Organization is hot right now! It's a topic on TV, social media, magazines, and has made it's way onto many New Year Resolution checklists! But let's face it, with high numbers of Americans struggling financially, who has money for expensive Organizational items? Small storage bins can run as much as $2 each, and an average dresser can fit up to 4 in each drawer!
I have great news; If you can buy food, you can Organize! When organizing on a budget, look no further then your local Supermarket! Many foods come in containers that can be re-purposed as organizers. When you're shopping consider the packaging your food comes in, and imagine it organizing your home. One of my favorite reusable containers are Salad clamshells. They are durable, and can be used with or without the lid to hold many items.
(A paper towel in the clamshell may help keep the lettuce from becoming moist and rotting. [Above]) Wash the clamshell by hand (they will melt in the dishwasher), dry and start using right away! These containers make great drawer organizers for adults and children. They're a great way to keep items like socks, underwear, and pajamas separated and easy to find. (Below) Find the food/clamshell that fits your dresser drawer space and organize away!
You can get smaller storage containers from every day food items like Jelly. The containers can be used for small items including personal/beauty products, office supplies, and can even hold your change. Use them to organize cupboards, your workbench, or desk. Jars come in many sizes and finding the right food product/organizing container begins in the supermarket aisle.
(It's important to keep glass containers like these our of little hands' reach.)
When we're finished with our favorite Jelly, the label gets removed and it takes a trip through the dish washer. I store my hair ties and bobby pins in a jar, making them easy to access when needed. (Left)
Finding containers to fit your storage needs is easy, once you know where to look! So next time you hit the grocery store, think not only about your diet, but also about how your food packaging can help organize your home.