Tired of living amidst clutter? Get organized without spending a ton of money. Simple storage solutions, like creating tiered shelves for spices or keeping coupons and takeout menus in a file organizer, will keep your home clutter-free. Not to mention, your house is likely filled with items that can be repurposed to keep you organized, such as toilet paper rolls and tissue boxes.
Here are some cheap organization ideas to get you started!
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Tuck Cords into Toilet Paper Rolls
Keep cords tangle-free with this simple hack. Wind up your cords and tuck them into leftover toilet paper rolls. You can also write information about what the cord directly on the tube, such as what it is for or what length it is.
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Store Canned Goods in Soda Boxes
Canned goods can quickly become scattered in your pantry and cabinets. Empty soda boxes are a great way to keep your canned goods organized, especially if you like to stock up.
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Create Custom Dividers for Drawers
Build some DIY dividers for your drawers and storage bins by cutting up cardboard boxes. Unlike store-bought dividers, the DIY approach allows you to customize dividers to fit your needs.
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Stuff Grocery Bags in an Empty Tissue Box
If your collection of plastic grocery bags is overflowing, there's a simple solution: just roll up the bags and store them in an empty tissue box. They'll be easy to grab and won't overwhelm your cupboard.Continue to 5 of 30 below.
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Pick Up Some Plastic Cubbies
If you're overwhelmed by crowded closets and cupboards, pick up some plastic cubbies and start sorting. Not only will this make products like medicines and cooking oils easier to spot, it'll protect your shelves from surprise spills too!
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Labeling your storage will help you make sure everything has a proper home and will make specific products easier to find when you need them. Use this tip with baskets and bins to keep clutter to a minimum.
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Utilize the Back of Closet Doors
Over-the-door shoe organizers are practical storage solutions for more than just shoes. Use this organizational tool to store cleaners in your laundry room and linen closet.
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Use Lazy Susans to Organize Cabinets
Another practical and affordable storage tool is the lazy Susan. A couple of these in your kitchen cabinets can help you access oils and sauces quickly without having to empty the cupboard to grab what you need.Continue to 9 of 30 below.
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Reuse Tin Cans for Pens and Pencils
Leftover tin cans are the perfect home for miscellaneous pens and pencils. Use them to organize your office supplies, kids crafts, and more!
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Design Tiered Storage in Your Cabinets
If you're accustomed to digging through kitchen cupboards to find what you need, try this trick to save time and keep things tidy. Purchase a tiered organizer or two for spices and canned goods. Or, create your own with pieces of wood.
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Attach Drawer Dividers with Velcro
If you use drawer dividers for paraphernalia like toothbrushes, spatulas, binder clips, and so on, this tip is for you! Stick Velcro on the underside of your dividers to keep them from sliding around.
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Use Dowel Rods as Dividers
Some professional home organizers like to use a dowel rod system for organizing kitchen plates, bowls, and such in drawers. This tip is affordable, tidy, and it protects your cookware!Continue to 13 of 30 below.
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Use a Magazine Holder for Foil and Plastic Wrap
Magazine holders are great for storing magazines and files, but they also work well for plastic wrap, aluminum foil, and Ziploc bags! If you don't have any magazine holders on hand, you can easily create your own by cutting a triangle out of a leftover cereal box!
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Sort Measuring Cups and Spoons on Hooks
Can't find the missing 1/4 cup? Lose the teaspoon again? Keep your measuring cups and spoons organized with adhesive hooks on the inside of your cabinet door. Give each size a spot, so they'll never disappear!
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Keep Cards and Coupons Organized With a Binder
Stock up on holiday cards and organize them in a small binder to make sure you're prepared for every occasion. You can also use the binder to collect coupons, takeout menus, and more.
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Hang Spray Bottles With a Tension Rod
Make your cleaners easy to grab by installing a small tension rod under your kitchen or bathroom cabinet. Simply hang the spray bottles by their nozzles, then take advantage of all the extra storage space underneath.Continue to 17 of 30 below.
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Keep Bathroom Products in a Shower Caddy
This organizational tip is perfect for families. Minimize counter clutter in your bathroom by giving each family member a shower caddy for their personal products.
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Store Sheet Sets Inside Pillowcases
If you struggle to keep your sheet sets together and organized, you'll love this clever idea. After folding your sheets, place the set inside the pillowcase. When you need a new set of sheets, the bundle will be easy to grab.
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Use a Magnetic Strip for Bobby Pins
Bobby pins are a particularly elusive hair accessory. Keep yours organized with a magnetic strip on the bathroom wall or the inside of a cabinet door. You can also use the strip for tweezers, nail clippers, and more!
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Collect Bath Toys in a Mesh Net
Parents, if your kid's bath toys are strewn across the floor or crowing the corners of your tub, use a mesh net to keep them in one place. Give those rubber duckies a proper home!Continue to 21 of 30 below.
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Use Laundry Baskets for Toys and Gear
If you have an extra laundry basket or two, give them a new purpose. These are great for storing children's stuffed animals, sports equipment, and more.
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Use Plastic Bins in Your Refrigerator
Between the half-empty bottles of mustard and spoiled bags of spinach, refrigerators can quickly get crowded and gross. Pick up a set of plastic bins to keep your fridge neat and tidy. Plus, you can label them to make ingredients even easier to locate!
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Mount Your Power Strip Underneath the Desk
No one likes kicking a cluster of cords underneath their desk. Instead, use a wire basket and some small hook screws to mount your power strip on the underside of your desk. You can also label each cord, so it's clear which is which.
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Use Pill Dispensers for Small, Miscellaneous Goods
Pill dispensers are a handy tool for sorting vitamins and medications, but they have many additional uses. You can store jewelry when you travel, collect office supplies like paper clips and tacks, and much more!Continue to 25 of 30 below.
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Keep Kitchen Storage Uniform
One of the easiest ways to declutter your kitchen pantry is to create a uniform and cohesive system for storage. Instead of tossing bags of rice and flour on the shelf, store these ingredients in matching, labeled containers.
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Put Cookie Cutters on a Dowel Rod
You may not use them all year long, but when you do they're quite a hassle. Cookie cutters can be difficult to store neatly, but a dowel rod can help tremendously. Skewer your cookie cutters on a dowel rod for easy, clutter-free storage.
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Store Batteries in a Tackle Box
If your batteries are scattered in a junk drawer, hiding under rubber bands and defective pens, consider this alternative. Use a tackle box to keep your battery collection sorted.
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Use a Basket with Holes for Ribbon Storage
Whether you use them for crafts or gifts, ribbons can easily turn into a tangled mess. Instead, try storing your ribbons on a dowel rod in a basket with holes. Stick the ends of your ribbons through the holes, so it's easy to pull out the amount you need.Continue to 29 of 30 below.
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Sort Small Items with Ice Cube Trays
Ice cube trays are another product you can use for multiple storage purposes. For instance, some people use ice cube trays to keep pairs of earrings sorted. Others use them for office supplies like paper clips and tacks. Give this cheap hack a try!
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Pick Up a File Organizer for Cutting Boards and Pans
Cookie sheets, cutting boards, and such can be awkward and bulky, making them difficult to store. To make these tools simpler to access, use a metal file holder. Next time you're cooking, you can grab what you need with ease!