We all know there are plenty of excuses for not getting organized, but let’s set those aside for the moment. ‘Tis the season for a good cleaning, and with these inexpensive organizational tricks, there’s really no reason why you can’t get your home in order.
A simple trip to your local dollar store will open up a whole new world in terms of thrifty fixes. For just $1 apiece, you can pick up some items that will have your home looking spick and span, and no one will ever guess that you got your home looking this good for such a minimal price. Here’s how you can get your home clutter-free with just a few dollars and a bit of time.
1. Dishes & Candle Holders
A few cheap dishes and candle holders can easily be turned into the cutest tiered storage you ever did see. Follow this tutorial from True Blue Me and You.
You can never have too many baskets. They can be used for storage in the closet (here’s a tutorial from DIY Energy), in the bathroom, you name it.
3. Pocket Organizers
Shoe organizers can be filled with tons of things, whether it’s makeup, snacks, school supplies (as A Bowl Full of Lemons shows) or other odds and ends — there’s bound to be room for it here.
4. Pantry Makeover
If your pantry has turned into a messy pile of half-eaten bags of chips and who knows what else, you’ll be inspired by The Social Home’s kitchen pantry, organized courtesy of inexpensive bins. (And here are lots more tips on organizing your pantry.)
You can also add candle holders to vases (or just use vases on their own) to store cotton swabs in the bathroom and more. Go on and get creative. There’s no wrong way to go with something this decorative. Follow this tutorial.
6. Plastic Bins
Much like baskets, plastic bins are awesome! Organize your desk drawer, or if your silverware drawer isn’t cutting it, customize yours (like The Elm Life did) with a few of these that you might already have on hand.
7. Ice Tray
Ice trays can be used to organize earrings (a clever idea from Yesterday on Tuesday) and individual eye shadows, so grab a couple of these to keep your jewelry and makeup all tidy and neat.
8. Shower Rings & Hangers
9. Baking Sheets
These baking sheets-turned-magnetic boards from A Spotted Pony are so cute. Just turn your old baking sheets into boards for holding notes to yourself or turned into calendars so you never forget a meeting again.
Want more ways to get organized? Here are 15 genius organizing hacks that will get your home even tidier.