Useful Inexpensive Organizing Ideas For The Home
I love the Container Store as much as the next person, but I really love it when I find creative ways to organize. Especially since I’ve been working on re-organizing my home this summer. Even better if the idea repurposes something or if it’s an inexpensive organizing idea (the Container Store can be pricey). I came across quite a few Creative & Inexpensive Organizing Ideas for the home that I wanted to share with you!
You don’t need a big budget to get your home organized. With these clever organizing tips and tricks, you’ll be able to get your home organized the frugal way!
Creative & Inexpensive Organizing Ideas
Getting organized doesn’t mean you have to spend loads and loads of money! You can easily create a great organization system for your home in no time on a budget with a little bit of creative thinking and planning. Thankfully, I have many ideas for you that can help! Each of these inexpensive organizing ideas is borderline genius and have myself asking why I didn’t think of it sooner. Before you get started, take a peek at these tips to help you along the way:
- Think outside the box. You don’t have to use every item you have for its intended use. As you will see from the ideas below, you can get creative and use things you wouldn’t normally think of. You’ll be amazed at what you can come up with that’s already in your home.
- Get rid of clutter. Do you feel like your home is being overrun with clutter and lots of stuff? This is a normal issue many of us face, but before you dive into organizing, get rid of the junk! It’s so much easier to accomplish tons when you don’t have unwanted items in your way. If you need help figuring out what to get rid of, check out our post on 100 things you should throw away .
- Give yourself time. Assuming it took a while to accumulate so much stuff, you can’t expect it to get perfectly organized in a day. It takes time, energy, and focus, but you can get it all organized! Just give yourself a break here and there and don’t expect perfection right off the bat or you may wear yourself out and give up.
1. Magnetic Strip
Over at the Treasures And Travels blog, they reorganized their bathroom and came up with this genius solution. Hang a magnetic strip on your door or on the wall to stick all those loose items on. It’s a game-changer!
2. Repurposed Dish Drainer
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Brenda at Cozy Little House had this really cute idea to use a red dish drainer as a file holder.
3. DIY Toy Hanger
Is it just me, or do you feel like stuffed animals take over your home? This stuffed animal hanger is a great way to get them off of the floor and organized! It’s Always Autumn gives you detailed instructions on how to do this!
4. Easy Banana Hook
Create your own banana hanger with just a C-hook & S-hook and save some counter space. Petit Elefant shows you how.
5. Cracker Box Lid Holder
Here’s a cracker box lid holder for all those plastic tops from Crafty Journal.
6. DVD & CD’s Organizer
Organize your dvd/cd’s by storing them in their sleeves via Hi Sugarplum!
7. Repurposed Sink Caddies
I love this idea of using sink caddies to hold those little packets in your pantry. See the whole amazing pantry at Make Bake Celebrate.
8. Repurposed Candle Organizer
Use Craft-O-Maniac’s idea and use old glass candle jars for bathroom storage . They are perfect for storing q-tips, cotton balls, or lots of other things.
9. Side-Wall Pantry Idea
I also love this idea to use the space on the sidewall for little items in your pantry from Domestic Imperfection.
10. Custom Drawer Organizers
Make your own custom drawer organizers from cereal boxes. The Stonybrook House shows you how.