Use these everyday objects to organize various items in the home.
Buttons as earring holders
Earrings are easy to lose. And they're not the easiest items to store, either, what with the variety of their designs and their odds and ends sticking out everywhere. To remedy this, use a button to keep each pair of earrings together.
Bread tags as cord labels
Two birds with one stone: finally, you'll never confuse the printer's cord with the computer's again; secondly, you'll be able to find a new use for discarded bread tags lying around in the home.
Tissue box as plastic bag storage
Keep your plastic bags tucked away in an old tissue box to keep them from piling up as clutter around the home. The tissue box, additionally, can serve as a dispenser for these plastic bags whenever you need one.
Hair clip as cord clip
Electronics usually come with a bit of wire tied around the cord to keep it neat and tidy. Using this wire, however, is rather inconvenient: you'll have to unwind it around the bundle, or place it back around the cords once again, before and after use of the electronic device. Plus, the wire is quite easy to lose, small as it is. So instead, look to hair clips such as this to keep your electronic cords safely bundled up. All you have to do is clip it on and off.
Desk organizer for the kitchen
An alternative use for your desk organizer: use it to keep trays, cutting boards, platters, and various flat kitchenware standing upright and organized.
Wine cork as pin cushion
Use those wine corks from the last dinner party as additional pin cushios in your sewing kit.
Ice cube tray as organizer
Ice cube trays can be used as an organizer for various knickknacks. You can use it for sewing materials, for instance. Or as a desk organizer to store paperclips, thumbtacks, stablewires, and such. Use it for your arts 'n crafts or for your toolbox. It's got plenty of potential.
Binder clips as cable organizer
Attach binder clips at the edge of your desk and simply insert the cables through.
Wooden skewers as a knife rack
A bunch of wooden skewers and a box can serve as a knife rack. Just make sure you have enough skewers to secure your knives safely into this DIY rack.