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A tray of nuts and bolts.

Organizing Nails, Screws, Nuts and BoltsThis is a page about organizing nails, screws, nuts, and bolts. It is important to organize your nails, screws, nuts and bolts. Keeping them separated and easy to use will make it easier to find what you need when doing a project.

 

Closet Full of Hanging Clothes

Preventing Mold on Stored ClothingThis is a page about preventing mold on stored clothing. Whether they are being boxed up in the attic or hanging in the back or your closet, clothing that is stored for a while can get moldy. Ensure your clothes are ready to wear again, when you need them, by preventing mold infestation.

 

In a wheelchair doing laundry.

Organizing Your Home When You Have a DisabilityThis is a page about organizing your home when you have a disability. Organizing your home and belongings, with your disability in mind, can make everyday activities easier.

 

mobile homes

Storage Solutions for a Mobile HomeThis is a page about storage solutions for a mobile home. Sometimes mobile home dwellers, especially those with an older or smaller home may experience storage space problems.

 

different sized bag footballs

Folding Plastic Grocery BagsThis is a page about folding plastic grocery bags. Storing plastic grocery bags for reuse can be a challenge. They seem to require a better solution than stuffing them in another grocery bag.

 

A pile of DVD cases.

Organizing DVDsThis is a page about organizing your DVDs. Organizing your DVDs will keep your collection looking tidy and make it easier to find the movie you want.

 

Storing Artificial Flowers

Storing Artificial FlowersThis page is about storing artificial flowers. It is important to keep these flowers dust free and protected from crushing when storing.

 

Toilet brush holder made with a milk jug.

Storing a Toilet BrushThis is a page about storing a toilet brush. The toilet brush is a handy often used tool, but not necessarily one you want to leave out in the open.

 

moving tips and tricks

Moving Tips and TricksThe challenge of moving a household can be streamlined with a good plan. This page is about moving tips and tricks.

 

Hiding Keys, A key hidden under a mat.

Hiding Keys - Tips and TricksThis is a page about hiding keys. Many people like to hide a spare key to their house or car, in case they get locked out. It is important to hide your key well, so that someone else doesn't find it.

 

Stacks of 5 gallon buckets

Storing 5 Gallon Plastic BucketsThis is a page about storing 5 gallon plastic buckets. Large plastic buckets can be tricky to store because they can stick inside of each other.

 

Organizing a Lazy Susan Cabinet

Organizing a Lazy Susan CabinetA Lazy Susan cabinet can be a very efficient way to store things. This is a page about organizing a lazy susan cabinet.

 

Rocks inside two mason jars.

Frugal Storage SolutionsThis page contains frugal storage solutions. If you get creative, there are so many frugal storage solutions right in front of you. Consider re-purposing items when you have a storage need.

 

Empty hangers

How to Store Extra HangersExtra hangers for laundry or crafts can be stored in a spare room, or even in the bathroom. Check out the tip included here. This is a page about using a spare room for hanging extra hangers.

 

Woman crafting at her craft table

Creating Your Craft RoomMost crafters dream of having a dedicated room for their workspace. While we may not all be lucky enough to have an entire room there are still lots of good ideas for setting up a defined space. This page contains some great suggestions for creating and stocking your craft room or nook.

 

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Keeping a Ball of Twine from Unwinding

Keeping a Ball of Twine from UnwindingThis is a page about keeping a ball of twine from unwinding. Don't let that stored ball of twine become an unwound nightmare in the kitchen drawer, tool box, or craft supply storage.

 

Plaid Bedskirt

Keeping Bedskirts in PlaceThis is a page about keeping bedskirts in place. Keeping dust ruffles straight and looking nice can be easy.

 

Craft supplies for scrapbooking, including scissors, punches, paper and other decorations.

Organizing Craft SuppliesMaterials for crafts can take up a lot of room, it is best to have an organized system so you can find what you want when you want it. This is a page about organizing craft supplies.

 

Organizing Your Cross-Top Freezer, Picture of an organized freezer.

Organizing Your FreezerThis is a page about organizing your freezer. Freezing food allows you to preserve food for a long time which can save you money. Having an organized freezer is key to avoid having the food go to waste.

 

Paper Shredding Tips

Paper Shredding TipsThis page contains paper shredding tips. Shredding documents is a good way to keep your personal information from getting in the wrong hands.

 

Man standing next to heavy hutch and boxes on carpet

Moving Heavy Furniture on CarpetThis page is about moving heavy furniture on carpet. You can make or buy sliders to help you move heavy pieces over all kinds of floors.

 

Man Holding Plunger

Storing a PlungerThis is a page about storing a plunger. Keeping a toilet plunger in the bathroom may be efficient, but storing this somewhat unsightly tool may require some creativity.

 

Making Wooden Locker Shelves

Making Wooden Locker ShelvesThis is a page about making wooden locker shelves. Easy to make, wood shelves can add more room and organization to a child's school locker.

 

Push Pins

Alternatives to Push PinsThis is a page about alternatives to push pins. When you run out of push pins take a look around the house, for other things you can use.

 

Compact Fluorescent Lightbulb

Storing LightbulbsThis is a page about storing lightbulbs. It's great to find a good deal on lightbulbs and stock up. However, with their odd shape, it can be difficult to store them without having them take up too much room or getting damaged.

 

Jewelry Box with Jewelry Spilling Out

Organizing JewelryThis is a page about organizing jewelry. Having a large jewelry collection is nice to have for dressing up or just everyday wear. However, it is easy to get necklaces and earrings tangled or lose track of other accessories.

 

Organizing Towels

Organizing TowelsThis is a page about organizing towels. Organizing your towels can improve the storage capacity of your linen closet and kitchen drawers.

 

A pop can box made into a bag organizer.

Use a Soda Can Box to Organize BagsRecycled solutions to organizational issues are often thrifty and creative. This is a page about use a soda can box to organize bags.

 

Pile of Junk Mail

Disposing of Junk MailThis is a page about disposing of junk mail. Junk mail pours into our mail boxes daily, which can cause our home to have unneeded clutter. Having a system to getting rid of it, will help reduce one of the biggest clutter culprits in your home.

 

A collection of black and white photos.

Storing PhotographsBefore cell phones we all accumulated boxes and albums of photos. Organizing and finding safe storage places for these family treasures can be daunting. This is a page about storing photos.

 

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Old extendable wood table

Using and Storing Table LeavesIf you are like many people, you only use your table leaves for special occasions and need a storage solution for the rest of the year. Some newer tables include storage inside or underneath for added convenience.

 

Hang another on an existing hanger using a pop can tab.

Using Soda Can Tabs to Double Wardrobe SpaceThis is a page about using soda can tabs to double wardrobe space. To help organize your clothes closet you can add room for more hangers by using can opening tabs.

 

jigsaw puzzle

Making a Puzzle Storage BoardThis is a page about making a puzzle storage board. Finding a good way to store a puzzle while you are working on it can be frustrating or expensive. Make a combination workspace and storage solution for your next jigsaw puzzle.

 

metal pan lid

Organizing LidsThis is a page about organizing lids. Whether metal, glass, or plastic, lids can be a challenge to keep organized and easy to find.

 

A space saving display shelf over a window.

Creating Display Shelves Above WindowsThis is a page about creating display shelves above windows. Finding more space for storage or display often requires that you look at often unused areas around your home or apartment.

 

Organizing Craft Ideas

Organizing Craft IdeasThis is a page about organizing craft ideas. If you are like most crafters, there is a pile of craft ideas growing somewhere in your home or craft room.

 

A wardrobe for clothing.

Storage Ideas for a House With No ClosetsThis is a page about storage ideas for a house with no closets. Some homes, older ones in particular have a dearth of closets, making storage problematic or a creative moment.

 

Colorful Drinking Straws

How to Store Drinking StrawsThere are a lot of recycled containers you can put to new use for storing your drinking straws, such as oatmeal or cookie boxes. This is a page about storing drinking straws.

 

A paper clip used to keep track of the end of a tape roll.

Keeping Track of the End of TapeThis page contains tips for finding the end of tape. There are a few ways to keep track of where to start the tape.

 

A messy and cluttered kitchen counter.

Keeping Clutter Off Kitchen CountersKitchens are notorious for being a place that seems to be a clutter magnet. All of those horizontal countertops are really convenient places to drop keys, purses, mail, and more. Containers and baskets are one way to at least compartmentalize the mess. Daily pick up routines are also helpful. This page contains suggestions for keeping clutter off of the kitchen counters.

 

Someone Writing Birthday on Calendar

Remembering Important Dates (Birthdays,...This is a page about remembering important dates (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.). It is a very disconcerting to realize you just forgot someones birthday or even worse, your anniversary. Don't miss another important date with these handy tips and tricks.

 

Organizing items in an over the door shoe organizer.

Storage Ideas Using Common Household Items?Reusing food containers and various packaging is one way to find free or inexpensive storage options. This is a page about storage ideas using common household items.

 

Stack of photos

Keeping Photos from Sticking Together?Moisture and acids from non archival paper can cause photos to stick to each other. One highly recommended solution is to place a piece of archival paper between the photos and then store them in an archival box, away from moisture. This is a page about keeping photos from sticking together.

 

Plastic Pill Organizer

Uses for Plastic Pill OrganizersPlastic pill organizers have small sections and tight-fitting lids, perfect for storing all sorts of small items. This page contains uses for plastic pill organizers.

 

A blank address book

Address Book Tips and TricksThis is a page about address book tips and tricks. Keeping your address book current whether it is in hard-copy or on the computer is easy if you use a few simple tips.

 

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Pile of greeting cards.

Organizing Unused Greeting CardsSave extra holiday cards and stock up on frequently used greeting cards when you see a good price and choice. Then by organizing them you can always find what you need for that special occasion. This is a page about organizing unused greeting cards.

 

Note Written on Mirror

Using Your Bathroom Mirror for RemindersThis is a page about using your bathroom mirror for reminders. Leaving notes for yourself on the bathroom mirror is a tried and true method of reminding yourself of something important. There are a number of ways to get the message across though, find the one that is right for you.

 

A white plastic grocery bag.

Storing Plastic Grocery BagsMany consumers reuse their plastic grocery or shopping bags. Keeping these flimsy bags organized and contained for future use can be a challenge. This page contains several solutions for storing plastic grocery bags.

 

Organizing Beads and Buttons

Organizing Beads and ButtonsIf you have a large collection of beads and buttons, it important to keep them organized so you can locate the ones you need. This is a page about organizing beads and buttons<.

 

Address Book on White Background

Other Uses for Address BooksThis is a page about other uses for address books. Sometimes address books can be purchased very cheaply, but what can you use them for in addition to, or other than for addresses, you wonder.

 

Organizing Coffee Mugs

Organizing Coffee MugsThis is a page about organizing coffee mugs. There are a number of ways to organize your coffee mugs, whether you want to display them or maximize cupboard storage.

 

Organized Cookbooks on a Shelf

Organizing CookbooksThis is a page about organizing cookbooks. If you love to cook you probably have a small library of cookbooks, each with their own way of sorting the recipes they have. Keeping your cookbooks organized will make it that much easier to find the recipes you want.

 

organized workshop

Organizing Your WorkshopThis is a page about organizing your workshop. A well organized workshop makes working on your home projects much easier.

 

Homemade Softscrub Cleaner Recipe, Photo of cleaning bucket and supplies.

Storing Cleaning SuppliesStoring your cleaning supplies is important not only to make them easy to get to, but there may also be safety issues to consider. This is a page about storing cleaning supplies.

 

Making a Rag Holder

Making a Rag HolderThis is a page about making a rag holder. Rags can be used for many things. Making a holder for them will make it easy to keep them organized.

 

For Rent Sign hanging over a hedge with a home in the background

Renting a Home with Friends?This is a page about renting a home with friends. Renting a place with your friends is an exciting adventure that can go well or not depending on your prior planning.

 

Declutter with Coffee Cans

Organizing With Plastic Coffee ContainersThis is a page about organizing with plastic coffee containers. If you purchase coffee in large plastic containers, be sure to reuse them for your clutter.

 

labeled cords

Labeling Electronic CordsThis is a page about labeling electronic cords. We all have numerous cords for our many electronic devices. Labeling them helps keep things organized.

 

Small white metal garbage can with a lid.

Storing Extra Bags in Bottom of the Trash BinHave trash bags handy whenever you need to take a full bag to the curb. This is a page about storing extra bags in the bottom of the trash bin>.

 

Photo of lots of loose change.

Organizing ChangeThis is a page about organizing spare change. Organizing your change can help lighten your purse or pockets. It also can help you save money.

 

A collection of markers in a round container.

Markers and Pens HolderHere is very inexpensive way to organize your markers and pens. This product is advertised showing just paint brushes and colored pencils for $1.25 at Dollar Tree. However, I found it to be great to hold up to 49 markers or pens too!

 

Masks hanging on small hooks.

Storing and Caring for Face MasksAlthough mask mandates were stopped earlier this summer, the new variants of COVID-19 are bringing them back. Many areas require masks for any indoor public places and some places, like hospitals and courtrooms, have never stopped requiring them. Here are some tips and tricks that may help you keep your masks organized and at hand when you need them.

 

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How Can I Make Permanent Lines on a Whiteboard?I am a hockey coach looking to make a fun way for my players to learn the game (positioning, rules, etc). I have made a to-scale Nok-hockey "rink" out of "thrifty whiteboard" from Home Depot and pre-primed 1x3 (looks pretty realistic, if I do say so myself!).

 

A laundry hamper to collect items.

Reduce Trips Up and Down StairsGot frustrated forgetting to bring something UP or DOWN stairs when I changed floors and started leaving things on my stairs for the next trip until realizing that's unsafe for myself and others. I also juggled carrying multiple items (glass of water AND my cell phone for instance), NOT a good combination!

 

A pair of headphones that can be connected with a paper clip.

Keeping Bluetooth Earbuds From Getting LostI have found my bluetooth, the earbud style, on the ground and exposed to the elements, for the last time. I decided to make sure that didn't happen again with a simple paperclip.

 

A clean and organized pantry shelf.

Keeping Track Of What Is In Your PantryThis weekend, I took time to organize some of my cabinets. I had over 6 items that were expired as far back as May 2020. I tend to lose track of the items in the cabinets because I would stack new items in front versus grabbing from the back because it's hard to reach without a step stool.

 

A satin hanger with pearl buttons on the shoulders.

Satin Hangers With ButtonsI love satin hangers for my lightweight sweaters, but it was always difficult to keep the sweaters on the hangers. To solve this problem, I simply sewed 2 pearl buttons a couple inches from the ends of the hangers.

 

Using a reflective collar to hold keys.

Reflective Collar as Key LanyardHere is a way to have an adjustable and reflective key lanyard for your keys using a small cat/dog collar. I have always used them because I like that it can be adjusted and not just super long like most lanyards. In addition, using a reflective one is great for finding them in the dark and can be used as safety protection for being visible when walking in the dark ! :)

 

A cabinet containing spices and other cooking ingredients.

Organizing Your Spice CabinetMy spice cabinet was a mess! It had been ravaged during the holidays when we needed ingredients that aren't always used year round. Some baking supplies had been mixed in and some bulk spices were still in bags instead of bottles.

 

A card showing when to change your HVAC filter.

Changing HVAC FiltersEver wonder when the last time you changed your HVAC filters was? Using a bright colored index card, I write the years, with corresponding months, leaving room for my date I changed the filters for the next three years. I make one for each filter location. I attach it to the wall with two hook and latch dots. I also attach a pen this way, so it's always at the ready!

 

Marking an earbud with a piece of yarn.

Identifying Which Earbud Goes WhereI got some pretty cool bluetooth earbuds last month. They come with these great ear guards. But, sometimes with my eyesight what it is, it's hard to tell which is left or right. I used to spend about 30 seconds a day trying to get it right.

 

Clothespin to Store Earbuds

Clothespin to Store EarbudsThis is a great tip to keep earbuds from getting tangled in a drawer or your purse. Put the earbuds in the space where the clamp opens. Wind the wires around the prongs. Weave in the end so it doesn't unravel.

 

A set of wireless earbuds.

Storing EarbudsEarbud style headphones are common for using with smartphones or computers. They can be wired or wireless, requiring different types of storage to keep them safe and accessible when you want them.

 

A can organizer being used for craft supplies.

Can Organizer for Craft SuppliesMy daughter went another way with her pantry recently, and gave me three of these. I hoped they would have worked in my pantry but when one door closes...

 

A basket hanging from two hangers in the closet.

Sock Storage from the Dollar TreeI am trying to organize my bedroom closet and socks are the bane of my existence. So today I thought of something that really helped.

 

Supplies placed in the bottom of a tool box.

Tool Box for Car StuffNow that we can travel a little more now, I hope this will help you stay organized on the cheap. I got a small tool box at a thrift store, and simply filled it with things I had in the house or in the car but could rarely find.

 

A roll of tape on top of a recycled glass jar containing a roll of twine.

Corralling Twine and Strapping Tape in One SpotI was tired of the roll of strapping tape and the twine falling out of the pantry every time I needed something next to them. So today, I saw and empty jar and went "Hey!".

 

A storage basket filled with useful items.

Save a Trip With a Storage BasketThis tip is actually universal whether you live in a single story, two story apartment, etc. For me, I am always running up and down stairs for important essentials especially misplaced car keys and wallets. I bought this set of 2 drawer storage organizer mini bins, 10.3 x 6.5 x 2.4 inches at Walmart for only 96 cents!

 

Paper scraps cut in the size of the box.

Note Box Using Recycled PaperI recently found this cutie at a thrift store for .25. I loved how it looked like a an office supply box, even down to the little label spot on the front! But it was an odd size and shape.

 

A collection of face masks hanging on a line.

Storing Face MasksIf you have acquired a collection of face masks for virus protection, you will need a good way to store them so they are accessible when you need them. The easiest way is to hang them from the straps on a hook or hanger.

 

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Keep Smaller Papers Up Front on ClipboardI live by my little clipboard. But today, I had two pieces of paper that I didn't want hidden behind the main tablet. So I offset one so it shows in the back.

 

A weekly/monthly planner.

Daytimer is my BibleI have used a daytimer for years and would be lost without it. I keep it in an area where I frequent most of the day, on my computer desk. Once a week, I pencil in my schedule for each of the weekdays, adding appointments, goals, projects, routine tasks, phone calls to make, etc.

 

A small plastic bag containing Early Girl tomato seeds.

Seed DresserThis is an organized way to store seeds from the produce you buy, grow in your garden, or purchased seed packets. It is a hardware storage container which can be purchased at Harbor Freight for under $20.

 

Organized craft supplies in a closet.

Organizing with Shoe Boxes and Storage TubsI needed to find a way to put away crafting items that are seasonal, and make it functional along with decorative. Because it is in my crafting space, a theme color is where I wanted to start. I found some great shoe/photo boxes and plastic tubs.

 

A desk shelf made from recycled cans.

Major Shelf Over Desk Using CansRecently, I rearragned my bedroom/office/craft room. The scanner was a bone of contention as it was right next to the keyboard. I needed a shelf to keep things from being cluttered on the desk top.

 

DIY Lazy Susan Organizer - finished and stocked lazy Susan

DIY Lazy Susan OrganizerYou know when your intentions are pure and your start out with the best of them? I put a pretty basket on a lazy susan and put napkins, spices, and salt and pepper. Then, a cup for pens. Then paper. Then cards...

 

An empty and clean fridge.

Uses For Old RefrigeratorsThere are many uses for old refrigerators, especially for extra storage. However, there are safety concerns with empty fridges and children so be sure the door can be easily opened from the inside. Many people remove the door as added protection.

 

An outdoor car covered with a plastic shower curtain liner.

Protecting Outdoor Toys with a Shower Curtain LinerIt was an endless battle keeping the outdoor toys clean. My friend suggested going to the dollar store and getting shower curtains. I got the liners because they are white. Perfect solution! I save water, detergent, and time.

 

The cord to a small appliance placed inside a cord saver made from a hook and a cardboard toilet paper roll.

Tidy Cord SaverThe cord to a small appliance placed inside a cord saver made from a hook and a cardboard toilet paper roll.You can purchase command cord bundle strips or make your own cord solution a lot cheaper. I purchased self adhesive hooks (16 @ dollar store). I placed one on the side of my smoothie blender. I took an empty cardboard TP roll and covered it with inexpensive contact paper (also @ dollar store). I punched a hole in the TP holder and put it on the hook attached to my blender. Then I tucked the cord inside.

 

Placemats in hanging file box

Placemat OrganizerI used to store my placemats inside my hutch on a shelf. They were stacked on top of each other and soon they became a scrambled mess. I came up with this storage idea using a hanging file folder system for easier access and to keep them tidy. It is much easier to choose placemats when it is time to set the table!

 

A flatware tray holding tools.

Flatware Tray to Hold ToolsWe have this extra flatware tray from Ikea. It would cost more time/gas to go return it for $1.29, but I figured out what to use it for today. The perfect tool organizer for my husband's go to frequently used items - screwdrivers, box cutter, hammer, Sharpie, and tire pressure gauge. Everything fits nicely! This is an inexpensive option to help organize tools.

 

Lids stored in a vinyl record holder rack

Vinyl Record Rack for Organizing Plastic ContainersI am always battling with keeping my plastic containers and lids organized. While at the thrift store, I purchased an old 45 record holder with the idea of using it to organize the lids. This is the before and after pictures.

 

Eyeglasses hanging on a plastic container attached to the side of a small wicker shelf.

Hanging Up ClutterI have to use a glasses magnifyer for now, till my eyes are better. They clip on my glasses, and it helps me do reading, facebook on the phone, crafts, or Kindle work. Also, this is my charging station for the phone. But, they were always in the way or I left them somewhere they weren't needed. Or, the charger was on the floor.

 

A collection of organized plastic bags.

Keeping Plastic Bags SortedToday I was trying to put out a bunch of little fires. It was raining, I was bored, you get it. So, in a big wooden drawer unit in the pantry, I had bags; all sorts of sizes and that meant I could never find the one I wanted. Which, is usually on the bottom, right?

 

Sprucing Up a TV Stand - finished makeover

Sprucing Up a TV StandIt's easy to spruce up an old wicker TV stand with a few basic supplies. This adds a great deal of storage in an attractive way.

 

Fridge Spinner for Storage - spinner in a plastic storage drawer filled with creamer single serve packets

Fridge Spinner for StorageRepurposing a seldom used item is a fun and thrifty endeavor. Here a refrigerator spinning, lazy Susan style, storage container unit with missing lids moves out of the fridge and is used to store coffee or tea condiments.

 

Hanger, Clips, and Rings for Craft Storage - wreath rings and embroidery hoops hanging from a hanger

Hanger, Clips, and Rings for Craft StorageFinding space to store craft supplies in a small house or apartment can be challenging. Here is an inexpensive solution.

 

An empty cardboard egg carton.

Organizing Using Egg CartonsEgg cartons are often reused for craft projects, but they can also be used for organizing small craft supplies as well as other small items. Some suggestions for organizing using egg cartons can be seen below.

 

Budget Organizer - finished organizer

DIY Budget OrganizerSometimes a simple envelop and accordion folder system is the best tool for managing your budget. Learn how to make your own folder and set it up for bill management and savings growth.

 

DIY Bead and Small Item Storage - second drawer of small containers

DIY Bead and Small Item StorageSmall containers, whether recycled coffee containers or lidded boxes from a craft or discount store, can be invaluable in organizing your small craft supplies. A description of one crafter's storage solution is offered below.

 

Hanging Necklaces Using Re-purposed Items - necklaces hung and pliers in blue basket

Hanging Necklaces Using Re-purposed ItemsA careful search of your home or apartment might uncover a number of items that can be repurposed to hang jewelry crafts that are in process or complete and ready for sale. The tip on this page outlines one crafter's solution.

 

DIY Over the Counter Dish Rack - over the sink rack

DIY Over the Counter Dish RackExpand the storage space in your kitchen with an over the sink dish rack. Buying one can be pricey, but here is a less expensive option.

 

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