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Guide To Pet Organization

March 11, 2024 | Organized Living |

Maintaining order in your home as a pet parent can be a challenge if you don’t have systems in place to keep everything organized. Horderly can help! Below you will find our tips and tricks on transforming your space into a pet-friendly paradise that complements both you and your furry companion.

Leashes, Baggies, & Booties!

We always recommend making “homes” for your items where you are using them! For leashes, baggies, and booties we recommend storing these near the door and ideally in a front closet! We love using the Elfa back-of-door system for storing all your fur babies essentials! The pegboard is great for hanging leashes along with baggies in attachable bins. The baskets come in a variety of sizes to fit backstock baggies, booties, pet clothing, training treats, and even grooming supplies! If you are lacking door space, consider using bins on shelves to store pet items and you can always add hooks for easy access to leashes!

Food Organization

Bulk kibble bags can be a pain! Consider using storage containers on pantry shelves! This storage container holds up to 30lbs of kibble for smaller critters and this Vault food storage container holds up to 40lbs! We also love the Yamazaki airtight storage containers that come in three sizes for placing on shelves or in a deep drawer. You could even create a pet nook with an Iris pet container for larger kibble bags up to 45lbs! Don’t forget to grab a measuring scoop for easy pouring! They come in a variety of sizes such as ½ cup, 1 cup, and 1½ cup depending on your pet’s size.

Wet food cans can be placed in bins on a shelf alongside treats or on a tiered riser if you have a variety of flavors to choose between! These bins are another great inexpensive option for food storage!

TIP: If you feed raw and store your fur-baby’s food in the freezer, checkout our blog & reel on freezer organization!

Treats & Medicine Organization

Treats and meds are best kept in the kitchen or pantry near where you keep your pet’s food! STAK Bins are for deep cabinets and shelves and they come with adjustable dividers to separate categories within each bin. Everything bins come in two depths and have a divider to separate between treats and medicine or canned food! Within your treat bin, consider using these canisters to keep your treats extra fresh!

Keep a canister by the door for grab and go training treats! 

Toy Storage

Unless you have a fur-baby that destroys toys frequently, cancel those toy subscriptions! You end up with more than you need, and rotating toys can be just as engaging for your fur baby. We like to create a toy box using a decorative bin you can place on the floor for easy access. If your pup deals with toy aggression, keep the bin on a shelf out of reach and only bring it down when you are actively training.

Enrichment toys are a great resource for keeping your pets happy, healthy, and entertained! Lick mats and bowls can be placed in a bin near treats. 


Grooming is a category that could live in a few different places depending on your storage options. As we mentioned, it could live in the front closet near other pet accessories, in the kitchen/pantry near medicine and treats, or in the bathroom where you bathe your pet. Consider using bins for under sink cabinet storage or stackable drawers if you are working with a pedestal sink. If you have shelf storage, place grooming items like brushes, shampoos, and even pet towels in decorative bins to keep them contained and easy to access.


Crates have traditionally been really challenging to incorporate into the home while maintaining a balanced aesthetic. Not any more! They now make crates for your fur-babies that look like furniture pieces rather than bulky eye-sores. We love using Fable’s pet crate or this walnut furniture crate for pet parents with critters 50lbs or less! This XL furniture crate is built for medium to XL fur babies, fitting pets up to 200lbs.

Whether you are organizing for your fur baby or yourself, Horderly has you covered! Reach out to find out more about our In-Home and Virtual organizing services!

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