Top 10 Ways of Organizing with Bins and Labels


I love being organized! I could spend all day organizing something in my house! Some might classify my need to be organized a sickness, but I can’t help how good it feels when I finish organizing something! (I am not claiming to have an immaculate house where everything has a place- I am the first to admit I have piles of “things” and corners of items without a home.)

But I have a slight obsession with organizing with bins and labels, so I thought I would post a few organization ideas that could inspire you to tackle that closet you haven’t been able to walk in since you moved into your house!


1. A Beautiful Pantry // Somewhat Simple


2. Map-Covered Bins in a Closet // This Old House.


3. Custom Closet Shelving and Bins // Imperfectly Polished


4. Wall Storage Crates // Decor Hacks


5. DIY Rolling Storage Bins // I Can Teach My Child


6. Painted Apple Baskets // Simply Kierste


7. Craft Room Bins in Hutch // Lil Luna


8. Storage Bins with Clothespin Labels // Martha


9. Clear Bins with Sticky Labels // BHG


10. Fabric-Lined Diaper Boxes // Positively Splendid

Clean up is a breeze when everything has a place!

Do you have any special system that keeps you organized? I’d love to hear your ideas!

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in July 2009 but was updated with fresh ideas in July 2014.

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Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. Michelle says:

    Wow you are super organized. I just found your blog today and am adding you to my follow list.

    your bins look great and adding the words to them make them look stylish enough to have out instead of in a closet.

  2. Rachel H. says:

    I can't remember WHEN I found your blog, but I absolutely love it. I just HAD to comment on this post because this is SOOOO what I would do. I LOVE to label and organize.

    DREAMY… :)

    Thanks for sharing. Love what you have done!

  3. maelynn says:

    Oh Stephanie…you are TOO good!
    I love this new blog of yours! You and your friends have some GREAT ideas!

  4. Anonymous says:

    what are vinyl letters and where do I get them to label bins?

  5. Jen Herem says:

    super organized.. this something i need. added your link to a couple of my blogs.

  6. Lindsay@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY says:

    What's that anyways?
    Thanks so much for hanging out with me! I'm so glad you liked my end table. :)

  7. Melissa says:

    I LOVE label makers and bins! Your's is so much better than mine though!

  8. What a wonderful idea!!!

  9. Oh, man… found your website through Tp Junkie. love everythng have seen. We are makng a play room for my two boys and these bns would be a dream! Thanks,

  10. Great idea!! Thanks for sharing. I think I might try that snack bin. It would give my 2 year old the ability to "choose" her snack!

  11. Nisha Worsham says:

    Where did you get the bins?

  12. Monica Mote says:

    Where did you get the wire shelving unit that’s in the preschool room?

  13. Ohh, I love organising too. I’m about to move out into my own place, and I’m so excited to organise everything perfectly! I’m definitely stealing your tissue paper box idea!