10 Ways on How to Organize Your Home on a Budget
April 22, 2019
by Laura Sage
Organizing your home can seem like it’s out of your reach budget wise. However, there are tons of things you can use to organize your home that aren’t expensive. You can basically just reuse a ton of items that you already have on hand and make them fit your organizational needs for your home. This will make organizing your home more budget friendly for you and you will not have to worry about spending money on a bunch of new storage items.
Most of the things on the list below are things that you already have in your home or things that you buy on a regular basis. This means you’re not actually spending any money out of pocket, you’re just repurposing items that you already have laying around your house or items that you currently just toss in the trash after you’re done with.
- Boxes: Boxes come in all shapes and sizes. You get them when you order things online, you get them when you buy shoes. Repurposing a box that you bought something else in is a great organization method. Shoe boxes are the best because they have lids on them so it makes it easier to store and not lose things in the process.
- Food Containers: What do you do with your empty food containers such as sour cream or butter bowls? Most people just throw them away, however they are a great tool to use to organize small things in for storage after they are washed out!
- Glass Jars: Glass jars are great for organizing pencils, pens, crayons, markers or any other office supplies. If you buy mayonnaise, jelly, pickles, or peanut butter those containers would work well too.
- Baskets: If you have spare baskets laying around, they are great to repurpose for storage as well. They are great to organize toys, clothes or beauty items if the basket is small enough.
- Hangers: Hangers are great to organize your clothes better. Instead of having to store them all separately you could put the clothes on hangers based on the entire outfit. If you put the entire outfit on one hanger, this makes more room in your closet too! You can also organize your belts or ties on hangers to maximize space and keep them from getting tangled up.
- Mismatched Tupperware: If you have old bowls that do not have lids to fit them any longer you can repurpose them for storage purposes instead of tossing them because you no longer have a lid for it. Smaller bowls are great to put inside your drawers to organize things inside them.
- Binders: You can use an old binder to store all of your important papers in, to store menus in, or even to store recipes in. If you have all of your papers in one space then you will no longer have to search for them when you need them.
- Command Hooks: You can organize your jewelry by hanging command hooks on the inside of your closet door and this will ensure that you no longer have tangled up necklaces or bracelets to dig through. You can also organize your jackets, belts or other items on command hooks as well.
- Shoe Organizer: You can use a shoe organizer for a lot more things than just shoes. You can organize school supplies, office supplies, food items for your pantry, makeup, nail polish, and just about any other thing that you own a large amount of. A shoe organizer is great for storage because most of the time it’s clear and you can see what item you’re reaching for when you’re looking for something.
- Baby Wipe Boxes: If you have old baby wipe boxes laying around they are great for storing lots of things in. If you have tons of grocery bags they are a great dispensary system for them. They also work great for a crayon or pencil box. You can store lots of other things in them as well.
There are tons of way that you can organize your home at little to no money out of your pocket. You just have to know how to repurpose items that you already have. We listed a few ways, but there are tons of other ways that you can organize your home as well.
Be creative with the items you have in your home and make your home comfortable to all of your visitors instead of a cluttered place to walk into. It’s hard to organize clutter, so make sure you get rid of some of those items you don’t need before you begin!
Laura Sage is the manager of Amish Furniture Factory since 2013. She’s a professional when it comes to hardwood furniture and home decor.