Day 31 - Extra Bits {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers} | From Overwhelmed to Organized: Day 31 - Extra Bits {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}

Friday, October 31, 2014

Day 31 - Extra Bits {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}





Think you have to spend a lot of money on costly organizing tools to get your house in order?  Nope!  Getting organized doesn't have to be expensive!

Throughout this series I'm sharing ideas to help you organize your home by either

  • making simple organizers with things that don't cost very much OR
  • using items you already have in a different way.
If cost has been holding you back from getting organized, now you've got no more excuses!  

It's day 31!  We're at the end of this series.  Thanks so much for sticking with me throughout this series!

I've shared a LOT of cheap and easy DIY organizers this month.  So you can't use the excuse that organizing is too expensive anymore.  Because there are 100+ ideas in this series that show it isn't.

Today, I have a few more DIY organizers to show you.  These didn't fit any particular day's theme, so I'm including them all here today as "extra bits".

  • If you have extra candles and you want to protect them and keep them organized, use toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls.  So creative... and FREE!


The Thrify Groove


  • It's coming up to Christmas and if you're looking for a way to organize your greeting cards, here's a DIY Christmas card organizer.  You can make one as fancy or simple as you'd like, depending on your budget and decor preferences.  

Pretty Well Organized


  • If you have kids' puzzles taking over your playroom, use small plastic containers to store the pieces in. You can buy these at dollar stores, or you can use empty food containers that you would otherwise toss or recycle.  

1-2-3 Neat & Tidy



  • And one more label idea... because you can never have enough fun DIY label ideas :)  Here's one using lids from jars.  Aren't they cute?

I Heart Organizing



So now that you've seen over a hundred cheap and easy DIY organizer ideas, I hope you're inspired to actually do some organizing!  Don't just pin these ideas for "later" and then have them waste away online.  Use them!  Pick an idea and just do it!

And whenever you're organizing a space in your home, come back and check out the DIY Organizers from this series to see how you can save some money and repurpose some items in your home to organize that area.

And speaking of repurposing, as you're decluttering your home, think about how you can use items that you're purging in a different way to help you stay organized.  Don't hang onto clutter "just in case I might use it to organize with someday"... that's not helping you organize your home!  But if you know you can use something as a DIY organizer right away, then use it.

And the next time you hear a friend, colleague, neighbour, or family member say they wish they had more money so they could get more organized... you can tell them about this series!  No more excuses for not getting organized :)





You've seen me mention my DIY Organizers board a lot during this series, but it's a very popular board and I pin to it all the time.  Make sure you're following me on Pinterest so you don't miss any DIY organizer ideas!



Which DIY organizer idea from this series was your favourite?  How many of these cheap and easy ideas have you implemented this month?  Who do you know who needs these ideas to get organized instead of waiting until they can afford fancy organizers?  

Thanks again for being part of this series!  I've loved hearing your ideas and reading how you're implementing some of the ones I've shared.  


Happy {Cheap & Easy DIY} organizing!



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4 comments:

  1. The food containers for puzzles is GENIUS! I can't tell you how many puzzles we've gone through because of lost pieces. I'll be doing this for sure!!

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    1. I know what you mean Ashleigh! Those puzzle boxes never seem to work as well as a plastic container. Let me know how it works for you!

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  2. I agree. Simple ideas for puzzles are awesome! Love this series. Except it makes me want to visit Ikea so much....

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the series Dana! I like Ikea too :)

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