If you follow me on Instagram you might have noticed I’ve been doing some redecorating in my office. My massive, and ugly, built-in bookshelves have been ugly and unorganized for long enough. Ever since moving in (a year and a half ago) my office has been a catch-all room for our many projects. So as a part of 15 ways to get organized for less than $15, I thought I’d work on organizing my bookshelves.
I discovered last year that Walmart has lots of super cute baskets at very affordable prices, and when I found these chalkboard baskets, for less than $7.50, I knew they’d be perfect for
hiding organizing my office stuff on my bookshelves.
At less than $7.50 you can buy 2 of them and stay under our $15 budget! However I have a lot of shelf space that needed to be taken up so I bought 6 of them, but 6 baskets for less than $50 is a steal!
The first thing I needed to get under control was my fabric stash. I’ve had too many unused fabric scraps for too long so I sorted through them, sold a bunch on Facebook, then folded the rest and stored them in one of my new baskets.
I also have a bunch of loose pictures from back in the “olden days” when we didn’t have digital photography that I needed to do something with. They all hold so many memories and I didn’t want to throw them away, so I used one of the baskets to
hide organize them on my bookshelf.
I know someday I should scan them all into the computer but for now I like having the hard copies that I can flip through when I need a good laugh. 🙂
In another basket I organized all my IKEA spice jars that hold odd and end craft items. I used to have them hanging on the wall in my other office but since we moved into this house they’ve just been sitting on the shelf, totally unorganized.
I like that they are still easy to get to, but that you don’t actually see them sitting on the shelf, looking cluttered.
I love the way the baskets look on my newly painted shelves and I love that all my stuff is FINALLY organized!
I’m really excited because today I’m not just giving you an organizing tip, I’m also giving one of you the opportunity to win a $100 Walmart gift card so you can go buy some stuff to organize your house too! That means you can organize up to 6 areas in your house by using my 15 organizing tips for less than $15!!! Woo-hoo, what a great way to start the year! Fill out the Rafflecopter form below to be entered to win.
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