We all say we’re going to get organized at some point, but how many of us actually act on it? Organization can help us better plan out our days, but we don’t always have the money to buy boxes and storage systems. I recently found a few nifty DIY storage ideas that are relatively easy and extremely inexpensive. Take steps to get organized and de-clutter your house with the below DIY storage solutions from Better Homes and Gardens:
Using an old toolbox, or any box of your choosing, you can easily create a custom DIY storage solution for all of your electronics. Place a power strip in the box then cut a board to lay over top of the power strip. Drill holes accordingly for cords and plugs. You can paint or distress your box as needed. Check out the full tutorial here.
DIY Storage Pots
Brighten up any room with by reusing terracotta pots for storage. You can easily storage bathroom supplies such as q-tips and cotton balls, or kitchen supplies like cooking utensils or teabags. A fresh coat of paint to match your décor is all you need to transform old flower pots. You can also get more creative and use stencils to add a more polished look to your containers.
Bookshelf Storage Table
If you need more storage, but don’t have a lot of space, try swapping out your table for this DIY storage table. Use an old counter top (or take your table apart and use the top) and attach to bookcases with L-brackets. Use taller bookcases to create a pub sized table with added storage. This is a great way to create a unique and fun table while adding much needed storage.
Bathroom Storage Bins
Unless you live alone, everyone can relate to the difficulties involved in sharing a bathroom. Get more organized with DIY storage bins that allow each person in your household to easily store heavily used items. Mount shelves on your bathroom wall and use buckets, containers, or baskets to place on them. Use a label maker, stencils, or craft letters to create a name tag for each person. This will help everyone store their washcloths, razors, soaps, and other shower necessities without adding chaos to the room.
DIY Ladder Storage Rungs
Painting an old ladder and using it as a storage center in your home is not only handy; it creates a great rustic and vintage addition to any room. Get the most out of ladder storage by attaching wooden slats or antique vent grates to each rung. You can stack books, plants, candles, and other items on each homemade shelf. Hang towels and other fabric from rungs without shelves, as needed!