She Saved Her Altoids Tins – Then Reused Them In A Way That Is Pure Genius
Who doesn't need some extra storage, right? Ditch the expensive remodels and custom shelves, here are some awesome DIY storage and organization tips that can be done by anyone, just about anywhere!
Let's start in the kitchen...
Add some extra space under your sink by adding a rail to hang your cleaning products.
Keep a drawer open for other things, by using a magnet strip to organize and store your knives against the wall. Bonus points for keeping them away from curious little hands.
Store your cutting boards
Use tension rods as separators to create cabinet storage.
Label, label, label
It's so easy, and makes for cute and organized dried goods like oats and flour.
Use a magazine storage box to organize plastic wrap, foils and wax papers.
Pots and pan lids
More magazine storage for the win. You can stack lids of your pots and pans with a cheap metal magazine rack.
Hang them from the ceiling
You can get all those pots and pans out of the cupboard by hanging them from a cool, eye-catching piece.
You can use small magnet containers to store spices. Plus, they stick to your fridge. Boom.
Take advantage of open wall space
With peg boards you can hang things like colanders, pans, spoons and other cute stuff right on your wall.
Use a deep drawer to reconfigure your silverware storage.
Wire shelves and lazy Susans right there in your fridge! Who would have thought?
Pull out baskets
Easy way to keep your chilled items organized.
Stacked dry goods
Use clear canisters or plastic bins to store your dry goods like flour and sugar. Just make sure they are airtight.
No more freezer frustration
Keep that freezer neat and tidy by organizing with plastic bins like these.
Increase vertical cabinet space
Using cheap under-shelves like this one, you can create additional space without having to stack.
Now that your kitchen is clean and uncluttered, let's move on to your closet.
You can use old clip hangers to hang your boots, keeping them off the floor and easily accessible.
A couple of strips of crown molding, and voila - shoe rack!
Label your jeans
No time to try on and re-hang jeans over and over again. Slap a label on the hanger and you'll save yourself some time in the morning before you've had your coffee!
Clean out your closet
Ready for a fun project? Just wait till you see how many clothes you don't wear in a year!
By using divider shelves, store and organize your sweaters.
Hang your belts, ties, or even scarves on this sliding rack to get them out of the way. Easy peasy.
No more scratched glasses
Hang them on a hanger to keep them organized and scratch-free!
Handbags lying around? Hang them in your closet with shower curtain hangers to keep them organized and easily accessible.
With Command Hooks, you can hang all your necklaces on the back of your closet door. No more tangles.
These boots are made for walking...
Keep the leather on your boots fresh and scuff-free by cutting up a pool noodle and standing up your boots.
Keep your sheets together
Store your sheets inside their pillow cases.
Attach your tweezers or other metal tools to a magnet on the inside of your cabinet.
Barrettes and bobby pins
Store loose barrettes and pins on a magnet strip as well.
Not only does this keep your cords from getting tangled, it also utilizes that seemingly useless cabinet door space.
Hair tools, part 2
You can also organize them in a magazine holder, like this.
With a couple of cute bottles, you can easily make this jewelry case.
Utilize the space above the door frame to store things that aren't used on a daily basis.
Baskets in the bathroom
Hang baskets to store things like towels in the bathroom. Cute and clever!
This DIY makeup magnet board is perfect to keep the counter clean and un-cluttered. Learn how here.
Laundry room tricks...
Ironing board for small spaces
Ditch your bulky board and make a smaller version of your traditional ironing board, like this one. Learn how here.
Shoe organizer turned cleaning supply organizer
It's really that easy. Keep them higher if you have kiddos though.
Sorting laundry has never been so adorable! Plus, it's compact and BELOW the washer and dryer.
Ladder drying rack
Who says your laundry room can't be stylish? Make a drying rack like this one, with some chains, a ladder and a few shower curtain hooks.
We can't forget about the garage...
DIY Ball rack
Store loose balls in the garage with a few old cables.
Peg board sports equipment
Kids' sports gear can end up taking up your whole garage! Organize it with a peg board and some removable pegs.
Over the head storage
Seems like we always forget about that storage potential over our heads! Create storage for holiday decorations, winter gear, etc., on the ceiling. Learn how here.
Save room for crafts...
Save those old coffee containers to store your yarn. Bonus, the canister keeps it from getting tangled.
Create a craft station
To keep the clutter to a minimum, create a handy station like this one with kitchen storage pieces from IKEA.
Peg board back again for the win. Simple solution to your sewing space is to organize your supplies on a peg board.
With less and less DVD use, store them in a labeled box and get them out of the clutter.
I can't tell you how much time and frustration this has saved me. It's especially important when you're moving!
Store your vinyl
Show off your vinyl collection by storing them under a bench or reading nook. Out of the way, but still looking sheik.
Snip the shoe rack
Cut it to the shape of any cabinet and secure it on the inside door. You can keep all kinds of cords, office supplies, just about anything in there.
Re-purpose Altoids tins
Start saving those Altoid tins! You can easily organize a junk drawer with nothing more than a mint box and a label.
And speaking of re-purposing...
Colored pencil case
With a few old paint cans, mason jars, or buckets you can totally makeover a craft area for the kiddos.
With a little hot glue, you can secure a magnet inside of gorgeous tea canisters or old spice containers and attach them to the fridge. How cute is that?
Simple, easy, and fairly cost-effective, you can re-organize your whole home with these nifty tips and tricks!
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