The best organizing ideas for your hallway, home office and more
Staying organized makes it easier to get around during the day, whatever your schedule. As some of us go back to our old routines and adjust to the start of a new school year, it’s easy for our old ways of organizing to fall apart. This is why setting up command centers at home can make reassembly easier.
Ashley Jones Hatcher, organization and design expert at Neat Method, was once stopped by Hoda & Jenna to teach us how to organize our garages and bathrooms, and this time she gives us all the details on how to create zones. designated landing spots in our homes.
Read on to find all of the ways to streamline the process of organizing the three busiest areas of your home, from a functional homework area to the perfect entryway setup for storing shoes and jackets.
Input control area ideas
Whitmor Modern Industrial Entrance Coat Rack
What will soon become a centerpiece in your home, this freestanding coat rack features eight removable hooks and can support up to 250 pounds. It has over 700 verified five-star reviews from buyers who not only love how it looks but also how easy it is to assemble.
Modern industrial bench of 18 Whitmor cubes
While shoes and sneakers are usually tossed at the front door, this cubby bench has more than enough room to pull them off the floor. In addition, the top of the bench serves as additional storage space or a place to sit while putting on shoes.
Yamazaki Home Magnetic Keychain with Tray
A place to store coats, mail, or just decor, this magnetic rack can stick to any magnetic surface, like front doors, refrigerators and more.
D’vine Dev Magnetic Keychain Shelf with Rim
If you prefer a wood finish, this shelf is made from New Zealand pine wood and has the same magnetic qualities as the shelf above. Although it’s only 12 inches long, it has enough room for all the essentials you need to keep close at hand.
Container Store Mocha Water Hyacinth Storage Bins
Not only do these storage bins look stylish, they are also a durable choice. They are made from natural hyacinth fibers woven over a metal frame.
Jungle Animal Wood Decorative Wall Hooks
These adorable hooks are made from solid walnut wood and come in sets of four different designs. Each set includes a lion, giraffe, elephant, and hippo.
Planning of command area ideas
Todeco chalkboard calendar sticker
This removable calendar sticker does not require any assembly that will damage your walls. It only takes a few minutes to get up and comes with a squeegee and step-by-step instructions. Use the chalk markers below to help the whole family get on the same page, one month at a time.
Sharpie chalk marker
These chalk markers can be used on glass light boards as well as white boards and wiped off with a damp cloth. Each pack includes five vibrant colors made from non-toxic ink.
CaseBot Acrylic 2 Tier Dry Erase Marker Holder
To keep your markers, erasers, and pens organized, you can mount this organizer on the wall or let it sit on a counter or desk. Each shelf has individual locations for individual markers, meaning it can hold up to eight markers at a time.
Poppin Light Gray Square Bench from The Container Store
Cleverly designed, this bench doubles as a storage unit and can support up to 275 pounds. You can place it pretty much anywhere in your home to keep things out of sight and out of mind no matter what room you place it in.
Pendaflex two-tone color filing folders
Rather than letting mail and other paper pile up on the counter, these file folders (the 100) can help you file your bills, invitations and more. That way, you’ll know exactly where things are when you need them.
Hippo Creation Heavy Duty Storage Pocket Board
You can hang this storage board discreetly on the back of the pantry or closet door so it doesn’t get painful on the eyes, but everyone will know exactly where to find it. One reviewer found it so useful that he called it “A Dream Come True”.
Ideas for virtual desktops
Amazon Basics Versatile Folding Computer Desk
If the student in your life works in a small space, they will appreciate this foldable desk. It doesn’t require any tools to assemble or store it, so you just need to fold up the legs and put it away when not in use.
Foldable magazine rack Deli
Whether you need to use all three slots or just one, you can adjust this file holder to your liking with its convenient design. It’s perfect for organizing binders and loose papers and comes in different designs that feature as few as two slots or as many as four.
MC Squares Dry Erase Notepads
Rather than filling pages with loose-leaf paper, this reusable notepad helps reduce paper waste. It’s made with a special smudge-proof ink that won’t budge until you’ve intentionally erased it, so you don’t have to worry about losing important notes. Once you’re done, you can scan a notepad image with your phone to access your notes and lists whenever you need them.
MC Squares Reusable Sticky Notes (Set of 6)
You can put these sticky notes on the fridge or on the desk, they won’t budge. They adhere to glossy surfaces without any glue, so you just need to wash them off after using it, then you can glue them back onto anything from windows and mirrors to refrigerators and cabinets.
Pottery Barn Kids Metal Storage Jar
These sturdy shopping carts are made of iron with a powder coated finish. Each cart has four storage compartments that will keep everything on their desk organized.
Pzoz Cable Ties (Set of 3)
Finally, say goodbye to the jumble of wires that seem to be everywhere. These handy clips keep cords in place and easily accessible, so they never get tangled again.
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