Staying organized can be difficult, and in some cases, it can also be quite expensive! Some people think they have to start over and invest a lot of money on new furniture or organizational solutions. It doesn’t always have to be that way!
The good news? Some of the best ways to stay more organized are quite inexpensive. In fact, the most effective solutions are actually free! Keep reading to learn more and discover some fantastic organizational ideas!
Buy a door organizer
Door organizers are inexpensive, but they saved my life on many occasions! When I lived in a bigger city, I had a small room, as the only way I could afford living there was to share an apartment with roommates. My room was so tiny that I couldn’t find space for most of my items. As a result, I had stuff sitting around all the time, and it was driving me crazy! However, a door organizer allowed me to keep tons of small items under control – from personal hygiene items to socks, hats, and more. The possibilities are endless.
Door organizers can be helpful if you live in a larger space too, especially on the inside of a closet, where they can feature small items and accessories, such as hats, scarfs and jewelry. This is definitely one of those “best-bang-for-your-buck” accessories, and you should definitely consider as an option to stay organized. There are many types of door organizers out there, and each is suitable for a different space or environment. You really can’t go wrong!
Shipping cartons and other paper boxes
They might not be the best-looking implements available, but paper boxes can come in handy if you want to get organized. If you have old boxes leftover from when you moved, or empty boxes laying around from TVs and home appliances, you might consider recycling them as storage boxes! The advantage is that they can be used to store small items in your basement or closet, without spending a dime in plastic or canvas boxes. Since shipping boxes aren’t exactly the trendiest thing out there, you might want to consider keeping them somewhere where they don’t stand out too much! Or where they won’t absorb moisture.
Smaller boxes, such as shoe boxes or even cereal boxes, can actually come in handy as dividers. For example, I use some old cereal boxes as separators to support my record collection. They actually stand behind the records, so you can’t see them. However, they make my records look tidier since they have a support that prevents them from falling back deeper into the shelf!
Organization is more than a having a smart system: it’s a state of mind!
It doesn’t matter how practical your home is, or how many useful drawers or fancy storage solutions you own. Staying organized begins with your attitude! The best way to live a focused, clutter-free life is to embrace a daily commitment to a cleaner routine! If you need guidance or support, we are just a call away!