Let’s face it. Homes can collect a lot of stuff. If your home is in need of a little organization, you don’t have to spend big bucks to make it happen.
Here’s a collection of five ideas to inexpensively organize belongings around your home. From the kitchen to the bathroom, we’ve got you covered.
If you order anything online, you probably have some boxes laying around. With a little pretty paper, you can turn that box into an inexpensive organizational tool.
You can use boxes to hold books, magazines, papers to file, cans in the pantry, mismatched socks that the dryer might have eaten, and more. Any time you’d like to buy a basket for organizational purposes, start with a box.
To make sure your boxes look classy, pay attention to the colors in the room in which it will be. Select paper that’s complimentary to the other colors in your décor.
When you open a can for dinner, it’s often tempting to just throw it into the trash. But cans of all sizes are the perfect way to organize your home.
When you’re ready to work with your can, wash it out. Use soap, and let it air dry. When it’s completely dry, take a moment to ensure that there aren’t any sharp edges. You don’t want to get cut! You can file the edges with sandpaper to make it smooth.
Next, remove the label. If you can’t get it all off, don’t worry. You’ll be covering it in the next step.
Cut rectangles of paper that are cut to fit the height of the can. Roll these pieces around each can and secure with a little tape or glue.
Now that your cans don’t look so much like cans, it’s time to use them. You can place one on the counter to hold wooden spoons or spatulas. Put a couple on your desk to keep your pens, pencils and markers from cluttering all together.
You can use glass jars to organize your pantry, your desk, and your bathroom. Just be careful, because glass can break if it’s placed too close to an edge.
By securing the lid and ring of a glass jar onto a shelf, you can create a stunning, hanging storage system. This works great in shops to hold assorted nails and screws, or in sewing nooks to organize your buttons.
To hang jars without using the lid, you can find clamps at most hardware stores. You can secure the clamp to a piece of wood and then tighten it around the jar. Instant hanging storage! This is perfect to hang on the bathroom wall and keep Q-Tips and cotton balls ready to use.
If you put a couple glass jars in a basket, you can create an organized look in a contained space. This is perfect for holding bulk spices in the pantry or keeping art supplies all together.
Harness the power of magnets and use magnetic strips to hold your metal goods around the house.
In the kitchen, these strips can keep your knives up and out of reach of curious hands. In the bathroom, you can find your tweezers, bobby pins, and nail clippers in an easy to spot location. No more digging to the bottom of the drawer!
The shop can benefit from magnets as well. You can use a strip to hold screwdrivers or other small tools.
Pop up hampers are inexpensive, and available in a variety of colors and patterns. You can use these handy organizers to hold way more than clothes. Try them for:
- Dress up clothes
- Throw blankets for the couch
- Your baby’s diaper stash
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