14 Genius Double-Duty Organizing Ideas

By: Lauren Piro 

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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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 Give this outdated organizer a helpful new purpose by using it to store plastic lids.

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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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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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A flat pegboard is a versatile storage tool for many utility spaces (orcute 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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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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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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Pot Lid Rack

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

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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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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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