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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".

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Day 30 - Garage Organizers {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!  

Garage organizers really help keep your garage, well, organized.  But they can be very expensive!  You CAN organize your garage without spending a lot of money though.  Just be creative and find items you can use to keep like items together.

Here are some DIY Organizers for your garage.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Day 29 - Repurposed Furniture (Part 2) {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!  

The series is wrapping up soon, but I've still got a lot of ideas I want to share with you!  I've already shared ideas for repurposing dressers and repurposing furniture to help you organize.  But I have a few more repurposing furniture ideas to share with you today.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Day 28 - Earring Organizers {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!  

I've already shared cheap and easy DIY bracelet organizers and two sets of necklace organizers in this series (scroll to the links at the end if your missed them).  Today I want to share organizers for your earrings.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Day 27 - Shelves {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!  

Shelves are a great organizing tool.  But they can be expensive to buy.  If you want to use shelves to help you organize, but don't want to spend a lot, you can make your own shelves, often for a fraction of the cost of buying them.

Here are some ideas to get you thinking about how you can DIY shelves!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Day 26 - Offices (Part 2) {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!  

I already shared several cheap and easy DIY Office Organizers a few weeks ago.  But you can never have too many office organizing ideas right?!  So here are a few more ideas to help you get your office organized and keep it that way!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Day 25 - Bedroom Organizers {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!  

Bedrooms can become overwhelming.  It's easy to shut the door on the mess and let the clutter accumulate.  Here are some great cheap and easy DIY organizers to help you take back control of your bedroom!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Day 24 - Kitchen Organizers {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!  

Today I'm sharing cheap and easy DIY organizers for your kitchen.  The kitchen is the hub of your home and it works hard for you.  So it's important to keep it organized.  There are lots of kitchen organizers you can purchase to help you with this, but here are a few DIY ideas to save you some money.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Day 23 - Repurposed Furniture {31 Cheap and Easy DIY Organizers}





Before I start today's post, I want to acknowledge what happened in Ottawa yesterday.  Canada is, and always will be a peaceful nation.  Which is why the violence yesterday shocked us to our core.  But what was meant to increase fear and hatred, has only made us stronger and more united.  My prayers are for the family and friends of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.  Thank you to all men and women who serve and protect our country every day.  I'm so proud to be a Canadian.


Photo Courtesy CBC News

OK, on with the post.

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!  

I shared ideas earlier in this series for repurposing dressers to help you organize.  But there are lots of other furniture pieces you can repurpose that will create organizational space.  Here are a few other ideas.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Day 22 - Necklaces Part 2 {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!  

I've already shared cheap and easy DIY organizers for bracelets and necklaces, but there are SO many great DIY jewelry organizers out there that I'm sharing some more!  One thing I've noticed through this challenge and the comments and emails I've received is that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to organizing.  Especially DIY organizing!  So here are a few more ideas to inspire you and help you organize your necklaces.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Day 21 - Chalkboard Organizers {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!  

Do you sometimes forget important details or lose the sticky note you wrote a reminder on?  Having a permanent place to keep those sorts of reminders or messages is a great way to get organized!

Today I want to show you some cheap & easy DIY chalkboard organizers.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Day 20 - Craft Supplies {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!  

I already showed you DIY ideas for organizing ribbon and washi tape earlier in this series, but if you're a crafter, or have one in your family, there are lots more craft supplies that need organizing!  Here are some more cheap and easy DIY organizers for craft supplies.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Day 19 - Drawer Organizers {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!  

Drawers can become overwhelming if they aren't organized.  But you don't have to buy expensive drawer organizers to make a difference!  There are so many cheap and easy DIY options.

Check these out!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Day 18 - Displaying Artwork {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!  

One thing that clutters up a home quicker than anything is kids' artwork.  All their creations are beautiful and it's hard to purge any of them.  But one way to show how special some of them are is to display them in your home.

Today I'm sharing cheap and easy DIY ideas for displaying kids' artwork.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Day 17 - Scarf Organizers {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!  

Do you like to wear scarves?  I don't mean the woolly, wear-them-when-you-go-sledding type of scarves.  I mean the pretty, dresses-up-a-simple-outfit kind of scarves.  If you do, they can be tricky to organize sometimes.  You don't want them to get wrinkled or tangled, and you want to be able to see the scarves you have, so you can wear them all and not just the 1-2 favourites that are always around.

Today I'm sharing cheap and easy DIY organizers for your scarves.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Day 16 - Office Organizers {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!  

Today I want to talk about office organizers.  There are all kinds of amazing office organizers you can buy to keep your desk, drawers, and paperwork organized!  There's a whole industry based on office organizers.  But, you don't have to spend a lot of money to organize your office (or whatever area of your home where you deal with paperwork, etc.).

These cheap and easy DIY organizers will help you whip your office into shape in no time.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Day 15 - Entryway / Mudroom Organizers {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!  

Entryways and mudrooms can become very overwhelming.  They are often cluttered and unorganized.  But because they are the first thing you see when you come home, they can increase your stress level and that's not something you want when you come home!

Today I'm sharing cheap and easy DIY ideas to help you organize your entry or mudroom.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Day 14 - Under the Sink {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!  

Today I want to share cheap and easy DIY ideas for organizing the black hole under your sink.  Things can get piled and shoved back and buried in the cabinet under the sink and the whole area becomes overwhelming.  And that includes both bathroom and kitchen sinks.

Check out these great ideas to help you keep your under-the-sink cabinets organized!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Day 13 - Organizing Grocery Bags {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}





Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians!  I have so much to be grateful for, and today I'm especially thankful for all of you, who follow my blog and share your organizing ideas, tips, and questions here :)


OK, on to regularly scheduled programming!

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!  

Do you have plastic grocery bags cluttering up your drawers, cabinets, closets or floors?  Even if you try to bring re-usable bags to the store, there are still times when you end up with a collection of plastic bags in your home.  They're great for small garbage cans or doggie mess, but it's important to have a place to store them so they don't clutter up your home.

Today I'm sharing a few cheap and easy ways you can keep those bags contained and organized!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Day 12 - Recipes and Menu Plans {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!  

Today I want to talk about recipe organizers and menu planning organizers.  The cheap and easy DIY kinds.  A lot of people plan their weekly menu on Sundays so I thought this was the perfect day to look at ways to organize recipes and menu plans.  Here are a few of my favourite DIY ideas!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Day 11 - Repurposing Dressers {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!  

Today's post is another post about using items in a different way.  I'm talking about dressers.  Traditionally these are used for your clothing, but they can be used for so many other things too!  Here are a few ways you can use a dresser to organize other items in your home.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Day 10 - Travel Organizers {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!  

Today I'm showing you some cheap and easy DIY organizers you can use when you travel.  There's a whole industry for travel organizing products, but many of them are very expensive.  These DIY ideas will help you keep everything organized when you're living out of a suitcase.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Day 9 - Necklace Organizers {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!  

Today I'm sharing ideas for organizing your necklaces.  If you've got them in jewelry boxes or drawers, it's easy for them to get tangled.  And it's hard to see what you have.  Hanging organizers tend to be the best solution.  You can buy a variety of jewelry organizers, but why do that when you can DIY one yourself?

Here are some cheap and easy ways you can create your own necklace organizer.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Day 8 - Cans {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!  

Today I'm sharing ideas for using cans to get organized.  You probably have a bunch of these around your home and if not, you just need to save a few cans when you're making dinner the next few nights.  Or you can save small paint cans if you're doing any painting projects.  If you really want to do this right now, you probably have a few cans in your pantry with expired food in them that you could empty and use!

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!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Day 6 - Boxes {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!  

Today I want to talk about boxes.  You've probably got a bunch of these around your home and they are great for storage!  You can use any kind of box and any size to group like items together and store them.  Shoe boxes, boot boxes, diaper boxes, and delivery boxes are all perfect for storage.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Day 5 - Ribbon and Washi Tape {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!  

If you enjoy crafting, you've probably got a stash of ribbon and washi tape rolls laying around right?  {If you're not sure what washi tape is... it's decorative tape and there are a million uses for it!}  Today I want to share 3 cheap and easy DIY ideas for organizing rolls of ribbon and washi tape so you can easily find what you're looking for when you need it.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Day 4 - Electronics/Entertainment Organizers {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!  

Today I want to show you some ideas for how to organize your electronics and entertainment items.  Things like chargers, cords, ear buds, and DVD's can become overwhelming if they aren't organized.  They can get misplaced, tangled, or just plain mixed up, and it's frustrating when you need to use a specific item and can't easily do that.


Friday, October 3, 2014

Day 3 - DIY Bathroom Organizers {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!  

Today I'm sharing ideas to help you organize your bathroom.  Bathrooms can get messy and cluttered with so many items and products that are used every day.  If multiple people share the bathroom it multiplies even more.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Day 2 - DIY Bracelet Organizers {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!  


Today I'm going to show you a few different ways you can make a bracelet organizer, with basic household items.  No more tangled or mixed up bracelets!  And no need to buy an expensive jewelry organizer :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Family Goals {Free Printable!}




It's October!  It's the beginning of a new month and that means a Monthly Family Goals printable for you!

October is a good month.  My daughter's birthday is today!  And in Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving in a few weeks.  And of course there's Halloween to wrap up the month.  I'm super happy we've had some warm summer-like days the past week though... not completely ready to admit it's fall yet :)

Day 1: Jars {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!


To kick things off today, I'm going to talk about one of my favourite organizers... JARS!