Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Repurposing and Upcycling for Organization Ideas

I often think that there are multiple uses for things other than what they are traditionally used for. I am always thinking about how I can make something work in a different way instead of just throwing it out. Yes, I like to recycle and repurpose!

Not only does this help the environment, but it saves you money by reusing what you already have rather than going out and buying other storage and organizing materials.

My old studio

This is how "my studio" used to look 2 or 3 years ago. All of my materials and tools were here. 
Now, some years later, I have so much stuff that I have been forced to look for more storage.

My new storage

This house shelf, which is less than 2"/5cm thick, is perfect for my cords that come in these little containers. The containers are good to protect the cords that I am not using and to store beads and findings.
My cords that are not in use or recently purchased.

Cords in use. C Lon Beading cord, Tuff cord #3 & #5,  Conso.

Lazy Susan spice organizer to hold my small beads, buttons and some metal findings.  I keep it inside the cabinet. 

This is actually a storage cabinet for Cds and DVDs. I use small labeled containers to organize things like clasps, scissors, pliers, empty small containers, etc.

And you, how do you organize your stuff? 

Share your ideas in the comment box!


  1. Esa casita para los hilos es adorable!!!

  2. Beautiful organization! Amazing house shelf!