Cost-Effective Items You Need To Organize Your Home
Do you want to organize your home, but don’t know where to start? This is a list of the most cost-effective items that you need to get started. To maximize the value of your time, check out these items, which offer the best cost. Organizing doesn’t have to be expensive, and there are many items you can find in stores that can help. We’ve rounded up the most effective tools and supplies you need to get organized.
In case you’re in a hurry…
This post was first published on June 29, 2016.
Top 10 Organizing Supplies
The best way to organize clutter is to get rid of the clutter right? I agree that it doesn’t make sense to spend money buying more stuff in order to get organized, but there are certain organizing items that can help create a functional, simplified home.
1. Wall Hook/Coat Rack System
I’m not kidding when I say that I have wall hooks ALL OVER our house. We have one by the garage door, on the back of the entryway closet door, on the back of the bathroom door, hanging in both kid’s bedrooms and in the guest room – seriously, these can go anywhere in your home!
One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone leaves their jacket on the back of a chair or they throw it on furniture, ugh – it just drives me nuts! By placing these hooks right by the door, everyone has a place to hang their jacket and I keep my sanity 😉
Here’s how you can use wall hooks to organize your home:
- Hang handbags, backpacks, coats, dog leash/items, and keys by the entryway door
- Use in the bathroom to hang towels, robes, and other wet items
- Use in your guest room for guests to hang their jacket, purse, clothes
- They are great for the back of bedroom closet doors to hang jewelry, neckties, belts, scarves or your favorite hoodie 🙂
- Hang in your kid’s bedroom for clothes and other “kid stuff” to get things off the floor
If you want to create some organization in your home and reduce clutter, you NEED a few of these wall hooks in your life. Thank me later 🙂
Shop our favorite deals on Wall Hooks:
- Black Coat Rack Hooks
- Wall Coat Hooks
- Rustic Hooks
- Accordion Coat Rack
- Metal Hooks
- Dollar Tree Decorative Metal Hooks
- Dollar Tree Over-the-Door Metal Hooks
- Over the Door Hooks
- Dollar Tree Metal Wall Hooks
2. Baskets, Buckets, and Crates
We have baskets, buckets, or crates in every room and closet in our home! We own a variety of plastic baskets, woven baskets, fabric baskets, plastic buckets, galvanized buckets, and wooden crates. I use plastic baskets from the Dollar Tree or Ikea in my craft room, our basement storage, in our kid’s closet for seasonal clothes, and in our mudroom for small seasonal items (like winter gloves, summer hats, etc).
Here’s how you can use baskets, buckets, and crates to organize your home:
- Woven, metal, or fabric baskets in different sizes are great for storing many items including toys, linens, clothing, shoes, kitchen goods, art supplies, etc
- Plastic or galvanized buckets are great for garage organization, outside toys, or small sports items
- Wooden crates are great for pantry food storage, books, linens (I use one in my craft room for paper storage!)
You can easily paint or decorate baskets, buckets, and crates to match your home decor or create matching baskets and beautify your home organization.
Shop our favorite deals on Baskets, Buckets, and Crates:
- Woven Baskets
- Fabric Baskets
- Wooden Crates
- Dollar Tree Plastic Bins
- Dollar Tree Small Wooden Crates
- Dollar Tree Fabric Bins
3. Dry Erase Wall Calendar
I have 2 of these calendars in our command center in our kitchen next to the garage entryway. Electronic calendars are great if everyone has access to a shared family calendar and checks it daily, but that is not always the case. Having a calendar that everyone can see on a regular basis will keep your entire household organized.
Here’s how you can use a dry erase wall calendar to organize your home:
- Use a dry erase calendar to plan out your month to track household activities
- Write important events, updates, and reminders on the calendar
- This DIY version is magnetic with a corkboard so you can attach a to-do list, store receipts, or other important loose paper items
Shop our favorite deals on Dry Erase Boards:
- Magnetic Dry Erase Calendar
- Dry Erase Board
- Dollar Tree Large Dry Erase Calendar
- Dollar Tree Large Dry Erase To-Do List
- Dollar Tree Small Dry Erase Board
- Dollar Tree Dry Erase Markers
- Dollar Tree Dry Erase Large Eraser
4. Drawer Organizers and Drawer Dividers
Drawer organizers and dividers are life-changing! Stop wasting time searching in a drawer for a lost item and organize your drawers for good!
Here’s how you can use a drawer organizer or dividers to organize your home:
- Use in the kitchen – a utensil organizer, junk drawer organizer
- Use dividers in your dresser drawers to organize ties, socks, scarves, and undergarments
- They are great in a desk drawer to organize small desk supplies or crafts items
Shop our favorite deals on Drawer Organizers and Drawer Dividers:
- Drawer Organizer Set
- Drawer Dividers
- Clothing Drawer Organizers
- Dollar Tree Drawer Organizers
- Dollar Tree Plastic Drawer Organizers
- Dollar Tree Utensil Tray Organizer
5. Sports Equipment Organizer
You may or may not have a ton of sports equipment in your home but many households have outdoor sports items like basketballs, soccer balls, baseball items, bike helmets, and a sports equipment organizer a great way to keep everything organized.
Here’s how you can use sports equipment organizers to organize your home:
- Organize golf supplies – my hubby has 2 sets of clubs so this come in handy so the bag doesn’t fall all over the place
- Organize sports balls in one location
- Organize all outdoor equipment in one location
Shop our favorite deals on Sports Equipment Organizers:
- Golf and Sports Equipment Organizer
- Sports Equipment Bench Organizer
- Wall Rack Sports Equipment Organizer
- Mobile Sports Equipment Storage
6. Clear Storage Containers
Only ever buy CLEAR storage containers from this point on. You will reduce the time spent looking in your storage bins for items since they are see-through. They tend to be more expensive than the non-clear bins but trust me, your time is with the few extra dollars.
Here’s how you can use clear storage bins to organize your home:
- Use large clear containers for seasonal storage
- Use clear containers for under the bed seasonal clothing storage
- Use clear space bags for seasonal clothes, kids clothes in rotation, or shoes
- Use small clear bins for toy storage
- Use clear BPA-Free bins in the refrigerator for storage
Shop our favorite deals on Clear Storage Containers:
- Large Clear Storage Bins for Seasonal Storage
- Under the Bed Clear Storage Bin
- Clear Plastic Refrigerator Storage Bins
- Dollar Tree Large Vacuum Space Bags
- Dollar Tree Jumbo Clear Storage Bag
- Dollar Tree Clear Storage Bin with Lids
- Dollar Tree Clear Plastic Fridge Bins
7. Double Duty Furniture
If you have a small home or are limited to storage options, it’s always best to invest in multi-purpose furniture.
Here’s how you can use multi-purpose furniture to organize your home:
- A bed with an extra bed or drawers underneath
- An ottoman or footstool with a storage compartment inside
- A Floor Lamp with Shelves
- A step stool with hidden compartments
- An entryway bench with storage for shoes
Shop our favorite deals on Double Duty Furniture:
- Bed with Drawers
- Woven Storage Ottoman
- Fabric Storage Ottoman
- Floor Lamp with Shelves
- Step Stool with Hidden Storage
- Bench with Storage
Labels complete an organized space. I can’t imagine a world without labels, can you? There are many different ways to label items in your home and many different types of labels.
Here’s how you can use labels to organize your home:
- Chalkboard labels are great for items that change frequently or if you just like the look or chalk labels, be sure to use a chalk marker on the label so whatever you write doesn’t rub off easily
- Dry Erase labels are great for items that change frequently. I use these for seasonal storage bins (I have a bin that I use for Spring and Fall decor but I change the label depending on which decorations I’m currently using)
- A label maker is great for small and quick projects like a paper file system
- Printable labels are available online, or try ours for free here 🙂
- DIY labels – have fun making your own labels using basic supplies (paper, pen, and tape)
Shop our favorite deals on Labels:
- Chalkboard Tape
- Dry Erase Tape
- Label Maker
- Printable Labels
- Dollar Tree Galvanized Tags
- Dollar Tree Paper Stickers
9. Paper Shredder and Recycling Bins
Stop the paper madness now by investing in a good shredder and recycling bins. A good rule of thumb is to store your shredder and recycling bin near the door as the paper comes into your home. This way you can shred and toss what you don’t need as you walk into your home.
- Shredder – I’ve had one for years and it eliminates confidential paperwork and old credit cards easily!
- Recycling Bins – organize recyclable items
Shop our favorite deals on Paper Shredder and Recycling Bins:
10. Organizing Books
You NEED this book by Marie Kondo in your life! And I’m not referring to the hard copy of the book. Do yourself a favor and purchase the Kindle or Audible version so you don’t have another “item” to clear from your life. This is a book that WILL change your life!
I highly recommend it for even those that think they have their house and life together. You will see your materialistic items in a whole different way after reading this book and will be motivated to make changes to simplify your life immediately!
Shop our favorite deals on Home Organizing Books that we love:
- The Home Edit
- The Complete Book of Home Organization
- Organize Your Kitchen in 3 Days
- Your Home Made Simple in 30 Days
- The RealSimple Method to Organizing Every Room
Wrap up about 10 Items You Need To Organize Your Home
Save money and time on your next home project by using these most cost-effective items you need to organize your home. Give yourself more time by organizing the home at the start of each month. Here are the most important items to help you get started. If you do not want to hire a professional organizer or spend much money, try these items to find out which ones work best.
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