Need ways to organize your home without spending a lot of money? Read below to find tips for organizing your home while still saving money!
Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to find something you are looking for because nothing is in order. It can also be quite overwhelming to take a look around your home and see things in a disorganized, chaotic mess. When that overwhelming feeling hits, that usually means its time to get rid of the clutter and get things organized.
Although, the thought of organizing might bring on a whole new slew of emotions when you realize that in order to organize you need organization tools like storage bins, containers, and shelving and those things cost money. If you are on a tight budget, or if you just don’t want to spend a ton of money to get organized, the good news is there are ways to save money on home organization.
Ways To Organize Your Home Inexpensively:
The first thing you should to do get organized is go through all the items in your home and separate the items you rarely ever use, don’t ever use, or just do not need from the items you use regularly. This part will not cost you a dime, but it will take some time to accomplish.
Once you have separated everything, it is time to donate or sell some of that unwanted stuff to make a little cash. To do this you can post ads on Craigslist, have a yard sale, or check Facebook for a Buy, Sell, Trade group for your local area and post the items for sale on those sites. Once you have sold all the unwanted stuff, you can take the money you made and use it to start purchasing organizational items.
Start visiting thrift stores and yard sales. Quite often you can find shelves, storage bins, containers and other useful organizational items for next to nothing at these places. Check the clearance sales at your local stores, especially after holidays when the holiday-themed stuff gets marked way down. If you do not care about the colors of the storage bins you use, these holiday-colored ones will work just fine. I love finding home organization items at our local Dollar Store. You can find some really great items for cheap!
You can also repurpose things from around your house such as sauce jars, baby food jars, butter and sour cream containers. These types of things work great for storing small items like screws, buttons, paper clips, and cotton balls. You can use silverware drawer organizers for keeping pens, pencils, and markers organized in your desk drawer. Get creative!
If you check the free section on Craigslist, you may also even be able to find organizational items on there as well. You can ask friends and family if they have any kind of storage bins or shelves that they do not use or need and would like to get rid of for free or very cheap.
You can then use all the items you have gotten to start organizing your home. You will be surprised at how easy it can be to get organized. When you are finished you will have a completely organized house that did not cost a lot of money because you were able to use the money you earned from selling your items. You will not feel the frustration anymore when you are trying to find something because you will now know exactly where it is located. You will not feel overwhelmed anymore because everything is now in order, and best of all, you have just saved a ton of money on home organization.
Do you have money saving tips on ways to organize your home, please share in the comments below.