Spring is upon us and it’s time to rid our homes of winter clutter. But, you don’t have to spend a fortune on cleaners and organizers to do so. Instead, you can use household or inexpensive items for a DIY spring cleaning – all for under $50. Use these five tips to help organize and get your home spring-ready.
DIY Jewelry Organizer
Find yourself scouring the house for your favorite pair of earrings? Consider making a jewelry frame organizer. Using inexpensive materials, this DIY project is simple and will put an end to lost earrings or tangled necklaces. For this project, all you’ll need is a wooden picture frame, optional spray paint, scrap paper, burlap, scissors, a staple gun, and eye hook hangers.
The first step is to make the back of the organizer by cutting a piece of burlap about one inch larger than the frame. If you plan on spray painting the frame, you’ll have to wait to add the burlap until it is completely dry. Next, fold over the edges and secure to the back of the frame with a staple gun. Now, screw the eye hooks into one or both sides of the frame and voila! Your jewelry frame organizer is ready to use. The side hooks can be used to hold necklaces and the burlap will hold earrings. You can even add hooks to the bottom to hold rings or bracelets.
If you aren’t looking for a DIY jewelry holder, you can always pick up inexpensive bowls or plates in different colors or patterns. Or, use a small plate or bowl you already own! You can even paint them in the color of your choice for a quick refresh.
Use Mason Jars to Organize Your Makeup
Put those makeup brushes and lipsticks on display by showcasing them in mason jars. If you don’t already have mason jars, you can pick some up at your local craft or dollar store. Sprinkle some variety into your mason jar display by grabbing different sizes for different products. For example, smaller mason jars are perfect for lipsticks and taller ones are great for holding brushes or mascaras.
You can either leave the mason jars clear, or you can spray paint them in the color of your choice. Simply lay down some newspaper, spray paint the jar with indoor spray paint, and let dry!
Update Your Entryway
If you constantly find your entryway floor filled with umbrellas, coats, and more, add some wall hooks for a simple way to keep it clean and organized. Pick up some hooks at your local craft or department store and add them to your entryway to hang purses, keys, umbrellas, and more. Not only will they keep items off your floor, they provide a space to keep all your necessities organized and in one place.
Another entryway organization idea is to use old crates as storage. For this project, all you need to do is take old crates (you can vary the sizes for different purposes), paint them your desired color, and attach them to the wall. It’ll keep shoes off the floor and add a cool, unexpected aesthetic to your entryway! If you don’t have extra crates laying around, you can stop by your local hardware store and pick up some inexpensive ones.
Adding hooks and crates to your entryway will not only keep your organized, it is also a great way to be prepared. Crates and hooks can act as a reminder for last minute necessities to grab for whatever the day may bring. After all, no one likes getting stuck in a rainstorm without rain boots or an umbrella!
Finally get those Instagram and camera roll photos organized this season by getting them printed on photo magnets. CanvasPop’s photo magnets can be used on any metallic surface – like refrigerators – and can be printed directly from your Instagram or camera roll. Not only do they liven up your refrigerator, they allow you to stay organized. Magnets can be used to stick your grocery or to-do list on the fridge so they stay front and center. No more excuses for forgetting the milk and eggs!
Photos aren’t the thing that can be printed on magnets. You can print out monthly calendar or days of the week magnets to help you and your family stay organized. This is a great way to keep your calendar in sight and avoid forgetting important tasks or dates like birthdays or anniversaries. Calendar magnets also give your refrigerator a fresh update and brighten up an otherwise dull appliance.
DIY All-Purpose Cleaner
Spring isn’t just a time for organizing, it’s a time to give your home a good cleaning. Rather than spend money on cleaners, raid your pantry to make your own DIY all-purpose cleaner. You only need two ingredients: white vinegar and water. You can either use diluted vinegar or undiluted vinegar. Diluted vinegar is better for small cleans as it helps dissolve dirt, soap scum and water deposits. It’s perfect for cleaning countertops, ovens, and showers and is safe enough to use on hardwood floors. Undiluted vinegar is better for tougher jobs like the inside of toilet bowls or harsh shower stains.
To make this all-purpose cleaner, simply combine one cup vinegar and one cup water in a spray bottle and get to cleaning!
With warmer weather upon us, now is a great time to get your home clean and organized. The best part is you don’t have to spend a fortune to do so! Consider these five DIY organization ideas and cleaning hacks for a simple spring refresh.
And, make sure to check out CanvasPop for all your printing needs. With everything from canvas prints to photo collages, it’s perfect for giving your home a much-needed refresh this spring.