                  3. Simple Storage DIY

                                  Most of these great ideas revolve around using trays for storage.

                                  2. Back-To-Back Desks

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                                    Transform a bookcase into a double-desk. A smart idea for parents or for kids.

                                    1. Back Of Door Shelves

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                                      Add shelves to the back of a door to store books, toys, and more. This idea is a great addition to a child’s bedroom or the master suite

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                                      Last Updated on February 11, 2021

                                      20 Unusual Uses for Coca-Cola That You’ve Never Considered

                                      20 Unusual Uses for Coca-Cola That You’ve Never Considered

                                      Coca-Cola is an adored product the world over. While keeping yourself in good health means moderating how often you enjoy this drink, Coca-Cola lovers will be happy to hear that there are plenty of uses for the soda pop that don’t involve ingesting it. Impressively, Coca-Cola can be used to help you clean, get rid of rust, and even help maintain your garden. Whether you are looking for a way to finally get rid of those pesky stains, or just want to find new ways to love this drink, these 20 jaw-dropping and unusual uses for Coca-Cola will blow you away.

                                      Kill pests in your garden

                                      Coca-Cola is also an effective pest control method for your garden. To rid yourself of plant munching slugs and snails, pour a small bowl of Coca-Cola and place it near your garden or flowerbeds. The smell will attract these crawling bugs and the drink’s acidity will kill them.

                                      Defrost your windshield

                                      Incredibly, Coca-Cola can also defrost your windscreen in the wintertime. Simply pour Coke liberally across your windshield and wait about a minute. The ice should turn to slush for easy removal.

                                      Clean your pans

                                      Coca-Cola is also useful in the kitchen, especially on burnt pans. For any pan with burnt on messes, pour a can of Coke into the pan and simmer. The mess should easily wipe away. You can also soak kettles and other kitchen items in Coca-Cola to remove scale and build up.

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                                      Clean bugs from your windshield

                                      Another way Coca-Cola can aid in your car care is by removing bugs and gunk from your windshield. Soak a cloth in coke, then rub across your windshield. Just be careful not to get any on your paint job.

                                      Remove rust from your car

                                      Coca-Cola is also useful when removing rust. The simplest method is to dip crumpled tinfoil in Coca-Cola, then give the item a scrub and you should be rust free.

                                      Loosen rusty bolts

                                      Similarly, use Coca-Cola to loosen up a rusty bolt. Simply unscrew the bolt half a turn and pour on Coca-Cola. Let it sit, then give the metal a wipe. The bolt and screws will be one hundred percent in no time.

                                      Remove stains from your fabric

                                      Surprisingly, Coca-Cola is incredibly helpful when removing stains from clothing and fabric. Coke will easily remove grease stains, as well as blood spots. Remember that Coca-Cola itself is brown, so stains on light fabrics might be better removed another way.

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                                      Remove oil spots

                                      Another way to use Coca-Cola is to remove oil stains from cement. Whether it’s your garage or your driveway, soak the stain in Coca-Cola for a few hours then hose off.

                                      Relieve jellyfish stings

                                      Should you be unwilling to neutralize a jellyfish sting the traditional way (with urine) pouring Coca-Cola on the sting will also do the job.

                                      Clean your car engine

                                      Coca-Cola is also an effective ways to clean your car engine. Believe it or not, Coke distributors have reportedly been a fan of this technique for ages. 

                                      Use it in cooking

                                      Coca-Cola is also a fantastic addition to many recipes. Using Coca-Cola to cook pot roast or steaks in will easily tenderize the meat for you. Mixing Coke with ketchup or barbecue sauce also makes for a delightfully sweet glaze.

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                                      Clean your old coins

                                      Another way to use Coke to clean is to soak tarnished coins in the soda. About ten minutes should be enough to get rid of the muck.

                                      Clean your tiles

                                      Incredibly, Coca-Cola can also be applied to tiles to effectively clean grout. Let Coke sit on the tiles that need cleaning for a few minutes, then wipe away.

                                      Supercharge your compost

                                      Coke is also an impressive way to speed up your compost. The sugar in Coca-Cola feeds micro organisms, plus the acidity will help your compost break down faster.

                                      Remove gum from your hair

                                      Coca-Cola can also help you avoid a major hair disaster. If you have gum stuck in your hair, dip the gum into a small bowl of Coke and let it sit for a few minutes. The Coca-Cola breaks down the gum, allowing you to wipe it off.

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                                      Fade unwanted hair dye

                                      Similarly, if you made a mistake with your hair dye, Coca-Cola comes to the rescue. It’s probably best to get in the shower first, then pour Diet Coke over your hair. Let the soda sit for a few minutes, then wash your hair like normal. This method is effective in removing temporary hair dyes, but will likely only fade professionally applied dyes.

                                      Clean marker stains

                                      Coca-Cola is also an easy way to remove marker stains from carpet. Apply a small amount of Coke, scrub the spot, then clean with soapy water. Again, remember that Coca-Cola is brown, so removing stains on white or light-colored carpets might be better achieved with another method.

                                      Clean your toilet

                                      Coca-Cola can also help you clean elsewhere in the house. To easily clean a toilet, pour Coca-Cola all around the bowl and let it sit. There’s no need to scrub, simply flush and your toilet should be sparkling clean.

                                      Feed your plants

                                      Coca-Cola is also a surprising way to add a little extra life to some flowering plants. Particularly with azaleas and gardenias, adding a small amount of Coca-Cola to the soil can deliver nutrients your plant may be low on.

                                      Get rid of bugs at a picnic

                                      The last of our unusual uses for Coca-Cola is to safeguard your picnic or outdoor lunch from pests and wasps. Simply pour a small cup of Coca-Cola and set it out about a half hour before you start to eat. By placing the cup away from your site, bugs will be drawn to the soda and not your lunch.

                                      Featured photo credit: Omer Wazir via flickr.com

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