2015 is upon us and many of us have the new year resolution… to become better organized. My main focus for 2015 is my basement, and arranging my craft area, which is not the easiest tasks to undertake as the basement is like the island of misfit crafts and supplies.
So in honor of taming the chaos, we want to share different ideas for organizing your home! Everything here can be done today, with little or no cost and no drills or saws needed!
#1 Pull-out Baskets for Fridge Organization
I actually used this organization tip a couple years ago, and I have to be 100% honest… I love it! Our fridge is still set up like this. You can find these bins at Walmart or check out your dollar store as they sometimes have some like it. I know it seems incredibly OCD, but knowing that top left bin is for cheese and bottom right bin is for yogurt is a huge time saver and money saver! We were constantly having food pushed to the back of the fridge where it would be forgotten and would need to be thrown out.
#2 Use a Magazine Rack to Store Saran Wrap, Aluminum Foil, etc.
I keep picking these up at the thrift store for $0.25 and they do come in handy for everything. We have a school supply area in our storage area. Each year when school starts I buy in bulk, when they have notebooks for $0.01 and index cards for $0.10. We set these up on the shelf and put the supplies in them and the kids can just grab one when they need one. For the kitchen, they really do help rein in the clutter of the boxes.
#3 Use a Candle Stick and Plate for a little charm
I picked up a glass candle stick and red plate for about $0.30 at the thrift store and created one of these for my kitchen. I used a glue gun to attach the plate to the candle stick, which worked like a charm. I found 2 cute dispensers for my dish soap and hand soap and they are on the tray. It gives the area a charming feel and gets the ugly dish soap bottle off my counter!
#4 Use Soda Can Box for Canned foods
We have a separate pantry area in our basement and I needed a quick and easy way to keep the cans organized. I stumbled across this idea and now our pantry is nicely organized with these. They are the perfect size for most of your canned foods. If you want to be even more efficient, cut a hole on the opposite side so you can add new cans to the end of the box so that you use oldest cans first.
#5 Use Bins for the Inconvenient things in the Pantry
Head to your Dollar Tree/Dollar store and look for bins to keep your pantry tied and organized. I have bins for everything that can’t be easily stacked. We eat a lot of muffins, so we have a bin to hold all those flimsy muffin packages. Same goes with taco seasoning and ranch dip mix. The bins keep everything inside and easy to find.
#6 Use a Stick Pin to keep the baggies in check
The inside of cabinets is perfect for so many organization tips, but I especially love this one. It is an easy way to add them to the inside of the door with minimal damage to the cabinet and gets the baggies exactly where you need them.
#7 Use a Mason Jar for your cupcake papers
Not only is this functional it is super cute sitting on your counter. I have mine in an old blue mason jar which I stumbled across at a garage sale (for $0.50).
Share with us how you organize your kitchen and pantry! We would love to see what you have done. Happy New Year!