Cheap DIY Organization Ideas for Small Spaces

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Last Updated on November 14, 2020 by Ellen Christian

Are you looking for cheap DIY organization ideas? Check out these storage ideas for small homes and spaces and get organized today.

If you’re looking for cheap storage ideas, you may want to learn how to organize a laundry room. That’s one of the first areas of my home that I worked on and it made a huge difference.

Or, if you’re new to organizing, you might want to start by decluttering. That’s the first step to having a more organized home.

Are you looking for cheap DIY organization ideas? Check out these storage ideas for small homes and spaces and get organized today.

Cheap DIY Organization Ideas

I love watching those organizing shows where people re-do their entire home with new shelving and decor. The final result is gorgeous and perfectly organized. But, for most people that really isn’t an option. 

I need to be able to repurpose things I find around the house. And, I need to stay within a budget. Thankfully, these DIY organization ideas are relatively inexpensive. 

And, you can always add in a few new baskets or bins if you can afford it.

a cupboard neatly organized with labeled jars

How can I organize my house cheaply?

The first step to organizing is decluttering. Making your home look neat will be much more difficult if you don’t pare down your possessions first. I used the Marie Kondo method before I began organizing.

Once you’ve gotten rid of the things that you no longer need, you’ll find that you have a lot less left to organize. This means you will need fewer baskets, bins, shelves, and organizers which will save you quite a bit of money. 

After that, look for things that you already have at home rather than purchasing things at the store. Wicker baskets, wire bins, and even shoeboxes all work when you’re looking for cheap DIY organization ideas. 

baskets and bins piled on top of each other on a shelf

Where can I find cheap organizers?

If you don’t want to make your own, the next place to find inexpensive bins and baskets is at the dollar store. You can also look at your local thrift stores and at yard sales.

I try to avoid buying new things when I can because it’s better for the environment. But, if you truly need something you just can’t find, that’s where you’ll find cheap organization bins and baskets.

You can also search on Pinterest for Dollar Tree organization ideas. If you’re crafty, you can re-do or upgrade a container to make it look upscale. This is one of my favorite cheap DIY organization hacks. 

towels rolled neatly in a basket

Here are a few more unusual organization bin ideas you can try.

  • Berry baskets
  • Mason jars
  • Metal tins from cookies or mints
  • Milk crates
  • Cans covered with scrapbook paper
  • Ice cube trays
  • Over the door hangers
  • Shoe boxes covered with contact paper

Are you looking for cheap DIY organization ideas? Check out these storage ideas for small homes and spaces and get organized today.

Out of sight organizing options

Nothing makes your house look cluttered more than having everything stacked out in the open. I love under the bed storage options for exactly this reason. All you need to do is slide it out of sight.

But, if that’s not an option for you, you can easily transform a closet into extra storage space. Or, you can put baskets under your coffee table or in the entertainment center. 

If you don’t have either of these options, a small metal shelf in a back hallway or spare room can easily be used to hold baskets and bins. Add a few potted plants to give it pops of color.

wonder hanger holding clothes in a closet

Finding more space in closets

One of the most common places people need help with organizing is their bedroom closet. If you have gone through and decluttered already, you have a few options for cheap DIY organization ideas.

Wonder Hanger is a collapsible hanger that allows you to hang more items in your closet without running out of space. These work wonderfully if you have lots of shirts and pants you need to store.

You can also add closet space to a small bedroom that doesn’t have its own closet. There are DIY and professional options.

Are you looking for cheap DIY organization ideas? Check out these storage ideas for small homes and spaces and get organized today.

Cheap DIY organization ideas you can make

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