It seems like every household has its own secret stash of never-ending plastic bags. They are good for picking up after your dog, lining garbage cans, and a million other things, but are usually an unsightly mess in and of themselves.
You can up-cycle an empty tissue box by putting plastic bags inside and turning it into a bag holder. You put the bags in with the loops sticking up and fold the end of each new bag into the loops. That way, each time you take out a bag, another one will already be waiting for you!
Use Your Ceiling Space
Did you know you can unlock a whole new level of storage in your garage by using your ceiling? All you need to do is install shelving from the ceiling.
Many hardware stores will have ready-made systems. Otherwise, you can look for tutorials online if you're up for a challenge.
Drawer Space Divider
It's time we have the talk. The talk about empty takeout containers. It's nice you're trying to go green and reuse those plastic containers, but letting them pile up in the kitchen drawer you never open does not constitute reusing.
The chaotic mess in that drawer can be contained (get it? contained? containers? ugh, never mind) using a nice tension rod and a little effort. Separate the containers by color/size/material/political opinion, or however else you see fit.
Spice Up Your Shelves
Spice racks are pretty cheap but that doesn't mean they can't be used for items other than spices. Like your cookbooks for example!
Spice racks have a guard rail that can store items like food, tools, stationery, and books. Place your spice racks in different locations for different needs, be it your pantry or your kitchen. You can even install one in your bathroom for the magazines you flip through there.
Repurpose Cereal Boxes
Instead of throwing away your old cereal boxes, you can easily repurpose them into storage boxes for papers or documents. You could also make your own organizers and place them in your drawers.
Simply cut them out and place them as you like to create dividers in any drawer. For bonus points, you can also wrap them in washi tape to reinforce and decorate them as you like.