Organize your kitchen for free with repurposed items and packaging. I was so happy to guest post over at my friend, Cynthia’s blog, Feeding Big a couple of weeks ago. She has does a feature called Living Big on Less Money. I enjoyed sharing some of my kitchen organizing ideas using free repurposed items.
I grew up in a military family, was in the military myself and my husband is still on active duty. I have 20+ moves under my belt. I love, love to organize, but I refuse to invest any much money in organizing tools because I never know if that perfect designer bin/box/basket will fit in our next house. With moves every 11 months to 3 years, I just can’t keep purchasing new organizing tools. Plus, I can’t stand to throw anything in the landfill that doesn’t have to be thrown away. I’m always looking for ways to repurpose items and use them for simple organizing jobs.
Before I let you into my kitchen, let me explain.
We’ve just moved within the past month (again). Once I live with my new kitchen and decide if these boxes and containers really work for me, I’ll decorate them with paper and pretty labels. For now, I’m testing out their function before I invest any time in making them pretty.
Ok. Welcome to my kitchen.
Organize Your Kitchen for Free
The box is the perfect size for corralling items in your cabinet.
And the lids work perfectly as drip trays for bottles that might drip in cabinets or a pantry.
To hold small kitchen items like corn on the cob holders.
I use boxes of every type to keep my kitchen in order, all for free.
To make it easier to reach items on the top shelf of cabinets (I’m short and it’s incredibly difficult to make that high shelf really usable but yet, I need to be able to use the space).
Finally, I love to find new purposes for kitchen items that no longer function as they should.
The clear tray was a lid to a cake pan that started to rust and had to find a new home in the garden. The lid, however, works great in keeping all these loose items from flying around in my pencil drawer.
The plastic pitcher lost its lid during a move a while ago. It now works perfectly holding dishwasher tablets.
You can see how I used 1 repurposed item to organize 10 different ways.
Happy hunting and organizing!
I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.