Get Your Room Into Shape! (easy,effective,and cheap ways)
1.Crates: these boxes are good to store books,whether school related or pleasure,cds,records,or extra shoes. If you have a desk,you can easily slide the crate under it or line them up a wall to give a clean look,while also creating effective storage. (comes in a variety of colors and can be found for cheap at ikea,marshalls,tj maxx,or even your garage)
2.Jars:If you have any mason jars or food cans lying around,grab them!Jars/cans are great because you can use them to store pencils,makeup brushes,flowers,pens,etc.Food cans are cool because you can take off the wrapping,and paint them to match your room theme (check out Essiebuttons youtube video on how to do it!)
3.Laundry basket: Half the time,my room looks messy due to the clothes scattered everywhere. When you introduce a laundry basket into your room,you now have an easy place to put dirty clothes,instead of on the floor. (check out any home goods store for them!)
4.Cubbies: After spending a while trying to figure out how to add more storage to my room,I finally found these cubbies from ikea (click here).These cubbies come in different sizes/boxes/colors,and you can insert boxes to help store stuff easily,like extra shoes,sweaters,underwear,sunglasses,scarfs,etc! The cubbies are a good purchase,last long,don’t look clunky,and are effective at storage/organizing.
5.Shoe rack: You can buy a shoe rack at a furniture store,or online (depending on your shopping preference) I decided to get a storage unit built into my closet to make everything more compact,but you can also buy a shelving unit shoe rack that allows you to stack your shoes,plus its portable so you can move it around your room.
6.Magazine holder: If you’re like me,then your desk easily gets cluttered with papers,school work,etc. Magazine racks/holder help to organize all of this and are super cheap. Try adding folders into the racks to help organize even more.
7.Labels: Probably the easiest thing you can make,and it helps to remind you that even though you might be lazy and try to put your socks in your underwear drawer,you’ll know they don’t go there.
8.Makeup Storage boxes: You can find these anywhere for super cheap (i promise!) I use these to help organize palettes,mascaras,eyeliners,lipsticks—you name it! You can also tie in your use of labels to make it more affective.
9.Pegboard/Cork Board:Im obsessed with these two things because they’re so insanely effective. If you have the problem of jewelry being everywhere,invest in a peg board. You can hang your jewelry on the peg board and easily get to it without it getting tangled with other jewelry. Now for cork boards,its pretty simple! You can find cork anywhere for less than a dollar,and they allow you to let your inner clutter bug out by hanging up anything you want (like assignments you have to do,posters,photos,tickets,etc)
10:Money jar: This is my last tip because although it might not seem that big,its actually helped a lot! So many times ill see random change around my room,and I’ll disregard it,however after starting a money jar,the change around my room has started to add up.A lot of people throw coins under the bus because they don’t seem worth it,but when you start combining all the coins,it turns into cash that you can use for your own pocket money!!(you can bring your coins to your local grocery for cash,mine happens to have a coin to cash exchange so look around next time)