Inexpensive Tricks for an Organized Life: Simple and Thrifty Ideas to Save You Time and Money
We are all looking for simple and thrifty ideas to stay organized and save time and money. You want to hire a professional organizer, but it’s not in your budget right now. Here are a few simple ideas you can try for very little or no money until you have it in your budget to bring in the pro.
Make Drawer Dividers from Shoeboxes
You can customize drawer dividers with a pair of scissors and some shoe boxes. All you have to do is cut the boxes in half by width or length and arrange them in your drawers as needed. You will be saving time, space, and money.
Turn a Picture Frame into a Dry-Erase Board
Keep track of appointments and leave notes for your family with this simple dry-erase board. Frame a piece of pretty fabric or decorative wallpaper and hang it in a place where your family will always see it. Use a dry-erase marker to write on the glass in the frame. You can even attach the dry-erase marker to the side of the frame with Velcro or a ribbon so it is always available to use.
Make an Accessory Organizer Out of Pegboard
You can use a pegboard with hooks for organizing your belts, necklaces, earrings, or whatever else you need to get ready for the day. You can even hang a mirror on the pegboard to get a good look at yourself before you head out the door. Hang the pegboard on the inside of your closet door so you can match your accessories with your outfit.
Store Your Stuffed Animals with Velcro
Keep your stuffed animals off of the floor and off of your bed with strips of Velcro. Attach a strip of Velcro on the wall, and then attach pieces of Velcro to the backs of your stuffed animals. Stick the animals to the strip on the wall. They will be neat, organized, and handy when you need someone to cuddle with.
Stepladders and Stools Make Great Nightstands
You only need enough space on a nightstand to hold the things you might need during the night; things like a lamp, your cell phone, and a bottle of water. You can use the step ladder and put the lamp on the top step, the phone on the next step down, and the water on the bottom step. Or you can arrange those things on a square or round foot stool next to your bed. The possibilities are endless.
Magnetic Strips Can Organize Your Medicine Cabinet
Take a self-stick magnetic strip and mount it to the inside of your medicine cabinet or on the inside of the medicine cabinet door. You can use the magnetic strip to store tweezers, scissors, hair pins, razor blades, nail files, and anything else that is metal that you want to keep in the bathroom.
If you need storage but you don’t want to take up anymore counter space or space on your workbench, you can use the underside of your kitchen cabinets or the underside of the shelf above your workbench. All you have to do is attach the lids of jars to the underside of the cabinet or shelf. Fill the jar with whatever you need to keep in it and screw the jar into the lid. It’s so simple and easy.
Tension Rods for Storage Under the Sink
Place a tension rod under your bathroom or kitchen sink. Here, you will be able to hang your cleaning rags, spray cleaners and scrub brushes. They will be easy to access under an already-crowded sink.
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