Cheap DIY Hacks to Save Time and Space

Here are some easy and inexpensive ways to get organized
We’ve collected some really easy and inexpensive ways your can get organized in your house with items you could buy at a dollar store! We put together a fun list of organizational ideas using items you can easily get from a dollar store that with some minimal DIY effort will help get anyone organized. Get your clean on!

1. Accordion Hooks to Hang Jewelry

I’ve had a jewelry box for years but in the last few years Ive collected costume jewelry, I’ve had no where to store it with out it getting tangled up into a HUGE mess of necklace. Then I would never wear it often because it wasn’t easy to see or coordinate with my outfits. As I looked & looked I found some jewelry displays online that I liked and would work BUT they were pretty spendy. I didn’t want to pay $75 to display my jewelry. I’d rather spend $75 ON jewelry. Then I found these accordion hooks at the Dollar Tree.

Head to Adorable Antics for more details on how to make your own accordion hook jewelry holder!

2. Ponytail Holder

I had a hard time keeping my girls’ ponytail holders together for a long time. I’m not sure if I thought of this, or saw it floating around the interwebs, but now I keep them all on a carabiner. They all stay together, and you can easily get off the ones you need. Plus, they are easy to grab and go in case you are running out of the house late and have to do your girls’ hair at your son’s football game.

Head to Hi! It’s Jilly for more details and other great ideas!

3. Use Small Storage Holders

When you only have one cabinet, make the most of it. You can also DIY these holders with small office supply organizers and mounting tape. Use small storage solutions like StickOnPods ($10.99) to make it easier to find your stuff in the bathroom!

4. Storing Art Supplies

 I needed storage for all those markers and pens that could be put up and out of the way and look good in a play room where I would prefer he drew.

For the set up I purchased the Ikea Asker rail and matching hooks, which I also used in creating my command centre.  From the local two dollar store, I picked up a few brightly coloured buckets to hang of the hooks.

In a few quick minutes I had attached the rail to the wall above my other Ikea purchases, Trofast storage units and the pens and pencils were safely about of reach of sneaky little hands. Head to There Was a Crooked House for more details and other great ideas!

5. Use Shoe Boxes as DIY Dividers

Why pop for manufactured drawer dividers? You can make a completely customizable set with just scissors and shoe boxes. Simply cut the boxes in half by length or width, as needed for your space, then tuck into a drawer. Find more great tips like this one at Real Simple.

If you don’t want to cutup a shoes box though, you can find cheap dividers at a Dollar Store!

6. DIY Kids Fold-up Storage Desk

Talk about a kid’s room must-have! If your kiddo loves all things art, this neat idea for a fold-down desk included on Ana White is sure to be a hit. When closed, the desk features a DIY chalkboard, and when open this little artist nook offers art supply cubbies and a ream of fresh butcher paper. See the tutorial for tips on making your own! Head to Ana White for all the details!

7. Bookshelf from Gutters

Her View From Home shares this fantastic DIY inspiration for creating a bookshelf wall out of rain gutters! Durable, cheap and a snap to install, this gutter bookshelf is a perfect solution for young bookworms and adds a clean and stylish touch to the space. Mom Michelle’s toddler even got in on the building action! Talk about an easy, hip DIY project.

8. Stool DIY Wrapping Paper Organizer

Who knew that a common kitchen stool could transform into such a cute storage solution? That is exactly the case with this cool DIY wrapping paper organizer featured on 2 Little Hooligans. It is cheap, practical, and oh so cute! I came up with my own design inspired by their wrapping paper bin. My wrapping paper organizer fits my needs perfectly and hope it will fit your wrapping needs as well or at least inspire you to make one that will fit your needs. So enough explaining about this wrapping paper organizer, lets make one!