Getting organized can help you save considerable time and effort around the house, and while you can spend a lot of time and money while organizing, you certainly don’t need to! In fact, I do a lot of my own organizing in 5- or 10-minute windows throughout the day, using supplies I already had on hand.
These super quick and resourceful organizing methods are a passion of mine, so I thought that’s what I would share with you today! Here are 9 quick, easy, and inexpensive DIY organization hacks to help you tidy up around the house.
9 Easy And Cheap Organizing Hacks
1. Sort Your Cookie Cutters
Hate digging around in a drawer for the right cookie cutter? Try sorting your cookie cutters into smaller groups based on holiday, season, type of baking project, or any other system that makes sense to you.
Put each group in its own ziplock bag and label it clearly with permanent marker. Next time you go to choose a cookie cutter, you’ll know exactly where to start your search.
2. Keep Papers In Document Pockets
Keep important papers organized in your kitchen with durable plastic document pockets like these ones. Use them to store your take-out menus, favorite recipes, printable reference sheets, coupons, and more! Tape the pockets on the inside of a cabinet door to keep them hidden, yet accessible.
3. Keep Hardware Together
It’s always a pain to have to take apart your furniture, but you can make it easier on yourself by using this little trick to keep the hardware together! Lay down a strip of packing tape sticky-side up, stick the hardware to it, then cover it with another piece of packing tape and press the tape tightly together.
Write a label on the tape with a permanent marker so you know what piece of furniture the hardware came from. The hardware will stay securely encased in the tape, and you’ll know exactly where it goes!
4. Hang Measuring Cups
Make your measuring cups more convenient by hanging them individually, rather than storing them in a stack. I used small Command hooks to hang mine up on the inside of one of the cupboard doors. It makes them easy to grab when I need them, and everyone knows exactly where to put them when it’s their turn to unload the dishwasher. :-)
5. Use A Bin As A Ribbon Dispenser
You can use a cheap plastic bin as a super simple ribbon dispenser! Just look for a small bin with holes on the sides. (You can usually find them at the dollar store.) Stack your ribbon into the bin and thread the ends through the holes in the bin. Pull on the ribbon as you need it, and the rest will stay nicely organized!
6. Hang Tank Tops
Have a collection of tank tops and sleeveless shirts taking up space in your closet or drawers? Save space with a hanger and a few shower curtain rings! Hook the straps of each shirt onto a shower curtain ring, then clip the rings onto the bottom of the hanger. You’ll be able to fit about 5-6 shirts on one hanger with this method!
7. Keep Container Lids Tidy
This is one of my favorite organizing hacks for food storage containers. Get a small plastic bin from the dollar store, along with a cheap cooling rack. Set the rack on top of the bin, then slide your container lids into the slots formed by the rack. Your lids will be easier to see and be much more accessible this way.
8. Use Cheap Bins In Your Fridge
You don’t have to shell out a small fortune on fancy bins to organize your fridge. Just grab a handful of small plastic bins from your local dollar store! You can label them however you want to help keep your food more organized.
9. Make A Recycled Desk Organizer
Use a few cardboard tubes from toilet paper rolls and an empty tissue box to make a desk organizer! Cut the tubes to different lengths, then glue them upright into the tissue box. Decorate it with washi tape, paint, or scrapbook paper, and use it to keep your pens and desk accessories organized.
Do you have any easy DIY organization hacks to share?