These 21 brilliant organization hacks and storage solutions cost next to nothing – many of them are totally free! Organize your entire house for just pennies!

21 clever organizing hacks that cost next to nothing!January always brings a frenzy of home organization to our house, and while I LOVE getting my things in order, I HATE spending an arm and a leg trying to do so. I figured that some of you may feel the same way, so I rounded up 21 creative and clever organization tips and tricks that also happen to be totally inexpensive (and many are even free!) Check ’em out:

Rainbow Crayon Holder Organizer

Recycled fruit cups make a great crayon organizer.

pantry organized with boxes and shelves

Bless’er House made these “wood” pantry crates from diaper boxes.

Washi Tape Pencils and Desk Cup Organizer

These cute pencil cup desk organizers are made from recycled salt containers.

PVC Pipe Washi Organizer

Sowdering About in Seattle made this fun washi tape organizer with PVC pipes.

stored craft paints hung up and organized by colors

Today’s Creative Blog also used PVC to create this simple paint storage.

Recycled Drawer Paint Storage Shelf

You could also store paint on this handy re-purposed kitchen drawer storage shelf.

Coffee Can Wine RackThis color block coffee can wine rack from Brit+Co. is fantastic!

DIY No Sew Rope Baskets

Make no-sew rope baskets for around $2.50 each, and store everything in style!

Cardboard Drawer Dividers

Don’t toss that cardboard box! Use it to make drawer dividers like A Real Housewife of NYC.

wet ones canisters holding twine

Recycled wipes containers make great twine and ribbon storage in the craft room…

Recycled Plastic Bag Storage from a Wipes Container

…or use them to store your plastic bags like Love, Pomegranate House does.


Organize your cutting boards with this great $2 hack from That’s What Che Said.

Under Sink Trash Bag Organization and Storage

This simple trash bag storage solution from Simply Organized is quick and easy.

Gift Wrap OrganizerThis gift wrap organizer from In My Own Style is as inexpensive as it is pretty!

mail organizer used to organize papers

Create a mail organizer out of boxes with The Stonybrook House.

soup can storage full of cans of soup

This is a “soup”er storage solution from Then She Made…

barn garage walls with tools organized

Use PVC pipe to organize your garden tools like Newly Woodwards does.

Tin Can Caddy

Recycle cans into an incredible desk organizer like this one from Cynthia Shaffer.

cereal boxes used to create craft storage seperations

Make drawer dividers from recycled food boxes with I Heart Organizing.

using a 6 pack holder to hang scarves

Use a 6-pack holder to organize scarves in your closet with Making Lemonade.

What’s your favorite way to organize and store items without spending very much money? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo Heidi, signature block from Heidi at Happiness Is Homemade

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  1. These are so amazing! Being an artist, I need to organize my tools, so I love these ideas. Thank you!

  2. These are great storage ideas, and I believe I saw a few that I’m very interested in “borrowing”. Thanks for the chance to see them.

  3. Great DIY storage ideas! I love creative ways to reuse materials and to make my home happier and more original by adding cool boxes and containers. Thank you so much for sharing!