Whether you have a busy home filled with lots of messy kids, or you and your partner run a pretty tight ship, it’s an undeniable fact that living in a house means that you collect stuff. It might be a pot full of pins, or a particular spice that only gets used for a festival meal, but that stuff needs somewhere to live, and you need to be able to find it when you need it. There is aisle upon aisle of storage solutions available in your local store or online, but no one wants to spend a fortune just to be able to find their hair ties. So, here are 50 fabulous and thrifty ways to get your home organized, using items that you probably already have laying around.
In my house, I can keep on top of the washing and make sure the bathroom stays tidy, but the desk drawers in my office are where lidless pens go to die. It’s impossible to find anything in them, and the bottoms are swimming in paperclips.
The solution can be found with a set of small tins. Either use old tuna tins, making sure to clean them and sand the edge down, or buy a set from your local dollar store. They’ll separate out all of your small bits and pieces, making it easy to find everything again.