Stop! Don’t throw out your cereal boxes… or tissue boxes… or soup cans…
And, heaven forbid, do not throw out those toilet paper rolls…
I think it’s fair to say that most of us like an organized space; am I right? I’m not saying we all have organized spaces, but we sure do like them a lot. One of the hindrances to organizing is cost. Sure, we all want a pantry filled with beautiful glass jars showing off our brown rice and oats, but seriously, who has $5,000 to spend on glass jars. Not this girl.
… or perhaps you saw this lint box made from a cereal box…
There are so many items we might consider tossing in the trash/recycle that can be used to get organized, so I asked some of my blogging friends for ideas on how they’ve organized their homes with items that most likely would have ended up in the trash.
Don’t Toss the Boxes
Think of how many boxes enter your home each year: shoe boxes, diaper boxes, cereal boxes, delivery boxes; the list goes on and on… Instead of tossing them in the recycle bin, why not try some of these ideas?
Cereal Box Drawer Dividers via i Heart Organizing
Twine and Fabric Wrapped Kleenex Storage Boxes via Sustain My Craft Habit
Food Containers? Keep ’em!
So, you just finished off all the nacho cheese dip and you’re about to throw out the jar… don’t. You can absolutely upcycle it with a little paper or twine. Check out these ideas!
Glass Jar Trinket Storage via Little House of Four
Tin Can Office Organization via Erin Spain
Fridge Command Center with Spice Containers via The Paper Mama
Ribbon Organization with Tic Tac Containers via Pretty Prudent
Coffee Creamer Pantry Organization via FrugElegance
Toilet Paper Rolls? Who Knew?
I know. The first thought I have when changing a roll of toilet paper is not: How can I reuse this? Maybe I need to change my thinking 🙂
Cord Organization with Toilet Paper Rolls via One Good Thing
Tissue Box and Toilet Paper Rolls Writing Utensil Holder via Domestically Blissful
Bags, and More Bags
Just like boxes, we bring home so many bags each year; whether from the grocery store, or gift bags accumulated during the holidays. I tend to reuse them for the purpose of lining my trash cans or re-gifting, but this idea is brilliant.
Shopping Bag Organizer (or you could use gift bags) via Le Zoe Musings
I don’t think I’ll ever look at trash in the same way again 🙂
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