15 SIMPLE Ways to Get Organized

There is something about January that makes me want to get organized, but like a lot of busy moms, I need "easy" solutions I can implement.  Today I am sharing 15 simple ways to get organized.

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1)  Stuffie Storage - Stuff those stuffed animals into a bean bag chair cover for easy "out of sight" storage.

2)  DIY Toy Bin Labels - Make sure there is a place for everything so kids can easily put away their own toys.

3)  Artwork Storage Solutions - Manage the artwork avalanche with a few simple storage solutions.

4)  Ready to Go Bags - Make getting out the door easier with "ready to go" bags for after school activities.

5)  Makeshift Mudroom - If you don't have a mudroom, you can use hooks and dollar store baskets to get the "coat and shoe clutter" under control.

6)  DIY Book Nook - Organize books so they are easy to find... and easy to put away.

7)  Quick Grab Hat and Mitten Baskets - Make getting out the door a breeze by using dollar store baskets to organize hats and mitts.

8)  Tips for Cleaning out a Cupboard - Tackle one cupboard at a time using these three simple steps to an organized cupboard.

9)  Organize Snacks - Save time and money by buying in bulk, getting rid of boxes, and storing snacks in easy to access containers.

10)  Backpack Hooks - Manage after-school chaos by getting backpacks off the floor and out of the way.

11)  Kid Clothing Labels - Safe time shopping for new items by hanging on to the ones you have already purchased.  {You can support me and this blog by purchasing labels here... www.OliversLabels.com/EastCoastMommy.}

12)  Cook in Batches - Make meal time easier by getting organized, and planning ahead.

13)  Use Jars for Touch up Paint - Make paint touch ups easy by storing leftover paint in dollar store jars.

14) Containers for Cupcake Liners - Dollar store jars make perfect places to store your collection of cupcake liners.

15) Make Ahead Lunch Box Treats - Bake a big batch of treats, wrap them individually, and stick them in the freezer.  You'll always have a freshly baked sweet treat for your little one's lunch box.

All of these tips are easy and effective, and I have found them very helpful in getting my home organized.  What's your best "get organized" tip?

Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)

Bonus: Fold your clothes like this....

No more digging for clothes because you can see everything at a glance. It saves space too! :-)


  1. Great ideas! thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks, Lynn. Do you have a favorite?

    2. I like the snack organization and the stuffie storage. my 5 ear old keeps the snack drawer s mess. maybe this will help. The stuffie storage would be great to maybe keep the floors in their rooms clean.

    3. I LOVE the stuffie storage. The bean bag chair cover holds a lot of stuffies!

  2. I do several of these already! The backpack idea is fantastic... And I definitely need to find a home for some hat/mitten baskets. That's my biggest struggle...

    1. The hats and mitts were driving me crazy too! I had them all in one big basket, and every morning they dumped them all out and couldn't find what they were looking for. It is working a lot better now.

  3. Lots of neat ideas!! Thanks for sharing :)


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