Organising with non traditional items part three

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by Debra Dane on November 13, 2011

in Home Life

Pinterest is addictive, but I love all the great ideas that can be found for organising the house without spending much money. Starting with items you already have or can find second hand, kerb side or at a garage sale can mean you end up with a totally unique piece in your home for a fraction of the cost of a new item.

Here are some of my current favourites.

bakers rack as organiser

bakers rack organizer

binder clip as power cord holder

binder clip power cord holder


book bookshelves

book bookshelves



Cake stand to organise dish soap and sponge

cake stand for kitchen organisation


CD racks to organise tupperware – love this!

CD rack plastics organiser


Stacked cutlery holders as jewellery organisers

cutlery jewellery holders

IKEA hack cutting board holder

ikea hack to organise cutting boards


magazine rack as pot lid holder

magazine stand pot lid holder


Paint chip perpetual calendar

paint chip calendar


Towel rack as pot lid holder

towel racks pot lid holder


Kids wagon as book shelf

wagon book holder


Find your simple,



main image: cups for pen storage

If you are interested in more ideas for organising with non-traditional items check out parts 1, 2 and 4

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Amy November 13, 2011 at 8:08 am

Wow, I love so many of these…

*pin, pin, pin*
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Ames November 13, 2011 at 8:48 am

Have I told you I love you!? These pins are amazing! Love them :)
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Debra Dane November 13, 2011 at 2:25 pm

You crack me up!!
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Tina ~ Tina Gray {dot} Me November 13, 2011 at 9:07 am

Love them! Especially the bakers rack! I wish I had seen this before I gave my bakers rack away. :s
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Debra Dane November 13, 2011 at 2:25 pm

It kind of makes me want top hold onto everything just in case.. but hubby would kill me for hoarding.
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Skyelee November 13, 2011 at 10:53 am

I’m off to buy a couple of magazine racks to hold the pot lids – so clever!
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Laney @ Crash Test Mummy November 13, 2011 at 12:21 pm

I really like these storage ideas! Our house is old and crappy, the cupboards are abysmal, storage is woeful. But we can’t afford to renovate yet, so I think making the best of it with some of these quirky ideas would be great. Thanks for sharing :)
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Janice November 13, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Oh I love this post Deb!! So many fabulous ideas. I will be moving house in about six weeks and will be looking for some inventive ideas to organise our bits and pieces. Thanks for sharing! xx


Debra Dane November 13, 2011 at 2:26 pm

this is the third one I have done – you should definitely check out the other 2 under household organisation category – so many ideas (and you could follow my board on pinterest and get them as soon as I pin them LOL)
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Alyce November 13, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Wow, what clever ideas!!
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Katie November 13, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Wow – such awesome ideas :-)


Nerida November 13, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Hi Deb – loving your blog. Can you send me an invite to Pinterest. Thanx Nerida


Debra Dane November 13, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Thanks – have sent you the invite – have fun!
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Sara @ Tis The Life November 13, 2011 at 7:22 pm

LOVE the cart for the books! and also the “book bookshelves”
Fantastic pinning :)


Jen R November 13, 2011 at 8:28 pm

what wonderfully simple clever storage ideas, lovin it
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Glasgow Mummy November 15, 2011 at 12:27 am

Some fantastic ideas. Thanks for sharing.
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Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me November 18, 2011 at 6:56 am

Debra, these ideas are brilliant! I really love the cake stand for the kitchen soap idea. That looks so stylish!

Thanks so very much for joining in with my Pinning and Singing Pinterest Party. I know there are a lot of linky parties out there in blogland so I just wanted to let you know that I am really grateful for your support and bloggy friendship!

Best wishes and happy pinning!
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Katie Jo June 17, 2012 at 8:15 am

Thank you so much for these wonderful ideas! I am going bonkers trying to organize my house once and for all! Can you send an invite my way, please?


Katie Jo June 17, 2012 at 8:22 am

Oops here is my E-mail address!


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