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How to Start Organizing A Messy House, One Room At A Time

Okay, so we’ve all been there—staring at the mess in our homes, wondering where the heck to start. Sorting through years of stuff is no joke, and the struggle is real. But fear not! Let’s make the mission of decluttering a bit less intimidating. We’ll keep it real and focus on how to start organizing your messy house, room by room.

Where to kick off the chaos:


the Kitchen. Green Cabinets rustic farmhouse looking

Our houses are like clutter magnets, and our kitchens can become a point of contention when trying to declutter. It can be a challenge to navigate the pots, pans and spice jars. But fear not, for it’s time to roll up those sleeves and tackle the chaos head-on. Practicality is our ally here—let’s start by focusing on one trouble spot at a time, be it the overflowing cabinets, the mysterious depths of drawers, or the countertops that have become catch-all surfaces. Let’s dive in!


Take it slow and empty one cabinet at a time. Toss out anything expired or just taking up space. Don’t forget to utilize vertical space.

A spice rack inside your cabinet is the perfect way to make the most out of your dead cabinet space. All you need is our trusty VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back Squares and you’re all set!


Once you’ve conquered the clutter, consider adding some organizers to give each kitchen utensil a proper home. It’s like giving your drawers a makeover, and you’ll thank yourself every time you reach for a spatula without knocking over a tower of mismatched utensils. It’s the little things that make a big difference!

PRO TIP: Keep your​ utensil organizer from sliding around and use our​ VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back Squares!


Clear the decks! Take everything off your countertops and only put back what really needs to be there.

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Bathroom modern and sleek. shower and vanity in shot

Bathrooms can be a bit cramped, right? Let’s be smart about it. We’ve got limited space to play with, so it’s time to get strategic. Think about clever storage, use those walls for shelves or hooks, and only keep what really needs to be there. With a bit of smart thinking, even the tiniest bathrooms can be organized and look cool.

Medicine Cabinet

It’s time to declutter that cabinet. Toss out expired meds, old makeup, and toiletries you’re never going to use. Only keep what sparks joy—or anything you’ll actually use.


Discard those empty shampoo bottles (we all have them, don’t we?). Recycle them, and get rid of anything you’re not using.

How to Start Organizing A Messy House toiletries

PRO TIP: if you have limited counter space, mount soap dispensers to your wall. It keeps your countertops clean and soap-residue-free. Use our VELCRO® Brand Industrial Strength Dots to securely mount the soap dish to a range of surfaces, including tile, metal, and painted drywall. The dots are also strong enough to hold heavy items.

How to Start Organizing A Messy House hanging a soap dish
How to Start Organizing A Messy House soap dish hung


How to Start Organizing A Messy House modern livingroom

Your living room is the heart of relaxation, not a stress-inducing zone. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and take on the clutter. Whether it’s those overflowing bookshelves or the coffee table turned into a storage hub, a bit of organization can transform your living space into the serene retreat it should be. It’s not about perfection; it’s about creating a vibe that brings peace and enjoyment to your chill zone.

Bookcases & Coffee Tables

One of the first areas to tackle while you’re de-cluttering your living room is any bookcase, cabinet or coffee table that may attract clutter. Recycle old magazines and newspapers and donate any old DVDs that you no longer watch.


Do you feel like your living room is filled with an excessive number of TV remotes? Keep them tidy by setting up a permanent place to store them.

PRO-TIP: Use VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back fasteners to stick your remotes to the inside of a cupboard or the underside of your coffee table to keep them hidden.

TV Cables

Peep behind your TV. It’s probably a wire jungle. Tame it with VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Reusable Ties and Mountable Cable Sleeves. Check out our tips for cable organization in every room—it’s a game-changer.

How to Start Organizing A Messy House VELCRO®Brand Mountable Cable Sleeves


How to Start Organizing A Messy House  modern office with rustic desk

Clear the clutter in your workspace and boost that productivity!


If your drawers are full of junk, it’s time to de-clutter them. Empty them out and only put back the items you need when you’re sitting at your desk.

Old Files & Papers

It’s easy for old files and papers to pile up on your desk, and chances are you don’t even need them anymore. Take some time to go through all your papers and recycle anything that you no longer need. Then try and go paperless to prevent future cluttering (it’s tidier and much better for the environment).

Your Desk

It’s the hub of all the work you do, so it’s essential to make sure your desk is working for you – not against you! Cords can overwhelm this area so it’s important to know how to hide cords underneath your desk to keep this area clean.

Bid farewell to the mess and say hello to a minimalistic aesthetic desk setup that’s both functional and fabulous. Eliminate cord clutter with VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Reusable Ties and Mountable Cable Sleeves. Your office will thank you.

How to Start Organizing A Messy House  before and after of desk


How to Start Organizing A Messy House  garage

Last, but not least, is the biggest task of all – your garage. It may feel like you have a mountain of clutter to tackle, but it’s easy to break up your garage into smaller, more manageable tasks.

Start by emptying out as much as you can and throw out/recycle anything that’s broken or unwanted. Then work on your garage storage to make sure this part of your home stays organized and doesn’t become a dumping ground for clutter in your house.


It’s great to have these things on hand when you need them but not at the cost of cluttering your garage. Make use of your vertical space by sticking tools and tool organizers to the wall with VELCRO® Brand Industrial Strength Tape. And if you’re looking to completely refresh your workshop, don’t be afraid to get creative, so you can focus on putting your skills to work.

How to Start Organizing A Messy House  hanging measuring tape
How to Start Organizing A Messy House  hanging tool box organizer


How to Start Organizing A Messy House  hanging a bike

Another great way to make use of your wall space is to hang your bikes with VELCRO® Brand EASY HANG™ Straps (this is also a great garage storage idea for suitcases and other heavy items).

Cables & Hoses

How to Start Organizing A Messy House  organized wrapped cords

Extension cords, hoses and other wires can take up precious space in your garage. Wrap up bulky cords, cables and hoses with the VELCRO® Brand Power Cord Wraps to keep them neat and check out these ridiculously easy ways to organize your garage for more useful tips.

Embarking on the journey of how to start organizing your house can be a transformative experience.

Ready to de-clutter your home? Dive into our tips on how to start organizing a messy house, give them a shot, and let us know how it goes! We’re all ears for your home organization ideas too—don’t forget to share them and tag us on social media. Let’s turn your home into a haven of relaxation together!

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