Organizing isn’t some big mystical creature. It’s a simple and easy thing to do once you’ve got the hang of it all. What even better? Items already laying around your home make the perfect starter tools! So, get up and get organized today using these 16 household items!
1. Glass Jars Make the World Go Round
You can reuse glass jars for a number of organizing projects. My favorite? Using magnets and baby food jars to create kitchen and workshop storage! Perfect to hold spices and those tiny bits-and-bobs.
2. Reuse Those Jewelry Boxes
If you’re anything like me, there’s a box filled with old commercial jewelry boxes somewhere in your home. Use those boxes to create the ultimate in-drawer storage solution. It’s never been so easy to keep your jewelry all pretty and in one place.
3. Tissues Always Come in Handy
Well…at least the boxes do. Keep those plastic shopping bags neatly tucked away inside an empty Kleenex box. For added effect, customize the box with personal decoration.
4. Hooking Up
You can use shower curtain hooks to optimize your personal storage. Use them in the closed to hang bags, purses, scarves and more.
5. Dry Those Colors
If you’ve got children, this is a great one for you. Use dish-drying racks to create handy coloring station organizers. Perfect for holding coloring books, crayons, markers and anything else your child might need to get creative.
6. Spice It Up
Spice containers aren’t just for spices anymore. These handy-dandy little holders make the perfect desk organizers. Use them to hold all the little random bobs that get cluttered across the desk throughout the day.
7. Work That Velcro
Use velcro tape to keep electronic cords in check. You can combine them with small hooks to add even more customizable organization.
8. Creative Tension
Tension rods can be used just about anywhere in the home, including drawers, closets, pantries and under the sink. They’re especially great in the kitchen where they can be used to organize and store pot lids easily.
9. Coat Racks…Not Just For Coats Anymore
Coat racks make a great way to store your favorite necklaces. Choose your heartier pieces and organize them in such a way that they’re both cute and accessible.
10. Hang It Up
You can use hangers to organize your wrapping paper collection. Craft your very own customizable wrapping station by clipping individual sheets of wrapping paper to pant or skirt hangers. The crease-free option is super simple and also works for gift bags!
11. Seal It Up
Store your napkin collections in large zipper-sealed bags. Label each bag with a description of the napkin as well as the number of napkins contained inside.
13. A Desk It’s Not
By using a wire desk organizer, you can quickly create the perfect cooking-accessory organizer. Store baking sheets, chopping boards, lids and more quickly and conveniently. Perfect for getting those lower cabinets organized…you know the ones I’m talking about!
14. Easy Votive
Use votive candle holders to create the perfect entertaining organizers. Easily store and display items like toothpicks, while still making them cute and readily accessible for your guests.
15. Clear Boxes Are A Good Idea
For scissors, glue sticks, crayons, and the like, Lucite or other plastic containers provide smart storage and consolidation (no more forcing crayons back into a disintegrating cardboard box to make a matched set). Make it easier to see and access what you need.
16. Bathroom Desktop
Use a desktop organizer inside a bathroom drawer to create the perfect storage and organizing solution. Even a standard desktop organizer can hold essentials like: toothpaste, hair bands, makeup, cotton swabs and brushes.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to live your best life and get your home organized today. Just scoop up all those little bits and bobs around the house and put them to work for you! Get organized using these 16 simple household items.
What are your favorite organizing tricks? Let me know in the replies below or on Facebook and Twitter!