Not to point fingers at a certain organization retail conglomerate (you know the one; we all love it), but that place is pretty dang pricey. Especially when it comes to organization, shouldn't it feel like you're somehow also being cost-effective in your solutions? There's just something about spending hundreds on (admittedly gorgeous) clear plastic containers that doesn't sit right. That's where IKEA can help out — they've got plenty of storage options that aren't $$. Check out these under-$10 picks:
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Add these handsome felt baskets to open shelving to decrease clutter, or add to a bathroom countertop to corral washcloths and hair tools.
Trying to get into the habit of taking off your shoes indoors? Add a shoe rack to your entryway — and with IKEA's Grejig, you can do it for under $5.
Make sense of your junk drawer with these affordable compartment pallets.
A vertical rack may be just the storage solution you're looking for if you're short on wall space.
For the teeniest bathrooms or small office situations, all you need are some wall hooks and a few of these compact hanging storage bags to free up counter/desk space.
Yes, you will find this quirky piece in IKEA's kids' section. Just leave the ladders off if you want to make the unit look less playful.
This metal box is one of IKEA's sleeker storage options and will fit right in with your modern or industrial office.
The uses for these are endless: cotton swabs, spices, office supplies. You choose!
Heads up, renters: Place the suction hooks on any glass or tile surface to avoid drilling holes.
Keep old magazines, random papers, or even your taxes looking orderly with these beyond affordable magazine files.
A good old desk organizer never hurt anyone — especially one that costs a mere $5.
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