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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Day 7 - Organizing Paperwork {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!  

Is paperwork your nemesis?  Piles on counters, tables, desks, or any other surfaces in your home?  It seems to multiply while we're sleeping I find!

Having a system in place to deal with paperwork is crucial to keeping your life and home organized.  And you don't have to buy expensive organizing products to set something up!  Here are several great DIY ideas you can try in your home!

  • Here's a true cheap & easy DIY Paper Organizer.  It's made from cereal boxes!  So you don't have to spend anything extra except whatever you use to decorate the boxes.  Click the link below the picture for details. 

Vintage, Paint and More

  • This is a genius idea of turning wire cubes turned into a paper organizer.  We've got these cubes in several places in our home but I never thought of putting them together this way!  You can use each "level" for a different family member or for a different activity or a different type of paperwork or whatever works best for you! 

Koti Beth

  • Another way to get paperwork organized and off your counter is to make pockets for inside a cabinet door.  You can make as many as you need!

Organizing Homelife

  • You can also use magazine holder to contain kitchen paper clutter.  Much better than piles on the counter!

This Simple Home

  • Another idea is to use a basket to hold files with paperwork.  This way you can file papers right away and have them handy.  Just make sure you get a vertical basket, not a flat one (those just turn into piles pretty quickly!). 

Confessions of a Cooking Diva on What's Up Fagans

Whatever you decide to DIY for your paperwork, find something to keep it off the surfaces in your home!  These are all cost effective and simple solutions to paperwork clutter.

For more cheap and easy DIY Paperwork Organizer ideas, here are a few other posts I've written.

You can find lots of other cheap and easy DIY organizers on my DIY Organizers board on Pinterest.  Make sure you're following me on Pinterest so you don't miss any DIY organizer ideas!

How do you organize your paperwork?  Have you DIY'd any paperwork organizers? Which of these ideas do you think will work best for you? 

Happy {Cheap & Easy DIY} organizing!

Here are all the posts in the series.

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  1. Those cabinet door pockets are a great idea. Think I could use a few of them myself. Thank you for sharing my paper organizer. Cathy

    1. I like that they are out of the way Cathy. Thanks for sharing your paper organizer with us!

  2. Paper clutter can get out of hand so easily. These are all great ideas. Thank you for including mine, too.

    1. It's crazy how quickly it multiplies isn't it Annette?! You're welcome and thanks for sharing what you do to contain your paper!

  3. I like the pockets a lot. I think I might make some for next to my desk for coupons and bills.

    1. That would be a great place for them Lara! So accessible when you need them.

  4. The pockets are a lifesaver here! Thanks for featuring my wire rack organizer :)

    1. I'm sure they are Cari! And I love your wire rack organizer :)

  5. The magazine holder is my absolute favorite for handling paper clutter. I wish I had figured it out years ago.

    1. It's so simple isn't it Rachael? I would have loved one of those awhile back too!


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