Organization

DIY cork board bookshelf combo

If you have shelving units with empty sides, use cork tiles to fill them in to double as a cork board. To make the cork tiles more rigid, stick them to foam board with strong double sided tape. It’s an easy inexpensive DIY project that’s great for a small space where everything needs to do double-duty or for a rental apartment where you want to avoid putting holes in the walls.

If you have shelving units with empty sides, use cork tiles to fill them in to double as a cork board. To make the cork tiles more rigid, stick them to foam board with strong double sided tape. It’s an easy inexpensive DIY project that’s great for a small space where everything needs to do double-duty or for a rental apartment where you want to avoid putting holes in the walls.

Bookcase room divider

If you’re looking to create separate living spaces in a studio apartment, think about using bookcases. You can configure them to act like a wall and if the back is unfinished, pretty it up with wallpaper or grasscloth. It’s a perfect solution for renters since you can take your wall with you when you leave! I used Ikea Billy bookcases in my studio apartment to create an entryway giving me a place to hang my coat and much needed additional storage.

If you’re looking to create separate living spaces in a studio apartment, think about using bookcases. You can configure them to act like a wall and if the back is unfinished, pretty it up with wallpaper or grasscloth. It’s a perfect solution for renters since you can take your wall with you when you leave! I used Ikea Billy bookcases in my studio apartment to create an entryway giving me a place to hang my coat and much needed additional storage.

Recycle paper boxes for stylish storage

Recycling paper boxes into stylish storage is an easy and economical way to organize your stuff. If you don’t have any boxes handy, Staples sells them for $1. All you need to do is pretty them up with contact paper, which you can get in many different colors and finishes (I used a brown faux-leather contact paper I got at Home Depot). You can also add some ribbon around the edges for a more finished look. They will keep your things out of sight and complement your decor, all for about $4 per box!

 

Recycling paper boxes into stylish storage is an easy and economical way to organize your stuff. If you don’t have any boxes handy, Staples sells them for $1. All you need to do is pretty them up with contact paper, which you can get in many different colors and finishes (I used a brown faux-leather contact paper I got at Home Depot). You can also add some ribbon around the edges for a more finished look. They will keep your things out of sight and complement your decor, all for about $4 per box!

 

DIY tape organizer

To keep your duct tape, masking tape, etc. neat and organized, make your own DIY tape organizer with a cardboard tube or wood dowel, foam board and liquid nails. A countertop paper towel holder will work too. Makes it so much easier to find what you need!

To keep your duct tape, masking tape, etc. neat and organized, make your own DIY tape organizer with a cardboard tube or wood dowel, foam board and liquid nails. A countertop paper towel holder will work too. Makes it so much easier to find what you need!