How to Organize Your Room: 9 DIY Hacks Everyone Should Know


Not everyone is blessed with exceptional organizational skills. Perhaps you really don’t mind chaotic clutter or you’re procrastinating the not-so-exciting chore of cleaning up your mess.

However, a cluttered room or home does not show you in the best of light. And as the saying goes, a cluttered home makes for a cluttered mind. Lack of organization can also make it difficult for you to find something in a hurry, while a well-organized setup makes everyday life much easier.

How to organize your room.
DIY Hacks to organize your room.

Now that you have decided to put your foot down and get things under control (it’s a given since you’re reading this article), continue reading below and discover how to organize your room: 9 DIY hacks everyone should know.

Method 1: Ice Cube Tray for Storing Jewelry

Ice cube trays can be used in multiple ways, not only in the kitchen but also for storage purposes. One such hack is to store and organize your jewelry in an ice cube tray. It works best if you have an ice cube tray that has a lid. Then, you can also pop it in your suitcase if you’re traveling.

Things you’ll need:

Store your jewelry in a lidded ice cube tray.

  • Ice cube tray with a lid
  • Earrings, rings and other jewelry

Single-Step Method: Keep your jewelry in a lidded ice cube tray

Keep your jewelry in a lidded ice cube tray
Keep your jewelry in a lidded ice cube tray.
  • Put your earrings, rings and other small jewelry items in separate sections of the ice cube tray.
  • Close the lid and store it where it’s convenient to grab when you need it.
close the lid and keep it somewhere accessible
Close the lid and keep it somewhere easily accessible.

Method 2: Tennis Ball Holder

One of the coolest hacks making the rounds on the Internet is the tennis ball holder that holds pretty much anything, as long as it can fit in its cut-out mouth. It’s also a great way to reuse old tennis balls and to learn how to organize your room.

Things you’ll need:

things needed to make tennis ball holder

  • Tennis ball
  • Craft knife
  • Pencil
  • Glue gun or other glue
  • Permanent marker

Step 1. Make a cut in the ball in the shape of a mouth

Make a cut in the ball in the shape of a mouth
Make a cut in the ball in the shape of a mouth.
  • Use a pencil to draw the shape of a mouth on the ball. The mouth should be wide enough to be able to hold stuff.
  • Use the craft knife to cut along the drawn lines.

Step 2. Add some fun eyes and hang the ball on your wall

Add some fun eyes and hang the ball on your wall
Add some fun eyes and hang the ball on your wall.
  • Use 2 drops from a glue gun and a permanent marker to create eyes. Let the glue cool and solidify. You can also use googly eyes.
  • Make a small cut on the opposite side to add a suction cup or a hook to hang it on the wall. You can also secure the ball on the wall with the glue gun.
  • Squeeze the ball a little to open the cut-out mouth and use it as a place to keep your keys, pen or whatever you tend to misplace frequently.

Method 3: Sunglasses Hanger

If you have a collection of sunnies, make yourself a DIY sunglasses hanger. It will keep all your sunglasses on display, making it easy for you to select the ones you want. Since it looks pretty cool, it will also make a nice decorative element in your room.

Many of the DIY hacks described here require a glue gun.It is an extremely useful tool to have as you can use a glue gun for various tricks and hacks at home.

You can either use an old photo frame or a cloth hanger.

# Photo Frame

Things you’ll need:

things needed for sunglass hanger

  • Photo frame
  • Thread or string
  • Hot glue gun

Step 1. Remove the back cover of the frame & measure the string

Remove the back cover of the frame & measure the string
Remove the back cover of the frame & measure the string.
  • Remove the back cover of the photo frame.
  • Use it to measure and cut the string that you will attach inside the frame to hang the glasses on. Do not cut more than 2 strings for a medium-sized frame, as you need sufficient space to hang the sunglasses without them bumping into each other.
  • Optionally, you can also use braided thread to make stronger cords that can hold the weight of your sunnies.

Step 2. Glue on the strings and reassemble the frame

Glue on the strings and reassemble the frame
Glue on the strings and reassemble the frame.
  • Use a hot glue gun to attach the strings to the back cover of the photo frame. Make sure the strings are super tight or they will sag when you hang your sunglasses on them.
  • Once the glue has dried, place the back cover into the frame and your sunglasses hanger is ready to use.
your sunglasses hanger is ready to use.
Your sunglasses hanger is ready to use.

# Cloth Hanger

You can also use a cloth hanger to organize your glasses, as shown in the image below.

Single-Step Method: Accessorize the hanger & hang it on the wall

Accessorize the hanger & hang it on the wall
Accessorize a cloth hanger & hang it on the wall to hold your sunglasses.
  • Accessorize the hanger with a cute bow or a charm, or even spray-paint it with a neon color to make it stand out.
  • Hang on the wall with just a nail or simple picture hook.

Method 4: Cord Organizer Using Binder Clips

It is a constant struggle to search through the jumbled bunch of cords at your work station. You have one for the USB, Ethernet, power port, mobile charger and more. But there is a quick fix for this – binder clips!

Single-Step Method: Attach binder clips & slide the cords through metal loops

Attach binder clips to the table & slide the cords through the metal loops
Attach binder clips to the table & slide the cords through the metal loops.
  • Attach 3 or 4 binder clips to the edge of your table, depending on the number of cables or cords you have.
  • Slide one cord through each of the metal loops of the clips for tangle-free access.

Method 5: Wardrobe Storage Saver

It’s always hard to resist a great online deal on clothes. As a result, your wardrobe is always chock-a-block with clothes. But you can certainly make some space for a new top by folding your tees the right way.

How to fold your tees for a clutter-free room
How to fold your tees for a clutter-free room.
  • Start with folding the tee in half lengthwise.
  • Fold both sleeves inward.
  • Fold the tee down from the collar.
  • Follow the same steps for all your tees.

Instead of stacking the tees one on top of the other, place them upright inside the drawer like a file folder. You can fit more T-shirts in the same amount of space, and it will also be easy to scan through the lot.

Method 6: DIY Whiteboard

Are you still confused about how to organize your room? It can’t get easier than this. Use photo-frames to create small whiteboards to make a to-do list or leave notes for your family when you go out.

Things you’ll need:

DIY whiteboard to organize your room

  • Photo frame
  • Scissors
  • Colored or scrapbook paper

Single-Step Method: Put colored paper inside a photo frame

Put colored paper inside a photo frame to create a DIY whiteboard
Put colored paper inside a photo frame.
  • Remove the back cover of the frame but do not remove the glass
  • Cut colored paper or scrapbook paper of your choice to fit inside the frame.
  • Place the cut out paper in the frame and your DIY whiteboard is ready to use.
your DIY whiteboard is ready to use
Your DIY whiteboard is ready to use.

Method 7: Cable Holder Using Empty Paper Towel Rolls

If you are not proud of that drawer overflowing with jumbled up cords, it’s time to organize them with these easy DIY cable holders.

Things you’ll need:

things needed to make cable holder

  • Empty paper towel rolls
  • Paper cutter or craft knife
  • Decorative Washi tape (optional)

Single-Step Method: Fold and tuck the cords inside the cardboard rolls

Fold and tuck the cords inside the cardboard rolls
Fold and tuck the cords inside the cardboard rolls.
  • Cut the paper rolls to your desired length if they are too long as is.
  • Roll up your cords and tuck one into each roll.
  • Use cute and colorful Washi tape to deck out the boring brown rolls. You can also label them if you are storing multiple cords together.

Method 8: Hanger Hacks

Learning a few hanger hacks is truly life-saving, especially if you are a shopaholic. Here are a couple of easy hacks to help you organize your scarves and also to hang multiple hangers in the space of one.

# Scarf Holder

Things you’ll need:

things needed to make a scarf holder to organize your room

  • Hanger
  • Curtain rings
  • Hot glue gun (optional)

Single-Step Method: Stick curtain rings on the hanger to hold your scarves

Stick curtain rings on the hanger to hold your scarves
Stick curtain rings on the hanger to hold your scarves.
  • Hang or stick 5 or 6 curtain rings on the hanger. If you wish, you can use some hot glue to secure them in place.
  • Hang your scarves through the loops of the curtain rings.

# Multiple Hangers in the Space of One

Things you’ll need:

things needed to have multiple hangers in one space

  • Hangers
  • Soda can tab(s)

Single-Step Method: Use a soda can tab to create vertically stacked hangers

Use a soda can tab to create vertically stacked hangers
Use a soda can tab to create vertically stacked hangers.
  • Loop the soda can tab on one of the hangers.
  • Hang the second hanger through the other hole of the tab.
  • You can add more hangers using more soda can tabs.

Method 9: Earphone Organizer

Untangling knotted earphones can be really frustrating. To avoid this, loop your earphone cords around a cloth peg.

Things you’ll need:

things needed to make earphone organizer

  • Cloth clip or clothes pin
  • Earphones

Single-Step Method: Loop the earphones around a cloth clip

Loop the earphones around a cloth clip
Loop the earphones around a cloth clip.
  • Open the cloth clip and drop the cord, close to the earphone jack, into the mouth of the clip.
  • Wrap the cord between the arms of the clip, until you reach the earbuds. Don’t wrap it too tightly, as it can damage your earphones.
  • Open the clip and push the cord, close to the earbuds, into the clip.

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