I’ve written extensively about my love for a clean and organized home.
The ways in which I can organize my home never ceases to amaze me. Just when I think I’ve got a great handle on it, I find or create some new organizing hack and reorganize my organized. Whew! I’m a little obsessed.
Organizing hacks that are free or nearly free DIY ideas for the person who wants to organize on a dime!
Free and Nearly Free Organizing Hacks for A Clutter Free Home
1. Egg Cartons
For the longest time I would stare at my egg cartons and wonder how to use them. I get eggs that come in the plastic containers and although I recycle, I felt there must be something I can do with these cartoons.
One day I was organizing my jewelry, and it finally came to me! I love using egg cartons to organize my smaller jewelry. It’s great for earrings, rings, and some bracelets. They fit nicely in my drawers and if it happens to crack or break, it’s easily replaced the next time I use a dozen eggs.
Of course, you can make great use of them organizing beading and craft supplies too.
2 Shoe Box Drawer Dividers
Have you seen the price for drawer dividers? Even if you purchase them at the dollar store it can still cost you a pretty penny because let’s face it, if you’re anything like me you’ve got lots of drawers you want to organize.
Using shoe boxes are a great alternative to the costly drawer dividers.
All you need are some shoe boxes and a pair of scissors and your drawers will be organized in no time flat.
3. Picture Frame Dry Erase Board
Grab an old picture frame, give it a new fresh coat of paint or distressed look. Frame a piece of beautiful printed paper or fabric, hang in your kitchen or office and you’ve got a dry erase board.
Find some coordinating ribbon and attach your dry erase marker to the board and you’ve got everything you need right at your fingertips.
4. Use Jars As Storage Space
My father did this in his workshop 70 years ago. It’s as useful of a storage hack now as it was then.
Get old jars, any size depending on what you want to be stored. Fill the jars with nails, screws, whatever you want and then attach the lid under a shelf. You’ve got more storage without using existing shelving space.
5. Dollar Store Bins for Spices
The dollar store is great for organizing your kitchen space and it’s the one place I won’t use cardboard boxes. I like the idea of using the plastic organizing containers because when spills happen, and they will, they’re easily cleaned.
I use the skinny plastic containers for spices. My spices tend to spill on the floor without the plastic containers keeping them secure.
6. Wine Rack Storage
Got an old wine rack hanging around? It’s a perfect organizing tool for a storage closet or garage. Use it to organize rags, extensions cords, odds and ends, gloves, etc.
7. Command Hooks
I love command hooks for a variety of reasons, but mostly because it helped me to finally organize my necklaces in a space that was completely underutilized – my closet.
I also store my hats on these hooks on the other side of my closet.
The uses for these hooks is really endless.
8. Tension Rod
Attach a tension rod under the kitchen or bathroom sink. Hang the cleaning supplies you use most frequently along with rubber gloves and rags.
You won’t be able to hang every bottle from this rod as it won’t be strong enough, just a few bottles you use daily. If you want to store more, consider attaching a rod that requires screws to secure.
Use Velcro to keep all your kids and grandkids’ stuffed animals off the floor.
Attach the roughest part of the Velcro to the wall and the softer sided Velcro to the stuffed animal. You can create letters, shapes and designs and use the stuffed animal to create your own “wall art.”
These organizing hacks are all super creative, fun, easy and cheap ways to organize your home and keep things off floors, and at your finger tips.
Try some or all of these today to get your home super organized!