By Erin Huffstetler | 03/06/2014 | 1 Comment
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Getting organized doesn’t have to cost a ton of money. Check out these organization solutions that I created from curb finds.
Remember those jars that my family rescued from a curb pile last week? I used the red ones to organize my bead collection. Each jar holds a different color to cut down on the time that I spend digging for supplies. Since I store my craft supplies in the basement, but work in the dining room, I tucked everything inside a vintage Coke crate, so they’ll be easy to transport.
My buttons have been arranged by color for years, but I decided to give them a style upgrade by sticking them in a vintage Pepsi crate.
Once I finish sorting (my mother-in-law just gave me a bunch of buttons), I plan to store the jars upside down, so I can quickly see what color is in each jar.
Since my mother-in-law no longer sews, she also gave me all of her fabric a couple weeks ago. This left me looking for a new way to store fabric. I knew I’d found my solution when we passed two sets of plastic drawers in a curb pile. Score!
We hauled them home, gave them a good scrub, and they now hold my fabric stash.
And as you’ve probably noticed, everything is arranged by color once again. What can I say? When something works, you hit the repeat button.
We’ve actually rescued quite a few sets of plastic drawers from curb piles over the years. They house the bulk of my craft supplies. I’ve found that labeling the drawers increases the chance that my kids will put things back when they’re done.
And I don’t just use curb finds to organize my craft supplies. In my office, I use an over-sized shutter in place of a bulletin board. It’s more visually interesting to me, and since it’s vertical, it allows me to take advantage of a narrow wall next to my desk.
And this double decker bread box?
It houses my collection of vintage tea towels, and remains one of my favorite curb finds of all time.
Have you used curb finds to organize your home? I’d love to hear about it, if you have.
- Curb Find:Closet Organizers
- Curb Find: Kitchen Cupboard
- Equip Your Car for Yard Saling/Curb Shopping
- Curb Find: Vintage Jars
- Fall Curb Shopping
- A Curb Shopping Spree
- Curbshopped Benches
- Curb Find: Landscaping Rocks
- Curb Find: Irises
- Curb Find Benches: Before and After
- Spring Curb Shopping
- Curb Find:Jenny Lind Bed
- Spring Shopping: Curb Style
- Curb Find: Coat Rack
- Curb Find: Farm Table
- Curb Find: Landscape Netting
- Curb Find: Rose Painting