26 Super Clever Apartment Organization Hacks That’ll Change Your Life

This post is all about apartment organization hacks.

Whether you’re moving into your first apartment or you’ve lived in several apartments already, never underestimate the power of organization! When your apartment is nice and organized, it’s easier to find everything, and it feels so much cleaner and more put together.

Sometimes, organizing can be intimidating, especially if you have a lot of belongings. Getting started is the most overwhelming part. So, that’s why we put together this list of genius apartment organization hacks that will help you never lose track of your stuff again.

Here are 26 genius apartment organization hacks.

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You’ll hear us talk about taking advantage of vertical storage space several times in this blog post, and for good reason! Our first apartment organization hack is a hanging closet organizer with built-in shelves and drawers. You can keep everything in here from blankets, scarves, socks, and so many other things. The drawers are removable and the entire organizer is collapsible which makes it really easy to transport and set up if you’re moving to a new apartment.

This next hack is for someone that loves shoes and is constantly running out of space to store them! Thankfully, we found this over-the-door hanging shoe organizer to help with that. This is pretty self-explanatory. Just hang this over your apartment bedroom, closet, or bathroom door, and use it to store all of your fabulous shoes. You can use it to store more than just shoes, though! The pockets are spacious and easy to access, so you can put anything you need to inside them.

If you’re looking for a cute and functional way to store towels, sheets, or blankets, try using a woven rope basket like this one. We’re loving the neutral color on this basket that’ll match with any apartment decor style. The handlebars make for easy transportation, too!

Our next apartment organization hack is for when you do laundry! Whether you have an in-unit washer and dryer or you take your clothes to a laundromat, these mesh honeycomb laundry bags are a great way to prevent your delicates and small clothing items from getting lost in the laundry. Small laundry pieces like undergarments and socks are super easy to lose, especially if you take your laundry outside of your apartment to be washed.

These bags are meant to help you keep your laundry nice and organized while being transported from place to place or spinning inside the machines. There are a lot of different size options too, so you can choose one that works for you!

Say goodbye to your jewelry constantly getting tangled or lost. You need a hanging wall jewelry organizer like this one in your life! These are an absolute game-changer when it comes to storing and displaying your jewelry collection. Not only does it prevent your necklaces and bracelets from getting tangled, which is super annoying, but it also displays all of your jewelry so that you can see everything you own at once. When you’re getting ready for the day, you can easily compare and try on different pieces to see what looks best with your outfit.

Our next apartment organization hack is another hanging closet organizer. This one has more of a cubby format that works great for storing things like shoes, scarves, blankets, and hats.

This three-tier rolling cart from Amazon is an absolute lifesaver for anyone living in a smaller apartment, especially college apartments! This can fit in a variety of places, including under your bed if you have a higher bed frame, in your closet, or even tucked neatly in the corner of your room. This is a great way to store items like toiletries, bathroom essentials, cleaning supplies, or even makeup! Simply wheel your cart next to your vanity table when it’s time to get ready.

Organization storage bags like these are super convenient for storing things like extra clothes and sheets. You can easily tuck them under your bed or in your closet. The handles also make them super easy to transport and travel with if you’re moving!

We love clothes shopping, maybe a little too much, but if you can relate, you understand the struggle of never having enough room to fit all your clothes in your closet! Now, you can take advantage of the vertical space in your closet as well as the horizontal space. Hang multiple shirts or jackets on one of these or even use them to hang accessories like scarves and hats. It’s so fun opening your closet and seeing all of your clothes and accessories displayed on these hanging organizers. It makes choosing your outfit for the day a lot more fun, too!


There are lots of different ways to store makeup, but that doesn’t mean all of them are good ones. If you’re looking for a new way to prevent your makeup collection from being messy and disorganized, try this countertop clear organizer. We love the variety of compartment sizes so you can fit large items like spray bottles, or skinny ones like eyebrow pencils and eyeliner. This is also a convenient way to easily see all your makeup in your apartment bathroom.

A great tip to use this effectively is to only keep your everyday makeup essentials in this countertop organizer. Keep the rest of your makeup collection that you only use once in a while or for special occasions out of the way so you have less makeup to go through when you’re getting ready.

This next apartment bathroom hack is a set of hanging shower caddies! This is perfect for anyone who shares a shower with a roommate. They’re super easy to hang up or move around because they use suction cups. No drilling needed! A tip is to place these in a spot that’s not too high and not too low, but super easy to reach and out of the way of the water. This is a great way of enhancing your shower-taking experience.

Drawers can get messy very easily, especially in your bathroom where you’re storing lots of things like makeup, hair supplies, cleaning supplies, or toiletries. These clear plastic drawer organizers that come in a variety of sizes are sure to help keep your drawers nice and organized. We love how they are clear so you can see exactly what’s inside!

This wouldn’t be a blog post on apartment organization hacks without talking about over-the-door holders. Use these absolutely anywhere you need a little bit of extra storage, whether that’s in your kitchen, bedroom, bathroom or somewhere else. These are a fantastic way to keep your apartment neat and prevent things from being left out and about because they can’t fit anywhere else.

This apartment organization hack is this clear drawer makeup holder, which is an absolute game changer! Slim enough to easily fit in a bathroom drawer, this is a fantastic way to keep your makeup essentials in one place so they’re there when you need them. It’s clear so you can see everything inside at once, too!


Turntables, AKA Lazy Susan’s, are one of our favorite apartment organization hacks. We love how the dividers allow you to neatly store whatever you need to, and how you can easily spin it around to access exactly what you need in a super convenient way. You can fit one of these anywhere: in a cabinet, on your pantry shelf, or even right on top of your counter. This is a great way to organize things like spices, cooking ingredients, or pens and pencils.

We’ve mentioned ways to organize your drawers a couple of times in this blog post on apartment organization hacks, but our next drawer organizer is meant to specifically keep your kitchen utensils nice and neat. This is a super convenient way to organize your utensils by size, color, material, or any way you’d like. Imagine having them all thrown in one drawer in a messy, disorganized pile. No, thank you! 

Pots and pans are one of those things that are super hard to store. They’re always so clunky, loud, and hard to get out if they’re stored under a kitchen cabinet and stacked one on top of the other. This heavy-duty pan rack is the perfect solution to that. Made to fit right inside your pantry or your cabinet, this cookware rack comes with five adjustable dividers to make sure that your kitchenware fits perfectly. It’s so nice being able to open your pantry door and easily pull out the pan you need!

This plastic stackable water bottle holder is such a unique find! This comes with four packs of two stackable holders which makes for super easy storage and customization options. Besides water bottles, you can also use this with any cylindrical beverage holder, like reusable coffee tumblers and to-go mugs.

Your pantry is another place in your college apartment that can be hard to keep organized. You have everything in there from spices, spaghetti, soda bottles, and more. Keeping everything neat is certainly a challenge!

That’s why we’re recommending these stackable wire baskets. Take advantage of the vertical space in your pantry and use these shelves to stack your belongings. When you open your pantry door, you’ll be able to quickly find exactly what you need and easily see everything you have. Having an organized pantry is one of those little things that can make life just a little bit less chaotic!

We’ve talked about your closet and your pantry, but now it’s time to talk about your fridge! Our next apartment organization hack is a lifesaver for anyone with a small fridge or with roommates. These clear fridge organization bins are a perfect way to organize your groceries and separate your food from your roommate’s. This pack from Amazon comes with several size options, so you can mix and match the sizes that work best for you and fit the easiest in your fridge.

Next in our list of apartment organization hacks is a tray with adjustable dividers to fold your reusable lids. Reusable lids are so easy to misplace but with this super handy divider tray, you won’t have to worry about that anymore. We love the fact that it’s adjustable so it’s guaranteed to fit all of your lids perfectly. You can use this as a storing mechanism inside of your kitchen cabinets or even use it to air-dry wet plates and utensils after you wash them.


If you’re looking for super small storage trays to store smaller belongings like bobby pins or jewelry, try these mini storage trays! Easily slip them inside any drawer, and mix and match using multiple colors and sizes to keep your drawers organized and aesthetic.

For those looking for a countertop organization solution, we’re loving this small drawer unit from Target! This is perfect to put in your bathroom to store things like toiletries, or even on top of your desk to store work supplies. This is also a fantastic method of storing arts and crafts supplies, too.

Everyone has a junk drawer somewhere in their apartment! You can be the exception with this super convenient drawer organization tray. It’s perfect for organizing work and school supplies, stationery, or books in your desk drawers. It also works great for a kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom drawer too! Use it pretty much anywhere you keep a lot of small pieces that are easy to lose.

If your desk or workspace is in serious need of some organizational help, we recommend trying this super convenient mesh desk organizer. This is absolutely perfect if you’re someone who works with lots of papers, files, printouts, or folders because it has five dividers on top to store all of those and even categorize them. You can use the tray underneath or the pull-out drawer to store other desk essentials like notebooks, pens and pencils, staplers, and other stationery and work supplies.

In this article, we gave you 26 clever apartment organization hacks that you simply have to try. These are some of the best hacks that are bound to keep your life a whole lot neater, organized, and put together. Say goodbye to items thrown in a messy pile in your closet, cabinet, or drawer because these apartment organization hacks are here to help you never lose anything again.