Over the many years I organized with clients, I found that most of the time, they would have the organizing items in their home We would usually find them in closets, in the garage, basement, or attic spaces and they wouldn’t need to buy a thing to get the room organized. Most of the time, it was because they tried to get organized before but never got to the point where they put the space back together. As a result, these items were either not used or used for miscellaneous items. From this, I found it wasn’t necessary to spend a lot of money to organize a room. You just need to get a little creative. Here are my tips on cheap items for organizing your next project. Many of these products don’t even require you to buy a thing! Let’s begin.
10 Cheap organizing products to use for organizing
1st Cheap Organizing Item: Old Mason Jars – You can buy these items at yard sales, flea markets or at craft stores. They run about a dollar a piece or less depending on the size.
2nd Cheap Organizing Item: Reusable food containers – Clean the food containers out well. Use hot water to help sterilize them. Some containers can not be washed in the dishwasher, so your best bet is to wash them by hand.
3rd Cheap Organizing Item: Empty toilet paper rolls and paper towels cut to store cloth napkins – You can use toilet paper rolls by cutting the long ways and then wrapping them around items like items you want to keep together.
4th Cheap Organizing Item: Reusable shopping bag – You can use these grocery bags for storing various clothes for cleaning or other bags for storage.
5th Cheap Organizing Item: Reusable paper bags – You can use the paper bags to pick up the dogs waste. These are great to organize your kids’ pencils and crayons.
6th Cheap Organizing Item: Dollar store containers – The Dollar stores have lots of drawer organizers and bins with dividers in them that are durable and useful for under cabinets as well.
7th Cheap Organizing Item: Inherited decorative boxes with lids – You know those decorative boxes that your loved one gave you before they passed. Use them to hold your hair accessories.
8th Cheap Organizing Item: Re-purpose old office binders to manage your recipes – Binders aren’t just for offices anymore. Binders can be used for recipes and coupons to help you stay on track with managing your healthy eating.
9th Cheap Organizing Item: Plastic trash cans – Use trash cans to hold car wash supplies in your garage. Then, when you want to wash the vehicle, you can also use the trash can to hold water.
10th Cheap Organizing Item: Older Trunks can store different linens or books. – Those old trucks that were hand-me-downs can be used to store your children’s books or toys.
I hope this goes to show you that by being a little creative, it will surely pay off. Remember, you do not need to have magazine picture perfect expensive organizing products to get organized. You just need a little creativity and a bit of time to get your home organized. Let’s continue the conversation, what is your favorite product to use that cost you little to nothing? What you used that was re-purposed while organizing? Please share your comment below. I would love to hear from you.
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