27 Absolutely Gorgeous Home Organizing Before and Afters

Type-As will feel better just looking at these makeovers.

Is there anything more satisfying than an ultra-tidy closet, pantry or laundry room?

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Before: A Boring Pantry

Even though this kitchen closet offered plenty of space, it was a place that the  avoided at all costs due to its sheer blandness.

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After: A Bold Transformation

Mint-colored wall decals gave this room a fresh and clean look instantly. This blogger also added clear food containers to make it easier for her to eyeball items she's running low on before heading out to the store.

What you'll need: wallpaper, $6 per square foot,

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Before: Packed Kitchen

With too much stuff and not enough cabinets for storage, this kitchen was stuck with an eyesore of a shelf smack dab in the middle of it. 

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After: Clutter-Free Cooking

The biggest challenge for this homeowner was getting rid of all the non-essentials in her kitchen, then she took advantage of wasted surface space — like the side of her cabinets — to store bulky pots and pans.

What you'll need: Command hooks, $7, 

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Before: Chaotic Office

The disorganization and lack of style in this space made it the last place that drew inspiration for this blogger.

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After: Multifunctional Work Space

But a fresh coat of white paint and cute organizers, like coordinating boxes and glass jars,  into a place where she can get serious work done.

What you'll need: white paint, $4,

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Before: A Gross Garage Unit

Because of brutal Michigan winters, this used her garage shelves as a catchall so she didn't have to spend more time in the cold than necessary. As a result, it became piled with odds and ends quickly.

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After: A Pretty Solution

Decorative baskets, galvanized buckets that match her nearby trash cans, and spray-painted containers created a cohesive vibe that wasn't too formal (or precious) for this working space.

What you'll need: wicker baskets, $25 for a 2-pack,

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Before: Double Closet Doozy

Even though these weren't in terrible shape before, they definitely lacked structure.

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After: Twice as Much Organization

By adding vertical organizers smack dab in the middle of each closet, every category of clothing got its own dedicated space — including shirts, dresses, and even bags. Genius.

What you'll need: closet system, $128,

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Before: Total Chaos Cabinet

With no pantry, this was forced to use her largest cabinet for food storage. As a result, things often got forgotten at the top.

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After: Colorful Organization

The solution: She used the doors for storage (hello, adorable spice rack) to free up shelf space and make room for containers with labels for things like snacks, baking supplies, and teas.

What you'll need: storage bins, $18 for a 6-pack,

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Before: Nothing Special

When this moved into hew new home, she knew her laundry room needed a serious storage solution and a flooring fix (because, yuck).

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After: Cute as a Button

To stay within her $100 budget, she opted for yard sale cabinets with built-in open shelving on the sides. She then used wicker baskets and glass containers to pretty-up the items that couldn't stay concealed.

What you'll need: wallpaper, $2 per square foot, 

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Before: Under-the-Sink Mess

Baggies of random stuff, half-used bottles of beauty products, and even a fire extinguisher clutter up the valuable space under .

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After: A Tidy Get-Ready Station

But with a little attention to detail, it now serves as a linen closet and bathroom essentials storage unit. Fresh linens are tucked under a shelf that holds nail polish, while hair tools hang from the door.

What you'll need: storage drawers, $25,

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Before: Cluttered Coffee Supplies

While it's handy that housed all morning beverage accessories, mugs were strewn on every shelf, and random items made it hard to find the most important things, like the coffee beans!

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After: A Dark Backdrop

It's amazing what a difference some dark paint makes when trying to find items. Plus, hooks attached to the bottom of a shelf allows mugs to hang, while dividers create shorter shelves for even more coffee cups.

What you'll need: shelf riser, $10 for a 2-pack,

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Before: Packed Closet

We get it: The entire family used that's basically a small room, so of course clothes were stuffed tightly into the space.

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After: Streamlined Storage

But shelving units that take up nearly all of the wall space create dedicated areas for each family member. Meanwhile, wicker baskets on the bottom row of the cubbies create concealed storage for items you might not want on full display.

What you'll need: bookshelves, $65,

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Before: Over-the-Fridge Frenzy

Even though was the perfect spot for bakeware, the lack of organization ended up making it a dumping area of random supplies instead.

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After: Dividers on Point

Custom-made dividers provide each pan and cookie sheet with a specific home that allows for more items to fit into the cabinet without becoming junky.

What you'll need: cabinet organizers, $18,

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Before: Corner Cabinet Craziness

It's easy to turn an awkward cabinet into a catch-all for extra Tupperware and kitchen utensils.

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After: Lazy Susan Genius

Organize seemingly random items, and you might find they all have a lot more in common than you realized (bakeware, tupperware, and condiments!). Lazy Susans make sure nothing gets pushed into the back and forgotten.

What you'll need: Lazy Susans, $10,

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Before: Over-Stocked Fridge

Nothing is worse than not being able to find the sour cream, because it's packed deep into behind all your fresh produce.

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After: White Bin Wonders

When items are organized into white containers with handles on the end (making them easy to pull out and hunt through) you can get a better look at all of the food in your fridge at once.

What you'll need: bins, $10,

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Before: Junky Garage Clutter

Crates full of clothes, a lawn mower, and random cardboard boxes line the wall of , making it look junky and disorganized.

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After: Organized Working Station

But all it takes are some shelves and hooks to turn the wall into a work station for outdoor chores and DIY projects.

What you'll need: wall storage systems, $30,

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Before: Beige and Boring

White appliances are nothing special to look at and a lack of shelving only made them more of .

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After: French Laundry Escape

But a fresh coat of light green paint tuns the working station into a pretty space, while boxes sit on the shelves, allowing for more items to fit inside.

What you'll need: floating shelves, $18,

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