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The must-have organizing tool that will change your life: and it costs less than a dollar!

I can be pretty picky when it comes to choosing organizational supplies. I like most of my bins and baskets to match, so that I can move them around to different closets or rooms when needed, and everything still coordinates. For this reason I buy mostly white and clear bins, and light-colored natural woven baskets.

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There is one bin that I’ve discovered works absolutely anywhere, I probably own close to 20 of them, and they’ve changed my life. If you don’t think an organizational bin can change your life – well then, you and I are very different people. The best part about this particular bin? It costs 98 cents. Yep, you read that correctly – less than a buck.

I buy mine at Home Depot, and you can also grab them on Amazon.  It’s the Sterilite 6 Quart Storage Box in Clear Plastic, and you need several. I’m serious, go buy some! But first, let me show you where I use them in my own house, and also some inspiring examples I’ve rounded up from others.

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I use them in my kids room for toy storage. I love that they’re big enough to hold a lot of toys, but small enough for kids to get on and off the shelf.

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I use them in my catch-all closet that houses craft supplies, linens, and board games. These bins are perfect for the craft supplies – they stack nicely and kids that can’t read labels yet can easily see what’s inside.

 

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I even use these babies in the garage. These two store power drill accessories and miscellaneous hand tools.

 

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If you’ve ever Googled organizational inspiration, chances are you’ve seen these versatile bins all over the place. They have endless uses. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite examples.

 

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Under the bathroom sink by House Mix

 

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In the pantry by Blesser House

 

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Shoe organization by The Home Edit

 

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Toys and diapers by The Home Edit

 

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The #1 Organization tool that is less than $1

First aid and medication supplies by Heart Work Organizing

About the author

Erica Young

Erica Young is a freelance writer specializing in home decor and organization. She believes your home should make you happy, no matter how small your budget.

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