Living a minimalistic lifestyle means purchasing fewer things and having less clutter. While organizing is a key part, we oftentimes have to buy things to help us organize. It’s a tad redundant if you think about it!
It’s important to note, tidying your home doesn’t have to cost much and you can do it with things you already have. Save the earth while keeping up with your minimalist lifestyle with these 16 expensive looking (and eco-friendly) DIY recycled organizing ideas that cost absolutely nothing.
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Tin Can Organizer
Courtesy Mountain Modern Life
Need a desk organizer for cheap? Make one yourself with a few tin cans!
Tin Can Desk Organizer
Courtesy Yesterday on Tuesday
Tin cans can also be wrapped with decorative paper to fit any taste.
Courtesy Cathie Filian
Here’s another take on recycled organizers. Keep your makeup brushes upright and in tip top shape with this easy toilet paper DIY.
Upcycled Desk Organizer
Courtesy The Crazy Craft Lady
This desk organizer is so pretty, you’ll definitely want to make a couple for the home.
Cereal Box Paper Organizer
Courtesy Kix Cereal
Organize all your documents with the help of a few cereal boxes.
Cereal Box Magazine Holder
Cereal boxes have never been so gorgeous. Recreate the look with marbled paper.
Tea Container Magnets
Courtesy Martha Stewart
You’re never going to throw tea containers out again. These organizers are so cute and highly functional. If you don’t have adhesive magnets lying around, you can pick some up here!
Diaper Box Upcycled Storage and Organizer
Courtesy Thrifty and Chic
Turn a drab diaper box into something surprisingly chic. An old sweater is all you need for this transformation. Pick one up at a local thrift store if you don’t already have one at home.
Cardboard Box Basket Organizer
Courtesy Elizabeth Joan Designs
I think we can all agree this amazing DIY has made this cardboard box undergo a total 180. Make this DIY to hold everything from toilet paper to cleaning supplies!
Popsicle Stick Nail Polish Organizer
Courtesy Nikki DIY
Organize all your favorite nail polishes with this DIY popsicle stick tutorial. It’s super easy and looks amazing.
Plastic Bottle Rope Basket
Courtesy coz its cozy
Who knew plastic bottles could look so rich? Instead of throwing out your plastic bottles, add twine to transform them into an adorable basket. Tassels and or pom poms add a charming touch.
Lotion Bottle Cell Phone Holder
Courtesy Make It & Love It
Loose charging cables are not only unsightly, they’re potentially dangerous. House your phone and cord in this handy holder made from a lotion bottle. I love that the Make It & Love It crew used fabric to decorate this super cute holder!
Flower Tray Jewelry Organizer
Courtesy Club Chica Circle
Organize your jewelry with this recycled flower tray. A wash and a coat of spray paint are all you need to transform rummage into chic.
Courtesy Gazeta do Povo
Cut up foam sheets and glue them together for this expensive-looking underwear drawer organizer.
Shoe Box Underwear Drawer Dividers
Courtesy Real Simple
Here’s another way to organize your underwear drawer. Cut up shoe boxes and add wrapping paper or washi tape to decorate.
Shoe Box Ribbon Organizer
Courtesy Honestly WTF
Craft time can be frustrating when all your lovely supplies are tangled and mismatched. Organize those tricky ribbons all in one place with this handy ribbon storage box made from a shoe box!
As you can see, it doesn’t take much to organize your home. I hope these DIY projects inspire you to organize just about anything in your home with common household items!
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