The Best Organizing Tricks We Learned From TikTok

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Just when we thought we knew all the organizing hacks we could ever know, TikTok proves us wrong. And we're ready to start adopting all of these simple methods to save space and stay organized. 

You know that space above your closet shelves that seems to always go to waste? There's a hack to utilize that space super effectively. And if you're looking for a neat way to store all those important family documents, there's a trick for that too.  

And even if you thought you were organized before, we bet you'll see at least one trick hidden in TikTok that you could probably benefit from—they really are game-changers.  

Here are some of our favorite organizing tricks we've seen on TikTok. (BRB while we run out to buy plastic bins, shoe racks and magazine holders!)   

How to Create a "Closet" When You Don’t Have One 

If you're looking to create more storage in your house, these customizable shelves and shoe rack are sleek and simple. They would be particularly great for kids because they can grow with them—and can be easily adjusted as they get older.  


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♬ Central Park (Instrumental) - Matt Beilis

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♬ original sound - Johnny Sibilly

How to Utilize Vertical Space In Your Closet 

We all know that space above your hanging rods in your closet or above that top shelf that you're not exactly sure what to do with. This budget-friendly hack using a shoe cubby is definitely an effective way to make use of that space—and can be used for so many different things. 


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The Most Ingenious Ways to Use Plastic Bins 

Did you ever consider using a plastic bin as a garbage bag dispenser? Or maybe to organize your craft supplies? Well, these TikTokers takes full advantage of plastic bins—and we love it! These are the perfect combination of neat and incredibly functional.  


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♬ Levitating (feat. DaBaby) - Dua Lipa

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How to Creatively Store Garbage Bags To Save Space 

Even though we love the above tip for garbage bags, if you'd rather hide the garbage bags altogether, instead of storing extras in a cabinet or underneath the sink, keeping them at the bottom of your trash bin will help you see exactly when you're running low—while also saving tons of extra space. So smart! 


Reply to @lifeisshort0415 keep those garbage tips coming #organizinghacks #homeorganisation

♬ Little Bitty Pretty One - Thurston Harris

How to Neatly Fold Your T-Shirts 

We can't tell you how many times we open our closets to a pile of disorganized t-shirts. Not only are they messy, but it's tough to see them all, so you never know what you have. This hack shows off an easy way to start folding your t-shirts, so they're organized and you can see them all. We NEED to try this ASAP.

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♬ Peaches - Justin Bieber

How to Create More Fridge Space  

We've never seen a smarter space saver than this trick to storing yogurts. Not only is it using up that empty space directly below your shelves, but you can save shelf space for other things instead. It's a win, win! 


Would this help your refrigerator be more organized? #refrigeratororganization #kitchenorganization #organizingtiktok #organization #organizinghacks

♬ The Less I Know The Better - Tame Impala

7 Different Ways To Organize with Magazine Holders 

We're in awe of all the different things you can do with a magazine holder when it comes to organization. From housing your electronics to storing your wine bottles, stocking up on these magazine holders at the dollar store seems like a good idea.  


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♬ Run Free (Original Mix) - Deep Chills & Deep Chills


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