Want to get organized but don’t have a small fortune to spend on containers? You’re in luck! You have some free and fabulous organizers right in your kitchen: your cereal boxes! You’ll be amazed at what you can make with an ordinary cereal box. With a little tape, glue, paper and fabric, you can turn a free cardboard box¬†into a beautiful organizer for your home. Here are some fun and functional ideas to get you started.

Cereal Boxes are common in many homes. But what do with them when they're empty? Here are some cute diy organization tips and ideas to recycle empty boxes.


Make Your Own Organizers from Cereal Boxes

Make a magnetic paper bin for your fridge to hold your kids’ artwork, important numbers, menus, or anything else you need to keep handy in the kitchen.

These gorgeous magazine holders are going to look amazing on your shelf. Great way to eliminate those stacks of magazines on your tables!

Say goodbye to messy drawers! Decorated cereal boxes make perfect drawer organizers.

Washi tape cereal box organizers will look beautiful in your office. Bonus: The washi tape helps reinforce the boxes, so they’re stronger than organizers that use scrapbook paper.

Create a mailbox for your incoming or outgoing mail (or both)!

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How to Organize with Cereal Boxes

Mini cereal boxes are perfect for pens, pencils, scissors, crayons and other office supplies.

It may take a bit of work to find a combination of boxes that work, but a cereal box plus some smaller tea boxes (or anything you have on hand) can be made into a beautiful drawer for jewelry or mementos.

We can’t believe that this super practical, super pretty purse organizer is made from a cereal box!

Keep all your letter writing tools in this neat and tidy stationery organizer. The flower embellishment on the front is a cute touch.

Finally organize your makeup.

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Cereal Box Organizers

Pretty duct tape plus a cereal box equals a pretty place to stash your markers. Handy for teachers!

Keep your most-used spices together in a cereal box bottom. In fact, organize your entire¬†pantry with cereal boxes! You can make them pretty if you want, but it’s not necessary if they’re hidden.

Store your Tupperware lids in cereal boxes so you can find them easily.

Cereal box organizers or so simple to make and best of all INEXPENSIVE!

Children’s books are so thin and flimsy that it’s hard to keep them upright and organized on a regular bookshelf. Make a book organizer for them instead.

Put up wall files in your mudroom or entryway to remind you grab important papers when you’re going out the door. Handy if you have kids!

As you can see, there are plenty of free ways to organize your home. Just look around you to see what you can repurpose and upcycle!

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