So, apparently, magazine holders aren’t just for magazines. Who knew? There are a plethora of ways to organize with magazine holders. Check out this post for some inspiring ideas.
31 Ways to organize with magazine holders you may not have thought of
Magazine holders, aka file organizers, range in price anywhere from $1 (cardboard and plastic versions sold at your local dollar store) to $30 (chicken-wire farmhouse style or solid wood magazine holders).
I recommend purchasing inexpensive matching magazine holders to use throughout your home along with a handful of decorative file organizers to use in areas of high-use.
BEST MAGAZINE HOLDERS
- Pack of (12) cardboard magazine holders (available in black & white or assorted colors)
- Wide metal magazine holder (perfect size for organizing canned goods)
- Wood magazine holder (create a nightstand in a tight space)
- Acrylic magazine holders
- Decorative magazine holders
- Farmhouse style magazine holders
What a handy way to organize all of the things you come home with every day! Check out the full tutorial here.
MAGAZINE HOLDER AS A NIGHTSTAND
As someone with a (really) small bedroom, this is by far my favorite hack on the list. It’s simply a wood magazine holder mounted to the wall!
If you rent or just prefer not to mount a magazine holder to the wall, check out this crafty nightstand which uses two magazine holders stacked on top of each other then attached to a base.
DIY CHARGING STATION
Keep all of your electronic devices charged (and organized) with this classy DIY charging station. It’s simply (3) decorative magazine holders attached to a base with holes drilled for cord access.
DIY CORNER SHELF
You can create your own corner shelf using a wooden magazine holder like this one, which comes in many different colors.
DIY MAIL CENTER
To DIY your own mail station, simply grab (3) wooden magazine holders and a narrow wall shelf. Paint them to match. Attach the shelf to the magazine holders and screw the magazine holders into the wall. Easy-peasy!
ORGANIZE PLANNER SUPPLIES
If you’ve got a huge collection of planner supplies (like this girl does), organize them with magazine holders. You can also use magazine holders to store scrapbooking supplies such as hole punches, decorative papers, bullet journals, cardstock (sorted by color)…the options are endless!
CRAFT PAPER STORAGE
Sort your craft paper by color and store in magazine holders so they are easy to find when you need them.
ORGANIZE CRAFT SUPPLIES
I absolutely LOVE this creative idea! It allows you to neatly stack and organize your yarn according to color. The best part about this magazine holder organizing hack is that those are not even magazine holders! They are empty cereal boxes!
ORGANIZE GIFT WRAP SUPPLIES
A smart way to keep gift wrapping supplies organized and within reach. By placing the magazine holders inside a larger basket, it’s easy to grab what you need when you need it.
A WELL-ORGANIZED GIFT
This idea is absolutely genius! A gift that is not only beautiful, but it helps you stay organized too!
GIFT BAG STORAGE
Organize gift bags according to holiday so you can see what you have at a glance.
If you have a bunch of loose recipes torn from magazines or handwritten on paper, you can organize them into labeled file folders and store them in a magazine holder turned on its side.
ORGANIZE KITCHEN DRAWERS
Stop ‘sliding spice syndrome’ for good with a magazine holder!
CANNED GOOD STORAGE
To copy this idea you’ll need a wide enough magazine holder. Using magazine holders is a great way to free up storage space in the pantry.
Lay a magazine holder on its side and stack another one on top to instantly increase the amount of storage in a small freezer.
You can also use acrylic magazine holders in the refrigerator to organize drinks and snacks.
FOOD WRAP STORAGE
Keep your kitchen wraps contained with a magazine holder. You can even mount it to the inside of a cabinet to free up space.
Another way you can use magazine holders to organize the pantry. Just make sure you don’t store the onions and potatoes next to each other as shown in the photo above. The gasses released by the onions can spoil potatoes.
Free up much-needed cabinet space by storing your Tupperware lids in a mesh magazine rack mounted to the inside of the cabinet door. The best thing about this hack is that you can use command hooks in order to avoid drilling holes in your expensive cabinets.
Most pasta boxes fit perfectly in dollar store magazine holders.
WATER BOTTLE STORAGE
This is such a pretty way to keep water bottles contained and within easy reach. Amazon has tons of decorative (yet inexpensive) magazine holders.
STORE CUTTING BOARDS
If you’re tired of your cutting boards constantly falling over, here’s an easy fix. Just place them inside a magazine holder!
ORGANIZE PAPER GOODS
You can even use magazine holders to keep your camper organized!
ORGANIZE PURSES AND CLUTCHES
I am in love with this idea! If I had more than one purse, I’d totally copy it! She uses acrylic magazine holders (my favorite) to organize her clutches and paper towel holders to organize her belts and bracelets. Genius!
ORGANIZE HAIR TOOLS
I’d probably use a metal magazine holder for this particular hack. I’d be too worried about placing a still-hot curling iron into a cardboard container.
ORGANIZE EYE SHADOW
If you have a bunch of eye shadow palettes floating around, why not organize them by shade using inexpensive magazine holders?
I am totally going to steal this idea for my wash cloth storage! It’s a great way to separate them from the towels when you are limited on space like I am. You can use these rose gold magazine holders for an extra-posh linen closet.
Truth be told, if I didn’t live in a 4-season state, I would only own flip flops!
HIDE A ROUTER
Let’s face it, routers are UGLY! Here’s a quick and easy way to disguise your router when you have no choice but to keep it out in the open.
ORGANIZE LEGO MANUALS
Our final tip will help your child keep track of all of their instruction manuals, coloring books, magazines, and more. My son likes to use magazine holders to organize his lego manuals so he can refer back to them when he needs to.
There you have it! Tons of ways to organize with magazine racks. Have any tips I forgot to mention? Let me know in the comments below!