May 6, 2013

How To Organize: 10 DIY Organizing Solutions for Your Home


10 Organizing Tips: How to create an organized home on a budget! Really creative ideas!


Today we're talking about 10 creative organizing solutions that you can either make from scratch or repurpose from something you already own. 

Because who doesn't love the feeling of being organized and saving money?
Nobody. That's who.








Let's get started!


#1. Organize Your Spices
Spice racks can be pricey, so instead I bought a set of 12 glass spice jars here and made my own labels. I stored them in some crystal bowls I got at the thrift store for a dollar each.

How To Organize: 10 DIY organizing solutions for your home. Really cool ideas!


#2. Organize Your Kitchen Utensils
I painted a thrift store silverware tray and labeled each compartment with a permanent marker. It was quick and easy and cost me about $2 total.

How To Organize: 10 DIY organizing solutions for your home. Really cool ideas!


10 Organizing Tips: How to create an organized home on a budget! Really creative ideas!


#3. Organize your knives
I used the same blue-gray paint (Behr French Blue) to update my dingy wooden knifeblock. I customized it by stenciling the front of it with our initial.

How To Organize: 10 DIY organizing solutions for your home. Really cool ideas!

#4. Organize your dishes
I also labeled all of our kitchen cabinets with chalk. 

How To Organize: 10 DIY organizing solutions for your home. Really cool ideas!

When it comes to our kitchen cabinets, I've found that if I only keep the things that we use regularly, and it those things have their own designated space, it's really easy to put up the dishes. It makes cleaning so much easier when you don't have a bunch of random junk in your cabinets.
  
#5. Organize your beauty products

How To Organize: 10 DIY organizing solutions for your home. Really cool ideas!

 I bought a cheap white bookcase and stocked it with a bunch of  cheap bins from the dollar store. I painted chalkboard labels on them, and use them for all of my extra beauty products.

A little tip I love is to get glass vases from the dollar store and use them to group your beauty products in, also.

10 Organizing Tips: How to create an organized home on a budget! Really creative ideas!


#6. Organize your jewelry
I created a corkboard jewelry organizer out of an old frame to hang all of my necklaces. I used big decorative nailheads to hang them from.

How To Organize: 10 DIY organizing solutions for your home. Really cool ideas!

And when I'm feeling too busy to hang up my jewelry, I just toss it into a mirrored tray I found at the thrift store for a couple bucks. It makes for a great budget jewelry tray and it looks pretty, too!


10 Organizing Tips: How to create an organized home on a budget! Really creative ideas!


#7. Organize your clothes
Even though we have a huge closet (that I recently madeover for $50), I wanted to create as much space as possible to organize our clothes. 
I found an outdated dresser at a local thrift store and painted it. I even took a little extra time to paint the insides of each drawer with a soft green paint that I loved. 

How To Organize: 10 DIY organizing solutions for your home. Really cool ideas!


 #8. Organize your important paperwork
When designing our office, it was important for me to keep it clutter-free, yet still have everything I need within arms reach. I found an old 1970's filing cabinet for free on the side of the road, and updated it with some glossy black spray paint and some chalkboard paint. It houses all of our paperwork, and it's such a relief to have everything in one place. If you can't find a roadkill filing cabinet like I did, you can find them in just about every thrift store across the nation. You can paint it any color you want. I recommend using a gloss spray paint because it's really easy to clean.

How To Organize: 10 DIY organizing solutions for your home. Really cool ideas!



#9. Organize your office supplies
Another way I keep our office organized is by using a couple of organizers on our desk to hold office supplies. 

How To Organize: 10 DIY organizing solutions for your home. Really cool ideas!


This keeps the desk from becoming cluttered. I spray painted a ceramic swan white and use it to hold all of our pens and such. Sure, it's weird, but I crack a smile every time I reach for a pen.
 I also spray painted a wooden organizer and use it to hold computer paper and envelopes. Both were thrift store finds. 
You can make anything look cohesive by spray painting it the same color. 


#10. Organize your crafts
I have tons of fabric remnants from redoing old chairs and making pillows, etc. I fold the remnants nicely and store them in old shoe boxes that I've spray painted white. Sure, I could buy boxes, but why not just use what you already have?

How To Organize: 10 DIY organizing solutions for your home. Really cool ideas!

I also use inexpensive fabric bins stored in a bookcase to house all of my craft supplies like ribbon, glue, staples, craft paint, etc.

How To Organize: 10 DIY organizing solutions for your home. Really cool ideas!


That's all for today!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
'Til next time!


10 Organizing Tips: How to create an organized home on a budget! Really creative ideas!


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7 comments:

  1. This is an epic roundup. Will you PLEASE come organize my house?

    Kelly @ View Along the Way
    www.viewalongtheway.com

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  2. Thanks girlfriend!!! I will gladly come organize you, but um.... I've seen those perfect office shelves....color coded and alphabetized! PUHLEASE! :)

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  3. I do most of this...but I'm not very good with my clothes. I have tried to maximize my space but bottom line is there just isn't enough room! Great tips...awesome post as always!

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    1. Thanks Ann! Our clothes are always what bogs me down the most, too! I've found that having a couple giant dressers to put folded items into really helps a lot! I used to hang almost everything, but folding saves me soooo much time! Even though we have a nice sized closet, I think I only use it for about 10% of our stuff! I'm all about folding! :)

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  4. You are phenomenal. No kidding! Come to my house, please!?!? I would pay you well. :) I'm going to steal some of your fabulous ideas for sure. Thanks ~ I'm pinning these ones for later.

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  5. I love the blue grey paint you used maybe its because it has my surname in its name! Hehehehe! Great tip and ideas keep blogging love it!

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  6. i just love your blog ...just discovered it...you are an inspiration...I just have to ask where you got that material that you covered that office chair in...off white with black writing ....looks like French writing...please tell me where I can buy it....

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