20 October 2020

40 brilliant home organising hacks you’ll wish you knew sooner

Remember your keys!

The Family Handyman

You’ll always know where your keys are with this handy hint!

To make Lego keychains:

Start by drilling a hole into the base of a Lego that is slightly smaller than the screw portion of an eyelet screw.

Next, wind the eyelet screw into the Lego. Thread a split ring through the hole and use it to attach keys.

Mount the Lego board to a surface using your preferred method. In this case, we mounted our Lego plate to the wall in our mudroom.

Attach the Lego board to the wall by first marking the desired location for the board and making sure that it is level.

Drill pilot holes in the four corners of the Lego board and into the wall.

To finish, drill screws with small enough heads to fit in between the Lego pegs into the board.

You’ll be so excited to put the Lego on the Lego board that you won’t lose your keys (hopefully) ever again!

Use a pallet to store lawn and garden equipment

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If you have a yard or garden, you know that there are a lot of long-handled tools involved. If you don’t have any pallets lying around, they are easy to get for free. This is a quick one-hour project and after you’re done, your tools will be organised and easy to reach.

You could easily attach this pallet to a fence, shed or to the exposed wall studs in your garage. No matter what you choose, you’ll want to make sure that your screws are long enough to go through both your pallet and the wall you are attaching it to. We drilled two screws into the pallet, one into each exposed wall stud. You won’t need a ton of screws or nails because the pallet isn’t all that heavy.

Organise your coffee pods

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Coffee pods can be a disaster to keep organised, but this hack uses simple T-moulding as an ideal organisation system for Keurig, Nespresso or any other type of coffee pod. T-moulding is designed for wood floor transitions, and it also makes a perfect storage rack for coffee pods because it has grooves for the pods to slide onto. Prefinished T-moulding is available wherever wood flooring is sold. To start:

Measure the diameter of the top of the coffee pod (to figure out the spacing needed between each piece of moulding).

Cut the T-moulding to the length of your cabinet.

Next, predrill screw holes in the racks and screw them to the underside of a cabinet or shelf.

For a neater look, use brass screws and finish washers.

This T-moulding design also works great for a wine glass storage rack.

These organisational tricks can save you tons of money. 

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