Simple DIY Projects to Make It Easier to Get Organized

Check out these quick and simple DIY projects you can make this weekend without spending a bundle.

You might think you’re a disorganized person, when really all you need are a few organizational techniques to help you corral the clutter. These easy, do-it-in-a-weekend projects are custom-tailored to hit some of the worst offenders when it comes to storage and organization around the house, from your piled-high coffee table to your bursting jewelry box. You won’t break the bank with most of these projects, but you might just sell your home faster when you get rid of all of the extra “stuff” cluttering it up.

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Work wall storage

What it is: Turn a wall into a storage and work space with just a few add-ons.

How to make it: Cover the top half of a blank wall with stick-on cork tiles to create an oversize pin board. Use colored tape to delineate zones for different purposes. Install a ledge beneath the cork tiles, and add a hanging rail system just below to make the wall of storage complete. For a fun bonus, paint the lower half of the wall with chalkboard paint to create a kid-friendly place to draw. This is a cheap storage solution—but remarkably attractive and effective.