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55 Amazing DIY Storage & Organizing Ideas Using Upcycled Junk!

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We have all spent so much time in our homes recenlty it is no wonder we’ve become obsesses with better ways to store and organize all our stuff!

But buying fancy bins & cabinets is expensive and there is no need!

This bumper list of DIY Storage & Organizing Ideas has been compiled with a few categories in mind. So whatever junk you have to reuse you’ll be sure to find some inspiration for getting tidy!

I got inspired to put this list together after I spent a good week organizing my own sewing room and home office as part of a major re-organization effort. I managed to do it without spending any money and I bet you can too!

Below you will find storage solutions under the following categories – scroll down to find the one you are after!

  • Upcycled Cereal Box Storage & Organizing Ideas
  • Organizing with Cardboard Boxes
  • Thrift Store & Salvaged Organizing Ideas
  • Upcycled Wood turned Storage
  • Upcycled Packaging as Storage
  • Upcycled Denim Jeans Storage Solutions
  • Decorating Plastic Storage Bins
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This bumper list of DIY Storage & Organizing Ideas are all low to no cost! Use upcycled and repurposed items to tidy up, save space and get organized!

Upcycled Cereal Box Storage & Organizing Ideas

Check out the many ways you can repurpose empty cereal boxes to get yourself organized!

Organizing with Cardboard Boxes

We all have too many cardboard boxes - repurpose and redecorate them to create a super personalised storage solution for your home.

Thrift Store & Salvaged Organizing Ideas

These next group of storage ideas are all about looking afresh at some of the items you might find in a thrift store or even in your own attic!

Could that piece of furniture or picture frame be used in a different way?

Upcycled Wood turned Storage

From pallets, to old doors and crates. There is so much you can do by upcycling unwanted wooden items and turning them into a quirky storage container.s and organizing solutions.

Upcycled Packaging as Storage

From plastic takeaway containers to tin cans and even trays designed to hold cookies - you can repurpose almost anything and decorate it to fit your space.

The trick is to look at the shape of the items in your recycling bin - not what they look like....you can change that!

Upcycled Denim Jeans Storage Solutions

You all know I love upcycling jeans - my current obsession is making quilts with them! But if you want to start a bit smaller then using your old jeans to tidy up your space is a great place to start.

Decorating Plastic Storage Bins

Stop before you throw out your ugly plastic storage bins!

You can rescue them from their fate by spending a little bit of time prettying them up!

You'll fall in love with them again just like I did with my plastic bins when I made over my sewing room!

I hope you’ve been inspired by these storage and organizing ideas to make some changes in your own space using the things you already have. You really don’t need to buy new to get tidy!

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Michelle Leslie

Thursday 18th of March 2021

OMW, so many free and almost free ways to organize stuff. Thanks so much, Kristen. There's a whole bunch here that I'd love to otry

Kristen Hubert

Thursday 18th of March 2021

Fab Michelle! So glad you liked it!

Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

Wednesday 17th of March 2021

So many unique storage ideas I haven't thought of! Thank you for sharing my pot rack! Hugs!

Kristen Hubert

Wednesday 17th of March 2021

Thanks for contributing Michelle! Fab Idea! Glad you liked the post too! x Kristen

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