While swapping my son's winter comforter for his quilt in his walk-in closet, I realized that when I organized his custom build closet, I didn't get him something to hold his baseball caps. It was not a big deal at the time because we had lots of room to just place the hats on the shelf.
So, I went on a hunt for something cheap and that would function for my son's closet. You see, my son has a closet that has one entire wall is pretty much useless. If you put anything on this wall, it needed to be pretty flat or he would bang into it all the time. So, today I went at Marshalls and lucky for me (and him), they had a clearance sale.
Here is what I found. I got it for... $6.00. Yes, that's right, $6.00! As proof, I left the price tag on it so you could see it. It had lots of hooks great for hats and I thought the style and color worked for a boy's closet as well. He didn't seem to mind.
And, with two nails and a hammer, I installed it in a total of 5 minutes. Here is how it looks. Very simple, easy, and organized - my kind of project. Do you like it? I think it is great!
I hope this serves as a good example of inexpensive organizing. You do not have to spend lots of money or hours to get organized, you just need a little creativity, a purpose and patience.
Tips to Get The Best Deal On Organizing Supplies:
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- Going to discount stores work best to help you save money on organizing supplies. Walmart and Target are great stores to find organizing items but Marshalls, TJMaxx, and Ross stores get organizing items in all the time and you will probably find items there at a deeper discount.
- Be patient when looking for these items, you may not find the item right away at these discount stores.
- Write a list of organizing items you need and what room it is for. If you use a smart phone, write the list in a note taking or checklist app so you have it when you are around. Include details like the size you are looking for and what color or type of material you want.
- Be flexible, you might not find the exact color or material you are looking for.
What tips do you have to get cheaper organizing supplies? Please share your tips in the comments section.
Love this! I can think of many spots to use this organizer.
I love an easy system like this. I have a similar thing in my sons room except it's a wooden coat rack that my grandfather made. It's the first hat solution that my son has actually used regularly. One of my favorite places for cheap organizing supplies is the dollar store.
Great find!! Thrift shops are great for baskets that can be used in cupboards to separate different foods, spices, baking supplies, tea, etc. Also, I have three baskets on my dresser to hold lotions, hair items and bracelets. Weird, I know, but that's what works for me. 🙂
I think I would need about 10 of these to hold all my husband's hats! Perfect for an entryway:)
I love that idea to keep a running list of your organizing needs including color and measurements so you always have it with you. Because you never know when that cheap and easy solution will be found!
Quick and Cheap my two favorite DIY project words! lol Great idea! He can also just store the rest of his hats in a bin and rotate right?
Yes, he could. He tends to wear baseball caps more often so I wanted them easily accessible.
You are much nicer than me! I put all of my husband's baseball caps in a fabric bin and now he's complaining because he can't see them!