This article was originally published on absolutelyconnected.com and has been republished here with permission.
Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by clutter and disorganization in your home? Do you want to create a more orderly and functional living space but don’t want to spend a fortune on expensive storage solutions? Don’t worry, you don’t have to break the bank to get your home organized! There are plenty of low-cost and even free options for creating a more organized and efficient living space.
In this article, we’ll provide 35 brilliant and budget-friendly home organization ideas that you can test out today. From repurposing old containers to installing shelves and organizers, these tips and tricks will help you maximize your home’s storage potential without breaking the bank.
1. Store Your Jeans in Shoe Bins
Yeah, you read that right. You don’t necessarily have to store only shoes in shoe bins. You can get a shoe organizer if you think your closet is too cluttered with your jeans. While you might think this sounds like a crazy and weird idea, think about the amount of space you would save.
Doing this saves you space in your closet, but you also get to have nicely kept front jeans. It would help if you folded your jeans tightly and put them in the shoe holes.
2. Wicker Bins
While it is true that a great place to store your items would be a plastic bin, what if you just wanted something different? Maybe change it up and go for other material and a different look. A wicker storage bin might do the trick.
If you get some nice wicker storage bins, you can easily impress your friends and anyone coming to your home. There are also some wicker bins available with dividers. That is a great way to store many items, such as your skincare products.
3. Collapsible Drawer Dividers
Everyone has at least a few drawers in their rooms where they store things like their clothes, undergarments, or other accessories. However, no matter how much you organize them, they get cluttered quickly. This makes it impossible for you to find something inside them.
You can always look up to some collapsible drawer dividers in times like these. buy a few of these fabric dividers for your drawers, and get an easy solution. You can organize your drawers however you want with them and not have to worry about your items being cluttered anytime soon.
4. Use an Ice Cube Tray
Ice cubes trays are meant to store just ice, but you can make them a lot more useful if you are smart enough. Ice cube trays are suitable for storing and organizing hardware too. You might think that it is weird, but that is not true at all.
You would generally grab a box and chuck all the smaller hardware parts there. With an ice cube tray, all the tiny hardware components you have, such screws and nuts, can be properly sorted out and organized and stored in different squares.
5. Tidying up the Linen
The linen closet is something that can quickly get messy, and it always does too. No matter how much you promise yourself that you will fold the clothes up later, that never happens after you toss in that towel. This can make your closet look very cluttered.
We recommend you to buy some bins and label them out by the category and the sizes of the linen. This is something that will help to keep your closet neat and looking tidy at all times! Now you don’t have to promise yourself to fold them up anymore.
6. Spice Rack for Fridge
This article has already had racks for inside the fridge or racks in the kitchen. This rack, however, uses up all the space outside the fridge. The number of racks is solely based on preference. If one rack is what is on mind, even that can take a load off some space. The items necessary for this project are some racks of a smaller size, magnets, and hot glue.
Glue magnets to the top and bottom of the rack and place two side-by-side within a 3-4 inches space from one another. A small rack for the fridge side won’t take more than ten magnets. Attach the now magnet-infused rack to the side. Layer the side of the fridge, top to bottom, with racks, or go with one. If the racks don’t steam sturdy enough, remove the magnets with hot water and opt for a stronger glue.
7. Hanging Organization To Get Things Off the Floor
Removing some heavy items from the closet or keeping things on the floor for once in a whole use can be annoying. It’s time to get as many things off the floor as possible. Giving these things like an ironing board, ladder, and brooms, storage without using up an inch of extra space may boost the room’s interior.
For this, grab a cloth hook and a beadboard. Drill the board and the hook to the back of the door or a wall. Hang them onto the hook. That’s all. Easy as pie.
8. Room for gift wraps and gift bags
This is something that cannot be denied. Gift wraps and gift bags can take too much closet or drawer space. Address this issue and tuck them under the bed. However, this only works if the bed has the width of a truck or an infinity pool. Those gift wraps and bags deserve their own space; the solution here is pretty simple.
Find two things; a file organizer and a grocery bag holder. For the gift bags, mount a file organizer to a corner or any side of the wall that is less visible. For the gift wrappers, roll them neatly and stock them in a grocery bag holder..
9. Plastic Bag organization
Biodegradable or not, the purpose of plastic bags is usually limited to lining the trash can or carrying everyday groceries. The question arises: Do these plastic bags require their own dedicated drawer? The bag roll, when separated, takes up plenty of space that could have been used for more important everyday items.
Following this hack can put an end to the disorientation of plastic bags. Use a tissue box and place it inside of a cabinet door. This will keep the plastic bags stored away neatly. We can keep it close to the bin, and hanging it takes no space at all!
10. Toy buckets
Toys can make a house look very messy. They scatter up in bedrooms and living rooms and leave a sorry sight. Most kids have little to no perception of cleaning up, and parents end up with stuffed toys, cars, and dolls in all the wrong areas of the house. Giving the toys a designated storage area can provide relief.
Get hold of some shelves and buckets. Preference for tin shelves and buckets, plastic ones or cloth ones is solely up to the parent. Stacking up toys into buckets can help to sort and categorize them. Dump them all blindfolded if OCD’s not in the plan. Toy buckets can also be a great way to teach kids about organizing!
11. Bath toy organization
When kids fill up a house, so do their toys. While toy buckets for organizing toys help a great deal, bath toys are a whole different genre. These little rubber toys seem to be endless. No matter where they are stored in the bathroom, they feel like an unnecessary space taker, space that should be kept for essentials such as bath products and medicine.
This hack introduces little buckets lined onto the wall alongside the bathtub. They can be hung on to one single rod or attached using a drill. Either way, buckets such as these make it easier to put away toys without having to risk a sore back.
12. Kitchen Cabinet Space
The kitchen cabinet has perhaps been introduced quite a few times over here. This is because the doors have a lot of unused space that can be never-ending. Instead of cramming every piece of towel, foil, or cutlery into drawers, free these vital spaces up for the more necessary items and use up the cabinet door space.
Small and thin items such as wax paper rolls, aluminum foil rolls, parchment paper, and baking sheets can be stacked into these doors. Simply grab all the magazine files rotting away under desks and tables and glue them on the cabinet doors! We can place small goodies such as paper rolls into these files. Neatly packed!
13. Shallow Closet Board Storage
Closets are often the spaces that are used the most. When their room is limited, they become the most disorganized storage area in the house. They are stuffed with everything, from toys and tools to laundry and bed sheets. Even if a room’s closet seems to be extremely shallow to not consist of another doornail, there’s one massive item it can store.
The ironing board can be hung from the door of the closet. Even though the size can be as large as a meter, the board will become the ideal complement to a shallow closet board.
14. DIY Laundry Room Cart
This is a tough one, especially for those who barely have any space in their laundry room. In the picture, the space between the washer and dryer is only two inches. Even if the organization hack fanatics would search all day to buy the right pull-out cart, there’s a big chance it wouldn’t fit.
We can create a pull-out cart/drawer with a few tools and some wooden pallets. Although it has no pieces of wood on the side and can only hold little things like detergent and similar items, it’s still worth it.
15. Hang Them Up
Even if your garage is cluttered up and full of items, we still think you could use it for some extra storage. You need to clean up the garage and then hang some of the stuff on the garage walls.
This is one of the best ways to utilize your garage room while leaving it looking clean at the same time. If you just run a trip to the dollar store, you will be able to find hooks that come in many different sizes, and you can quickly put up anything on them.
16. Wall Extensions
Not many people mention the laundry room when it comes to making up space in your home. A critical point of reorganizing your things around is for you to have more freedom and storage. Another great thing that comes out of it is that you get to use so much more wall space if you do things right.
Keeping that in mind, the best thing you could do is get some racks and attach them to the wall. This will allow you to store a lot of stuff like detergent and paper towels.
17. Extra Pockets on the Side
Storing smaller items in your pantry is all good, but what would you do if your pantry was too stuffed with things? You do not want to overstuff your pantry, get it too full, and just let it be messy. That would be a mess to clean up.
This can all be saved with some extra pockets on the side for additional storage. These can be used for items that don’t fit in the pantry. You can also use them when your pantry is getting too full. Just stick a few of these to the side and store things in them.
18. Place to Store the Kids’ Supplies
If you are a parent or someone with baby siblings, you should know how hard it can be to organize the kids’ art supplies. Once they start to draw and color, it only ends with a mess of crayons and markers being spread all over the house.
Our best advice would be for you to get some acrylic jars to store them! This is because acrylic is safer than glass since we are talking about kids, and they also look nice. Just tell the kids to be good and clean up after themselves the next time they let their artistic side out!
19. Clever Storage for Toys
This is one of the best ideas on this list. If you have a kid or live in a house with kids, you have seen them throw a fit over not being able to find their favorite toy car. Well, if that is something that you have to deal with, you will love this.
These magnetic strips stick to the wall. Just put them on the wall of the playroom for your kids, and say goodbye to losing the small cars. Just remind them to put the cars back on.
Since kids use their devices frequently for online school, you can create a charging station to keep everything organized and charged. Research different options to choose the best works for you. We recommend this 8-tier wall file organizer to hold your iPads, Fire tablets, Nintendo DS systems, headphones, and every other device you have. The organizer has open sides for charging cables and hooks on the bottom for the headphones.
Go for something durable that wouldn’t take up too much counter space, and this organizer fits the bill. Use wall anchors instead of the screws that came with it to ensure that it would hold up to the wear and tear of multiple kids using it. Consider purchasing a power strip and longer lightning cables to keep everything organized and make sure the cords reach all the devices.
21. Curtain Closet Door
While doors are a practical solution for concealing closet clutter, they can be unappealing and take up valuable space. An alternative option is to use closet curtains, which offer a sophisticated and customizable look. Closet curtains provide an easy way to hide clutter and can be easily changed if you want to try something new.
There is a wide range of fabrics available, including bold patterns or neutral colors, allowing you to create the perfect look for your space. Rather than simply hiding your belongings, using closet curtains allows you to add a touch of style and interest to your closet.
22. Fridge Labeling
We have already talked about using bins to tidy up your drawers and keep them from getting cluttered. You can do the same with your fridge as well. However, this is not the same idea. It will help you locate whatever item in your fridge you want in seconds.
You can label the food in your fridge. While it might sound a bit dumb at first, it is quite helpful. Especially if you keep containers in your fridge. You will know what’s inside of them with the help of the labels. When we started labeling the foods in the fridge, cooking became easier for us!
23. Simple Divider Trays
Divider trays are also worth looking into. If you don’t know what they are, they are the small trays that fit inside your drawers. We all have cluttered up our bathroom and kitchen drawers by just throwing random stuff in there without a thought.
These tray dividers are the best way to solve the problem. These useful little trays can do a lot for you, and you will never end up misplacing or losing your cotton swabs, and keep all your facial creams in place. So why not make this little change?
24. Streamline Meal Prep with DIY Wall-Mounted Kitchen Station
Maximize kitchen space and simplify meal preparation with this easy DIY Wall-Mounted Kitchen Prep Station. Materials: 1×12 inch wood board, Wood screws, Wall-mounting brackets, Drill, Measuring tape, Pencil, Sandpaper.
Instructions: Cut the 1×12-inch board to the desired size. Sand any rough edges or surfaces. Attach wall-mounting brackets to the board with screws and a drill. Measure and mark the wall location, ensuring its level. Hang the board on the wall using the mounting brackets and screws into the wall studs. Customize the board with hooks, shelves, or accessories. Enjoy a new, space-saving wall-mounted kitchen-prep station.
25. DIY Moisture-Proof Bathroom Shelf
Elevate the storage and aesthetic of your bathroom with this easy-to-follow DIY Moisture-Proof Bathroom Shelf project. Materials: 1×12 inch wood board, Wood screws, Water-resistant finish (e.g., polyurethane or waterproof paint), Drill, Measuring tape, Pencil, Sandpaper.
Instructions: Cut the 1×12-inch board to the desired size for your bathroom shelf. Sand any rough edges or surfaces. Apply a water-resistant finish to the board. Measure and mark the wall location, ensuring its level. Attach the shelf to the wall using screws and a drill. Use the shelf to store towels, toiletries, or decorative items. Enjoy your new stylish and moisture-proof bathroom shelf.
26. Battery Storage
We need batteries for practically every electronic device that we own. However, where do we store them? When it’s time to look for the pack of batteries that you bought, you cannot find them. You remember throwing them in a drawer somewhere. However, things can get better than this.
All you need is a bead organizer! If you have one in your home already, then all the better, but it is worth the dollar store trip if you don’t. You can store all sizes of batteries in small little plastic compartments and keep them from being cluttered.
27. Shower curtain rods that create more room
Only those who have a small bathroom know their struggle to keep necessary things there. However, one doesn’t have to worry much about it if they’re using this simple solution. It’s a lifesaver, honestly!
Have a small bathroom with few available shelves? A trip to the shop where everything costs 99 cents will net you two shower curtain rods for just $5, providing extra space to accommodate all requirements. This is even fantastic for use in the laundry area as well!
28. Another Paper Towel Holder
It is great to hang an old shoe organizer in a side closet or a room. Paper towels and rolls fit perfectly in it.
You will have more shelf space if you hang them vertically. Velcro can be used to attach these shoe bags to the rod. There is plenty of storage space with the bag hanging in the center.
29. Mesh Hammock
No, this is not for you to sleep in. If you have little kids around in your house, you should know that there is practically no limit to the number of stuffed animals lying around the house. You might find it challenging to find a spot to put these in when it is time to clean.
You can get the mesh laundry bag from the dollar store, and you can use that one to make a hammock out of it. Once you have your hammock, hang it up in one of your kids’ room corners.
30. Stick On Hooks
Stick-on hooks are amazing things. If you have never seen or tried one of these, you are most definitely missing out. You can easily reorganize almost anything you want without hammers and nails. Those who had to put things on their wall know how game-changing these stick-on hooks are!
You would need to follow the instructions and choose the proper surface to stick it onto. This is because they don’t always stick to all types of surfaces. You can then hang anything you want. Whether it is your jacket or towel, you name it!
31. Cute Canvas Boxes
So far, we have seen so many storage units on this list. However, if you want to declutter and save a bit of storage, there is no beating a canvas storage box. These canvas boxes are a must for your reorganizing journey. Honestly, these canvas boxes are life-saving!
They do not just help you organize, but they also make your shelves and drawers look a lot neater and smarter. You can get a lot of extra storage. Moreover, depending on your taste of style, you can pick these up in different colors and designs!
32. Organize Your Fridge
We are back in the fridge. First, we told you to use labels to label all your food inside the refrigerator so you know where everything is. We are here to tell you about something that we already talked about but never correctly mentioned.
That is right, bins in your fridge! If you sort everything in your fridge into little labeled containers and bins, you have nothing else to worry about. No more eggs cracking or soup spilling inside the fridge if you have bins and containers inside of them. So do that and see how your life changes!
33. Do you Have a Free Carabiner?
Sometimes you will see the most random things lying around your house—for example, a carabiner. A carabiner is used mainly for tasks involving ropes, such as during construction or climbing. However, if you have some creativity, you can use them for a lot more.
Finding it hard to keep your hair ties all in one place? You can have them all in one place if you have a carabiner. While it might sound a bit odd to you at first, it looks kind of cute once you have it done.
34. Lint Bin
You probably took the lint out of your dryer or your washing machine over many times and found nowhere to put it. If that has happened to you before, you would want to invest in this one for sure!
Since most people do not tend to have a trash bin in their laundry room, they look for somewhere to throw the lint out. You can always get yourself a lint bin for cases like these! You can hang up a small trash bin on the wall and use it for lint.
35. Bath Toy Storage
If you have kids in your home, you most definitely have bath toys around your house. However, where do you generally put them when the kids are done bathing? Most of the time, they clutter up the space in your bathroom and get all over the floors.
The great thing is that you can use some suction cups to hang up a laundry basket on the side of your bathtub. You can easily store all your bath toys in that little mesh laundry basket. A straightforward and cute solution! Don’t you think?
36. Use an Utensil Tray
You might think that utensil trays are just meant to be used to store your cutleries in the kitchen. However, many people do not even use them in their kitchens! While we hope you are not one of those people, we also suggest that you get a utensil tray for your bathroom!
They are great for storing your toiletry items. They work perfectly when separating your creams from your toothbrushes and toothpaste. Just a great idea overall, and it keeps your space looking neat! So why not make great use of them?
37. Pantry Cleanup
Just a bit ago, we passed by the idea of using containers and bins in your refrigerator to store your food. Well, guess what, bins are so great that you can also use them in your pantry! You can easily store many foods in different compartments and containers and put them up in the pantry.
You will find plastic containers in many different sizes and shapes. There are also ones that will store items like your spices and nuts. Add some labels to those containers to be a bit fancier too. We can vouch for this particular hack!
38. Photos on Clothespins
There are times when you make memories that you have to photograph and remember. As cute as it is, we sometimes do not have enough photo frames to go around for these. Well, have no worries; we got some ideas for you. In this way, you don’t have to spend too much, yet you can display your photos easily.
All you need to do is buy yourself some clothespins from the nearest dollar store. Glue some of the clothespins to a wooden block to be a bit fancy. Then, hang that up on a wall. This is a great way to showcase the memories with your loved ones.
39. Organize Your Medication
If you cannot find your medication, it is an issue that needs to be fixed as soon as possible. The easiest solution we can provide you with is to get some plastic drawers and organize your medications inside those drawers.
Yeah, while it does involve another plastic bin storage system, it is still a great idea to work with. Just label each of the drawers with the right name for your medications and sort them out in that order. This way, you are never losing them and always know which one is which! Wasn’t it an easy solution?
40. Storage for your Spice
If you look at the spices in your kitchen cabinet, it probably looks quite a bit messy. You most likely store in different spice jars from other companies. We suggest you stop doing that. There is a better option we can recommend to you instead of this.
If you want your cabinets to look a lot neater and smarter, you need to buy some spice jars that are sold separately in the dollar store. You can label the jars with the spices, and your kitchen will look that much better in no time!
41. Room Divider Curtain
Ever felt that the living room was much larger than all the other rooms, enough that it was just taking extra space? Perhaps cut half off it and turn one side into a porch, study, or even a bedroom? There can be open spaces around the house that could be repurposed into necessary rooms. While building a wall could be expensive, it may not be an option if the house is on rent.
Having too much space within a single room can be irritating for a lot of people. To solve this space issue comes the next organization hack, the room divider curtain. Grab a divider tension rod and a curtain or sheet. Fancy it up by purchasing high-end or beaded ones or find ones from the dollar store. Curtain rods are generally 12 feet wide, so if space is still an issue, buy another one or cover the rest with a bookcase or cupboard.
42. Glass Jars
Do you want your office space to look more innovative and more organized? It would help if you threw out the cardboard boxes in which your office supplies generally come. They do not just take up a ton of space, but they also look quite a bit unattractive to have. Do what we do instead.
Just get yourself a few glass jars and replace them with the cardboard boxes on your desk. Doing this will make your desk look more classy and keep your paper clips and push-up pins more organized. Like us, we are pretty sure it will be beneficial for you.
43. Magnetic Storage for Tools
This works just like the strip of magnet we saw earlier. While that was just meant to store the toy cars so your kids do not cry, this is geared more towards adults.
Instead of toys, you use this magnet strip, maybe in your garage, to hang up the tools that you need to use regularly. While you can nail your tools on the walls, magnetic strips look a lot cooler. It will save you from the painful work of hammering nails on the walls!
44. Closet Storage
Here is another idea for you to help you reorganize your closet. This idea has already helped us; we believe it will do the same for you. You can use closet bins! Who doesn’t like these? These bins can help make your closet more organized and clutter-free, just like the collapsible drawers mentioned a while back.
You can label each of these boxes and keep your closet from messing up again. You do not need to throw your things in there since you have designated areas for each item you use! A great way to keep your closet looking neat.
45. Under the Sink: Part 1
This is an essential one. Many of us build cabinets all over our kitchen, but there’s still a lot of space inside them, such as beneath the sink. A couple of bottles and jars don’t need even half the height of our cabinets.
Purchase a few open stackable bins and store them under the counter and the sink. The space can fill up anything from dish soaps and sponges to groceries. This is an extra space that most people need in the kitchen. You can divide this vertically or horizontally according to how you would like.
46. Under the sink: Part 2
For those who have china dishes that they can survive on for the rest of their lives, even an entire cupboard may not be enough to store your cups and plates. The space under the sink and counters can work wonders on storage issues.
Add a few dish racks, as many as you would need, and place them inside your cabinets. This can be used to store your expensive china dishes safely. Besides, this can be a shortcut when washing dishes. Open the doors of the cabinet when washing your dishes. Once you’ve done your chores, tuck them underneath and close the doors.
47. Fancy File Box
This here is probably a favorite because of its necessity. Files, sheets, and any form of documents for universities and offices can look like a pile of trash on your desk. This is true, especially when you don’t own drawers. Suddenly, someone comes into your room, and you have to start apologizing for the mess.
Behold the fancy file storage. It looks pretty decent, and containers big enough will be able to hold those heaps of sheets you’ve been hiding in your drawers. Keep a few big enough to fit A4-sized copies, and you can align them into categories or session subjects.
48. Side bins
You’ve seen the storage containers that come with the fridge. This may seem like those transparent glass/ plastic containers, and they are. However, this isn’t for the refrigerator. This isn’t even for the food. You can buy these at the supermarket for less than a few dollars for cheap organization.
Line them up or keep a few in your cabinet for those irritating little items such as jars or peelers. Since they are see-through, you can arrange them on higher shelves or top of your cupboards and easily spot what you need.
49. Not just a shower caddy
Those who live in dorms or hostels know the significance of a shower caddy. You can take them with you in the shower while carrying all your bath essentials! Carry your shampoo, soap, face wash, moisturizers, etc.! Why limit their use till this?
Dive into its versatility. The little pockets of the caddy have different widths and depths, making them more versatile for carrying things in hand. Need a basket for carrying batteries AND cookies? Why not the shower caddy? Loads of shower caddies of different colors side-by-side will also look good in the organization.
50. Pop-up hamper
When keeping your house tidy, many forget about the pop-up hamper. You may wonder if this really can add purpose to cleaning up your home. The answer is a hundred percent yes. Pop-up hampers are great for dirty laundry, indeed.
Yet, this collapsible item can be helpful for anything it holds. Many parents find this handy when ordering up their kids’ toys. Toys are inevitable if you have a kid in the house. Having a pop-up hamper at hand can easily pick up your toys without all the work of moving them. Storing it on one side looks adorable too.
51. Cords untangled
Be it under the computer or beside the multiplug, those rats’ nests of cords keep settling at every opportunity and invite spiders to build webs surrounding it. Untangling it can take much of your time, and you’d rather go wireless. What about chargers, though?
Installing enclosures are often not worth the price, and you’d rather buck up and open the knots. We’ve got this hack that you might even want to consider. Grab as many eyeglass holders as possible and simply encapsulate your cords and USB extensions inside them. They score a hundred on portability.
52. Colorful Hanging Baskets
Wouldn’t you want to add a spark of colors to your organization, just like streaks of rainbows on flowers and expensive vases of the rich and wealthy? After reading this article, you’ve probably found out that the issue with space does not lie in the space but in the usage of height.
Baskets hanging with the help of racks, ropes, or strings help deal with those underrated spaces. If you have knick-knacks such as gloves and socks, you can opt for half a liter or hanging baskets. Play with the materials, texture, and colors. Go pish posh!
53. Comfort bags
We can’t speak enough about the necessity of comfort bags. Every one of us has trouble with the quilts and blankets that we need to store for winter. Keeping them in suitcases and cloth bags simply invites infestation and a whole lot of bugs.
Those comfort bags that can be seen at the dollar store for just a few bucks, even though a sorry sight, can work wonders on household packaging. A skirt and a pillow can add an extra chair to your room. Apart from that, they keep your clothes safe in the attic or closet.
54. Apothecary Jars
Merely looking at the picture may cost you enough to buy a few apothecary jars. As you can see, these glass crockeries have enough space to store small items such as toothpaste and earbuds.
Consider these jars anywhere and everywhere, starting from your sink and the bedroom to your desk and your dining room. We recommend keeping these jars for all the elements we would rather keep in a plastic jar. These elevate the entire ambiance of the room and are environment-friendly as well.
55. DIY Bookshelf
Are there any books in your home, and you have nowhere to put them? Books can often carry significant memories, and most people do not want to throw them out. If you are out of space on your bookshelf, then this is what you need to do!
Just do a quick run to the dollar store, and grab a few of these shelves. Now you do not need any other bookshelf. You can easily stack these upon each other and have your new chic bookshelf. You see, you don’t even need to spend hundreds of dollars on this DIY bookshelf!
56. DIY Hidden Wooden Cutting Board
Cutting boards are among the types of kitchenware used the most often when preparing food; nevertheless, they frequently fail to find a position in the kitchen that is a good match for them. Because of how often they are used, it only makes sense to search for an improved method of putting them away.
Because we had a problem with storing our cutting boards, we devised this convenient technique for storing cutting boards. It took just over an hour to assemble, and the cost of the combined wood parts was less than $5, but the result was well worth it. We made this cutting board holder out of two pieces of wood moldings (trims work well) and four wood blocks for height.
57. A little more storage under the bathtub(
This is another great idea for cheap organizations. Cleaning supplies and large shampoo bottles that won’t fit in a medicine cabinet may be concealed between a tub’s base and its wall. We requested that the builder add 3 hinged doors in place of the standard bathtub’s outer panel, which may be unscrewed for maintenance in the future.
Instead of just painting the doors, we had them coated professionally so they would hold up better in a bathroom’s high humidity. We then installed wire baskets there. The wire baskets were originally repurposed as single-tier spice racks since they were inexpensive ($6.99) and a good fit for the width of the door.
58. Hide Unsightly Cords in the Kitchen
We keep our KitchenAid mixer on the countertop, but it drives us crazy that it always seems to get tangled in its lengthy cable. It makes the counter seem dirty, a hassle to move around, and messes up the space. And to be quite honest, it does not need to be connected until we are using it, but we don’t want to take it in and out of storage trays every time we need it.
This innovative command hook makes it simple to conceal the item in question and frees up valuable counter space. Easy to use, uncomplicated, and spotless.
59. Organizing Hack with Unusual Command Hook Use for Baking Supplies
The cumbersome attachments required for the stand mixer do not have a storage location designed to accommodate them conveniently in any capacity. They don’t quite fit inside a drawer, and even if they did, they would take up much too much space there.
We may connect it to the unused area by using a command hook to attach it to the space beneath the sink, inside the cabinet, or on the cabinet’s door. What a simple but ingenious approach to making the most of the available space in our home!
60. Wire Pan Lid Holsters
As if storing pots and pans away in a cupboard wasn’t difficult enough, the pan lids need to be stored too! They easily get unorganized, and finding the right-sized lid for the pans seems impossible at times too. There is a way to solve this, though; all that is needed is a screwdriver, some screws, and a few inches of wire.
First, screw the screws to the inside of a pan cupboard- put the screws in at an angle to make sure it resists the pull of the lids. Next, wrap the wire around the first screw, and use the pan lids to gauge how much slack needs to be left before wrapping the wire around the second screw. Make sure that the screws are secure, and there that is pretty much it! Repeat this process for as many pan lids as needed.
61. DIY Can Rack Dispenser
Buying a can rack dispenser can seem like a smart idea for those who eat canned food regularly. But these dispensers can get unnecessarily expensive, so why waste the money when they can be made easily with some plywood instead?
To make a can rack dispenser, measure out the sizes of the cans that are used the most, and lay them out in a way that will allow the most amount of rows. Next, cut the dividers while ensuring there is enough room for one can to be visible at a time. Cut each of the pieces as measured, sand, prime, and paint them, and lastly, glue and nail them to each other and then screw them to the wall to make sure they are secure.
62. Wrapping Paper Storage
Do you find it hard to store wrapping papers around your house? Are they always left cluttered? Well, then, this idea can save you a lot of pain. It might not be something that is commonly done, but it is very genius.
That’s right, use a shoe rack! If you get a shoe rack that comes in many rows, you will be able to store your wrapping paper in them. You have to cut the bottom out from a few pockets and put the wrapping papers through the pockets.