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5 Woodworking Projects to Keep Your Home Organized


Everyone loves to keep their home organized as it shows the personality of the people living inside. But it isn’t a piece of cake to reduce the clutter of your home. Sometimes it happens that you spend your whole day decluttering the house, the mess shows up again in the next one or two weeks.

So, what can you do to minimize this reappearance? You can organize the things in specific racks and organizers to keep those things at their a specified place. Ask your family members to place the objects in their original position after using them and things which are of no use can be kept in enclosed deck as well. Here are some of the funky woodworking projects to reduce the muddle of the home:

Mudroom cupboards:

Usually, people do not pay attention to the mess of the mudroom. But organizing a mudroom can save a lot of space. A mudroom is an extra entrance gate, also called the second entrance gate to be used for emergency purposes. To enhance its effectivity you can also look out for some gate ideas as well. Because it is not the main gate, therefore, people pay less attention to the cleaning of this area. However, this isn’t a wise choice.

Maintaining the backdoor entrance is as necessary as the primary gate. You can make a simple mudroom cupboard to hide the clutter of coats, boots, hats, and other materials used for going outside.

Things you’ll need:

  • Saw
  • Nails and Hammer
  • Screws and Screw Driver
  • Wooden Plank
  • Measuring Tape
  • Hooks

You’ll need to take measurements of the area where you want to fit the cupboard. Arrange the wooden pieces according to those measurements and make boxes for the closet. Fix them together with the help of nails and screws.

Magazine holder:

You may have lots of magazines randomly lying on various tables, floors, or shelves of your room. Many of them must be very important to you. Right? Isn’t it cool to make a magazine holder from a simple wooden plank to organize your favorite magazines in one place?

Things you’ll need:

  • Plywood
  • Saw
  • Hammer
  • Drill
  • Sandpaper
  • Measuring tape

Cut the wood into eight pieces where each piece should be 11.5 x 11 inches. Make an “s” shape on the corner of the wood to give it the shape of the curve. Arrange the pieces together and fix them with screws. Do not forget to keep the s-shaped side on the upper side.

You can also make a card organizer and newspaper holder as well. They are a bit different from the magazine holder but are very easy to make.

Shoe organizer

You don’t have to buy expensive and glittery organizers from the market as you can make it easily at home with simple tools.

Things you’ll need:

  • Wooden crates
  • Paint and Brush
  • Nails and Hammer
  • Screws and Screwgun

Arrange the wooden crates by placing them on each other and make the edges smooth with the help of sandpaper. Make small holes with the help of a drill to fix those wooden boxes in their place.

Put the screws with the help of a screw gun. Paint them in white or black color and place the organizer near the entrance gate.

Keys holder:

It is very challenging to keep the keys at their place without losing them. Therefore, you can make a minimalistic key holder that can keep all the keys in one place.

Things you’ll need:

  • Wooden piece
  • Sandpaper
  • Hooks
  • Paint

You’ll need a simple wooden plank and make small holes at three to four points while keeping an equal distance between them. Fix hooks with the help of screws at those points. And a classic key holder is ready.

Shelves behind the door

Making small shallow shelves behind the door of the laundry room is a thoughtful idea for placing all the detergents, chemicals, and fabric conditioners in one place. You can easily make this one within your budget.

Things you’ll need:

  • Sandpaper
  • Wood
  • Saw
  • Wooden Glue
  • Drill and Screwgun

Just take small wooden pieces and make the corners smooth with the help of sandpaper.  Cut the wood in ¼ inch in width for making the racks. Shelves must be shallow enough so you can easily place them behind the door.

Final thoughts

To maintain your home, you can use organizers, racks, closets, and hanging materials for reducing the jumble. Apart from the projects mentioned above, you can also make a jewelry box, mug organizer, candle holders, lockers under bed, indoor plant organizers, etc.

The best part is you don’t have to be a professional in making these projects. Online sources such as Sawinery can help you out with hundreds of ideas for beginner woodworkers. You can start by making simple things and then you can practice for big projects. Once you start making things, you’ll definitely improve your skills and you’ll be able to advance to more complicated pieces.

Madison Hall
With a background in Engineering from Stanford University, Madison Hall brings a unique perspective to the DIY world. With 15 years of experience in both engineering and DIY projects, she started contributing to our website in 2022. Her approach combines technical knowledge with experience, making her articles informative and accessible. Before joining us, Madison worked in a leading engineering firm focusing on sustainable building practices. She enjoys woodworking and exploring the latest tech gadgets in her leisure time.

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