Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Re-purposed Storage Solutions {Spring Cleaning & Organization}

I hate cleaning. But I love to organize. Confusing? Cleaning consists of dusting, vacuuming, scrubbing, ew. But organizing is tidy, pretty and does a good job of hiding the mess in a fun way. The golden rule in this house is, "a place for everything and everything in its place." So, I may not have the cleanest house but it sure is an organized home.

One of my favorite ways to organize is by re-purposing items; turning already used items that didn't necessarily start life out as the way I intended it for, and making it fit my needs. Affiliate links used. A small compensation may be received if you make a purchase using one of my links. Thank you for supporting my blog!

Photo boxes//
Re-purposed Storage Solutions: photo box to DVD holder
These photo boxes are great for storing our DVD collection. They hold approximately 14-16 DVDs and keep the mess contained. Speaking of re-purposing, this bookcase actually holds all our photo box DVD collection! (this shows only half of our unit.)

Glass Candle jars//
Re-purposed Storage Solutions: candle holder to storage jar
Just by rinsing out the nub of wax at the bottom of the jar (I used this tutorial, the step-by-step with pictures was so helpful!) you have a perfect sized container that looks great holding a variety of items. I use mine to house cotton balls but hair ties/bobby pins, q tips, etc. would fit perfectly.

Wine Rack//
Re-purposed Storage Solutions: wine rack to shoe holder
This square wooden wine rack is the perfect size for my daughters shoes. I love the unexpected design element it brings and it just looks great! This is my grandparents so I have no idea when or where they got it from so I linked a similar item and "feel."

Hanging Shoe Organizer//
Re-purposed Storage Solutions: hanging shoe rack to toy holder
And what really is made to house shoes can be used to hold all the things. This one hangs in my daughters' closet and corrals dolls, seasonal scarves and hats and other assorted toys. And sometimes the odd shoe ;)

And there you have it; my re-purposed storage solutions for fun and easy, spring organization! Check out these other amazing bloggers for more cleaning and organizing inspiration!


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28 comments:

  1. I love the picture box DVD storage idea! That is great! I'm going to look into those. I also know that Joann's & Michael's sometimes have sales on them, too!

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  2. I always see great ways to use the shoe hangers. I really need to get one!

    Becky
    www.bybmgblog.com

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  3. Love these ideas, I us a show organizer for art supplies and it works like a charm!

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  4. Love these ideas, I us a show organizer for art supplies and it works like a charm!

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  5. Such great re-purposing ideas you have here! A wine rack for shoes? I never would have thought! Great post, friend!

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  6. Love this!! We use those shoe racks and wine racks for so many things! Great idea to use old candle jars!

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  7. Great ideas! Shoe organizers are my favorite for so many things!

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  8. Great post! I've used old candle jars for cotton balls and Q-tips before - they're perfect to hold little things like that. Love the idea of using a shoe organizer for dolls!

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  9. So many cute ideas! We use hanging shoe organizers for so many things...including one in the back of our car!

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    1. I think use in a car is absolutely genius!!!

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  10. Love the candle repurpose tip. I've used mine the same way, and also to display seashells that I've collected as decoration. Great ideas!

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  11. I love re-purposing, the shoe rack is a great idea, especially!!

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  12. OH love the DVD storage idea...we're getting to the point where we are going to need another solution!

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    1. P.S. That candle removing trick, so going to try that! I think a trip to Bath and Body Works is in order!

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  13. Ooh I love the wooden wine rack to hold the shoes!

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  14. That hanging shoe organizer would be great in the back seat of my car! Once my daughter is forward facing I will have to do that!

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  15. The DVD storage may have just changed my life! ;) Okay maybe just my frustration when Emmy constantly pulls every dang DVD out of the cabinet. I need to get some of those boxes. Micheals with a coupon here I come.

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  16. I totally agree...I'm all about organizing, but cleaning--not so much! I posted about the hanging shoe storage too...genius!

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  17. We do the Barbies in the shoe storage and love it!!!

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  18. Such creative ideas. I should really do this with Marissa's barbies. She would LOVE it!

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  19. I have so many B&BW empty candle containers all filled with little things! I used the freezing technique and that worked really well too :)
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  20. Great ideas! I particularly love the shoe holder for the dolls!

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    1. A few people have suggested using the shoe organizer in the car too! Genius!

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  21. We love repurposing and I'm totally with you...My house might not be the cleanest (as in baseboards and such) but oh man is it organized!!

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  22. Love the idea of hiding messes in boxes so they look cleaner!

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  23. Genius with that shoe rack on the back of the door for storage!!! I totally need to do that. I could easily fill it with cars and trucks and planes and monster trucks and anything else with wheels LOL. And then some!
    Also, the first sentence of your post is SO TRUE. I love to organize but I hate to clean too! I like to think of my house as an organized mess :)

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  24. I am with you, there! I love organizing and finding neat storage ideas…but the cleaning I could do without. I need a maid! Haha. The photo boxes for DVD storage is a genius idea! I think we have a shoe organizer on the back of every door in our house. They are so handy for much more than shoes. Great tips, friend!!

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