Shoeboxes aren’t hard to find (who needs an excuse for new shoes?) and they can be used and reused in so many ways. This idea comes from Dagmar of Dagmar’s House.
How many of you collect box tops to help raise funds for your children’s schools? Like many of you, Susan at Organized 31 saves them when she gets them. Recently, she decided that she needed a better place to keep her box tops than the basket they kept spilling out of.
Mindy blogs at MyLove2Create, but she shared this nifty rescue at My Repurposed Life. This beat-up, cheap laminate cabinet was a free find that Mindy picked up when she was picking up some other Craigslist freebies.
Organizing cabinets is one of the most satisfying home improvement projects, in my book. It doesn’t take long, it doesn’t cost a lot, but a little effort goes a long way when you can open your cupboard doors and see everything in place and ready to be used (not hunted for). At My Name is Snickerdoodle, Amy shares how she repurposed items to give her spice cabinet a clutter-free look.
“My dad snatched this old sewing cabinet for me up from the street,” explains Ronja at her blog, Nur Noch. It was just the right size for her sewing supplies, so she decided to pretty it up with a makeover.
The empty spaghetti sauce jar after a recent dinner inspired Katie at Little House of Four to start a quick project. Looking at the jar, she realized that it would be just right for storing all of the pocket change she finds while doing laundry.
At Redo It Yourself Inspirations, Robin came up with a way to turn cardboard boxes into a useful and beautiful storage option. Looking for something to act as “drawers” in a small shelf she was redoing, Robin was struck by the fact that a few of the cardboard boxes she had lying around were the perfect size.
“My Step-Dad found this dresser at the side of the road on garbage day,” confesses Shelly at 100 Things 2 Do. She was in desperate need of a place to corral miscellaneous winter gear, like hats and gloves, and decided that the old dresser could serve a new purpose.