As one of the most densely populated countries in the world, the Japanese have learned to make every inch of space count, both inside and outside of the home.

Following a widespread cultural belief of “living simply”, these genius organization hacks that I will share with you below will prove that less is definitely more.

If you want to be amazed at how some of a few Japanese natives have squeezed every inch of space out of their small apartments, keep scrolling below!


Japanese Organization Ideas for the Home

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Japanese bathroom. Every inch of space counts. Repin!

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1. Fold and roll your bath towels. Place them vertically in a drawer instead of stacking in a closet. 

Japanese folding hack. Never stack towels, fold and place in drawer vertically.

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Japanese folding style to save space. Looks really neat! Repin!

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2. Use a plastic zip file to store and organize plastic bags. 

Japanese organization hack. Use a zip file to store and organize your plastic bags.

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3. Install a tension bar in your closet, try hanging your shoes…

Japanese shoe organization hack. Install tension rod in closet and hang shoes. This will save a ton of space.

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Or stacking them in the unused corner of your closet. 

Use tension bars to hang your shoes in your closet.

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4. Small laundry room? No problem. Use shelves or racks to add additional storage space…

Small japanese laundry room rack for storage. Repin for later!

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Japanese laundry room. Love the storage rack!

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Japanese laundry room. Love the rack to add space. Repin!

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…don’t forget that you can use that small space next to your washer to store laundry room essentials!

Japanese laundry room hack. Use the small space next to your washer to hang essentials.Via Kinarino

Japanese fridge organizer. Repin for later!

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I’m so loving this fridge organizer. What a great way to make use of space in a small kitchen.

5. Maximize even more space by using binder clips to hang food and other items. 

Japanese fridge organization hack. Use binder clips to hang food and other items in your fridge.

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Japanese bathroom hack. Use binder clips to hang your family's toothpaste in the medicine cabinet.

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6. Add shelving and towel bars around your stove area for more storage space. 

Small Japanese kitchen organization ideas. Love this set up! Repin for later.

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Japanese kitchen. Love how organized it is!

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Japanese kitchen. Shelving around the stove to add additional storage space.

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7. Hang two towel racks vertically to store bathroom towels…

Japanese towel rack hack. Hang them vertically to store bathroom towels. genius!

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…or hang them on your wall or doors to store your slippers and other shoes. 

Use a towel rack to store your slippers and other shoes.

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Use a towel rack to store your shoes in an unused corner of your room.

8. Use bins to organize everything from your kitchen to bathroom. 

Japanese fridge organization idea. Love this! Repin for later.

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Japanese food storage hack. Use clips and bins to hang your opened food and to keep it organized. Repin!

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Japanese pantry with organizer bins for dishes.

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Japanese bathroom hack. Use bins to organize underneath your sink.

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9. Remove food items such as sugar, flour and tea from their bulky boxes and store them in space-saving canisters. 

Japanese organized pantry. So neat! Repin!

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Tea canisters for the pantry. Repin!

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Japanese fridge organization idea. Love this! Repin for later.

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