Organize with What You Have
Corral bigger office necessities or crafting supplies inside shallow baking sheets. Designate one tray per task or type of item.
Baking Trays, Take 2
Baking sheets are also ideal for entryways. Place wet and muddy shoes on the sheets to reduce puddles on the floor.
Repurpose a pocketed shoe organizer for leggings and tights, which can be tough to keep folded. Simply roll them up and tuck into the organizer's pockets.
Compartmentalized muffin tins are perfect for holding small items such as paper clips, thumbtacks, and stamps.
A bookcase becomes a fit-any-size-space entryway organizer with a few small tweaks. Watch and see how it's done.
Tissue Box Holders
Plastic shopping bags can pile up. Stuff yours into a tissue box holder and they'll be close at hand and contained. This also works for zip-top storage bags.
Repurpose small candy tins to organize rings and earrings. Place labels on the lids and organize items by type.
Kids have plenty of small toys -- keeping all the pieces and parts together is easy when you use plastic food containers. Add labels so kids know what goes where.
Keep sets of fabric napkins together with binder clips, which can be found in a variety of sizes to suit your napkin collection.
Set up a portable office with a dish-drying rack. The slats for dishes will keep files upright, and the utensil holder is perfect for pens, notebooks, and other office supplies.
The compartments in utensil trays are perfect for organizing jewelry, and they can be tucked into a dresser or vanity drawer.
Employ a plastic laundry basket to corral bulky sports gear. Plastic baskets work well because they are easy to clean with a hose.
Store magazines or newspapers on a hanger. Look for pants hangers with multiple bars to hold several periodicals.
Keep toys or game controls organized inside a large bowl. Bonus points if the bowl has handles and coordinates with your decor.
Streamline a messy vanity drawer with plastic muffin or dessert cups. They're the perfect size for small toiletries, lip gloss, nail polish, and hair accessories.