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Repurposed Organizing Ideas

As a professional organizer, I love a gorgeous magazine-worthy organized photo or space as much as the next person. But I’m also aware that not everyone has the budget for all new organizing bins and tools. I’m also personally concerned about the environmental impact of over-consumerism. I’ve found that using repurposed and upcycled items to organize work just as well and can be just as beautiful as store bought items.

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Here are more than 75 free and low-cost repurposed organizing ideas using upcycled and repurposed items that are just as effective and pretty, plus are budget & earth-friendly.

I use repurposed items to organize my own home. You can see these repurposed organizing tools in action in my own home by popping over to Instagram and checking out my Repurposed/Free Highlights.

Repurposed Organizing Ideas

To make finding repurposed organizing inspiration easier, I’ve broken my projects out into categories:

  • General Repurposed Organizing
  • Bathroom 
  • Kitchen 
  • Bedroom 
  • Kids’ Clothes, Toys and School
  • Office and Craft Room 

Resources for Repurposed Organizing

Everything you need to get started using repurposed items for organizing. These are products I use in my own home and business (or similar items, if I couldn’t find the exact same one). The products cost between $3 – $20, with most below $12.

General Repurposed Organizing

decorated metal can on top of stack of books on bricks

Check out more Upcycling Projects from DIYIdeaCenter.

Bathroom Repurposed Organizing

Organizing your bathroom can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, you can repurpose items around your home to create stylish and functional organization solutions. Not only is this environmentally friendly, but it’s also a great way to add personality and creativity to your space.

Kitchen Repurposed Organizing

Are you tired of cluttered countertops and overflowing cabinets in your kitchen? It’s time to get organized! And the best part is, you can do it without spending a fortune on expensive organizing systems. Instead, look no further than repurposed items lying around your home.

Bedroom Repurposed Organizing

If you’re looking to organize your bedroom on a limited budget, why not try repurposing items you already have? Not only is it eco-friendly, but it can also add a unique touch to your space. These simple tutorials use beginner level craft skills.

Kids Repurposed Organzing

If you’re a parent, you know how challenging it can be to keep your children’s toys and clothes organized. But don’t worry, there are plenty of easy ways to organize these items without spending much or sacrificing style.

Office and Craft Room Repurposed Organizing 

Are you tired of clutter in your office and craft room? I love using repurposed items to help organize these spaces. Add organizing charm, save money and make these spaces more functional for you.

75+ Free and low-cost organization using repurposed organizing ideas that are just as effective and pretty, plus are budget & earth-friendly.