How to Organize Your Home in 30 Days

Learning how to organize your home in 30 days isn’t difficult to do at all. It’s easier than you may think and you could get it done by following some creative ideas if you don’t know where to start. As long as you have the time to dedicate yourself to applying the ideas to get your home in order, little by little, you can achieve the organization and space you’re striving for.

A plan of organization is important because it allows you to get rid of pointless items you don’t need. For every piece of mail that you throw to the side or stacks of books that should be stored, the accumulation can be stressful and frustrating because it’s too much to handle. However, if you focus on at least a few goals per day, you’ll be surprised how much you can accomplish within one month.

Decluttering: What It Is

The decluttering process consists of organizing and/or disposing of stacks, piles, and scattered items that are usually found throughout an entire house. It can limit access to areas and/or rooms because it gradually continues to grow. Although it sounds dramatic, it can certainly reach the level of hoarding which is a more severe issue. Hoarding is very real and progresses beyond one’s control.

Some people have clutter but may not realize it because the issue has yet to become overwhelming. From outdated magazines that are collecting dust on a coffee table to useless items that do nothing except litter a garage, somewhere there is clutter despite how small. In reality, that is how the issue begins. Procrastination is so easy rather than working to make a household look presentable. It also defeats the purpose of learning how to organize your home in 30 days.

You should consider what you could find during the decluttering process if you allow the issue to reach an advanced state. Pests are partly known for hiding in dark, cluttered spaces that can attract them in droves. Also, you couldn’t possibly perform an effective cleaning job nor find an item you need because you’re surrounded by such a mess. It’s up to you to get to work and remain dedicated to completing the entire process.

Why You Should Learn How to Organize Your Home in 30 Days

Regarding home improvement, you need to get into the habit of organizing your entire household daily. This will teach you not to dismiss tackling it as soon as possible. From junk that isn’t beneficial to sentimental items that need to be stored safely, it shouldn’t be an obstacle to get into the habit of maintaining an organized household. What it does require are your dedication and action.

In terms of how to organize your home in 30 days, planning is the beginning of the process and is much better than trying to organize sporadically. If you have a plan, you can even brainstorm solutions in terms of what items can be combined, to make your job less time-consuming, and what isn’t valuable. Some people find it difficult to let go of what they don’t need and often find themselves stuck. The slightest thought of disposing of the items, or perhaps giving them away, could spur a strong emotional response because they’re attached to them.

In reality, not everyone knows how to go about the planning process and may fair better with tutorials to help them along the way. The tutorials in this article consist of DIY projects with step by step instructions that are easy for them to follow because they’re detailed in chronological order. Whether you are or aren’t someone who needs them, you could become familiar with some new ideas to apply to your organizational methods. These are projects that can be used many times until memorized and can also be improvised.

Check out this list of helpful ideas that are intended to leave you inspired to finally break your disorganized habit. They can become staples for you to learn how to organize your home in 30 days.

1. Create an Artsy Egg Carton Collection Display Box

Egg cartons can be used creatively once that last egg is gone. If you have collections of sentimental items that you would love to show off, or just to admire every once in a while, this is the perfect tutorial for you. Rather than have everything scattered all over the place, you can keep them together without the worry of losing even one or two.

Most of us have items we love to collect but these are often stored in boxes and not displayed at all. While collection display boxes are available, they’re often costly. Here, we’ll be making a low cost, upcycled egg carton display box that can be used to display small collections. If you ever want to store this box away, it will easily fit into any closet or bedroom drawer. Let’s begin!

Items needed for this tutorial:

  • Small cereal box or a plain box
  • Egg carton
  • Several water-based paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Small personal collections

 

Step 1:

Cut the upper part of the carton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2:

Measure how many egg chambers would fit in your box and cut it based on the measurements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3:

Place the egg carton on the box and make any necessary adjustments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4:

Hot glue the egg carton to the box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5:

Apply primer to the egg carton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6:

Let it dry for an hour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7:

Paint your egg carton with white paint and let it dry for an hour or two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 8:

Paint the outer sides of the box with black paint. Let it dry for a while.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 9:

Place your collections on each of the egg chambers of the egg carton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 10:

Check your egg carton display if you need to fix your collections with hot glue or leave it as it is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 11:

Finally done! Be proud and display your egg carton collection display box in your living room or on your desk! Or if you aren’t done yet, try adding some designs with a bright shade of paint or a few color stickers to make your display box look livelier and more attractive.

The egg carton collection display box is perfect for collections that are quite small and fits on each of its chambers. You can build a bigger collection display if you have a bigger collection. This can stand on a desk or at the top of your chimney. You can also attach some strings to let the collection display box hang on your wall. This is an easy and fun project that can organize your collection in an instant.

Remember, this is only the first step to learning how to organize your home in 30 days.

 

2. Sew an Adorable iPod Classic Case

The first iPod Classic was released in 2002 by Apple, Inc. This has been a must-have for every audiophile ever since. A leather case was included with the purchase of the device, but not everyone was fortunate and careful to hold on to it. Luckily, one can be created by hand. All that is needed are inexpensive common items that can be found in an arts and crafts store.

This tutorial will show you how to make a case for the 6th generation iPod Classic, but you can adjust the dimensions to suit whichever iPod you own. If you want something unique to cover and protect your iPod, you can get the job done by creating your own. Not only is this case stylish but it will also protect your iPod from external wear-and-tear. Also, considering this model of the iPod is no longer being produced, you may spark inspiration in other people to dress up their iPod with a homemade alternative as well. Let’s begin!

Items needed for this tutorial:

  • 4 pieces of felt in different colors (pink, green, white, and black)
  • iPod Classic for measurement reference
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Short, pointed scissors
  • Sewing needle with a big hole
  • Crochet thread
  • Sewing invisible clip button

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1:

Cut out a piece of pink felt based on the dimensions of the iPod. Repeat for the green felt. There should be an excess of 1 to 2 centimeters on top since this will serve as the locking tongue of the case. This will be the BACK body of the case. Take note that the outer felt is pink and the inner lining is green.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2:

Cut an exact piece of pink and green felt based on the measurements, but this time, don’t cut any excess. This will be the FRONT body of the case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3:

Align the front and back parts together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4:

Cut the excess 1 to 2 centimeters on top of the aligned felt but leave at least 2 centimeters of the thick tongue on the mid part of it. This will be the locking tongue of the case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5:

Curve both ends of the locking tongue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6:

Curve the bottom edges of the front and back body as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7:

Put the crochet thread through the big hole of the needle. A single thread will be used to sew the entire case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 8:

Sew the top of the back body of the case using a blanket stitch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 9:

Repeat for the front body. Take note that you must blanket stitch the TOP only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 10:

Align the front and back together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 11:

Sew the front and back together using a blanket stitch. Start from one side going to the bottom and the other side again. Leave the top open.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 12:

Fit the iPod classic to the case and make any necessary adjustments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 13:

Cut a small rectangle from the white felt that is large enough to fit the upper part of the front body of the iPod. This will be part of the iPod design. The measurement of this should resemble the iPod screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 14:

Curve the four edges of the white rectangle felt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 15:

Cut a pair of small oblongs from the black felt that will represent a pair of cartoon eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 16:

Cut a pair of small D-shapes from the white felt. These should be smaller than the black oblongs you cut in step 15 because they will represent the eyeball of the cartoon eyes. Hot glue the shapes together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 17:

Backstitch the smile of the design just below its eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 18:

Glue the rectangle cartoon design on the upper part of the front body of the case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 19:

Hot glue the sewing invisible clip button on the lock tongue on the top-back and the top-front of the case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 20:

Done and ready to go! You can now place your iPod classic in your new and adorable iPod case.

You can use a different color combination for your case. Personalize your case further by adding some designs. This iPod case will truly protect your well-loved device since the felt material will also clean your gadget whenever you put it in or remove it from its case. Keep in mind that you don’t have to be a sewing wizard to do this project. So, what are you waiting for?

Make one now!

 

3. Create an Innovative Keepsake Box

We, as human beings, have various special memories to keep. It could be happiness, sadness, achievement, or mourning. The best way to cherish special memories is to keep a memory box or a keepsake box.

Throughout the ages, memory boxes have been used to store valuable items (jewelry, childhood toys, etc.) that hold a special place in our hearts. They are typically made from wood or brass and are usually used or created during special occasions such as weddings and graduations. They can be owned personally or be given as gifts, especially on sad occasions like the bereavement of a family member or a friend.

Holidays aren’t excluded from these keepsakes. Thanksgiving and Christmas are two special holidays that could have many memorable instances that can become keepsakes. Photos, handmade figures, or holiday sweaters are just a few ideas to consider. Also, you never know when you’ll need them. Whether to reminisce or to show them off, they’re still important.

For this project, you’ll learn a simple yet innovative way of making a keepsake box or memory box that you can give to your special someone. Storing keepsakes are yet another example of how to organize your home in 30 days. We’ll be using common items found in the comfort of your home. If you want to have one to store your mementos, then let’s begin making one now!

Items needed for this tutorial:

  • Several pieces of thick cardboard
  • Thin colored cardboard
  • 1 cereal box or anything similar would do
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Ruler
  • Cutter or X-acto knife
  • Pencil
  • Black pen
  • ½ centimeter in width purple satin ribbon
  • Hot glue

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1:

Draw a 7 cm. by 7 cm. square in a piece of thick cardboard. Make at least 6 to 8 pieces.

 

Step 2:

Cut the squares into pieces.

 

Step 3:

Draw a medium-sized diamond-shaped polygon in the middle of the squares. Make sure that the polygon that is drawn in the middle is the same throughout the other squares.

 

Step 4:

Make a hole in the middle of the square cardboard. Run the cutter on the diamond-shaped polygon. Be careful in doing this since you have to maintain the uniformity of the hole on each of the squares.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5:

Do the same thing for the other squares. Be careful in doing this since you have to maintain the uniformity of the hole on each of the squares.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6:

Align the cardboard squares together. Take note that the hole in the middle should be properly aligned as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7:

Hot glue the stacked squares one by one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 8:

It should look neatly stacked when done.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 9:

Make a cover for the stacked squares. Get the measurement of the squares on a piece of thin cardboard. This should cover the top, the bottom, and one side of the square. It should resemble a book cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 10:

Trace a square on a piece of colored cardboard. The size of this should be approximately the same as the stacked square. This is where you will place your note later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 11:

Cut the thin cardboard cover and colored cardboard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 12:

Fold the thin cardboard cover accordingly. The middle part of the cover should accommodate the thickness of the stacked squares.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 13:

Paint the stacked squares with a diamond hole. Let it dry for an hour and make sure that all the sides are fully painted. Do a double coat if needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 14:

Trace the hole of the painted square to the colored thin cardboard. Write your special personal message to your loved one using a black pen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 15:

Paint the thin cardboard cover with yellow acrylic paint. Let it dry for an hour.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 16:

Hot glue the colored cardboard with the message on the stacked square. Make sure that the message will peek through the hole. This layer is supposed to be oriented at the bottom part of the box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 17:

Hot glue the thin cardboard cover on the bottom and the side part of the stacked square to make this a keepsake box. The remaining side of the cover will be the flip-top cover of the keepsake box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 18:

Place your precious item in the box. This can be a ring, a bracelet, or a necklace that holds a memory of a friend, a lover, or a parent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 19:

Tie a ribbon on the box to finalize the overall look of it. Congratulations! You have now made an innovative keepsake box for yourself or a special someone!

This keepsake box can only accommodate small items, but you can make the box bigger based on your own needs. If you will be storing taller items inside, it’s better to make a taller stack of cardboard. Everything can be altered based on your liking. Hope you like it! Enjoy!

 

4. Convert Mason Jars into Beautiful Desk Containers

Mason jars are versatile. Homemade jam, cold beverages, paper clips, and sewing thread are just a few examples of how these jars can be used. They can be purchased at an office supplies store or a grocery store and usually have their tops. The sizes range from small to large and are long-lasting when used as storage for small items. Although made of glass, they’re thick, durable, and can handle many uses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keeping the items in the jar can make learning how to organize your home in 30 days slightly easier.

For a personalized approach, you can add decorations to your Mason jars. You have the freedom to get as creative as you possibly can. Whether you’re skilled in arts and crafts or not, this is usually a fast yet easy way to transform a plain appearance to one that stands out. They’re available in various shades, although transparent, and this will help you convert your Mason jars into beautiful DIY creations.

I have lots of odds and ends containers around the house that I have saved so that I can re-use them. Mason Jars are something I have an abundance of. So, I decided to decorate a few of them into storage containers for my desk. Let’s see what’s required for implementing this easy home organization idea!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items needed for this tutorial:

  • Hemp braiding cord, or something similar
  • Decoupage medium such as Mod Podge
  • Scissors
  • Beads and other embellishments.
  • Mason Jars

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1:

Thoroughly clean and dry your mason jar.

 

Step 2:

Begin by attaching the end of the cord to the inside lip of the Mason jar. You’ll want to do this with glue or decoupage medium. Make sure to leave the cord attached to the spool because you won’t know how much you’ll need until much later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3:

Wrap the cord around the jar, making sure to coat each part of the jar with decoupage medium or glue. I estimated how much cord I would need and clipped it. I then strung my beads onto the cord and kept wrapping as well as arranging the beads as I went along.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4:

If you didn’t clip your cord, decorate the jar with sequins, beads, or other embellishments as you choose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5:

Once you have finished decorating your jar, paint a thick layer of decoupage medium over the entire thing and allow it to dry completely. Once it is dry you can spray a clear coat over it to make it shiny. You can also arrange them to your liking. Good Luck & Happy Crafting!

 

5. Create a Cool Pencil and Marker Organizer

Pencil and marker organizers are useful, especially when it comes to school or office desks. They make your life easier by keeping your pencils and markers in one place and reduce the chances of them being misplaced. They also make your desk neat and presentable. We’ll be upcycling toilet paper rolls in this project, so this organizer will not cost a lot to create.

All we need is a little creativity to transform this into a cool pencil and marker organizer. Let’s begin!

Items needed for this tutorial:

  • 3 pcs. Toilet paper rolls
  • 3 different types/colors of 1 cm. thick ribbons
  • 3 different colors of construction papers (any paper with designs would do)
  • Cardboard or cereal boxboard
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1:

Get the three toilet paper rolls and cut two of the rolls in different heights about the original, uncut one. This will create a leveling for each of the rolls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2:

Roll a piece of construction paper around one of the toilet paper rolls. Use enough construction paper to fit around the roll.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3:

Hot glue the end of the paper on the toilet paper roll.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4:

Cut the excess paper on all sides of it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5:

Do the same for the remaining two toilet rolls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6:

Get your ribbon and glue this around one end of the toilet paper roll.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7:

Cut the excess ribbon. Do the same for the two remaining rolls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 8:

Hot glue all the three rolls together. Make sure that they are aligned at the bottom, so that they will stand perfectly alone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 9:

Get the cardboard and glue this on the bottom part of the three rolls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 10:

Cut the cardboard about the bottom form of the three rolls. Make a small allowance of at least 1 centimeter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 11:

Put your pencils and markers and you’re done! You can make several compartments for this if you want more. You can also paint and add more designs to make it personalized. Just make sure to generously glue each part to make it more durable. You can now use your pencil and marker organizer. This is an adorable organizer on your desk done in less than an hour!

Hope you like it!

 

6. Create a Cute Piggy Earphone Cable Tie

Considering earphone cables usually have an attached tie that is intended to hold cables together, it’s ordinary and unattractive. Also, it can tear easily with just one wrong pull as well as wear down in a short period. Once this happens, it’s unusable and has to be disposed of.

A cable tie is made for electronic devices with long cables. They’re usually plastic (e.g. cable ties) and are permanent once tied. So, it can’t be used multiple times. Audiophiles, especially those who are fond of using headphones or earphones, usually wrap their wires around their audio device (e.g. iPod, Sony Walkman, MP3 players, etc.).

Unfortunately, wrapping causes the wires to get tangled and could end up in a knot that will be difficult to pull out. It’s best to keep these wires together to prevent twisting. So, I came up with a clever idea of making a usable earphone cable tie. A cute piggy earphone cable tie will certainly do the trick to provide you with the needed result.

Not only is it cute, but also perfect for children while they listen to their favorite songs or stream their favorite shows. This is resourceful if they want to keep their earphone cables together. You can keep this in your pocket or your bedroom nightstand drawer at your bedside. With the recommended essentials, you can complete this project quickly. Let’s begin!

Items needed for this tutorial:

  • 5 pieces of craft felt (pink, fuchsia pink, black, white, and light blue)
  • 1 piece of pattern paper
  • Pencil
  • Sewing needle
  • Velcro
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Crochet thread

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1:

Draw a small silhouette of a pig head with ears.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2:

Cut the pig pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3:

Use the pig pattern to cut the pink craft felt. Cut two identical shapes for this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4:

Cut a small strip of light blue craft felt. The dimensions should be 5 to 7 centimeters long and 2 centimeters thick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5:

Align the pink pig heads you cut in step 4 and sew them together using a blanket stitch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6:

Align the blue strip below the pig head and continue blanket stitching the whole tie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7:

Cut a pair of small ears from the fuchsia pink craft felt and glue this on the ear of the pink pig head.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 8:

Cut a small oblong from the fuchsia pink felt. This will be the snout of the pig. Cut a pair of small circles that will serve as the nose hole of the pig.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 9:

Hot glue the nose hole to the pig’s nose and hot glue the snout on the face of the pig. This should be situated in the middle of the face.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 10:

Make a pair of eyes. Cut a small oblong piece from the white felt. Cut a smaller circle from the light blue felt and cut a much smaller circle from the black felt. This should be done in pairs. The white is the eye, the blue is the eyeball, and the black is the pupil of the eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 11:

Cut a small piece of velcro.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 12:

Hot glue the velcro to the back of the pig’s head and on the opposite end of the light blue strip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 13:

Test the earphone cable tie and make any necessary adjustments based on your personal preference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 14:

Finally done! You now have your cute piggy earphone cable tie ready for use! The earphone cable tie can be adjusted based on how long the earphone or headphone wire is. You can also stick a longer velcro if you wish to give more adhesive power to the tie.

You don’t have to buy plain boring cable ties now. All you have to do is create one for yourself or your friends. Hope you like it!

 

7. Make a Perfect Plastic Cap Sealer for Storage

Whenever we have excess food in plastic bags, we tend to just tie the open end. Most of the time, this causes the food to become contaminated after a few days and a lot of the food ends up getting thrown away as waste. The concept of this project is to perfectly seal your plastic food storage bags and prevent contamination.

Not only does it provide a perfect seal, but it also gives you easy access to the food without damaging the plastic bag. This is an easy and fun activity. So, let’s begin sealing your plastic bags now!

Items needed for this tutorial:

  • Cutter
  • Wide-mouth plastic bottle (e.g. milk bottles, energy drink bottles)
  • Plastic bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1:

Remove the bottle cap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2:

Remove the neck sleeve of the cap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3:

Cut the neck of the bottle just below the thinner plastic part.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4:

Keep the neck or the mouth of the bottle since this is the usable part.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5:

Insert the plastic bag through the bottom of the neck. Make sure to have an inch allowance at the top of the plastic bag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6:

Fold the excess plastic from the bag down the threads of the bottle head and seal it using the neck sleeve that we removed in step 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7:

You can now fill your plastic bag with your desired food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 8:

Screw the bottle cap now to seal the plastic bag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 9:

You now have a perfectly sealed plastic bag ready for storage! You can use several types of plastic bottles, but wide-mouth bottles are perfect for this project. The size of the plastic bag doesn’t matter. As long as you still have a reasonable amount of space on top of it, this will still work flawlessly. This is a perfect all-around sealer that doesn’t even cost a penny.

 

8. How to Use Pringles Cans for Kitchen Storage

Pringles cans are thick and are great as collectibles if you want to save them but don’t know what to do with them. Although they’re meant to be disposed into recycling bins, they have more uses aside from holding a tall stack of potato chips. Considering the cans have tops, it wouldn’t be a good idea to dispose of the tops because they are intended to seal. Like the tops that are included with storage bins (which are important in terms of learning how to organize your home in 30 days to keep items neatly stored), this is practically a mini-sized version.

The cans are thin enough for cutting but are still durable to handle a stack of small items. This will shorten the cans if you prefer not to use them in their tall form. However, they’re just as useful as they are. Also, they’re easy to sort and have a popular design.

Almost everyone loves Pringles and well-organized kitchens, right? Then this cheap organization hack is for all you Pringles lovers who have some empty containers sitting around, this DIY project is for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items needed for this tutorial:

  • Empty Pringles cans (they come in several sizes, small, tall, and the tallest cans, we have the tall can and the next larger size for this)
  • Craft Paper or Sticker Paper to match your kitchen décor/theme
  • Scissors
  • Pen/pencil
  • Glue (optional)
  • Permanent marker or sharpie (or use puffy glue for texture)

 

 

Step 1:

Measure how much of the paper you will need to cover your Pringles can.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2:

Cut accordingly, giving at least half an inch of extra to overlap the edges later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3:

We are using sticker paper (also called sticker self-adhesive wallpaper). You can see the two sides, which are the backing and the side with the adhesive and design. Carefully peel the backing away like so.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4:

Locate where the wrapping of the Pringles can meet. Use it as a guide to adhere your paper to the can.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5:

Wrap the cans and smooth out the paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6:

Use puffy glue or marker to write whatever product you’ll store in the can later. Pringles cans are perfect for storing pasta like linguine and spaghetti.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7:

Let the puffy glue dry. You may use a sharpie for convenience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 8:

Store your pasta in the can. Perfect fit right?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 9:

They can also be used to store rice, beans, or any other dry kitchen staple. They look nice when there is a group of about 7-9 cans all arranged in a row, especially if they are the same size. And there you have your Pringles can to store your non-perishable food!

 

9. Sew a Cute and Useful Scissors Case

A scissors case is used to protect you and your family members from the pointed ends and sharp edges of scissors. Not only can scissors provide you with the perfect cut of clothing material or various types of paper, but they can also be dangerous if handled improperly.

These cases can be made from both hard and soft materials. It depends on which you prefer, or you may even prefer both. Either way, this is a crafty project to teach yourself how to sew or to utilize sewing skills which you already have.

In this tutorial, we will be making our cute version of the scissors case from simple sewing materials. This is especially useful for people who love sewing and crafting. It’s also essential as a safe alternative should you accidentally grab the scissors by its sharp side. This is a fun and easy project. So, if you are excited to make one, let’s begin now!

Items needed for this tutorial:

  • 3 pieces of craft felt (neon green, orange, and purple)
  • Pattern paper
  • Pencil
  • Big sewing needle
  • Black velcro
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Crochet thread
  • Model scissors (for measurement purposes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1:

Trace the shape of the model scissors on a piece of pattern paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2:

Cut the scissors pattern but make sure to leave a small border around it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3:

Use the scissors’ pattern to cut a scissors shape from the orange and purple craft felt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4:

Trace the shape of the handle of the scissors using a running stitch on the orange scissors felt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5:

Align the orange and the purple felt. Sew them together on the edges using a blanket stitch. Leave the widest part on top of the scissors case open.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6:

Cut a small rectangle enough to be the sealing flap of the scissors case. Stitch the edges using a running stitch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7:

Cut two small pieces of velcro.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 8:

Hot glue one piece of velcro onto the rectangle flap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 9:

Hot glue the rectangular flap on the middle top of the scissors case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 10:

Hot glue the other piece of velcro on top of the scissors case body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 11:

Try the scissors case. Make any necessary adjustments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 12:

Finally done! You can now protect yourself and your family members from the sharp edges of scissors because they have their case.

You can also put a loop on the other end of the scissors case should you want this to be hung somewhere or attached to a belt clip. You can put some cool designs on the case and personalize this too. This case will keep you safe, as well as your kids. Hope you like it!

 

10. Sew a Simple Pen Pouch

Formal pen pouches are often made from leather materials. Some students at the collegiate level also prefer simple, yet formal looking pouches. Most of them are expensive, especially if the leather used is high grade. But if you’re on a tight budget and you need an inexpensive pen pouch, you don’t have to worry! Because today, we’ll be sewing a simple and formal looking pen pouch that can be on par with the ones sold in the market.

Small pen pouches are also known as pocket protectors because they protect clothing from the ink of a leaking pen. An ink stain is often difficult to remove. So, to avoid the issue, pen pouches are a useful accessory. They’re available in many designs and can be collected, but to create one yourself adds a personal touch.

Since you’re going to handle the sewing, you can be 100% sure that it is sturdy enough to last you a long time. So, if you’re excited about this activity, let’s begin!

Items needed for this tutorial:

  • 1 piece of blue-green craft felt for the main body
  • 1 small piece of orange craft felt
  • Crochet thread
  • 1 big sewing needle
  • 1 pair of scissors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1:

Cut a strip of craft felt from the blue-green felt. The width of this will depend on how thick you want your pen pouch to be. For this tutorial, the width is roughly 6 to 8 centimeters with an allowance allotted for sewing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2:

Fold the lower side of the strip and measure it by the height of the pen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3:

Curve the topmost part of the strip since this will be the flaps of the pen pouch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4:

Cut a thin strip of orange craft felt. The length of this should be the same as the width of the pouch’s body with a little allowance for sewing purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5:

Place the orange strip near the top edge of the lower fold of the pouch or the body itself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6:

Single thread the sewing needle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7:

Insert the excess sides of the orange strip inside the body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 8:

Sew the body of the pen pouch using a blanket stitch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 9:

Put the pens in the pen pouch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 10:

Close the pen pouch by inserting the flap on the orange strip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 11:

Finally done! You now have a simple pen pouch that can be used formally in the office or even in school.

This pen pouch is especially useful if you are the type of person who usually puts a lot of pens in your bag. This is a no-brainer pen pouch that can accommodate a reasonable number of pens for work and school. Try sewing now to organize your pens!

 

11. Shred Those Papers

For as long as you continue to stack unnecessary papers that you don’t need, you may find yourself reluctant to deal with the tedious task of destroying them one by one. This is exactly why you should take care of the issue before you become overwhelmed. Also, you want to be as neat as possible. Also, litter could be out of your control while you shred. So be sure to have a broom and wastebasket nearby to do some quick cleaning afterward.

Tearing papers by hand isn’t recommended because they’ll never be small enough to be unusable. They can still be pieced together and then taped. This is one method that could leave you vulnerable to identity theft and your confidential information will still be exposed and stolen. This is a key part of learning how to organize your home in 30 days to rid yourself of excess clutter while leaving no trace of your identity.

Before you begin shredding, separate any of your important paperwork to ensure you don’t accidentally add them to the pile. This includes documents such as bills, bank statements, and tax forms. Folders are a good choice to keep the documents organized and labeled to avoid confusion. Also, it’s a more professional method that allows you to refer to certain original documents you need.

Cluttered papers can take up much space and it’s easy to forget what is in the pile. This could lead to a paper trail and this is why it’s important to incorporate the method of shredding in terms of learning how to organize your home in 30 days. For this tutorial, we’re going to use an electric shredder. It’s usually inexpensive, gets the job done fast, thoroughly, and is guaranteed to shred every last piece of paper.

Items needed for this tutorial:

  • An electric shredder
  • Broom
  • Plastic garbage bags (depending on how many are needed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1:

Depending on the controls of your shredder, turn it on and allow it to sit for at least one minute.

Step 2:

Sort all of the papers you want to shred and separate them far from your important documentation.

Step 3:

Begin shredding. Be careful not to load too many sheets of paper into the shredder at once. This could lead to a paper jam that can be difficult to fix or a broken shredder.

Step 4:

Empty the shredded paper into a plastic bag. If you have more paper to shred, repeat step 3.

Step 5:

If your floor is littered with the shredded paper, use a broom to sweep it and then dispose of it.

All of the unwanted papers are shredded and gone!

12. Use Storage Bins

Not only do storage bins keep your items together in one place, but they also trap air inside to protect your items from moisture. However, it would be a good idea for you to open the bins every once in a while, to allow your sorted items to breathe. This also pertains to clothing because they can absorb the scent of the plastic if left concealed for too long.

These bins are used for tools, holiday decorations, non-perishable foods, toys, CDs, various accessories, and clothing that you intend to give away (such as coats and pants). The list goes on. They’re inexpensive and are stackable whether empty or full. So, you won’t have to worry about spending more money than what they’re worth because they’re reliable. While made from plastic, you can clean them, and you can also re-use them as you choose.

Be sure that you don’t add too many items because the bin may be too heavy for you to carry and/or stack on top of another. Doing this could also put too much weight on the other bins and they could crack or collapse. You should keep the stack to a two or three bin minimum and then start another stack; especially if you have more than ten additional bins.

Also, don’t mix and match items that aren’t related such as pots and pans with electronics and other gadgets. This is a sensible example of why you should stick labels on the bins. Use a magic marker to write on the labels. It’s wise for you to use this method of storage as part of a basic lesson in terms of how to organize your home in 30 days.

And now it’s time to store your items!

Items needed for this tutorial:

  • Storage bins with tops
  • Labels
  • Magic marker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1:

Gather your items according to their type.

Step 2:

Put a set of items into one storage bin until it’s full. Cover with a top, label it, and then put it off to the side.

Step 3:

Repeat step 2 according to how many bins you need.

Step 4:

Make sure to stack the bins out of the way.

13. Use Air-Tight Plastic Food Bags

Fridges and freezers become cluttered when food is pushed to the back by other food or thrown anywhere which takes up space. If you’ve ever wondered what happened to that half a loaf of bread or those ice cream sandwiches that you purchased only recently, your food is disorganized.

Not only can air-tight plastic food bags preserve your food for days and/or months but can also save space in your fridge and freezer. The entire process is quick and is a safe method to keep your food protected and unaffected by other spoiled foods. With the help of a portable food sealing machine, you can remove all of the air from a plastic food bag. This forces the bag to compress the food to a smaller size and can fit into tight spaces.

This tutorial will give you an idea of why organizing your food relates to learning how to organize your home in 30 days. Try it now!

Items needed for this tutorial:

  • Electric food sealer
  • Plastic sealing bags

 

Step 1:

Prep your food sealer according to its directions.

Step 2:

Gather the fresh food that you want to seal and begin sealing each piece individually. Make sure there isn’t any leakage if you’re sealing meats or even fresh fruits.

Step 3:

When you’re done, gather all of the sealed plastic bags and place them neatly in your fridge and freezer.

It’s that easy to keep your food fresh longer! Use this method regularly to protect your food from contamination.

14. Organize a Laundry Room

Although a washing machine and a dryer both take up space while side by side, you need to keep the remaining space organized. This is a common space that has to be decluttered because it’s where various laundry products are stored. Whether dryer sheets or fabric softener, you need to keep it prepared for every laundry day. It’s common to have dirty clothes scattered around the room which is why learning how to organize your home in 30 days could never be mentioned enough.

Perhaps you’ll want to invest in shelves to keep towels and linens as well as laundry products within reach. This process can be complex because you have to figure what fits best in a certain space. It’s also great to keep your freshly washed clothes sorted if you have room on each shelf and ready to be put away. To do such, it’s sensible to use perception.

There no items required for this tutorial. Let’s tidy up that laundry room!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1:

Put your washer and dryer (or the combo version) in one corner of your laundry room.

Step 2:

Fold your freshly washed clothes and stack them off to the side. Or if you have shelves in the room, neatly fold the clothes and stack them on the shelves in preparation to be stored away.

Step 3:

Any other related items such as laundry products should be placed on the floor while out of your way to avoid tripping over them. If you have a laundry basket, it should be placed on top of one of the machines.

Step 4:

If your laundry room is small, reserve just enough room for the laundry products aside from the washer and dryer.

Your laundry room is now organized for your next wash and dry day!

15. Organize a Living Room Entryway

One of the main spaces to keep organized is a living room entryway. After you’ve returned from grocery shopping, or you purchased new unassembled furniture in a box (such as a computer table, makeshift pantry, or a bookcase), most likely, the first thing you’ve done after walking into your home is set them down. Or you’ve stacked boxes within the space, but you didn’t remove them until sometime later. Small clutter could be problematic because an entryway should be easily accessible for walking. Also, you could injure yourself if you trip over items that are blocking the path.

This method is also effective for a secondary entrance such as a mudroom. Don’t hesitate to follow this tutorial as one of many to learn how to organize your home in 30 days! You don’t need any items at all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1:

Assess where each item can be stored in various other areas or rooms.

Step 2:

Try storing the items according to their type. For instance, if an item is a garden tool, store it in the garage.

Now you have a clutter-free living room entryway! If you do have to leave some of your items on the floor, use dividers to separate them in areas that are out of your way.

16. Use a Storage Chest

A storage chest is perfect for your large winter blankets, comforters for your bed, clothing that you won’t need until the next season, and antiques. One interesting feature about this type of chest is that it usually has a lock on the lid to keep personal items safe. Of course, a key is included which gives you the choice to be discreet and to keep curious hands out of the chest. This method is more secure than dresser drawers and also allows you to keep your items sorted. Finding a place for items that you highly favor is suitable during the process of learning how to organize your home in 30 days.

Let’s begin filling the storage chest!

Items needed for this tutorial:

  • 1 tall storage chest

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1:

Assess which items you want to store.

Step 2:

Place the first layer of items on the bottom. Make sure they’re neat to preserve enough room to continue with additional layers.

Step 3:

Repeat the process of ‘Step 2’ until the top of the storage chest is filled with items.

Step 4:

Use the key to lock the storage chest then put the key in a safe place that you’ll remember. That’s it! Your storage chest is packed and keeping your prized items safe. Against a wall in your bedroom or in a closet is the perfect place for it.

How to Maintain a Home Organizational Habit

If you didn’t know, the organization contributes to the beauty of your home décor. It matters in terms of presentation and a level of tidiness because household responsibilities are under your control. If you don’t learn how to organize your home in 30 days, no one else will.

Perhaps a wall-mounted board will suit you to keep track of daily tasks and can save you from confusion. Or you can use a checklist to add checkmarks for every task you complete. This can also help you apply better planning in terms of tackling a certain task whether it’s sorting, cleaning, or disposing (also known as purging) of an item. It isn’t just about organization, but also your dedication to caring for your home.

You need to be cautious of a certain item such as prescription medicine because it should be stored in a safe place such as a medicine cabinet. A bathroom cupboard is perfect for storing first-aid kits should a minor injury happen. Expensive jewelry is another example because it should be stored in a safety box which requires a key to be opened.

Your home is your castle, and you need to care for it to the best of your ability. This is most important in terms of applying your knowledge regarding how to organize your home in 30 days. The entire process can be an outlet for you to purge stress and also help you maintain a productive schedule and reach your organizational goals.

Although it’s quite easy to become lax, try your best to remain motivated.

Recommended Natural Cleaners and Tools

During the organization process, you still need to clean your household. Considering the DIY projects and all of the materials as well as the other required items, your home will need to be cleaned with products that will keep your home spotless. You shouldn’t wait until after you’ve learned how to organize your home in 30 days before you begin cleaning because dust and dirt can accumulate while you keep busy. You won’t have to do a major cleaning job afterward if you’ve consistently cleaned during the process throughout the entire month.

These natural products can make your home shine, sparkle, and smell deodorized. They’re toxic-free and are suitable at all times in terms of household cleaning.

Champion Super Yellow Mop

The Champion Super Yellow Mop can deep clean while reaching every area with its delicate yet flexible material. It absorbs spills and releases all of the liquid when squeezed thoroughly.

Use this mop on various surfaces such as wood, ceramic, linoleum, and tile. With just a small spray of cleaner, it works hard to provide a clean shine to floors and doesn’t smudge stains.

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Champion Old Fashioned Dust Mop

The Champion Old Fashioned Dust Mop is durable and picks up as well as holds dust until it’s released with just a few shakes.

This dust mop is also perfect for dusting wooden surfaces outdoors and various other types of floor surfaces as well as wooden doors and wooden kitchen shelves. At the beginning of a cleaning job, this the first step in terms of learning how to organize your home in 30 days.

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Champion Ultra Concentrated Degreaser

The Champion Ultra Concentrated Degreaser is a staple product for cleaning intense stains such as cooking oil, dried marinara sauce, and scorched cookware. When combined with water, the original 32-ounce amount of this degreaser instantly converts into 256 ounces! That is more than enough to complete an entire cleaning job.

Use this degreaser on your dishes after a night of dining, to remove grime from bathroom walls and floor surfaces, dry spices from pots and pans, or a stained kitchen counter. It’s also suitable for stubborn mold and mildew on windows as well as perfect for performing chores while learning how to organize your home in 30 days.

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Champion Polishing Cloth

The Champion Polishing Cloth is powerful to buff surfaces and materials to restore their appearance with a shine. Its soft material is gentle, works thoroughly, and is long-lasting despite many uses.

This cloth removes stains and scuff marks from silver kitchen utensils, chrome appliances, and gold jewelry.

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Final Thought

Think of this article as a ‘How-To’ mini-guide to help you become self-taught in terms of organization. Also, to realize that home improvement doesn’t only pertain to maintenance and remodeling. So, you aren’t required to be handy. But whether modern or old-fashioned, again, your home is your castle. So, you need to treat it as such. This is an important point when learning how to organize your home in 30 days.

Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference, and hopefully these crafty and inexpensive home organization hacks have been helpful in your quest to clear the clutter and make life a little less messy!

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