I'd like to share something that I use in my home or when helping friends that want to be more organized without spending too much money. I go to the Kitchen! Yes, the pantry :) I have found that using clear zip-lock bags, jars, or cute tins are a very easy, cute, and cheap solution to help you get organized immediately. There is no need to wait until you have the time to go to the store. You can just start right now. Then when you do have the time or money to go buy the cute boxes and containers that you really want it will be a very quick switch.
I love zip-lock bags because they are sturdy and easy to group. And we almost all have them in our homes. I'll put things like extra electrical cords, for example past cell phone chargers, in one bag. Maybe thumb tacks in another small bag, and clips in another bag. If they all go in the same area, I'll put all of those in a larger zip-lock bag. The other reason zip-lock bags are great is the variety of size. They can accommodate almost anything. And you can group things easily. Then when things get chaotic again... I know its hard to keep things perfect all the time... that item you are looking for is easy to find. There is no need to open up all the bags or boxes to find it! When I am helping out a friend, this is a very fast way to organize, and I don't need to explain too much since its all visible right there.
I love jars. Mason jars have been popular for a while, but I just love them, they bring a lot of character into any space. Personally they remind me of my grandma canning, and being on their ranch in east Washington (state). So there is the added benefit of a fond memory. But with jars or tins, its easy to separate things and still have it look cute. For example I will put pencils and pens in a jar so that I can leave it out. If its in the bathroom, I will organize my jewelry in a shallow dish/tin/jar. Really anything that would work better for me in a container. For example I found a square tupperware container that fits perfectly in my top drawer. I use q-tips a lot, so I put my q-tips in there, now its always easy, and I love it.
Hope these clear solutions bring some ease into your home <3
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