Take time today to assess your storage container situation to help you Get Organized in January.

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?