37 Genius Double-Duty Organizing Ideas

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A spice rack is not just a spice rack.

Sep 22, 2015

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A spice rack is not just a spice rack.

The Chic Home

Garment Bag

Wrapping paper tends to form precarious piles that inevitably topple when you go to grab that lone birthday pattern from the bottom. Storing gift wrap vertically means you can hide it in skinny corner or closet, and a garment bag keeps everything neatly corralled.

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File Boxes

A few plastic file folders drilled into a wall can take a family’s unwieldy front closet from chaos to clean — they’re the perfect place to store grocery and shopping bags to grab on your way out.

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Hip 2 Save

CD Rack

We bet the compact disc holder you bought in the 90s is now collecting dust in your attic. Give this outdated organizer a helpful new purpose by using it to store plastic lids.

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IHeart Organizing

CD Storage Box

Corral your moisturizers, perfumes, and other bathroom bottles in pastel-painted CD boxes. Plus, these color-blocked caddies are pretty enough for the countertop.

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Cookies, Crafts and Chaos

Magazine Rack

A bit of chalk paint turned this wooden organizer into a shabby-chic place for pans that’s totally worthy of a spot on a countertop.

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PB&J Stories

Magazine File

Flip this office staple on its side to create the perfect home for a stack of cans that would otherwise roll off your shelf.

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The StonyBrook House

Cooling Racks

With a little ingenious bending, cookie cooling racks from the dollar store become the perfect place to store cinnamon and nutmeg.

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Thistlewood Farms


A flat pegboard is a versatile storage tool for many utility spaces (or cute craft rooms!). But up the organizational angle by morphing a board into a storage bin with spots for supplies both inside and out.

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Table For Two

Mason Jar

If you use mason jars to store dry ingredients and other non-perishables in your pantry, keep the look uniform by filling a few more with stacks of baking supplies, like these perfectly sized cupcake liners.

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This Momma’s Gonna Snap

Spice Rack

Tell paprika and garlic powder to hit the road; these handy holders are great for keeping nail polish and other beauty supplies within easy reach in your bathroom.

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RELATED: 12 Sneaky Storage Tricks for a Tiny Bathroom »

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Fabulous Fashions 4 Sensible Style

Pot Lid Rack

Slide skinny purses and wallets into this standing rack to keep closet shelves tidy without even trying.

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Pretty Prudent

Wine Rack

If you’re more likely to curl up with knitting needles than a glass of red, trade out bottles for colorful skeins with this cozy storage solution.

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I Can Teach My Child

Shoe Organizer

These see-through pockets eliminate digging through dark drawers and boxes when it’s arts-and-crafts time. Plus, the over-the-door option takes up way less space, and stealthily hides inside the closet.

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Tinker With This

Dresser Drawer

Before you drag an old piece of furniture out to the curb, consider repurposing the drawers as under-the-bed bins (add wheels to make access even easier). Bonus: They blend better with the room design than plastic boxes.

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Spell Out Loud

Magnetic Strip

Typically seen holding knives on kitchen backsplashes, these sleek magnets can also store scissors in a craft corner (or bobby pins in the bathroom)

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Sawdust Girl

Coat Hooks

Drop a row of hooks down to the floor to finally clear your entryway of everyone’s dirty sneakers.

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Kathleen Kamphausen

Pill Box

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8 Foot 6

Hanging Fruit Basket

Rubber duckies aren’t so cute when you’re constantly tripping over them on your bathroom floor. But a handy fruit basket gives them a permanent home. Bonus: The wire design allows toys to drip dry.

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Tatertots & Jello

Silverware Tray

Hang a tray — formerly filled with forks and knives — and stash your favorite jewelry at eye-level.

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Time with Thea

Clear Shoe Bins

Avoid the frozen dinners avalanche (a hazard of the stuffed freezer), stash your food in labeled bins instead.

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A Little Glass Box

Wooden Hangers

Flip these closet staples upside-down to keep handbags and scarves (and even car keys) from crowding your entryway.

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Pocket Pause

Binder Clip

Make sure yarn stays untangled by pinching it in place with this handy little clip.

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Ohoh Blog

Wooden Crates

Hung on their sides, freshly painted crates and display (and store) your kid’s toys.

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Project Nursery

Kitchen Cart

Organize books and stuffed animals this handy three-tiered piece. The best part? It’s on wheels, so you can transport it to any section of the room.

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The 36th Avenue

Shoe Organizer

Hide away a shoe organizer on the back of your closet door to keep all of your cleaning supplies in perfect order.

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Wine Rack

Who knew that wine bottle were exactly the same size as rolled hand towels?

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Just Us Four

Cake Stand

Sink-side items like sponges and dish soap look a little more elegant (and a lot less cluttered) while sitting atop one of these stands.

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Upcycled Treasures

Tin Cans

These cans may have formerly stored coffee beans or soup, but they have a much more glamorous future as a pretty desk organizer.

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Jinna Yang

Cookie Jar

This cheery treat bin doubles as a storage spot for your nail’s favorite shades.

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A Bowl Full of Lemons

Baking Sheet Organizer

Bring this kitchen item into your home office — helps keep binders and notebooks neatly standing at attention.

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