Are you looking for organization ideas? When you want to organize your home, but don’t have a lot of money, it can be hard to figure out what to do. We found tips that will help you get organized.
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Get smart about bathtub organization ideas.
Whether you have kids or not, it’s really easy for your bathtub to get unorganized. To prevent that from happening, make sure you have a spot for everything! You can find suction cups, mesh bags and even shower hangers at the dollar store along with other cheap organization ideas!
Use baby food jars for organization ideas.
Baby food jars are great for organization ideas because they’re small, they’re easy to get and they can be used for so many different things. From the garage for things like nails and bolts to the bathroom for things like cotton balls and hair supplies, baby food jars are versatile. You can either use baby food jars from your own baby or consider asking friends if they have any baby food jars. You might also want to check with local mom groups or even buy and sell groups.
Recycle takeout and other containers.
There’s a reason your Great Depression-era grandmother keeps her leftovers in old margarine tubs! These containers, along with containers from takeout, are great for storing leftovers and don’t cost a dime more than what you paid for what was in them. Don’t waste your money on plastic storage for the fridge when you already have it. This is also a small step you can take to help the environment on the cheap!
Keep in mind, though, these items usually aren’t rated for the dishwasher and the ones that are (like KFC) will last much longer if you hand wash them!
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Hit up the liquor store for help with organization.
Ok, normally, we would not suggest visiting a liquor store, but they have free boxes. Who can pass up free boxes? These boxes sometimes come with dividers in them from the liquor bottles that are great for holding wrapping paper. They’re also really sturdy which makes them great for book storage.
Your home will look so different if you hide power cords.
You’ll be amazed at the difference in your home if you just start hiding your power cords. You can take it from a messy look to one that’s completely put together if you hide your cords. Use small plastic baskets to hide cords under desks, cheap kits for TV cords and even strategically placed furniture for cords in your bedroom.
Kitchens and bathrooms: how magnetic strips help.
You can get one step closer to a more organized kitchen and bathroom using these organization ideas! Use magnetic tape from the dollar store along your cabinets, on a wall or even around a mirror for easy organization. The magnetic strips work great for knives and small utensils in the kitchen. They’re perfect for bobby pins and other metallic hair accessories in the bathroom.
Want schoolwork keepsakes? Try a filing box!
Schoolwork can be such a tricky thing. Even though you might want to save all of your kids’ school papers, they take up a lot of space and can make your home feel very unorganized. Use filing boxes to keep track of all their school work. You can find these at big box stores for a few dollars. Use cheap dollar store file folders to keep track of each of the school years.
Use shoe organizers for the best organization ideas.
Shoe organizers are cheap and they’re perfect for a variety of organization ideas. You can get them for just a few dollars and use them in almost every room of your home. Aside from using them as over the door storage for shoes, you can also use them for things like snacks in your pantry, beauty supplies in the bathroom and tool storage in the garage!
Hanging baskets don’t have to be pricey.
Get the perfect boutique look with hanging baskets throughout your home! You can use them for things like towel storage and more in almost every room. Both the dollar store and big box stores sell baskets. By using simple screws or a picture mounting kit, you can hang the baskets on almost any wall in your home.
Stock up on your freezer essentials and get them organized.
You can save so much money by buying freezer items in bulk, but that doesn’t mean you have to have a cluttered freezer. Use plastic dollar store baskets and other items to make sure your freezer is as organized as possible.
Shoeboxes give us the best organization ideas.
Marie Kondo wasn’t wrong when it came to her shoebox ideas! These boxes are great because they come in many different styles, they’re easy to store and many of them have enough depth to them you can fit a lot of things in. Even though it might spark joy to have matching ones, they can get expensive. Stop by your local shoe stores to see if they have any boxes in the back for free- many of them do!
Tension rods work great in small spaces.
You can pick up a tension rod at the dollar store and find so many uses for it in your home. Small tension rods are great for under cabinet storage and they make it easier for you to hang items like cleaning supplies. You can also use larger tension rods in your closet and in other tight spaces.
Binders are great for all papers.
Whether you need to store important documents, school papers or helpful information (like takeout menus), you can use binders! They’re even great for storing your recipe collections. Binders are easy to use, can be found at the dollar store and can make your life a whole lot more organized.
Make your space do double duty for organization ideas.
You might be surprised to find that your space can do double duty when you’re looking for organization ideas. Consider storing cleaning supplies for the bathroom in your bathroom cabinet. You can also do things like keep your cooking utensils on the wall or even consider putting an office desk in the dining room. Use your imagination and remember to step outside the box when you’re looking for the perfect way to organize your home.
Walls are the perfect place for all types of storage.
You don’t always have to give up precious cabinet space for storage. Consider getting hanging storage boxes or other items that you can secure to your walls. Floating shelves are also an excellent inexpensive option. They’re perfect for adding extra space where you didn’t have any before.
Picture frames make perfect dry erase boards.
Cover the back of a picture frame from the dollar store with wrapping paper or fabric and put the glass on top to make a great dry erase board. You can use this as a calendar, to plan out your menu for the week or to write down your to-do list so you don’t forget!
Get creative about organization ideas to make them look pretty!
If you’re thinking about organizing your home, you can do it without sacrificing a lot of money. Most of these organization ideas are easy and cheap to do, but they don’t always look great. You can spice up your organization with fabric or scrapbook paper. Spray paint is also a great way to change the way your cheap organization items look!