There are certainly plenty of organizers available in stores, each of which has been designed as a solution for a specific organizational challenge. However, in some cases you might find that the perfect organizer for the job is actually something that was designed for something else. By using organizers in a creative fashion, you will find that it can actually be quite easy to devise economical and efficient organizational systems. If you already have a supply of unused organizers around your home, try putting them to use for other purposes. Here are a few creative ways you can use your organizers in different ways.
Storing Craft Supplies in Food Organizers
In many cases, small plastic containers designed for food storage are the perfect solution for storing small craft supplies. The same plastic food containers that stack so neatly in the refrigerator with their handy snap-on lids will work equally well in the hobby room for storing sequins, beads, pencils, and many other crafting supplies. Because these containers are often stackable and made from a clear material, you’ll find it easy to store your crafting supplies in a highly visible and accessible manner. You can also use wall spice racks to organize your small beads, glitter and other small supplies, since they will fit conveniently into the small jars or bottles. Food storage containers are also quite useful in the garage or basement workshop, using them to hold small hardware supplies such as screws, nails, bolts and nuts.
Repurposing Paper Organizers
If you have a plastic drawer set originally designed to hold 8 1/2 x 11 inch printer paper, you’ll actually be able to use it for many other purposes. In the craft room, these drawer sets are perfect for storing decals, scrapbook paper, rubber stamps, pencils and other art supplies. They can be placed very efficiently and compactly on a shelf, countertop or desk area because they are generally stackable. These drawer sets also work great in the home office, allowing you to store small office supplies such as tape, pencils, staplers and notebooks neatly and conveniently and they can be used to organize paperwork in your office, or to keep children’s school projects organized. You could even assign a separate drawer set to each child or devote a separate set to each individual project you are working on. This can work especially well when your home office is shared by multiple family members.
Using Drawer Organizers Creatively
Those inexpensive plastic compartments and trays designed to organize drawers can also be used for other purposes. Try placing one of these trays on your desk to keep pencils, tape, erasers and other frequently used items close at hand and organized. In the hobby room they can be used to hold scissors, craft paint bottles and rubber stamps. Use these organizers in the workroom to organize small hardware pieces and tools. Try using one of these organizers on your bedroom dresser to hold lotions, nail polish and perfumes. They also work well in the bathroom for organizing personal care and toiletry products on the vanity counter. Each family member could use their own compartment, keeping personal care products organized, neat and easily accessible.
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