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Use These DIY Projects to Organize Your Life

Spring cleaning, while not exactly the most exciting household chore, can be tremendously rewarding. There’s something very peaceful about decluttering your home, especially if you organize your necessities with pretty yet practical DIY projects.

Cardboard box basket

Cardboard Box Basket

Pretty storage baskets make it easy to organize a wide range of items, but baskets can be quite expensive when purchased from a department store or specialty shop. Save money by making your own using a sturdy cardboard box and some jute rope. Learn more at HomeTalk.

Sweater box

Fabric Storage Box

This DIY storage box is made in a way that’s similar to the jute covered basket, but you’re using an old sweater to add texture and visual interest. Head over to Thrifty and Chic for the details.

Mason jar organizer

Mason Jar Bathroom Organizer

Mason jars attached to a wood panel with hose clamps create a simple way to corral cotton balls, cotton swabs, toothbrushes, and other small bathroom items. The DIY Playbook explains how to make this organizer for your home.

Earring organizer

Earring Organizer

Never misplace an earring again with this clever organizer made from a large photo frame and chicken wire. Head over to Marty’s Musings for the details.

Bracelet organizer

Bracelet Organizer

Display all your favorite bracelets in a convenient location with this stylish organizer made from a decoupaged paper towel tube. I Heart Organizing has the tutorial.

Magnetic makeup board

Magnetic Makeup Board

A magnetic makeup board saves time in the morning by making it easy to find all your beauty essentials. Learn more at Handmade in the Heartland.

Diy dry erase board

Instant Dry Erase Board

Add pretty paper to a stylish frame to create an instant mini dry erase board for your desktop. Visit Two Twenty One for additional information.

Paint sample calendar

Paint Chip Dry Erase Calendar

A variation of the DIY dry erase board, this project uses paint chips to make colorful calendar squares so you can easily keep track of all your appointments. Visit Chicisms to learn more.

French memory board

French Memory Board

You can create this pretty French memory board from your favorite fabric for less than $10. It’s the perfect place to keep receipts, appointment cards, photos, and other important items. Get the tutorial at Pop Sugar.

Magazine holder

Cereal Box Magazine Holder

Turn an empty cereal box into a pretty yet practical magazine holder with this easy DIY project. Head over to The Sits Girls for details.

Wrapping paper organizer

Wrapping Paper Organizer

If you’ve accumulated a large collection of wrapping paper, keep those rolls organized with this DIY project made using painted soup cans and scrap wood. Add metal hooks to store tape and rolls of curling ribbon. Amy Krist has the instructions on her blog.

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Tin Can Organizer for Kids

Encourage your children to explore their creative sides with a DIY organizer made from soup cans covered in pretty paper. The compartments are the perfect size for glue sticks, scissors, markers, and other craft essentials. Living Well Mom has the details.

Pegboard frame

Framed Peg Board

Simple pegboard gets an upgrade in this unique DIY project. This would be perfect for a child’s bedroom, garage, or craft area. Visit By Dawn Nicole to learn more.

Denim pocket organizers

Denim Pocket Organizers

For tiny items you want to keep close at hand, these denim pocket organizers are the perfect choice. Learn more about this clever way to upcycle your old jeans at Home Made Modern.

Plastic bag orgnaizer

Plastic Bag Organizer

If you like to save plastic shopping bags for reuse, keep your collection tidy with a handy organizer made from an old can of cleaning wipes.  Lady Bug’s Teacher Files has the details, as well as a free printable label.

1 Comment
  1. Fabulous! So many great ideas. I definitely want to try the jute rope covered basket – so many uses! I’m off to tweet, pin & G+ thank you! hugs x

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