Are you shopping for organizing solutions on a budget? I understand! I hate spending a lot of money on organizing solutions for renters or other spaces in flux. So how do you get the most organization for the smallest price tag? Keep reading to find out!
1. Shelf Inserts
Shelf inserts and lifts are one of my favorite ways to double space in built-in cabinetry and anything else with a door. A shelf insert allows for plates to all be essentially "stacked" with different sizes being accessible. I like to use shelf inserts with heavier items, when possible, and try to allocate them based on frequency of use. Measure your space and check durability of the material when purchasing for heavy items.
2. Clear Shoe Boxes
I've used clear shoe boxes for the past four years to make use of vertical storage in a host of spaces. I store everything from extra candles to Swiffer mop pads in these guys. I've labeled them with my label maker and left them blank. But I love them. I'm currently using them in a hall closet in two tiers--the lower tier has lids, the upper tier contains taller spray bottles without lids, enabling me to store twice as much stuff and keep it accessible.
3. S Hooks
S Hooks are a recent revelation to me. We've had a command center with 5 S hooks for the past two years and it's been one of the most functional pieces in our home. I bought some recently to add to closet spaces and the laundry room since our current rental has those pesky wire shelves--and my goodness these things are useful! I've hung my binoculars from one in the activity closet, and it's the first time they've had a proper home. I also have brooms and mops hung from S hooks, as well as pet carpet cleaners and other spray bottle solutions.
4. Open Baskets
$2 - $40
A set of coordinated open baskets can be revolutionary to a home. I have a gray neutral in my office, but throughout the rest of my home I intentionally buy mismatched dark woven baskets and seagrass to create a cohesive and curated look. By sticking to similar neutrals, I can grab an interesting basket that works with the rest of my home at major retailers, but also can keep an eye out at antique and thrift stores.
5. KonMari Folding!
If your drawers are not revolutionized by KonMari folding yet, I strongly urge you to make the switch. This folding method makes maintaining an organized drawer a breeze. I use this method for shirts, athletic apparel, towels, throw blankets (in under the bed pull out containers--essentially drawers for your bed!), and kitchen linens. You can customize the width of your fold to match the size of your space, and when your items are stored vertically, you spend less time digging and straightening because you can just pull the piece you want at a glance! It's truly magical and a great place to invest a little time in your space when you're wanting to organize on a budget.
What's your favorite budget organizing item? Comment below and let me know!
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