12 Home organization ideas for 2015

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Home organization ideas to kick off the new year

Now that the holidays are over, what’s on the mind of nearly every mom? Getting organized for the new year. We know that getting started is the hardest part, so we’ve pulled up 12 of our favorite blogs for their best home organization ideas. From tackling projects you’ve been meaning to check off of your to-do list since 2014 to clearing the clutter to strategies for stopping it before it starts, these are must-save ideas for 2015.

12 Home organization ideas for 2015

12 Home Organization Ideas

Clockwise, starting in the top left corner:

The 5 Best Playroom Organizing Tools from Sunlit Spaces
It’s likely that the playroom is the most unorganized space in your home after having your kids home for winter break, so get started there! We love these tips and especially how she uses a behind-the-door shoe holder to keep craft supplies and toy instructions organized.

Make Your Own School Papers Organizer from Painted Therapy
So many school papers. You know how this story ends. By the time Friday rolls around, they are all over your kitchen, your car and your entryway. This school paper organizing idea can be a DIY, like it was on Painted Therapy, or it can inspire you to simply buy a similar wooden holder for keeping school papers in check.

Weekly Wipe-Off Menu Board and Magnets from Little Birdie Secrets
You may have seen this cool idea on Pinterest and we’re so excited to have scouted out the original post! Getting your menu planning in order is the perfect way to get organized at home in the new year and with this cute wipe-off menu board to hang in your kitchen, you’ll be dying to create your weekly menu. (Psst! She has a very cute Etsy shop, too!)

Purse Organization from A Bowl Full of Lemons
When you’re organizing your home, oftentimes organizing your purse can be an afterthought. But, considering how much we tote it around, making sure it’s ready to go for the new year should be a priority.

Desk Organization: Receipts from Homestead Revival
This simple, yet effective, method for stashing receipts caught our eye. Use an oversized jar that you can keep on your desk and stuff receipts in all month long. It’s easy, it is a full piece of office decor and you’ll be so pleased to have everything in order when 2016 rolls around!

Chalkboard Spice Jars from Raising up Rubies
Everyone has those little projects around the house they’ve been itching to do and this is one of ours — finally finding a way to organize spices in our kitchen!

DIY Chalkboard Magnetic Calendar from The 36th Avenue
You don’t have to make this chalkboard calendar yourself (although, there are easy instructions included in the post!), but let it get you thinking about how a large, centrally-located family calendar could help keep your family organized in the new year.

How to Organize Files from I Heart Planners
Keeping your household and financial papers organized is hardly any fun… unless you have a cute filing system, like this one. She even includes a how-to for creating those colorful labels.

4 Things to Include When Setting Up Your New Planner from Creative Home Keeper
For moms who use a paper planner, rather than a calendar phone app, to keep their day-to-day life scheduled, these tips will make sure you are starting the new year off on the right foot. (And, did we mention that we love her cute planner, too?)

$10 Linen Closet Redo from A Bird and a Bean
Trust us, we’ve pinned some pretty amazing, gorgeous, inspirational linen closets in our time. But, considering its current state, we know how outrageous those dream pins really were. We love this linen closet inspiration because it’s functional, real and on-budget.

Wrapping Paper Storage from The Chic Site
Still have Christmas stuff lurking around the house? No need to be ashamed. You aren’t the only one. We give this wrapping paper storage idea a huge endorsement for keeping Christmas paper organized (and out of the way the rest of the year!).

Laundry Room Organization from The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking
We spend so much time in our laundry rooms each year that it makes perfect sense to spend some time getting it organized in the new year. Take a tip or two from this guide to laundry room organization that really works for families.

What’s on your home organizing list for 2015?

Meet the Author | Katie Kavulla

Having just made the move from big city life to settle down in the town where she and her husband both grew up, Katie Kavulla is a mom of three who strives to slow life down a bit… as impossible as that is with three kids under the age of 10. A blogger turned writer, Katie has spent the past few years combining the things that she loves into a career, with a focus on helping other moms tell their story, because Katie truly believes that every mom has one to tell.


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