Cheap Ways to Organize Your Home

Instead of buying boxes and bins, use what you and create cheap ways to organize your home.

JARS
 Use for: Buttons, jewelry, paper clips and other office supplies
 Style tip:  Paint the lids with enamel to make them look more uniform.


 ZIPLOCK BAGS
 Use for: Markers, crayons, brochures and manuals, doll clothes, action figures and other children's items
 Style tip: Dress them up with decorative labels to help them look less utilitarian.


 SHOE BOXES
 Use for: Bills, photos, cosmetics, recipes, tools and sewing supplies
 Style tip: Cover with paper or fabric in a pattern that relates to your room decor.


 PLASTIC FOOD-STORAGE CONTAINERS
 Use for: Children's toys (bins are durable and kid-proof)
 Style tip: Let the kids personalize them with stickers.


 INEXPENSIVE LAUNDRY OR TOTE BAGS
 Use for: Out-of-season clothing, stuffed animals, bedding and blankets
 Style tip: If you find a design you like at a good price, buy half a dozen or so to keep the look coordinated.


 BASKETS AND BUCKETS
 Use for: Anything you frequently carry from one room to another
 Style tip: Install hooks and hang these containers along a wall.