May 6, 2013

10 Ways To Organize Your Life




10 ways to organize your life using stuff you already own! Tip #2 is GENIUS!
Hey guys. So, today I'm sharing how I organize our entire house on a budget. These ideas don't require that you run out and buy a million containers and just add to the clutter. Instead, most of these ideas involve repurposing things you already have and actually reducing the clutter around your home. 

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










Let's get started!


#1. Organize your closet with stuff you already have.
For about $50, I organized our entire closet. It involved a little aqua wall paint, some silver spray paint (on a junky old shoe rack), and some vintage mirrored trays (found at a thrift store).
Read about the closet makeover here




#2. Upgrade your hangers with some mod podge and spray paint.
 Full tutorial here.



#3. Hang your pots and pans. 
We have a tiny little kitchen, so I try really hard to maximize every square inch. One of the ways I did this was by hanging a pot rack from the ceiling so that our pots and pans didn't take up our limited cabinet space.


#4. Upgrade your outdated kitchen gear with some paint. 
I upgraded our old wooden silverware organizer...

10 ways to organize your life using stuff you already own! Tip #2 is GENIUS!


And our old wooden knife block. All it took was some blue paint and a stencil of our initial. 
Tutorial here.

10 ways to organize your life using stuff you already own! Tip #2 is GENIUS!

#5. Paint the interiors of your kitchen cabinet doors with some chalkboard paint.
More info here.

10 ways to organize your life using stuff you already own! Tip #2 is GENIUS!


#6. Organize your spices.
 I used some basic glass spice jars, made my own labels, and stuck them in a crystal bowl I found at the thrift store.

10 ways to organize your life using stuff you already own! Tip #2 is GENIUS!


#7. Organize your beauty products.
In one of our linen closets, I use some dollar store bins (that I painted labels on with chalkboard paint) to organize my extra beauty products.

10 ways to organize your life using stuff you already own! Tip #2 is GENIUS!

I use some simple dollar store vases to house nail polish.

10 ways to organize your life using stuff you already own! Tip #2 is GENIUS!


And I use some thrift store bowls to store my makeup on my vanity table.




#8. Make your own jewelry organizer.
I took the frame from an old mirror, taped it off with some painter's tape, and spray painted some stripes on it. Then, I added a corkboard to the back, some nailheads, and created my own jewelry organizer.
Tutorial here.

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

And when I don't feel like hanging my jewelry up, I just toss it on a mirrored tray I found at the thrift store.


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 #9. Update an old filing cabinet with spray paint.
I found an old filing cabinet on the side of the road, spray painted it glossy black and added some chalkboard labels.
More info here.

10 ways to organize your life using stuff you already own! Tip #2 is GENIUS!


I also use random containers to house my pens, like the spray painted duck (above) and the gold thrift store mug (below).
Take the office tour here.




#10. Organize your fabric in a shoebox.
I have tons of fabric remnants from redoing old chairs and making pillows, etc. I fold the remnants over a piece of cardboard and store them in old shoe boxes that I've spray painted white and labeled with a sharpie.

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

And those are my top 10 ways I keep our house organize for cheap! Thanks for being here, ya'll. Hope you found something somewhere in this post that will help you save a little money and make life a little easier!

'Til next time,

P.S. For more great ideas, check out my top 50 budget decorating ideas here.





10 ways to organize your life using stuff you already own! Tip #2 is GENIUS!




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6 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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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