It’s commonly believed that getting organized costs a lot of money. After looking at magazines and home decorating shows, it’s hard to imagine getting organizing without visiting a high end home store and spending hundreds of dollars. However, before you race out to the mall, I want you to look around your home very carefully and see how you can reuse things you may have cast off.
The first thing I repurposed was a ceramic egg tray. I know I’ve mentioned this before but it’s one of my favorite organizing tools. It’s functional AND adorable. This time, I put jewelry in it. It’s thin enough to fit INSIDE a drawer. However, the egg cups are big enough to hold rings, earrings, necklaces etc. Not only can I see what I have, earring sets stay together, I can easily grab items and they stay tangle free.
Have you lost or broken your glasses case? OR, are your glasses too big for a traditional case? Use a mitten! This is a great use for a glove or mitten that’s lost its mate or you no longer like to wear. Pick one with a fleecy or soft interior.
I love getting loose tea. When it’s all gone I’m left this these tiny tins that were too adorable to throw away. At the same time I had some of these tins, I was reorganizing my office and craft supplies. I realized these tins were perfect for small items I wanted to have near by. I still keep a larger supply in a cabinet away from my desk, but these are great to keep elastics, clips, and other small accessories nearby.
This green stand is meant for jewelry. I’ve had it for a number of years and I’ve used it for necklaces, headbands and bracelets. However, I recently had to find a way to store, and easily use my label tapes. I grabbed this jewelry organizer and made a display rack that allows me to see what I have and grab it when need be.
My craft drawer is full of wound up bits of yarn, twine and leather. I keep them for client projects, crafts or repairs around the house. I roll them carefully, but they can still get tangled from time to time. I decided to try out an old sugar dispenser. You can even find these at the dollar store! Simply put the material inside and thread out through the hole in the top. You can always see what’s inside AND easily use and cut the material.
Want more? Good, they are coming soon! Have a repurpose idea you use in your home? Please share in the comments below!