Everyday Organization With Kitchen Items

Keeping your home in order doesn't mean you have tons of space or containers. Try using simple (and inexpensive) kitchen items for organization in every space.

Photo By: Derek Trimble

Photo By: Derek Trimble

Photo By: Derek Trimble

Photo By: Derek Trimble

Photo By: Derek Trimble

Photo By: Derek Trimble

Photo By: Derek Trimble

Photo By: Derek Trimble

Photo By: Derek Trimble

Your Kitchen Is Hiding Something

Seemingly ordinary items in your kitchen have a secret: They're also handy for a tons of storage hacks in other rooms of the home. Here are some of our favorite uses for things that normally live in the kitchen.

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Got an Old Breadbox Lying Around?

Use it to store bath tissue neatly. Now you've got a stash of bath tissue that's easy for your guests to find and looks much better than a basic roll holder next to the toilet.

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Don't Toss That Egg Carton

A humble egg carton can lead a second life as an organizational superhero in your home office. The small indentations in the carton are perfect for office supplies and other small clutter.

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Save Mismatched Cups and Saucers

Old coffee cups and saucers are perfect for organizing larger jumbled items, like jewelry, inside closet or dresser drawers. If you're regularly untangling things in your junk drawer or office drawers, this is a great way to introduce a little order into a chaotic drawer.

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Give a Pot Lid Rack a Second Chance

Pot lid racks are notorious for turning into a hassle in your kitchen, but don't give up on yours just yet. Pot lid racks make a great organizer for small purses and clutches in your closet or bedroom.

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Sheet Pan Boot Tray

If you've got a cookie sheet that's ready for the trash, you can make this boot tray in about five minutes. For an added punch, hit it with a quick coat of spray paint so it will stay rust free and look great, too.

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In Defense of the Fruit Basket

That fruit basket in your kitchen seemed like a good idea at first didn't it? Well, we're here to tell you that it really belongs in the bathroom as a shower organizer. Keep all your bath time essentials hanging neatly and dry while staying conveniently in reach.

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Market Bag Makeover

If your hair dryer is making your bathroom cabinets a tangled mess, consider hanging it in a bag. A repurposed market bag makes for a great place to toss a hair dryer while keeping the cord under control.

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Mighty Magnetic Entryway Organizer

A magnetic knife rack and a few magnetic spice jars make a great organizer by the front door. It's an ideal place to hang spare keys and other small (and easily lost) items.

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