There are always areas in the house where clutter seems to build up, and de-cluttering those spaces can feel like an overwhelming project to tackle. Instead of spending a small fortune on organizing products, what can you do to get it under control? Clutter tends to accumulate more in the kitchen and pantry areas, or in your kid’s bedrooms. Lots of new items come in, but not as much go out. So, how do you handle it?
How about some of these inexpensive, organizing tips?
– Instead of buying lots of drawer organizers, use old shoe boxes. Cut them in half, length-wise or width-wise, and lay them in an empty drawer. They create great dividers that can be used to organize socks and underwear.
– Hang a peg board on the inside of your child’s closet and attach “S” hooks. Use this space to hang up hats, belts, jewelry, hair ties, and any other small items that are just lying around.
– Drape a fish net from the ceiling and use it to store stuffed animals, action figures, dolls, and larger toys so you can get them off the floor.
– Use old baby food jars for fresh or dried herbs and spices. Use fabrics, paint, and other craft supplies to decorate the lids.
– Keep a magnetic notepad on the refrigerator to keep a running list of what you need from the grocery store. When it’s time to go shopping, just grab your list and go.
– Use 3-ring binders to store your recipes and take-out menus. Add sheet protectors to keep all of your pages clean.
– Place a basket on the kitchen counter for mail, your kids’ permission slips, and anything else that may need your attention. You can go through everything in the basket once a week to keep your counter tops from getting cluttered.
– Organize your junk drawer by placing an egg carton or paper cupcake liners in them to catch and sort all the little items.
– Hang a tension rod under your kitchen sink to hang your cleaning products and spray bottles so you can free up extra space.
– Organize similar items together using plastic bins. Package mixes of sauces and gravy can go in one, chips and cookies in another, boxes of rice and pasta in another.
– Keep a small basket on a lower shelf, and fill it with snacks so your kids can help themselves.
– Use white address labels or a label maker to label your pantry shelves so you know where something belongs.
– Use a tea or cookie tin to store condiment packets such as hot sauces, soy sauce, ketchup, etc.
– Keep a lazy Susan in your pantry, and fill it with smaller items that you frequently use so they are easy to find.
Getting organized doesn’t have to break the bank; in fact, you can already find most of what you need in your house or at a discount store. Organizing cluttered areas will not only help you feel less overwhelmed, it will also make things a lot easier to find.
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