These house hacks will help you keep your home organized and running smoothly! Not only are they tried and true, but they will help your family function a little better. Get rid of clutter and mess with these super awesome and mom approved house hacks.
As the mom of 6 kiddos I am *always* on the look out for tips and tricks that will help make my life better!
Some of the ideas in here we do currently, they have helped make life in a big crazy family, just a touch less chaotic. Others of these “mom hacks” I have discovered online and am drooling over. One day we will…
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The Best Household Hacks
1. Make A Stackable Couch
Make a stackable couch. These are sheets of foam that they covered with fun fabrics to create a couch, or sections of mats for a “nap-over” – we could even take them camping. When I make them, I hope to use vinyl so we can wipe them off when they get dirty. via – Ma Petite
TIP: Make Your own nap mats with Nu-Foam or Tru-foam covered in your favorite fabric – both foams are a type of Polyester-like roll you can cut to make the size cushions you’d like.
2. Label Your Drawers
No more hunting for the “home” of clothing items. This would be a great solution for the kids who tend to stuff all their clothes everywhere. Give them labels on the drawers. Paint your dresser with chalk board paint. For younger kids you can draw an image of what’s in the drawers. via – Apartment Therapy
3. Ground Trampolines
Trampolines. We love ours – it is a favorite “thing-to-do” when the kids need to burn off energy. Get rid of nets and potential hazards by burying the trampoline into the ground. Brilliant! via – Nosh Kids.
3. Pretty Baskets For Laundry and Shoes
Use pretty baskets to hide all those grubby shoes, dirty laundry and random toys, especially the ones that end up in the middle of the living room every day!
4. Coordinated Shelves and Baskets
When you’re buying containers and shelves and other organizing supplies for your home, making sure they match or coordinate will help the space look more organized.
5. Corner Rack To Optimize Storage
Use different containers to store various items in hard to fit corners. Stashing a basket or a little rack in a corner behind the couch or next to a book case can turn small spaces into magical storage spaces!
6. Make Your Own Cleaners
Make your own household cleaners. Use common kitchen ingredients to make cleaners that are kid-friendly, kill germs, and safe for your home. This is our lemonade vinegar cleaner. Your house will smell so yummy!
7. Sick Bucket To Keep Near You
Create a sick bucket and keep it close to where you sleep. If your kids get sick in the night you don’t need to hunt around for the items that will help comfort them and protect your home.
8. Create A Meal Calendar
Create and *USE* a meal calendar. To do this you need to make a grocery list and stick to it! It will save you money and time as you are able to waste less food, can shop the sales, and won’t have to spend time hunting for ingredients. via Homemaking For God.
9. Keep A Door Unlocked With A Rubber Band
Keep a door unlocked with a rubber band. We’ve all had those moments when our kids learned how to lock a door but not unlock them. When they are in that lovely phase, keep doors open with rubber bands. via – Good Housekeeping.
10. Transform A Play Pen Into An Outdoor Hangout
Transform a play pen into an outdoor wonder yard – just cover it with a sheet. Your child will be protected from bugs and sun while you garden. If it’s windy out use a fitted crib sheet. It fits perfectly! via – Polly Danger
11. Create A Family Binder
Create a family binder. We *really* need to do this. Put important contact information, any documents that you *need* to know where they are, future plans and account information. If there is a house emergency, there is just one place to get all the important docs. This site has printables to help you – 30 handmade Days
12. Save Money For A Vacation
Painless Vacation Fund. It is hard, really hard to save up for vacations. This year we are getting cash back every time we go grocery shopping. $20 a time adds up fast. Stuff the twenties into a bottle so you can watch your fund grow until vacation time.
13. Learn To Sort and Store LEGOS
Sort and store legos. If you have a child who loves having his (or her) legos all organized in a visible manner they will love this shoe-organizer “hack”. Fill the shoe slots with the lego “groups”.
14. Organize Stuffed Animals In Your Kids Room
Organize stuffed animals. If you have a house with limited floor and shelf space you will love this – Hang a rope from the ceiling. Use clothespins to attach the stuffed animals to the rope. via – Attempting Aloha
15. Make A PVC Pipe Bike Stand To Organize Your Garage
PVC Pipe Bike Stand. Clean up the garage with super easy to make and easy to adapt bike rack.
16. Use Rubber Bands To Save Soap
Limit Soap by twisting rubber bands around the pump nozzle. When the kids push the pump they can only get a small dollop of soap, the perfect amount for small hands. My kids are soap-alcoholics, my bathroom sinks love this hack.
17. Remove Labels From Empty Bottles To Reuse Them
Remove labels from bottles so you can use the bottles for organization with the help of peanut butter and a magic eraser.
18. Make A Fruit Fly Trap
Get rid of fruit flies FAST! Make a trap that they can’t resist! It’s easy to make a fruit fly trap.
19. Make A Kids Snack Drawer
Kids Snack drawer. Create a drawer with self-serve snacks that your kids can pick from. This helps foster independence as they can go and refuel their growing bodies whenever they need it. via – Good Housekeeping
20. Make Crib Diaper Station
Under Crib Diaper Station. Use the space under the crib to create a diaper station. You won’t have to go far in the night to get supplies. via – A lovely Lark
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22. Make A Desk Area With Vertical Beds
Triple Decker. If you have limited floor space go vertical with beds. You can make the middle bunk into a desk area if needed.
23. Transform A Closet To A School Center
Transform a closet into a school-center. You don’t need a ton of space to create a mini-office to help organize and contain the after-school homework craze.
24. Organize Your Entire Home
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Do you have a tip that has helped your home??