The Best Organizing Ideas of 2017 (That You Should Do This Year, Too)

These are the ideas that blew your mind in 2017 (and the ideas you should definitely keep using in 2018!)

By Hometalk Highlights

Storing Food in Coffee Mate Containers

Everyone's seen this genius hack, and it's not going out of style any time soon!

Organizing Shoes with a Tote Bag

A year ago today, we didn't know what to do with our messy shoes. Then this appeared!

Making Better Use of Your Closet

We were using our closets all wrong - if you haven't fixed yours yet, 2016 is your year!

Storing Stuff on the Back Closet Wall

This year, we were introduced to cable straps and it changed the way we store our stuff.

Storing Spices in a $1 Rack

Next time you're at the Dollar Store, look out for dish racks so you can finally do this.

Making That Under Sink Space Useful

We didn't even know you could get that much storage out of that tiny place, but we're thrilled!

Outfitting the Perfect Pantry

Back in 2014, no one would have dreamed of a pantry this useful. But now we know!

Adding Vertical Storage to Kitchen Counters

You probably didn't think your kitchen had wasted counter space, but then you saw this.

Turning a Stool into a Gift Wrap Caddy

While you've got your arms full of wrapping paper and ribbon, think about trying her hack.

Keeping Baseball Caps in Order for a Dollar

Grab a few handy shower hooks to store baseball caps even better than your sports heroes do.

Store Your Spools with a Knife Block

Add dowels to a knife block, for brilliant spool storage that will save your from knots.

Keep Baby Clothes in Order with Zip Locks

Organizing kids' clothes is tough, which is why this zip lock bag idea is a real time saver.

Repurpose Pants Hangers for Jewelry

Use the rungs of an ordinary pant hanger to keep all of your jewelry in order on the cheap.

Use Dollar Store Buckets in the Pantry

If you thought your options were pretty or organized, this will show you how to get both!

Turn Old Jeans into a Wall Organizer

Put your pairs of old jeans to good use on the wall, as this pretty patched organizer.

Pack More in a Coat Closet with Shower Hooks

Use those cheap metal shower hooks to hang even more coats and winter wear in your closet.

Organize Your Freezer With Plastic Containers

No more messy freezers or fridges, with this brilliant plastic container organizing method.