These Are The Top Home Organization Trends of 2024, According To Pro Organizers

The overall theme? Work smarter, not harder.

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Like interior design, home organizing trends come and go. One year, it's all about Mason Jars, and the next, it’s a decanting craze. Social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok only increase the pressure to keep up with the latest and greatest, which can be a bit overwhelming. However, this isn’t always a bad thing. After all, everyone could use a few fresh ideas to help keep their homes neat. These are the top home organization trends of 2024 so far, according to pro organizers.

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Horizontal Water Bottle Storage

Staying hydrated has gone from a healthy habit to a TikTok craze, especially with the popularity of Stanley Cups. There's one problem, though, where do you store all those trendy bottles? According to Lindsey Mahanna professional organizer and founder of Clutter to Clarity, one of the biggest home organization fads to come out of this extreme hydration trend is horizontal water bottle storage. She is a big fan of this. “It works well for standard-sized water bottles and is a great use of cabinet space," Mahanna says. "This removes the issue of water bottles getting lost in the back of a kitchen cabinet and makes it easier for short people to see and reach more water bottles.”

Organizing racks work particularly well for larger water bottles like Stanley and Hydro Flask. “Use horizontal storage in part of the kitchen cabinet and then leave the rest of the shelf space open for the larger, taller water bottles that need a lot of vertical space. I recommend this Youcopia water bottle organizer.”

Micro Decluttering

Briana and Erica Spruille, professional organizers and founders of the home organizing business Just BE LLC, say micro decluttering is becoming more popular than ever. “We love the idea of micro decluttering from a self-care standpoint," Briana Spruille says. "Honestly, decluttering is essential, yet it can be taxing if you try to tackle too much at one time.”

Micro decluttering involves selecting one specific area, such as a drawer, cabinet space, countertop, or dresser top. They suggest focusing on that space only during your decluttering session. This is also ideal for anyone with limited pockets of free time. Try picking a different spot every day until your whole house is free of clutter. “It gives you a sense of accomplishment, without the overwhelm,” Erica Spruille says.

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More Thoughtful Consumerism

While decluttering is free, buying organizers can be a major expense. However, prices have gone down in recent years as more products become available on the market to try to keep up with trends. But this isn't always a positive, according to the Spruilles. This is because some cheaper products are low quality or poorly designed. “In the long run, you end up tossing them and repurchasing a better quality product,” Briana Spruille says.

However, this doesn’t means you need to break the bank. “If possible, purchase from a mix of sources based on your needs—small things such as bathroom counter organization or drawer inserts may be purchased at a lower price point. However, shelving units or storage for tools and heavy clothing may require a more quality product.”

The One-Hour Cleaning Method

According to professional organizer Eryn Donaldson, the one-hour cleaning method has been one of the most popular trends this year on TikTok. “It involves breaking down cleaning [and organizing] tasks into manageable segments, typically completed within an hour," she says. "It's designed to maintain tidiness without feeling overwhelmed.”

She thinks it's great for DIY projects or keeping up with professional organizers’ work once they're finished. “Setting aside a solid hour for cleaning, decluttering, or organizing can be highly effective," Donaldson says. "I usually recommend setting aside 10 to 30 minutes daily or every other day instead of an hour though because everyone can carve out 10 to 30 minutes and it's much easier to focus on decluttering for less time.”

Eco-Friendly Organizing Products

While most plastic organizing products aren’t great for the environment, there’s been a recent movement for this to change. “With growing environmental consciousness, there's an increased demand for eco-friendly organizing solutions,” says Donaldson. “These products are made from sustainable materials like bamboo, recycled plastics, or natural fibers. I really like the eco-friendly options and currently loving the bamboo/glass canisters. I use these in my own home as well as many of my clients that want to decant items in their pantry.”

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Rolling Carts

When it comes to keeping things organized, “keep it rolling” is an ideal approach explains Donaldson. “Rolling carts are gaining popularity because they are just so versatile," she says. "They can be used in kitchens, nurseries, bathrooms, or offices, these carts offer mobility and come in various designs to suit different needs and spaces.”

Rolling carts are particularly useful when there isn’t enough built-in storage or when things need to be moved to different locations in the home.

Decanting Everything

While decanting has been a major trend in recent years—it’s been hotter than ever in 2024. “Decanting not only enhances pantry aesthetics but also helps in easily identifying low-stock items," Donaldson says. "I'm a big fan of decanting kitchen items because it helps things stay fresh in the cabinet or pantry longer than if they are just in the bag. You're also able to see if you are running low on an item quickly."

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