With the start of 2019 came the popular KonMari trend by the ever-organized Marie Kondo. My social media feed was filled with photos of friends tidying up their homes. I loved how their spaces looked. It really does spark joy to see so many things put away all organized and neat. It inspired me, and I wanted to try it. So I decided to reorganize my closets and pantry.
I ventured out to a big box store and was discouraged that the boxes and baskets needed to create this beautiful space were way out of my price range. Never one to be painted in a corner by price, I ventured to my local Deseret Industries to see if I could find anything that would work. I had high standards—it all needed to match. You can never really predict what DI will have on the shelves, but I lucked out with some reed baskets and canvas totes.
I decided that these types of containers would be a staple for my reorg. It took a few weeks and multiple shopping trips to collect the right amount of coordinating totes, but I did it!
I am so happy with my new spaces, and I’m excited to keep working my way through the house. And the best part was that I spent less than $50 to do it!
Here are my tips for organizing your space DI-style:
Angela King is a social media producer and Deseret Industries fan. Her most recent DI purchase? A juicer in excellent condition that she snagged for $40. When she’s not drinking homemade juice or hunting through the yard area, she can be found performing improv comedy or watching the latest-and-greatest on Netflix.