We’re all familiar with the saying, “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” But what if I told you that after you purge outdated items, especially those still in good condition – they can be re-used. I encourage you to tap into your creative side and recognize that the item(s) could serve another purpose than what it was actually intended for. Before, I purchase another organization tool, I like to scan my space for items that still have some functionality. Here are some items to think twice about before discarding:
After completing your medication, tear the label off, rinse out the bottle and re-use. The bottles can be used to store and organize personal items during your travel and/or small items.
Store the following in these medication bottles:
– A different medication or travel medication
– Bobby pins
– Liquid soap
– Body lotion
Concerned about the lack of design or aesthetics of the bottle? No worries – grab some decorative Washi tape or craft supplies and get creative.
Do you have sentimental memorabilia like movie stubs, theater tickets or old birthday cards just lying around? Grab a shoe box, preferably one that’s sturdy and in good condition, and use wrapping paper or contact paper to decorate your new storage box. Place a label or write directly onto the box to identify the contents and you’re good to go. We all like to take trips down memory lane and having a ‘memorabilia box’ to organize those memories can come in handy.
Baskets are a great organizing tool and serve so many purposes. If you have an old basket laying around then use it to organize contents underneath your bathroom sink, kitchen sink, items within your bedroom or to just hold contents that you have to access quickly. Here are some items that can be stored in a basket:
– roll up washcloths
– toilet paper
– nail polish
– cleaning supplies
Do you constantly miss out on savings from stores because you missed the expiration date on a coupon? Do you buy unnecessary stamps when you’re on the go because you left your stamps at home? Being un-organized can be costly and stressful. Using an old checkbook holder, can hold your stamps or coupons. The size is convenient because it can fit in a purse. Place a label on the front of the holder which will identify if it’s stamps or coupons inside and be ready to never miss out on a deal again!
It’s surprising how many useful items we have in our home without even being aware. Every item in your home should be functional and serve a purpose. Re-purposing items that are still in good condition saves you time and money. Here’s to tapping into your creative side and saying no to clutter!
Guest Post by Jakia Muhammad