You don’t have to spend a fortune to get organized. In fact, you shouldn’t have to spend anything when you know how to get organized using what you have. The average home has more than enough organizing products already…even if you didn’t buy them at the big box store. Click on the links below to see the full articles on how to get organized using what you have.
How to Get Organized Using What You Have In the Bathroom
How to Get Organized Using What You Have in the Kitchen
Magazine files to hold plastic wraps on the counter. You can take it one step further to cut and cover cereal boxes into magazine holders, but that’s really hard core DIY when magazine holders are so inexpensive.
How to Get Organized at Home Using What You Have
Mason jars for…everything, including office supplies. Yes, you can paint them.
Magazine files also make great mail slots for each family member.
Drawer organizers from tissue boxes or…wait for it…cream cheese boxes.
One last thought…organizing items mentioned here are mostly for smaller groupings. When it comes to bigger storage, don’t go out and buy plastic, if you can manage it. Go through your drawers and closets first. Chances are, you’ll be able to free up space in the furniture you already own. Or if you need four or more medium-to-large bins, see if a dresser or furniture item might work better for you. Something that you re-use or purchase second hand can be a much better value all the way around.
This is the “seasonal” aisle at Target this month. Yes, those bins look so seductive! All nice and clean…they stack nicely, and they hold such promise. But I have seen the seedy side of plastic. The cracks. The lost handles. The lost lids. The unstackables. January is called Get Organized month #GoMonth, not plastic bin month. Save yourself some money, and save the planet, and get organized using what you have before you buy more plastic.
If you are ready to get organized at home and looking for ways to create systems that will KEEP you organized throughout the year, start here. The free mini course on SORT and Succeed is well worth the twenty minutes or so to get through it. It even includes a song to get the whole system stuck in your head…in a good way.
How to Get Organized Using What You Have
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