A Cheat Sheet for Low-Maintenance Organizers

A Cheat Sheet for Low-Maintenance Organizers Expand options

It may surprise you to know that your personality plays a role in how you organize. Some of us prefer to keep an immaculate house, while others don’t mind a mess. In other words, we all have various methods to our madness. 

For individuals who like to take a less involved approach, it isn’t easy to find effective organizational tactics. If you’re more of a low-maintenance type, take a look at these helpful tricks. Your house will look more put together before you know it.

Who Is a Low-Maintenance Organizer?

For the most part, low-maintenance organizers don’t prioritize how an object looks or feels in a space. Instead, they want items to function correctly without much attention to detail. These people don’t want to have to do a lot to maintain order. As a result, they toss all their kitchenware into the same cupboard and call it a day. They’re typically right-brain oriented and pay attention to the larger picture.

It’s important to remember that low-maintenance organizers aren’t always unkempt. In many cases, they’re quite clean. The difference lies in how much of an effort they put into a tidy home. They require cheap and manageable systems that don’t take much time to implement—for several reasons.

If you identify with some of these traits — we have just the right tips here for you. 

Useful Projects for Low-Maintenance Organizers:

This organizational type does great with projects that make their lives easier but aren’t intensive. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to transform your home in only a few steps. 

+ Restructure Cabinets

A neatly organized kitchen cabinet with glasses, bowls, and vases


Use tension rods to organize small objects in drawers and cabinets. Take one and place it across the width of the space, as you would in between a windowpane. Then, stack or hang items on the rod. This will allow you to free up a lot of room so you can fit more in one location.

+Mulch Your Yard

This tactic allows you to brighten up your yard quickly. Grab a bag of mulch and spread a 3-inch layer over each bed of plants. Mulch wards away weeds and invasive plants, so you don’t have to spend too much time on lawn maintenance. A bonus—it looks lovely.

+Install Cubbies

Do you need more storage? Pick up a few cubbies and use them throughout your home. They’re perfect for toys, clothes, books and electronics. Cubbies are incredibly easy to work with and make your own.

+Add Racks and Hangers

A beautiful kitchen countertop with pans hanging on hooks


If you need to get those pans off your stove, use a rack. The same goes for a ton of other objects—from hair tools to baseball gear. Hang these items on your walls so you can see them easily. This method frees up space on countertops.

+Place Dividers in Drawers

a drawer with pencils and paint brushes neatly organized


This tip makes an organized home that much more achievable. Make sure they fit properly and use them to separate different items. A jumble of objects in one drawer is never efficient. These projects are extremely easy to tackle. A Pro-Tip: they’re cost-effective and beneficial for everyone in the home.

Create a More Organized Space

Those of us who don’t focus on organization often deal with overly cluttered spaces. To remedy that, try to implement these straightforward points. Low-maintenance organizers don’t have to live in chaos. Instead, they can create beautiful spaces that function alongside their needs.


Kacey Bradley is the blogger behind The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Along with writing for her blog, she has written for sites like U.S. News, SUCCESS, Guides for Brides, Hotel Online and more!

Follow Kacey on Twitter and subscribe to her blog to keep up with her travels and inspiring posts!

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