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15 Upcycled Organization Ideas for 2015

The only thing better than the ultimate storage solution is one you can make from broken and forgotten materials you have on hand. Whether you’re prepping for Spring Cleaning or simple looking to de-clutter, we’ve put together 15 of our favorite upcycled organization ideas.

When you’re done scrolling through this list, take a break from the pinning and get organizing!


1. Suitcase Vanity

An old suitcase becomes a one-of-a-kind bathroom mirror that guests will surely want to snoop through with this how-to from Apartment Therapy.


2. Shoe Rack Closet Hack

And although guests will be snooping through your amazing upcycled bathroom mirrors, they won’t get too personal as you’ve transformed a shoe organizer into your new medicine “cabinet” thanks to this idea from Atypical Type A. Hanging shoe organizers can even be used to organize your pantry or cleaning supplies closet.


3. Raising the Bar

If you recently traded your antique TV in for a more high def option, turn your old cabinet style set into a beautiful bar like Alpine Butterfly did – it’s sure to be a conversation starter at your next shindig and a great way to organize all that booze you have laying around.


4. Easy Jewelry Storage

An old picture frame gets a fashionable makeover with this simple yet brilliant earring holder tutorial from Kevin and Amanda.


5. Crafty Craft Supplies

A shower caddy becomes the ultimate stationary organizer with little to no work. Better Homes and Gardens has the full idea.


6. New Use for Old Dish Rack

Live Laugh Rowe even turned a dish rack into a one stop shop for all your mailing needs.


7. Crib to Desk Space

Has your little bundle of joy recently become to big for the baby crib? Remove the drop side and turn it into their very own learning space! Or keep it for yourself and turn it into your personal crafting station like A Little Learning for Two did.


8. Easy Baking Sheets

Paint old baking sheets in your favorite color and you have a chic message board and magnetic calendar! Hang it above your desk and keep track of important dates and documents while adding a pop of color to your décor. Head over to Crate for the full how-to.


9. Charged Up Charging Station

Create a chic charging station for all your electronics out of an old shoe box with this guide from Everyday Family.


10. Hidden Charging Station

A bread container works as a charging station too! Add an extra shelf for your makeup and keys. Four Generations has the how-to for turning your bread bins into the ultimate charging and organizing station.


11. Cord Organization

Are you constantly wasting time untangling chords and hiding that wired mess? Turn empty toilet paper rolls into chic cord compartments with this simple how-to from Organize Your Stuff Now.


12. Old Milk Jugs to New Storage Spots

Sherbet Blossom turned empty milk jugs into clear containers which you can use to store anything from socks to crafting supplies!


13. Marvelous Mason Jar Storage

Mason Jar cocktails? Check. Mason jar gifts? We’ve got those covered. And now we present, mason jar storage! If you’re still not convinced these glass beauties are the future, maybe this idea from Lovely Little Details will do the trick.


14. Easy Ribbon Caddy

Avoid tangled ribbons and showcase your favorites with this ridiculously simple ribbon organizer tutorial using a slotted laundry bin from Spunky Junky.


15. Boxes for the Drawer

And now for the simplest way to organize pretty much any drawer (sock, craft, kitchen)… boxes! Titi Crafty shows a simple and trendy way to turn this trash into organizing treasure.


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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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