Organize with What You Have

Organize with What You Have
Shop your house for top-notch organizing supplies that will help you cut clutter for free.

Baking Sheets

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.

Shoe Organizer

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.

Muffin Tins

Compartmentalized muffin tins are perfect for holding small items such as paper clips, thumbtacks, and stamps.

Guess what this entryway organizer started as? A bookcase! This amazing solution fits in even the smallest of entryway spaces and provides phenomenal storage. Watch and learn how you can recreate the storage system at home.


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.

Candy Tins

Repurpose small candy tins to organize rings and earrings. Place labels on the lids and organize items by type.

Plastic Containers

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.

Binder Clips

Keep sets of fabric napkins together with binder clips, which can be found in a variety of sizes to suit your napkin collection.

Dish-Drying Rack

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.

Utensil Trays

The compartments in utensil trays are perfect for organizing jewelry, and they can be tucked into a dresser or vanity drawer.

Laundry Hamper

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.

Muffin Cups

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.

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