Storage containers can be expensive if you have to buy them new. So take time today to assess your storage container situation to help you Get Organized in January. Take a look around at the things you already own that may be useful for storing things:
- Glass jars (canning jars, spice jars, baby food jars etc.)
- Plastic grocery bags. Use these to help seal freezer foods
- Tins. Thinner tins such as cookie tins and chocolate tins can be used to store first aid items, sewing items and more. Coffee tins would be great for pens.
- Cereal boxes. These work well for magazine and paper storage
- Plastic buckets. For example, ice cream buckets!
- Shoe boxes. Or any cardboard box in good condition for that matter.
- Unused shelves
- Baskets. Do you have any empty wicker or fabric baskets?
- Old luggage/travel trunks. Decorative luggage and trunks can serve a dual purpose by storing out of season items while providing something neat to look at.
Here are some more affordable storage container solutions if you’re having troubles finding anything:
- Make your own fabric bins
- Look in Dollar stores
- Look in Thrift stores
- Shop garage sales
- London Drugs. They quite often have faux suede decorative boxes that go on sale for about $2.99 which are great for holding magazines, DVD’s, CD’s and more.
What are some things around the house that are great for storing items that might not be on the list?