Home is where the heart is, unless it's full of clutter. That makes us want to find extra work to do at the office or run extra errands. Anything to avoid going home! Not sure where to start? Or think it's too expensive to get organized? Aleene's is here to help! We've rounded up a list of cheap organizing ideas to help get you inspired and motivated. These are simple projects you can do yourself to help keep your home a little less cluttered and your mind a little more streamlined. You don't have to be an expert with tools either. You just need a little help from Aleene's glues! Read on for 6 organizational ideas made with glue that'll have you leaving the office on time to get home and kick up your feet.
If you're like some of us, you have a LOT of paperwork, notes and photos lying around, taking up counter space. You may or may not also have a lot of corks left over from your last party, or you know, Wednesday night in general. This organizational idea puts those corks to good use! A cork peg board is a super cute way to tack up reminders, paperwork and more. And your counters will thank you for it! Turn a shadow box into your new favorite way to get organized with Aleene's The Ultimate Multi-Surface Adhesive.
Working at your desk is always more fun when there's glitter involved. Shiny, sparkly things are good for the soul and give your brain a boost - in our opinion anyway. You'll see a lot of mason jar projects on Aleenes.com, and there's a reason for it; mason jars are the ultimate functional item! This organizational idea turns mason jars into desk organizers with glitter and Original Tacky Glue. Now you can give pens, scissors and more a stylish new home while keeping them easily accessible!
Sometimes plants need organizing too. Especially if you live in a small space where you don't have a lot of room for pots all over the place. But that doesn't mean you have to compromise on greenery; just build upward instead of outward! A pallet planter is a great way to house and display plants real or faux for fab results. You can easily build your own in just the perfect size using Liquid Fusion Rapid Dry Epoxy.
Speaking of plants ... gardening season is just around the corner and you definitely want to keep your herbs and veggies organized! Create sturdy markers that won't get blown away by the elements using paint stir sticks, letter tiles and Original Tacky Glue. Now you won't have to worry about adding mint instead of basil to your homemade spaghetti sauce!
You might not normally think of bookends as an organizational idea, but what better way is there to keep your books organized and in one place besides a big bookshelf that takes up space? Pre-made bookends can be expensive, but you can make your own using simple wood pieces for a chic rustic look. No nails required, just Aleene's Industrial Strength Glue Sticks for pretty bookends that will easily fit on a shelf or fireplace mantle.
We've all been 10 minutes late to work or a gathering because we couldn't find our keys ANYWHERE. This problem can easily be solved by having an organizer by your most used entry door. (You just have to train yourself to actually use it.) Luckily you don't have to be a carpenter to create a cool wood organizer where you can keep your keys, sunglasses and other essentials. You just need some basic tools like a saw, drill and a wood glue that's tough as nails like Aleene's Wood Glue. This is a great project for beginners learning how to work with wood!
Hopefully this list of easy organizational ideas has you inspired to get a little crafty with projects that'll help clear the clutter too!