Is your closet getting out of control? You don’t need to spend a ton of money on storage systems. Here are seven household items that will help you corral the clutter.
Item: Pool Noodles
Use them to: Keep your boots upright.
How: Simply cut the noodles to size and slide them into boots.
Why: Boots will stand in a neat row and not fold over into a messy heap on the floor. This will make your closet neater and extend the life of boots by preventing them from cracking.
Item: Toilet Paper Tubes
Use them to: House your pantyhose and tights.
How: Slide hosiery into the tubes and label the tubes with markers so you’ll know the contents at a glance.
Why: The tubes will keep your hose separate and snag-free. (See more clever uses for toilet paper tubes on the Whole Living website.)
Item: Wooden Clothespins
Use them to: Hang jewelry, belts, scarves, and more.
How: Learn how to make an accessories holder using the clothespins on the Power Tools and High Heels blog.
Why: Hanging necklaces and other long items on the wall keeps them from getting tangled and allows you to quickly find and grab the one you want.
Item: Magazine files
Use them to: Stash socks, gloves, and other small items. You can also use magazine files to corral hair tools in the bathroom.
How: Line the magazine files up on a shelf, or attach them to cabinet doors using screws or Velcro strips. Find out how on the Home Sweet Home blog.
Why: It’s a great way to keep small items from getting lost at the bottom of a drawer or storage bin.
Use it to: Store throws, scarves, and more.
How: Lean the ladder against a wall and hang items from the rungs
Why: It allows you quickly find what you are looking for. Plus, it looks pretty!
Item: Ice Cube Tray
Use it to: Organize stud earrings, rings, buttons, and other tiny items.
How: Simply separate the items into each cube.
Why: You just may never lose an earring again!
Item: Metal bookends
Use it to: Separate handbags.
How: Line the bookends up on a closet shelf and slide purses in between them.
Why: You can organize purses by color, size, etc. so you can easily find the one you want. This photo is from my own closet!
Thursday 27th of February 2020
Love the wooden clothespin idea... that can turn out to be a really nice wall decor! Will need to be careful of what you hang if there’s young kids at home though.
Saturday 1st of March 2014
Great now I see them. Thanks for the great ideas.
Monday 17th of February 2014
wish i could see the pictures.. :/