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21 Cheap Ways to Organize Home

Houses, apartments, and even rooms can get messy fast. These twenty-one cheap ways to organize a home can help overhaul some troublesome places.

Being able to keep up with cleaning and keeping it organized can be a lot both in terms of energy and money.

Hacks like the ones I have for you today can help keep your house in a tidier manner, all while actively not breaking the bank.

cheap ways to organize home

The ideas are friendly to both homeowners, renters, and even dorm rooms! Each small change can set your future self up for success in finding, using, and living well in any given room.

I hope you enjoy these tips, and now, on to the post!

Use Paper Towel Holder to Store Cookie Cutters

If you’re a baker or have some cookie cutters for the holidays and want to keep them tidy, add them to a towel dispenser rod.

The holder helps keep them literally in line and stores them easily in one place. Depending on the one you get, you can add a label easily to the base.

2. Use Hangers with Plastic Bags to Store Craft Supplies

Use Hangers with Plastic Bags to Store Craft Supplies

Have a craft space that’s close to or already bursting at the seams? Install a rod, add smaller items to bags, and hang them from pants hangers.

Using as much space as you can within a space can change the game.

3. Get a Set of Powerful Magnets

Get a Set of Powerful Magnets

Talking about using space vertically, a strong magnet can help add some statement-making storage space.

Anything that has a magnetic element is fair game to display this way–just make sure to test anything safely before committing to a styling.

4. Create Paper Dividers to Store Candles in Boxes

Create Paper Dividers to Store Candles in Boxes

Candles can multiply quickly, especially with smaller candles.

A way to store them in a space-efficient way is to create these paper dividers, which will hold many at once while preventing candles from rubbing together.

5. Keep Your Drawer Dividers Together with Binder Clips

Keep Your Drawer Dividers Together with Binder Clips

Your drawer is organized, but everything seems to float around too often. Try using binder clips as a cementer for your drawer layout to stay put.

Check out these other great ways to organize small things!

6. Store Grocery Bags in an Empty Tissue Box

Store Grocery Bags in an Empty Tissue Box

A great way to house trash bags and have them dispense pretty well is to add them into a tissue box after emptying them.

The best part, you can easily store a tissue box full of bags in any room within your home, including the car.

7. Cut One Side of the Shoebox Instead of Buying Clear Boxes

Cut One Side of the Shoebox Instead of Buying Clear Boxes

Storage boxes for storing items get pricy so fast! Use old shoeboxes or great structured boxes to get the structure but not the bill attached to it.

A good tip, have the strongest structured boxes at the bottom since they can handle more wear and tear or hands-on action.

8. Label Appliance Cords with Wash Tape

Label Appliance Cords with Wash Tape

Cords, as we all know, can get hairy and fast! A wonderful way to circumvent the guessing game is by labeling each cord with some washi tape like this.

9. Store Recipes, Coupons, and Cards in a Dedicated Folder

Store Recipes, Coupons, and Cards in a Dedicated Folder

Bits and bobs of kitchen clippings or keepsakes tend to get lost or damaged more easily without a specific home to return to.

A home base can be as easy as a pocket folder like the one above; do what works for you.

10. Use a Toilet Paper Roll to Store Wrapping Paper

Use a Toilet Paper Roll to Store Wrapping Paper

Since wrapping paper gets used during specific times of the year and otherwise sits around, having it nicely organized will eliminate any headaches when you do need it.

One of the easiest ways of doing so is by using a slit toilet paper tube over open papers.

11. Put Away Appliances That You Don’t Use Often

Put Away Appliances That You Don’t Use Often

Appliances are great tools in the kitchen, but once too many of them are out and about, they start hindering your everyday activities.

Consider what you use the most for any permanent positions, and the rest can be tucked into cupboards.

12. Reuse Tin Cans as Pen Holders

 Reuse Tin Cans as Pen Holders

Tin cans come in and out of popularity as storage options. Regardless of their popularity, they are the cheapest and most functional storage options you already have.

13. Use Command Hooks to Hang Measuring Spoons

Use Command Hooks to Hang Measuring Spoons

Command hooks are a great option for both a homeowner and a renter for small-scale organization options.

Measuring spoons are a prime example of keeping in line by having a specific hook for each one.

You’ll want to know these other brilliant command hook hacks!

14. Hang a Fabric Key Holder on a Door Handle

Hang a Fabric Key Holder on a Door Handle

A felt key holder like this one can change lives for those of us who have trouble with keys. Whether this is for keys or other essential items for anyone apart of the house is up to you.

15. Roll Up Towels to Save Space

Roll Up Towels to Save Space

This towel storage idea is one of my favorites because it saves space and looks great! Rolling towels gives you a lot more space to work with since the surface area is smaller.

16. Use Plastic Containers to Organize Food in the Fridge

Use Plastic Containers to Organize Food in the Fridge

Clear Tupperware, which you can easily see into, is great for fridge storage!

Take all the guessing out of the ingredients and meals you have and, in turn, save some money by not accidentally buying doubles or letting things go bad.

This is one of the best ways to store fruits and vegetables!

17. Store Sheet Sets Inside Pillowcases

Store Sheet Sets Inside Pillowcases

Storing your sheets within its matching pillowcase completely cleans up your linen closet. No more hunting down all the pieces of one set to make the bed.

18. Use Glass Jars to Store Sewing Spools

Use Glass Jars to Store Sewing Spools

Sewing spools can multiply quicker than almost any other crafting item because of the need for different colors.

Storing them all in glass jars contains them in a singular spot while easily identifying your desired color.

19. Keep a Blackboard in the Kitchen

Keep a Blackboard in the Kitchen

A blackboard or a dry-erase board in the kitchen is great for updating people in a centralized location on ingredients needs, special events, or important reminders.

One as simple as this works wonderfully!

20. Use Plastic Containers to Arrange Detergent

Use Plastic Containers to Arrange Detergent

Another place in the house that can get messy fast is the laundry room supply shelves or closet! Add a few bins that work for the materials within the space to organize and easily locate any product.

These bins are great and come in varying sizes.

21. Use Toilet Paper Rolls to Store Cables

Use Toilet Paper Rolls to Store Cables

Finally, cords that aren’t in use may be just as troublesome as the ones in use! A great way to organize all of them is to slip them into a paper towel or toilet paper tubes and label each.