A few weeks ago, I was super sick and didn't blog for a couple days (GASP! hahaha) and I missed out on the Show and Tell Tuesday where we shared Organizational Tips and Tricks. I've been meaning to post about a few of my tips and today is the day!
Tip 1: Acrylic Drawer Organizer from WalMart
This past weekend I was at WalMart and happened to stop and look at these CHEAP acrylic drawer organizers. For $4 and $2 each I scooped two of them up (a large one with 6 sections and a skinny one with 3). They ended up fitting PERFECTLY in my makeup drawer and I was THRILLED!
I tend to be super low maintenance in the make-up department, but this "catch all" drawer in my bathroom was HORRENDOUS!!! I'd had the same little baskets in there for forever and a half and it had gotten cluttered, nasty and seriously out of control. I'm about to show you a picture, which I'm fairly positive will make you itch. But... I'm going to show you anyway.
This is the before picture........
I mean?!?!?! Why???
I threw a ton of stuff away, cleaned, sorted and less than 10 minutes later I had this....
I have SEARCHED high and low for these drawer organizers on the website, but have had zero luck. So ladies, grab your purse and head that way ASAP!!!
Tip 2: Sterilite Flip Top Containers
And while you're at Wal-Mart, check out these little flip top CD cases...
They're PERFECT for nail polishes and I love that the lids don't get lost (because they're attached). If your WalMart doesn't have them (mine hasn't for a while), you can get a pack of 12 for less than $15 on Amazon!
And if you order the CD size, you should probably order the shoe box sized ones for kids toys as well :)
Tip 3: Glass Baking Storage
We're ignoring the flour that I spilled all over this past weekend and focusing on the pretty glass containers, k? I love to bake, but HATED how cluttered my cabinets were with half bags of chocolate chips, oats, powdered sugar,etc. so I picked up these glass containers at WalMart last summer. I think the smaller ones were $4/each and the larger ones (for flour and sugar - which I apparently need to replenish!) were about $5. It is so nice to have the things I use most often visible and accessible and not buried in a basket filled with half empty packages.
Our pantry is TEENY so I use these baskets to sort smaller items. Breakfast bars and go go squeeze in the basket on the left, spreads and snacks in the middle and dessert type stuff on the right. This way things aren't scattered all over the place.
Tip 3: Repurpose Containers You Already Have
I am a total sucker for little boxes and containers for organizing drawers and shelves. I love to be organized - and love to do it on the cheap. Or for free. In my office, this drawer is organized with a silverware box (super sturdy) and a little vase from several years ago.
I have this FABULOUS built in closet in my office that's a catch all for craft supplies, wrapping paper and old photo albums among other things.
And once again, I've used boxes and containers that I already had to organize....
I LOVE candles and I actually use the glass containers they come in to organize lots of things. Once the candle is done, I boil a kettle of water and then fill the glass container with the boiling water. Most of the wax comes right off and then I just wash it out with soap and water. Easy!
In my closet I use the glass containers to hold extra bracelets...
So, nothing groundbreaking or earth shattering - but hopefully you found something that might help you organize something at home :) Happy Thursday!!!