Welcome to 2017! The beginning of a new year is a great time to get organized! We have DIY organizing kit ideas that will make your life easier and save you time and money! Never search all your junk drawers in vain again looking for those long-lost items that you just know you have somewhere but cannot seem to find when you need them. Have you ever searched for Band-Aids that you know you have somewhere, or needed a battery that you know you just bought a package of not too long ago? But after searching in vain you end up going back to the store and buying once again, what you already know you have in the house somewhere!
I started saving time and money when I began to put together these kits a few months ago, and now I am addicted! I started with a first aid kit and I have used it so much that I have continued to add to these kits and to find new ways in which to use them. I currently have kits for FIRST AID, TOOL BOX, OFFICE SUPPLIES, and SEWING BOX.
I found my plastic containers at Big Lots but I have seen them at many places including Home Goods, Target, and Walmart. They also come in multiple sizes so you can customize your kits to fit your space. I used a label maker to make labels for the front of each container. I keep them in a central location where they are easy for the whole family to find and use. I cannot tell you how many times already my husband or son has called and asked me where something is and it is so easy to say go to the closet and get the first aid kit and it’s in the second row. It has made life so much easier. I can’t recommend these enough!
FIRST AID KIT: Now anytime there is a first aid need in my family, all the items are quickly and easily available.
I also have kits for the following:
- Office Supplies
This includes, push pins, paper clips, tape, stapler, extra staples, pens, pencils, sticky notes and scissors.
This includes screws, nails, nuts, bolts, Velcro, small hammer, screwdrivers, wrench, wood glue and a tape measure.
- Sewing Kit
This includes thread, needles, buttons, snaps, sewing machine needles, scissors, thimbles, bobbins, ribbons, glue sticks and glue guns.
Of course, you can customize these kits to fit you and your family. The possibilities are endless! You could do a homework box with pens, pencils, erasers, tape, crayons, scissors, etc. or a diabetic box with your glucose monitor, alcohol pads, insulin, etc. or a beauty box with all the makeup that you use on a daily basis or a battery box with all of your different size batteries or you could do a bill box with envelopes, stamps, address labels, pens, pencils, tape, and your current bills. As I said the possibilities are endless. Have fun with it and decorate your boxes with stickers! Make one for each of your children and let them decorate their own. Put them all in one place and make a central BOX STATION or put them in each area of the home where they work best. If you have suggestions for more kits, please leave your ideas in the comments. We would love to hear from you!