An organized home isn't necessarily a designer home. Instead, it is one that operates smoothly. With good organization, you can find what you need when you need it. It isn't about spending a fortune but about making creative storage choices.
These amazing ideas help you to organize your home without a large investment. By using the things you already have on hand, you can get started right away.
1. Store sheet sets inside the matching pillowcase
Keep your linen closet nice and neat while making bed changes a breeze with this creative organization idea. Place the top sheet, bottom sheet and extra pillowcases inside a pillowcase. This keeps the set all together in your linen closet.
2. Use dollar store bins to organize your fridge
Keeping your refrigerator neatly organized doesn't require a trip to The Container Store. If you don't already have a few extra plastic bins hanging around, cheaply purchase a few at a dollar store. Organizing your fridge helps you see what you have and reduce food waste.
3. Use a shoe organizer to hold wrapping paper (h/t The Country Chic Cottage)
Gift wrap is one of those things that you always need to store somewhere but can never figure out where. A back-of-the-door shoe organizer offers a great storage solution for you wrapping paper, bows and gift-wrapping accessories.
4. Repurpose empty shampoo bottles to hold items
Easily hang these bottles to store all sorts of items from toiletries to craft supplies. Hang them anywhere you need to easily reach the stored items. Get the full tutorial here.
5. Recycle tin cans into beautiful storage
Tin cans come in all sizes and usually end up in the trash or recycling bin. Reuse them by covering them with colorful scrapbook paper or decorative contact paper. Easily customize the cans to create customized office accessories that match your decor perfectly. Get the full tutorial here.
6. Create more closet space with shower rings
Tank tops and camisoles take up a lot of room in your drawers and closet. Shower rings are the solution to convenient tank top organization. Use each ring to hold a tank to a hanger, or easily hang a dozen tanks on one hanger.
7. Convert an old ladder into functional storage
Repurpose an old ladder into home decor by showing off pillows and throws. Display in the living room or mud room. The ladder is so versatile that you can also have this display in the kitchen. Add some S-hooks and show off your pots and pans. To see our full step-by-step transformation, get the full tutorial here.
8. Repurpose an old tissue box to create customized drawer organizers
Design your own drawer organizers for clothing, office supplies and even kitchen utensils using stiff cardboard left over from boxes or craft projects. A sharp utility knife and exact measurements are essential to getting the perfect fit. Get the full tutorial here.
9. Clothespin jewelry organizer
Jewelry is a wonderful way to brighten up any outfit, but storing it isn't always easy. Keeping those well-loved chains and clasps from becoming a single, tangled mess doesn’t have to be complicated, though. Transforming a few standard clothespins into a creative organizing system is a sure way to keep accessories in order and easy to find. Get the full tutorial here.
10. Use a tension rod under sinks
Use that awkward space under you kitchen and bathroom sinks to store cleaning sprays and supplies. A tension rod is easily installed and does not damage your cabinets. Simply hang your sprays over the rod. For more tension rod uses, check out these 15+ genius uses for tension rods around the home.