Guest post from Heidi of OperationOrganization-MN.com
Do you want to have a more organized home or workspace but feel limited in your pursuits due to lack of funds to purchase supplies? Below, you will find a list of some of my favorite organizing solutions using common household items as well as some innovative ideas using re-purposed containers you are probably bringing into your home on a regular basis.
Having trouble keeping all those little things together? Muffin pans, egg cartons, or ice cube trays are a perfect solution to utilize in a drawer to help corral even the tiniest necessities.
Joyful Homemaking demonstrates using a muffin tin to organize office supplies.
The Krazy Coupon Lady shows you how to use an egg carton to organize office supplies.
Kiss and Tell Scrapbooking suggests using a muffin tin to organize scrapbook supplies.
I posted about using an ice cube tray to organize earrings.
Family Fun suggests pairing these simple plastic cups (that stay in place with the help of adhesive magnets) with a muffin tin for a creative craft caddy.
Create a craft caddy out of tin cans like this one by Martha Stewart.
It’s easy to decorate cans with paint or scrapbook paper to match any office or studio décor like these featured at Stylelist Home.
Jars are ideal for holding all sorts crafting supplies as shown in this photo by Andrew McCaul on Good Housekeeping.
The Home in Paradise shows how to pretty up a pantry by using sauce jars of the same size and shape to hold dry goods.
Create a streamlined spice collection using baby food jars like Frugal Decor Mom.
Begin thinking ‘outside the box’ for possible uses of other containers, once purchased products are used up.
A cardboard soda holder is a perfect caddy for sunscreens, lotions, sprays or larger medication bottles.
Visit Heart of Wisdom for ideas on how to use coffee canisters to hold toys with pesky small pieces.
How about using a diaper wipe case to hold card games like Jazzie and Tahlia?
I’ve been using one to hold our supply of crayons for years!
Finally, if you feel a little crafty like Autumn at Space for Living, create a handy desktop organizer out of cardboard food boxes!
How do you use items you already own to organize your home?
Heidi is a Professional Organizer & Family Manager Coach. She is passionate about helping others bring more order and peace to their home, office and life. Learn more by visiting her website, OperationOrganization-MN.com.