31 Days of Organizing Tips: Day 30 (More DIY Storage) | From Overwhelmed to Organized: 31 Days of Organizing Tips: Day 30 (More DIY Storage)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

31 Days of Organizing Tips: Day 30 (More DIY Storage)

Welcome to Day Thirty of the 31 Days of Organizing Tips series!  Wow...only one day left.  I'm so glad you've joined me.  Throughout this series I've been sharing organizing tips that will help you on your journey from overwhelmed to organized.  I'm including lots of pictures and links for ideas that I've found around the web that relate to the topic each day. You'll find a complete list of all the posts in the 31 Days of Organizing Tips tab above, or at the end of this post.

Today I'm going to share more DIY storage ideas.  I got a lot of positive feedback after a similar post on day 20.  Since then I've been pinning lots more ideas on my DIY Organizers board.

Here are some of my favourites to help you get organized without spending a lot of money:

1.  Create your own canvas bins that are custom-fit to your space.  Check out this full tutorial!

Source:  http://lassothemoon.typepad.com/lasso_the_moon/2012/04/custom-sized-canvas-bins-a-tutorial.html

2.  If you have deep drawers in your kitchen or buffet, here's a tutorial to make these beautiful cutlery trays so you can maximize the space in your drawers.

Source:  http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.ca/2012/09/uheart-organizing-super-solution-for.html

3.  For rolls of ribbon or washi tape, you can make a dispenser like this one.  Click the link for instructions.

Source:  http://www.tealandlime.com/2012/06/easiest-diy-washi-tape-dispenser/

4.  I love this idea.  Use an old crib rail to hang ties and belts.  You could also use it for scarves. It's so easy to keep them organized this way!

Source:  http://atirinspireddecor.blogspot.ca/2012/10/hubby-is-tied-up-50th-birthday-giveaway.html

5.  You don't need to spend any money on drawer organizers if you save cans or boxes and use them to keep your drawers organized.

Source:  http://www.hgtv.com/specialty-rooms/repurposing-household-items-for-closet-organization/pictures/index.html?nl=HGI_102412_featheadline

6.  If you'd like to make your own wall mounted jars or cups, here's a tutorial that tells you how.

Source:  http://practicallyfunctional.net/2012/08/organize-your-bathroom-diy-wall-mounted-storage/

7.  These pails are so cute and make great organizers.  Check out the link for the steps to make them yourself (you could use flower pots or empty cans too).

Source:  http://www.queenbandme.com/2012/05/tin-buckets-makeover.html

8.  Large baskets can be expensive but with a little time and effort and a few affordable supplies, you can make your own beautiful baskets out of cardboard boxes!  This post shows you how.

Source:  http://diydesignfanatic.blogspot.ca/2012/08/baskets-made-from-cardboard-boxes.html

Aren't these great ideas?  If you like these DIY ideas and are on Pinterest, I invite you to follow my  DIY Organizers board.  I'm sure I'll be adding lots more too!

Please remember to pin from the original source for all of these lovely pictures!

For Day Thirty, if you need storage containers to get organized but have been putting it off because of the expense, then pick one of these DIY ideas and make it!  You'll love it every time you look at it because you put the effort into making it yourself.  And you'll likely stay more organized as a result :)

{Note:  If you're getting overwhelmed with all the ideas in this series, please understand that is NOT my intention! :)  This series is designed for me to write every day for a month, not for you to completely organize your house in a month.  That thought overwhelms me!  So, feel free to skim and pin/bookmark these tips now and then come back later when you're ready to tackle a particular organizing project.  I'll add a button or tab to the blog at the end of the series that will make it easy for you to find all the posts.  Hope that takes some pressure off!}

Tomorrow I'll finish the series off with some tips for knowing when you or someone you know may need help to get organized and where you can look for that help.  I can't believe the series is almost over!

What storage or organizing items have you made yourself?  What's the best organizing tip you've implemented?

Have a great day and happy organizing!

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