How to organize your home

Home Organization for $10 or Less

We all go through our day to day routine and think to ourselves- “I really should tidy up,” but never do. Until one day we suddenly wake up and think “today is the day. I am going to clean EVERYTHING”. And you do. Fast forward a week and everything is a mess again. It happens to the best of us. You tidy up, then need to get something out of your new, tidy drawer. When you put it back you’re in a hurry and can’t be bothered to put it back the way you found it. I think we have all been there. Keeping your home organized can be so much easier if you have just a few cheap items that will help keep your life straight and tidy.

 

Here are our top 5 organization items for $10 or less:

 

  1.       I have a big ‘love/hate’ relationship with my jewelry. One day I’m tenderly placing it back into its box and making sure it won’t get tangled. The next I just leave it in a pile next to the box. With this jewelry holder and stand, keeping your jewelry tidy will be effortless. It will take two extra seconds to loop your earrings into place, or to hang your necklaces onto. It keeps all your jewelry from getting lost, and it makes a funky decoration for your room!

 

necklace stand
                                                                         Jewelry Holder for $9.84
  1.       Make-up organization is another big issue I have. I’m always rummaging around for my make-up and when I’m done, I leave it strewn all over the place. For bargain prices you can get a simple make-up organizer to keep all of it in 1 place. The drawers themselves may be messy inside but at least it’s a contained mess and not all over your bathroom. If it bothers you that you can see into the drawers then you can cover the plastic in colorful washi tape, or line the insides with patterned paper. 
make up organization drawers
                                                                  Make-up Organization Drawers $10

 

  1.       Keeping scarves, men’s ties, and belts organized has always been an issue. Until I found this little thing called a twirling tie rack. It can be used for all of the above, not only ties. You can even use it as a Jewelry holder for those long necklaces that just never seem to have a place to hang where they won’t get tangled and twisted because they are just too long.

 

Tie organizer
                                                    Tie Organizer Hanger $1.00

 

  1.       A cheap alternative to buying a bedside table- for those who cannot afford one, or for those have a small bedroom, is the bedside caddy.  It works through placing a heavy board in between your mattress and base to hold it in place. It has a flap that hangs against the side of your bed with pockets to hold anything you may need.

 

bedside caddy
                                  Bedside Storage $4.59
  1.      So one day you were in the right mood and you decided to organize your pantry or your kid’s art supply closet. Problem is every time you want to find something you have to unpack the whole cabinet. Unless you have cool stickers so that you can easily find what you are looking for.

 

Chalk Board Labels $9.99
                                                                                                                Chalk Board Labels $9.99

*Prices correct as of 21st September 2015

For more DIY home organization and decoration tips you can check out YouTube videos like this one below.

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  1. That bedside holder does not work … I bought one to hold things that are normally all over my night stand. The part that goes between the mattress and box spring is not heavy cardboard … it is some kind of plastic material and does not stay in place. It slips out if you put anything heavier than a pair of glasses in it.

    1. I guess it’s just a good idea in theory then. That’s a shame though. Maybe it was a bad manufacturer and there are other better ones? Has anyone else ever tried one of these?

    2. I bet you could fix it with velcro tape. Just stick a couple of the pieces that “stick” to the bottom side of your board. They probably don’t have to be big, just enough so they “hook” into your mattress. Try it and see.

    3. I put 2 diaper ins in mine. Now it stays in place.

  2. It says you have to put a “heavy board” between.

    4. A cheap alternative to buying a bedside table- for those who cannot afford one, or for those have a small bedroom, is the bedside caddy. It works through placing a heavy board in between your mattress and base to hold it in place. It has a flap that hangs against the side of your bed with pockets to hold anything you may need.

  3. WHERE DO YOU PURCHASE THE GREAT MAKEUP ORGANIZER FOR $10.00 ???
    LOVE YOUR CLEVER IDEAS. THANKS!

    1. Thank you for the positive feedback! You can find it via this link http://goo.gl/N0AeU2

  4. Carmella and Jeanette – The caddy works well if you make a small improvement as I did. Get a scrap piece of fleece the same size as top and bottom of the heavy panel. Spray some spray adhesive on both sides of the panel and stick the fleece on, smoothing t out. After everything has dried you will see the fleece grabs the mattress and the box spring and stays in place. Easy!

    1. Thanks for the tip Ida!

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