Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Transform Your Home with These Organization Hacks

There’s nothing more satisfying than a clean and tidy home. It’s a great feeling to know there’s a place for everything, and everything is in its place!

If your house has been a little cluttered and disorganized lately, never fear — Goodwill is here to help you with all your organization and storage needs!

Check out our tips and tricks for easy organization around the home:

Think outside the box

Glass jars from Goodwill

Glass Jars from Goodwill

Two wicker baskets on a shelf

Wicker Baskets from Goodwill

Unexpected items make clever storage solutions! We love the idea of repurposing thrifted items and giving them a new life inside your home. For example, keep bathroom supplies like makeup brushes, cotton swabs, and toothbrushes organized in labeled glass jars. A wicker basket can be used to store toys, books, or spare blankets. Shop at Goodwill and keep your eyes open for items you can repurpose and reuse for smart storage. You never know what you might find!







Don’t hide your stuff, display it!

Rethink what it means to declutter your home. Maybe there are some belongings that don’t need to be hidden, but rather displayed for everyone to see!

Turn a retro typewriter or camera into modern home décor by displaying it on a “floating” shelf” or bookshelf. When styling a shelf, try to group items in similar shapes, sizes, or colors together for a more cohesive display. Need a few more items to complete the look? Shop at Goodwill for afforable home décor like small vases, porcelain figurines, picture frames, books, and much more!

Follow the “one in, one out” rule

Another great way to stay organized is by following the “one in, one out” rule. For every new item you bring into your home, find something you can donate to Goodwill! You’ll save space and make a difference by donating your gently-used clothing, accessories, and home goods to your local Goodwill.

Mother and son sorting clothes in cardboard boxes to donate to Goodwill

Tidy up and donate to Goodwill!










Ready, set, organize!

Goodwill has everything you need to organize your home and help make life a little easier. Head to your nearest retail store or donation site and plan your next trip. We can’t wait to see you!

Graphic with text: Get organized! Donate and make a difference in your community

Donate to Goodwill and make a difference in your community

P.S. If you try any of these organization tricks, be sure to share them with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We’d love to see how you’re using Goodwill finds to keep your home clean and tidy!