November 20, 2014

Creative & Inexpensive Organizing Ideas

I love the Container Store as much as the next person, but I really love it when I find creative ways to organize. Especially since I’ve been working on re-organzing my home this summer. Even better if the idea  repurposes something or if it’s an inexpensive organizing idea (the Container store can be pricey).

A roundup 10 Creative & Inexpensive Organizing ideas

Here are 10 Creative Organizing Ideas that I like!

soda fridgepack used as a soup container by  Then She Made

This is a soda fridge pack that’s been repurposed into one of those self-rotating soup storage containers. Isn’t that clever! See the tutorial at Then She Made

dish drainer file holder

Brenda at Cozy Little House  had this really cute idea to use a red dish drainer as a file holder.

cups as storage for pencils

I like this idea for corralling office supplies. We all have extra drink glasses that we can use. This idea is from BHG

DIY banana hanger

Create your own banana hanger with just a C hook & S hook and save some counter space. Petit Elefant shows you how.

cracker box lid holder

Here’s a cracker box lid holder for all those plastic tops from Crafty Journal

CD/DVD organization

Organize your dvd/cd’s by storing them in their sleeves via  Hi Sugarplum!

sink caddies as pantry storage solution

I love this idea of using sink caddies to hold those little packets in your pantry. See the whole amazing pantry at Make Bake Celebrate

magazine file holder store clingwrap/foil etc

How about using a magazine holder to store your wraps? See more of her kitchen re-organization here The Wandmaker’s Mother

pantry organization

I also love this idea  to use the space on the side wall for little items in your pantry from Domestic Imperfection

drawer organizers from boxes

Make your own custom drawer organizers from boxes. The Stonybrook House shows you how.

I hope you found some  ideas here for organizing your home. Check out my Organized Nest Pinterest Board for more great organizing ideas!

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Comments

  1. Great ideas! The dish drainer file holder is so cute! I like to repurpose and use what I have as much as possible for organizing–saves so much money. I like the Container Store too–so many fun organizing options.

    • It is isn’t it! If you’ve never visited Brenda you should her house is full of cute stuff and she’s like me and likes color!

  2. You’re such a great tip junkie! I looked for the soup caddy at Pinterest to repin. The link was no longer working so I created one of my own. The fact that the desk orgqnization also has a candy dish filled with jelly beans is not lost on me! = D

    • The link on my Organized Nest page for the soda caddy works because I spent about 20 minutes trying to find the original link! I didn’t use a lot of good ideas because they had no original link or explanation of where they got the photo but I pinned them to that board. Most of the time you can figure stuff out just by the photo but in my blog posts I need to have a link.

      I’ve been looking for milkglass vases & dishes that are large for a long time – no luck so far! I’d love to use them in my desk organization. The jellybeans look pretty in the cup, fortunately I don’t like jellybeans so it’s not something I would do :)

  3. You have some really good ideas here, thanks for sharing. I am always looking for good organizing tips!

  4. Thanks for showing my little red dish drainer, Manuela!
    Brenda

  5. Thanks for the great idea roundup, Manuela!

  6. Lots of creative and organized ideas.

    Judy

  7. There are some good tips here. Thanks for sharing them – I’m going to try a couple of them. They may be just the ‘trick’ for my pantry.
    ~Adrienne~

  8. Great ideas Manuela! Love using things instead of trashing them:) Have a blessed weekend, HUGS!

  9. You always have the best ideas! Love your fall mantel and thanks for the sweater pumpkin tutorial links. Mimi

  10. Thanks for such great organizing ideas. I especially love the white glassware to hold office supplies – everything looks better in white dishes.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  11. Lots of good ideas – thanks for sharing them.
    Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

  12. I’ve been trying all sorts of possibilities for lid holders and that was one I totally missed. Great Idea..

  13. Such clever ideas. I have to say that with just the 2 of us, we have very little to store in our pantry. We don’t eat much canned or packaged food and we shop almost daily for fresh food. When our kids come to visit they complain that we don’t have any junk food on hand.

  14. some great ideas! I have to say, I am sort of addicted to the Container Store!

  15. Thanks so much for sharing my organizational tip of a magazine holder for storing your tin foil and plastic wraps! I also really love some of the other creative and inspiring ideas especially the dish caddy as a file storage system!