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Daiso Storage and Organization Ideas

Get organized with Daiso products! This fun Japanese dollar store has all the storage containers you need to get your clutter under control!

brightly colored plastic storage containers at Daiso

Like many people, I want to focus getting organized at the beginning of the year. One area of our home needing a lot of love is our linen closet. I'm going to show you how I gave it an overhaul for just $15 using Daiso products! This fun Japanese dollar store has all the storage containers and labels you need to get your clutter under control.

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We have very little storage in our bathroom, even after adding a corner cabinet. Most of our stuff ends up in the linen closet right outside the bathroom door. And it looked like this...

linen closet before organization

What a mess! Bath toys, extra pillows and cleaning supplies threatened to fall on us every time we opened the door.

You can see my previous attempts at organization with these labeled drawer bins from IKEA (no longer available, but you can find similar items here and here). But their placement on a higher shelf made it impossible to see what was inside, and obviously the labels didn't match the contents anyway.

unorganized storage drawers

So after taking a quick inventory of what we had and what we needed, I headed to my favorite store for cute yet inexpensive storage solutions: Daiso Japan, a.k.a. the Japanese Dollar Store.

Daiso storage and organization products on store shelves

I shopped at an amazing, multi-story Daiso when we visited Japan one summer, and we're lucky enough to have a few smaller stores in the Seattle area. So many cool things for $1.50 each! I always stock up on Daiso storage products whenever I'm nearby, because they're so colorful and practical!

I pulled everything out of the closet and started organizing it into categories. Anything that hadn't been needed since we moved in was tossed. I unearthed a massive collection of travel size products from all the hotels we've stayed over the years. Why in the world was I saving these?!? All but the best ones went in the recycle bin. It felt good to clear out all the clutter!

linen closet shelves organized with products from Daiso

I dedicated the top two shelves to light, soft items like towels and pillows that won't kill us if we pull them down accidentally. Brightly colored bins (both are Daiso products) make the closet more cheerful while also giving us the storage and organization we so desperately needed.

The big fabric box is great for tossing in washcloths straight out of the laundry, and those adorable chalkboard clothespin labels (also from Daiso, but these are similar) clip to the top.

I did a little DIY upgrade to the box to color coordinate with the other bins in the closet. It was a crazy tropical print before, which wasn't exactly the look I was going for. Check out my tutorial for how to cover your own fabric bins without any sewing!

linen closet shelves organized with Daiso storage products

I reused the IKEA bins, but moved them down a shelf and got rid of anything we weren't using. The band-aids are in their own little container, instead of sprinkled throughout the first aid bin (speed is of the essence when there are bleeding children involved).

More brightly colored woven baskets from Daiso hold hair care supplies and other bathroom necessities. Bathroom cleaning supplies are gathered together on the bottom shelf. I never realized it until now, but apparently in our house, green means clean!

linen closet after organization

I can breathe a sigh of relief now that this closet is better organized. It's so easy to grab what I need quickly! And now I know I don't need to buy travel size shampoo and conditioner ever again!

Next, I'm keeping the organizing momentum going into the kitchen. We got a new fridge over the holidays, so I'm determined to keep it looking neat and organized. More Daiso products to the rescue!

Shirley Wood

Friday 22nd of January 2016

Now I'm inspired to tackle that linen closet in the hall! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday with us.

Wendi @ H2OBungalow

Saturday 16th of January 2016

Your closets look great and I love the pop of color from the baskets. I dread opening ours, and know it's time to organize...maybe I'll go build something instead! LOL Great job!

The Handyman's Daughter

Saturday 16th of January 2016

Thanks Wendi! I'll take building something over organizing a closet any day, but I'm glad it's finally done. Hopefully it stays this way for a while!

simple nature decor

Saturday 16th of January 2016

Thanks so much in sharing this organizing ideas at Dream Create and Inspire Party

The Handyman's Daughter

Sunday 17th of January 2016

Thanks for stopping by!

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