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Keeping clutter at bay can be overwhelming at times. Sometimes though, all it takes is a little bit of creativity. Use these tips to transform your space into an orderly abyss:

Maximize Wall Space

Use a Spice Rack as a Bookshelf

This simple storage solution is both practical and decorative. Spice racks are easy to assemble and reasonably priced. Plus, outward facing storage allows you to easily view all your books and enables the covers to serve as wall décor.

Bonus Tip: Spice racks can be easily painted to match any décor.

Wire Garden Planter

Eliminate playroom pandemonium by using a small metal wall planter to hold stuffed animals and store other small items at kid height. These help limit the collection and allow your kids to see where each animal is hiding. You can also use this technique to store blankets and pillows, keeping them visible and accessible but out of the way.

Bonus Tip: Fix a chalkboard label to the front to allow for clear organization.


Store your jewelry, crafting supplies or shoes on a pegboard. In plain sight and ready to go, a pegboard is a clutter-free way to improve the functionality of storage. Items can be hung, or placed in attached containers to be kept organized and reachable.

Magnetic Knife Holder

This is the perfect option for storing frequently used odds and ends around your apartment. Hang on any wall as a destination for items that you can never seem to find such as lighters, scissors, pens, etc.

Bonus Tip: For non-magnetic items, simply purchase small magnets at any craft store and glue on.

Minimize Clutter

Under the Bed Storage

Taking advantage of underneath the bed provides additional options for rooms with limited space. Storing items under the bed keeps them contained and out of sight and keeps less used items out of prime storage space.

Bonus Tip: Ensure that the storage is well thought out for the space. Use lids for rooms with dust, wheeled containers for easy access and larger sized items, or vacuum bags to reduce bulk.

Mason Jars

Possibly the most versatile storage hack, Mason Jars can be used in the pantry to store various dry goods, on the vanity to store smaller makeup items, in the bathroom to store toiletries, in the playroom to store small toys, or in the living room to store odds and ends. Mason Jars can be purchased in a wide range of sizes and are a subtle yet aesthetic solution to visible storage.

Bonus Tip: Label the front of each jar to easily find any item.


Make store and décor synonymous by using an ottoman to hold blankets and pillows. This multipurpose option promotes accessibility while keeping furniture clear of clutter. Ottomans are available in a wide variety of styles and sizes so take this opportunity improve your interior design.

Bonus Tip: Ottomans can also be used as extra seating for game nights and get-togethers.

Drawer Organizers

This diverse organizational tool can be used in nearly any room of the house. Place differently sized drawer organizers throughout your apartment to simplify and consolidate any messy drawers.

Bonus Tip: Introducing drawer organizers gives you the chance to purge junk from your cluttered drawers.

Keeping your apartment organized can feel like a never-ending battle. By using these innovative hacks, your apartment can always be clutter-free.

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