Lately I’ve been realizing I could really use several small dollar store bins in my make-up basket and junk drawer. To be honest, laziness has kept me from running there and buying some and whenever I’m out running errands I forget that I need them (isn’t that always the way it goes?!). So when I saw this handy idea I perked up because I already have these in the house! And I’m 99% positive you do as well!
What are these items that almost everyone in America has? Cereal boxes. Yep, cereal boxes. Any brand, any kind, any size. Organic, sugar-infested, middle of the road, jumbo size, small Grape Nuts size, whatever! All you need to do is cut off the bottom of the box (first measure how high to cut by putting the box in the drawer or container you want to use it in) and voila! A handy little container for your small random objects or loose make-up containers.
Now, depending on how crafty you are you may want to cover the little boxes with wrapping paper or nice contact paper (tutorial here) but that’s not necessary for storing your items (much to the relief of some of the women in my family, I know).
There’s actually a lot you can do with cereal boxes so the next time you’re getting ready to throw one away, hang on to it (in an organized sort of way) because more tips on how to organize with them are coming!