Use old cookie sheets as pull-out trays for cabinets.
Install a towel rack under the sink for cleaning spray-bottle storage.
Put toothpicks in spice jars for easy dispensing.
If closet lighting is dim, sort clothes by color – whites in the darkest area and blacks in the lightest area.
Create a space to stash socks that have lost their pairs during laundry. Periodically sort through to find matches.
A basket by the front door is a handy way to stash kids’ shoes.
A coat rack stationed in the hallway can offer space for hanging towels when a bathroom has little space. Assign names to hooks.
Found a great use for some kids’ old craft projects: Cabinet organization.
For manageable filing cabinets, remember this rule of thumb: Work within your products’ limits. Use the perforations at the bottom of file folders and hanging folders to determine how much paper it can hold. Don’t exceed, just add additional folders and divide it up. Or use a larger folder (as pictured). Then labels will remain visible. Always leave at least a couple of inches of wiggle room in drawers.
Create a single folder for important documents for the whole family. Give each member a labeled sheet protector to store all their vital records.
Label the base of plugs for easy identification.
Cut up old t-shirts to use as cloth napkins.
Reuse plastic drink cups for snacks, iced coffee, kids’ drinks, fruit. Great for grab and go snacks.
Reuse gift bags for cabinet organization.
Throw some hand-washables into the shower with you. Use shower time to allow items to soak and give a scrub and a rinse as you’re finishing your shower.
Put dishwashing soap in a pump bottle for quicker washing.
While loading your washing machine, use laundry items to quickly wipe down and clean your washer and dryer.
If you’re a laptop user without wireless printing options, load up your print queue with documents, and the next time you plug in your printer everything prints at once.
If you need to make a phone call at a certain time of day, use the alarm on your cell phone. If it allows for descriptions, include the phone number.