DIY Organization Ideas (Part 1)

DIY Organization Ideas (Part 1)

Hi everyone. I’m Alejandra from Alejandra.TV.
And in this video, I’m going to show you how to make your own organizing products with
stuff you have already around the house or things that you might throw away, you might
want to keep. I’m going to show you all the things that I made and just really how
to get organized on a budget. So if you feel like you have to spend a lot of money to get
organized, I’m going to show you that that’s not the case. So if this is your first time watching any
of my videos, you can check out my free organizing video series on my website, Alejandra.TV.
There is a link below. OK. So I’ve spent probably like two months
making my own organizing products and I’m excited to share with you everything that
I’ve created. All right. So the first thing is I’ve grabbed a shoe box just like this.
This is kind of a large one. But I wrapped it in duct tape, red duct tape to make it
really strong. And I’ve created my own homework caddy for students. So a homework caddy is like all the supplies
they might need to get all their homework done. So when they come home from school,
they grab their homework caddy, they sit at the kitchen table or wherever they do their
homework and they have everything in front of them like everything they might need. So, what I did on the ends was I took the
ends of like toilet paper rolls and I wrapped them in duct tape to create this little pen
and pencil caddies just like that and they’re hot glue gunned to the bottom. Over here,
I took an empty toothpaste box. I glued it to the bottom and then now, I can put like
crayons, a calculator. And then down here is a pencil case. There is binder clips along
the edge. And then right here, I took clam shell container that came with Command Strips.
I saved it. And now, I just out sticky notes in there. It’s like a sticky note organizer.
So I just found whatever I had around the house and created something cool. So, total
cost was zero dollars. All right. The second thing I created was
I took prescription bottles from around the house. I covered them in pretty contact paper
that matched the bottles. I hot glue gunned them together. And now, I have a pen and pencil
caddy for the top of my desk. And it’s so cool. It’s round. You can store a lot of
things and it is – the cost of just the contact paper. All right. The next thing I created was I
went to the beer and wine store and I asked if they had extra wine boxes. And they gave
me a couple. And so, I took one of them and I cut the bottom off. I cut the dividers.
I covered the bottom in white duct tape to make it nice and strong and then I hot glue
gunned the dividers to the bottom to create a tea organizer. And now, you can just take
this and put this in a kitchen drawer and all your teas are nice and visible. They’re
easy to access and when you have guests over, you can pull this out and ask them what they
want and they’re just nice and organized. So that was fun to make. The next thing and this is not my idea. I
got this from Robert Mahar from Kin Community. He has a video on exactly how to make this,
which I’ll put a link below. But he made this perler bead cord wrap just like this.
So perler beads are these little beads that you iron together just like this and he made
it into a cookie which I thought was really fun. So then I just took my earbuds, wrap
them around and now, it just keeps them tangle-free just like that. In his video, he walks you
through exactly how to make it. OK. The next thing I made which I was really
excited about this, so one of my favorite organizing products is a Lazy Susan because
they spin nicely and makes everything easy to find and they’re just great in pantries
and cabinets. So they’re hard to find. They’re expensive to buy. And if you live somewhere
where you don’t have access to organizing products, you might not have access to this. So I decided to make own and I’m really
excited about this. I found two baking pans. They’re 8-inch baking pans from the Dollar
Store. They were a dollar each. I found a pack of marbles from the Dollar Store, put
the marbles in between the pans. And now, I have a $3 Lazy Susan made all by myself.
It took like, once I have the supplies, it literally took 10 seconds to put together
and it’s just so fun. It spins really nicely and smoothly and it’s just really simple
to make. As you can see, the marbles are just like
thrown in there just like that and it’s seriously the simplest thing to make. OK. The next thing was my own jewelry organizer.
So I took a piece of wood. I sanded it. I painted it pretty color. I sanded it again
to make it look a little bit distressed. I hammered nails and change in there to give
it more of a distressed feel. I don’t know if that was accomplished or not but then I
took hardware and I put nails here for rings, for earrings. Then I put bigger nails here
for bulkier bracelets and stuff. And then there are hooks at the bottom like these – they’re
called i-loop hooks or something, i-hooks, for all of the necklaces. And now, I can just
mount this inside of my closet to detangle and store all of my jewelry in a cost-effective
jewelry organizer. All right. So that was fun to make. The next
thing, I like this. This is a plastic wrap box from the kitchen. I just saved it. I took
the blade off, the blade just like peels right off. I covered it in pretty contact paper.
And then I found these little containers from the Dollar Store. They come ten for a dollar
and they fit perfectly in here. They fit nine to a box and it’s like they were just made
to go inside this organizer. But it’s great for craft supplies, offices, supplies, beads
or anything small around the house like you can put hardware in here in the garage. So,
just a cool little organizer for the cost of a dollar, and you can put a rubber band
around it if you want to keep it shut. Then the next thing was this little mail center
for the top of my desk. So all I did was take three cereal boxes. I cut them in half. I’ve
wrapped them in duct tape to make it strong. I stapled them together and then I added labels
so there’s – you put bills here, things to process here, and then things to call,
ask, or cancel go here. And an easier way to do this because I spent a lot of time cutting
it is to just use granola bar boxes because they’re all the same size if you buy the
same brand. And just do it that way. So, that was a cheap project. And then the last thing I made was I took
a pizza box and you could totally do this with a smaller box. But I took a pizza box
and I made my own tackle box. So if you open it, you can see I found all of these mini
red cups from the Dollar Store. They’re so cute. They come 20 for a dollar, and I
just Velcro-ed them down to the bottom of the box to create little sections. So, this
is like my label – this is all my labeling supplies. So, I put all my labeling supplies
in here. But the reason why I Velcro-ed them down was
– so you can make your tackle box flexible. So if you’re storing a bunch of small things
one year, the next year, you might use this to store bigger the bigger things so you can
always take the cups out and create like bigger sections just like this. Then you can always
put them back. So if I take some out then I have a bigger section right here for bigger
things like these guys. So, that was fun to make. And really, the
cost was just the cups and then the Velcro. And now, you have a tackle box. And this is
kind of like a big version so you could do it with a tiny box. It’s just the concept
is what I wanted to show. So anyways, so this is part 1 of my do it
yourself organizing products video. In the second part, I’m going to show you nine
or ten other things that I created out of stuff I just have around the house. But it
just goes to show that you don’t have to spend a lot of money on organizing products.
You can just get creative, think outside the box and you can still get organized. So I
hope you enjoyed this video. And if this is your first time watching any
of my videos, you can check out my website, Alejandra.TV or subscribe to my channel for
more videos. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you soon. Bye!

100 thoughts on “DIY Organization Ideas (Part 1)

  1. As I'm writing this, I just went back to school and it's Saturday night before my second week

    I have to be honest, the first one made me excited to do my first homework when I got it

  2. I LOVE THIS!!!! i have literally been watching your videos for the last 6 hours and i started organizing my house. THANK YOU ALEJANDRA❤

  3. OK, so the marble lazy Susan is cool and the jewelry board would appeal to a visual person, but who has the time to make all this stuff??? Aren't we trying to simplify?

  4. spices storage was I was looking for n honestly I hvnt seen such a easiest n quick ideas on any other the sites
    love your ideas

  5. Gonna make my wife sit down with me and watch these videos of yours so we can organize stuff better…even just the tea tray is a great idea…we have boxes of tea all over the place…can buy boxes ion the dollar store very cheap


  7. Alejandra, I want to make the jewelry organizer: but where do you put earrings that are on posts? not hoops…

  8. Alejandra please tell me if I could replace the bottles instead of prescription bottles which were used for the second DIY the pencil caddy , because I dont have them nd also could you tell something to replace with the marbles in the lazy susan because I dont have them either but the idea is genius. PLease reply soon.

  9. Appreciate Video clip! Excuse me for butting in, I would love your thoughts. Have you considered – Mahorrla Control Clutter Method (probably on Google)? It is a smashing one off product for decluttering your home without the headache. Ive heard some awesome things about it and my mate at last got astronomical success with it.

  10. I'm a design student, and I saw that marble lazy Susan and I'm like, why can't I come up with genius ideas like this

  11. I just love your motivates me to organize thanks. I subscribed your chanal and i give you big thumbs up

  12. oi Alejandra sou Brasileira, e queria se vc pudesse colocar uma legenda em português-Br vídeos! pois tenho dificuldade de aprender os idiomas!! siim suas dicas são ótimas bjus

  13. Hi! Im visiting from my favorite channel ClutterBug… She was wright… You r awesome!! I love the organization u show from things laying around the house… Thank you!!

  14. Sorry for wondering if is not personal do you habe kids ? If you don't whant to say et is fine !!!!
    Anyway I love you chanell

  15. Hi ma’am I recently c ur videos I like so muchhh and am ur subscriber from Kerala u knw about Kerala the gods own country plz reply ma’am thanku

  16. I found two baking pans in the kitchen that I don’t think my mom uses…they would be perfect to use but I’m a little scared to ask her. I really want a lazy susan.

  17. It would be really cool if she put decorative tape inside the food wrap box and kept the blade on it, so you can easily cut the tape without struggling to find a pair of scissors

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