Stay at home orders across the world right now mean that we can’t go to our favorite craft stores and get to work on our next projects. What if the next project, though, was hiding in the back of your closet, like that dress you wore exactly once two years ago? What you have at home already can be as effective an organizer as any, so here are five ways to organize with shoeboxes.
Round Up curated and written by Brad Gandy, Organized*ish Community Manager
5 Creative Ways To Organize With Shoeboxes
This upcycle from Alternate Creations uses pencils and crafted slits so that each piece of jewelry slides right off when needed.
Amanda, AKA Aunt Peaches, spent only ten minutes with her shoebox and some empty toilet paper rolls to make a crafty desktop marker organizer.
Skip those $50 chargers and go with a shoebox instead. Tasha Chawner traded a messy surge protector for a homemade charging station. The small windows keep cords identifiable and under control while keeping the actual power strip hidden.
Jen from 100 Directions made this project after her thrift store picnic basket started to carry more dust than deliciousness. She used ribbon handles and fabric paper to make open-air lunches (even at home in the backyard) more appetizing.
Flowers and foods come in all sorts of varieties, which is why Ananda from A Piece of Rainbow turned two shoeboxes into a labelled seed organizer. The divided tabs mean that she doesn’t have to dump out five packets of adjacent seeds to look for one kind of pepper.
What Will You Make?
If you’re into the pretty transparent containers (Let’s face it. Most of us are.) then that’s a great option for later once shopping becomes a little more manageable. But there’s something to be said about a humble shoebox and a healthy amount of crafting time, and as you’ve seen, shopping your house is a great way to stay Organized*ish. Let us know how you’ll organize with shoeboxes in the comments.