Organising your office desk or the clutter at your home can be time consuming. Not just that, it can also cost you a fortune to buy individual organisers for different items like, pen holder, desk accessories, tissue holder, book and memo holders, jewellery holders, and so on. If you start investing in each of them, this will only end up burning a hole in your pocket. So, instead of spending $150, a DIY organizer can make things a lot easier for you. All you need are some hardware supplies, and you can make some wonderful 13 DIY Organizers of your own in less than $5.
Here we have listed some of the DIY projects that can help you stay organized in a much cost-effective way.
Chicken Wire Organizer
Take an empty frame and secure it’s inside rim with chicken wire to create a pretty-looking jewelry organizing rack. It’s a perfect idea to organise your earrings and never lose them again.
Bathroom is another very important space that looks best when organized. Use that kitchen that’s been lying around to prepare two different cabbies. One can hold the hand towels and the soap, while the other can hold the items need for morning and night times uses.
This is one of the best organizer ideas for all the caffeine lovers. You can simply make use of that champagne box, instead of just throwing it off. Paste some decorative paper on the back of the box. Make sure that you fold the edges to make it look neat. No glue required, as fixing the shelves will do the job.
Fix the box lids as per your requirement, either in 3 parallel stacks or three vertical stacks. Secure the four edges with four screws, place the added lids as per the space you want, and your tea rack is ready!
Organize your sewing kits in those cool looking colored egg cartons that would otherwise find its way to the bin. Place your small items in these perfect storage space instead of jamming up your desk drawers.
Get hold of those old collections of glasses lying around and transform them into something useful with this super easy trick. All you need to do is to stick some labels for the items you want to place in the glasses and store the items accordingly.
Book Letter Organizer
Put your old book to some good use by converting it into a letter holder. While it looks really neat, it organizes your letters just right with the diy desk organizers. Take a book that’s been lying around for ages, and separate the pages into equal sections. Apply some glue evenly along the seams and spread it with a sponge brush.
Now, roll the first part of the book towards the inside and press it into the seam to stick it. Repeat this for the other sections. Once it has dried off, use your ruler and paper knife to score the front and back cover multiple times. This helps remove the excess and your letter organizer is ready!
Those who have not yet heard of Lazy Susan, it’s a cool DIY kit available with desk supplies that help create plans and come with instructions within. These are perfect to make those kitchen or desk organizers to stash things neatly away and handy. Whether you stock your pens, pencils, and paper clips, or the spoons, forks, and the knives, it’s makes for a great looking organizer. Inspired by Pottery bay, you can make it on your own for juts $20.
Painted Mason Jars
Neatly stack away your kitchen utensils in these beautifully painted Mason jar holders instead of creating a clutter in your kitchen drawers. Simply grab a few of them, ensure that they are clean and dry from inside, and now pour some acrylic paint into the inside. Alternatively, you can also spray the paint into the insides of the jars. Now, roll the jar on your hands to spread the paint evenly. Once that is done, flip the jar over a cardboard sheet to let the excess paint drain off.
Once the paint has drained off, flip the jars back up to avoid the rims getting stuck against the cardboard. Now, let the jars dry for a couple of hours. Then take some clear coat Shellac and re-coat the insides with this product to ensure longevity of the paint. You just need a dollop of it though.
Get some of your favorite labels, cut, peel and stick them on the jar front. If you want, you can add to the beauty of this diy project, by painting the jar or around the labels with any color of your choice.
PVC Shoe Rack
Stay organized by using the PVC pipes to build a shoe rack. It’s a perfect idea to arrange your shoes in a neat manner, while they look cool too. All you need to do is to find the right size for your shoes to fit in. Around 6inches in diameter should be fine.
Now, cut them as per the shoe length and stack them together in layers using glue that’s especially made for pipes. And, there you go!
Fabric Bins Closet Organizer
When it’s about organizing your clothes, it’s extremely important as anything else. The diy fabric bins are a perfect alternative to the otherwise expensive storage bins. The best part about these diy projects is that, you can create your own designs, color them in your favorite shades, or shape them up as per your needs which you would otherwise not find in the stores. Instead, you end up compromising on these aspects. So, simply grab your favorite fabric which is strong enough to hold closet items and get going with your fabric bins project.
From phone cords, to tablet cords, or USB cables, cords are an integral part of our life these days. There’s a cord for every gadget and so, organizing these lengthy things can get messy. Make use of the toilet paper rolls made of cardboard and wrap them up with pretty looking printed wash tapes. To make the hold tough, you can use some scotch tape for the two ends.
Now, simply roll up the cords in length and stuff them into the roll and stick a label marked with what the cord belongs to.
Washi tapes can be used for many organizer ideas and one of them is magnetic clothespin. Use the pretty little magnetic clothespin to hold your important notes and papers in place.
All you need are a few inexpensive wooden clothespins on which you need to stick the magnets with some glue. Now, cover them up with wash tape and finish the decoration.
Batteries are notorious in getting lost when you actually need them. It’s when you want to start that stopped table clock or the fumbling TV remote, that’s exactly when you don’t remember where you kept the batteries. To avoid this frustration and to keep them handy, simply make use of those empty spice containers and tag them based on the battery sizes. Now, your diy organizer for batteries is ready to be filled up with the appropriate sizes.
These are some super easy diy projects that can be made with some really cheap items that are usually lying around in your house. Whether that’s a mundane looking cardboard box, or glasses, these organizational hacks are perfect for your home or office organization. So, find some time, get hold of some of these easily available supplies, implement your creative ideas into these beautiful diy organizers, and save money.