Austin Trash Removal: Using Trash for Home Organization

Posted: June 4, 2013 in Austin trash removal
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Buying home organization tools can be expensive. That’s why we love the idea of using trash to organize your home. It’s cheap. It’s readily available and it’s good for the environment!

Here are some awesome ways to reuse your trash to help you get organized…

#1 – Use a cheese grater to keep track of earrings.

Every lady knows the frustration of losing an earring. That’s why we love this idea by Lallitara at As Lallitara points out, cheese graders can be found at almost every garage sale or thrift shop for cheap.Paint the cheese grader with some spray paint. Add a few legs that can be found at your local arts and crafts store. And voila, you have an inexpensive, unique and visually appealing way to organize your earrings!

And best of all you saved the $10-$15 that an earring tree would cost!

Photo by Ashley at

Photo by Ashley at

#2 – Use an old shampoo bottle to hold your chargers.

Don’t you just hate having chargers lying around everywhere?

Ashley at does too. She created this awesome way to keep chargers out of the floor by repurposing an old Johnson and Johnson baby shampoo bottle. If you don’t have one of these, any bottle will do.

All it takes to create this craft is a little mod podge, scissors and fabric. For step by step instructions on how to make it, visit Ashley’s blog here.

#3 – Use old pill bottles to hold change.

Everyone hates having loose change jiggling around in their pockets or falling to the bottom of their purse, but no one wants to get rid of their change lest they need to pay for a parking meeting or car wash.

That’s why we love this idea of using a decorated pill bottle to keep your change it. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket and super convenient. No more digging in the bottom of your car for an extra quarter for the meter!

We found this idea from Emily Co, an editor at  To get the prescription label off the pill bottle, soak it in water. Then, all you have to do is hot glue a sheet of construction paper to the bottle and decorate it however you want.

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#4 – Use old shoe boxes to store stuff in.

Decorative, plastic storage boxes can get expensive fast at $10 a piece and too much cardboard, which is completely recyclable, winds up in landfills. That’s why we love the idea of using old shoe boxes to store your stuff in.

If you want to spice up the shoe boxes so that they’ll match your home, all you have to do is cover them in wrapping paper. Simple, cheap and easy. Not to mention, good for the environment!

Evalina over at shows off some great ways she has redecorated old shoe boxes on her blog, but we like the simply decorated one pictured here.

#5 – Use old cans as storage units.


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Think about all the cans you throw away each week. Wouldn’t it be great if you could re-use them?

Well here’s a great way to reuse the old cans as a storage unit. Simply, cover them in decorative fabric or paper. Then, glue the cans on top of each other. This is a great way to get rid of your junk drawer!

We’ve also seen people re-use their old paint cans to hold towels in the bathroom or accessories in their closet!

While these are our favorite ideas, we’re sure there are hundreds of more awesome ideas out there. Found an idea that you simply love?

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