DIY Closet Organization Caddy - Engineer Mommy
Oct 122016

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When we moved into our current house about one year ago, one of the things I loved most about the new place was how much closet space it offered. We now have large closets in every room- this is something that was sorely missed in our previous place (the townhouse). However, with all the closet space, I need to make sure that everything is neat and organized. Today, I’m going to show you how I made a DIY Closet Organization Caddy using an old shoe box. This caddy is used to store various linen closet essentials, including batteries, candles, my Scotch-Brite™ Lint Rollers, and more!

Here’s what my organization caddy looks like!
The caddy is a simple structure, but it works well to keep like items together: all the candles together, all the batteries together, etc. One of the items stored in my caddy is the Scotch-Brite™ Lint Roller! I use this lint roller all over the house and it really makes my life easier on a daily basis. Let me first share with you how this caddy came together!

Today’s project was originally inspired by a particular box in my linen closet that held all sorts of random stuff: candles, spools of thread, etc. It was very disorganized and finding something inside this black hole box was quite difficult. I knew I needed to create a better organizational system for all this stuff!

DIY Organization Caddy

DIY Organization Caddy

To make an organization caddy from an old shoe box, here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • shoe box
  • decorative duct tape
  • glass mason jars
  • chalkboard label
  • label maker (optional)

DIY Organization Caddy

DIY Organization Caddy

1. Start by wrapping the duct tape around the shoe box. The duct tape I used has a gorgeous woven pattern so the finished shoe box will look like a wicker basket!
DIY Organization Caddy

DIY Organization Caddy

2. Finish wrapping the shoe box completely and be sure to add one layer on the inside of the basket so the top edge looks finished.
DIY Organization Caddy

DIY Organization Caddy

3. Now, it’s time to focus on the mason jars.
DIY Organization Caddy

DIY Organization Caddy

4. Wrap one strip of duct tape around each of the jars. I used this cute fish-themed tape on the glass jars- I love that it complements the nautical theme in my home decor.
DIY Organization Caddy

DIY Organization Caddy

5. Using a label maker, print out labels for each of the jars. If you don’t have a label maker, you can simply use store-bought adhesive labels and write the contents of each jar.
DIY Organization Caddy

DIY Organization Caddy

6. Next, I filled the glass jars with like items: all the tea light candles together, all the sewing supplies together, all the cleaning cloths together, all the batteries together, etc. I also placed the corresponding label on each jar.
DIY Organization Caddy

DIY Organization Caddy

7. These mason jars now go inside the shoe box, along with a jumbo mason jar to hold my Scotch-Brite™ Lint Roller. I also added a chalkboard label on the side of this caddy. I love that this caddy has dedicated spots for each of my linen closet essentials!
DIY Organization Caddy

DIY Organization Caddy

Here is the organization caddy inside my linen closet. Now, it’s easy to find what I need when I need it. There’s something about taking a messy space and making it neatly organized that just makes my heart smile!! :)
DIY Organization Caddy

DIY Organization Caddy

Part of my linen closet essentials are the Scotch-Brite™ Lint Roller and the Scotch-Brite™ 50% Stickier Lint Roller. I picked these up during a recent trip to Walmart and I got a great everyday value on these products!
The Scotch-Brite™ Lint Roller is so easy to use and works well, so it’s definitely a staple in my house. With 95 sheets apiece, each roll lasts a long time!
Scotch-Brite™ Lint Rollers are perfect for keeping clothing & fabric free of lint, hair & fuzz. Since these are the only lint rollers that feature Scotch™ adhesive, they’re strong enough to grab even the tiniest of lint and debris! One way that I use these lint rollers is to clean the microfiber seats on my breakfast bar stools.
I love that these lint rollers are guaranteed to tear cleanly, so I don’t have to worry about wasting sheets or having ragged edges. I always use these lint rollers to remove hair and lint from from my window curtains. Using these lint rollers is so much more convenient than having to take the curtains down and laundering them.
One of my everyday uses for these lint rollers is to get my clothing looking great! The Scotch-Brite™ Lint Roller is ideal for use on pants, coats, sweaters, dresses, suits, formal wear and more. In fact, I keep one of these lint rollers in my car at all times to make sure my shirt & pants always look their best.
Another product I recently picked up was the Scotch-Brite™ 50% Stickier Lint Roller, which is ideal for picking up larger debris, including pet hair, crumbs, sand, glitter, etc. With this lint roller, I can save so much time and energy by not needing to take out the large, heavy vacuum cleaner often. I can simply use the lint roller to clean fabric and upholstery so easily.
With the new 50% Sticker Lint Roller Twin pack from Walmart, I get 2 Lint Rollers, each of which features 60-count sheets + 10 bonus sheets. During a recent craft session with the kids, we had a spill of white glitter all over our gray sofa. I knew that the Scotch-Brite™ 50% Stickier Lint Roller would make quick work of this mess.
With 50% more adhesive, this lint roller is equipped to clean soft surfaces quickly and easily! A quick swipe with this lint roller removed all of the glitter quickly and easily.
Now, the sofa is pristine again.
I found these lint rollers in the closet / laundry aisles of my local Walmart store. Keep in mind that you may be able to find these products in various sections of the store (Cleaning Aisle, Sewing & Notions or Closet & Laundry Sections.)
Want more ideas on how to use these lint rollers? Be sure to check them out on social media (Facebook and Instagram) and watch this cute video below.

Looking for more great inspiration? Click here to see more ways to streamline your home and simplify your cleaning routine. Have you ever tried these lint rollers? What do you use lint rollers on? How do you keep your linen closet organized?

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21 Responses to “DIY Closet Organization Caddy”

  1. I miss my large closets! LOL. My last two homes have been very stingy with the closet space. I’ll have to show you a picture. But, love the organization tips. Thanks! Lint rollers are a must in my house. My cat sheds like there is no tomorrow. I’m surprised she’s not bald! lol. Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a great way to keep things neat and tidy in the linen closet. It’s hard to believe that you started with a shoe box because it’s so cute. I’m going to definitely do this one. Love it!!

  3. I love upcycled and recycled organization ideas. Super creative and awesome post. Thanks for sharing! :)

  4. This is an awesome organization caddy! I need to make a couple of these myself. We always have little stuff floating around the house.

  5. I love your DIY caddy! I really love Scotch-Brite for taking care of all of the cat and dog hair around the house!

  6. I am trying to get more organized. This caddy is super cute and is a great way to keep things in their rightful place.

  7. Ooh, great job on this. I could use a couple of these in my crafting closet. Those rollers rock!

  8. What an easy way to DIY and get organized. I know I need to do something like this, loving your label system. This is a gorgeous way to get organized!

  9. I love the idea of creating a caddy to organize things. And so smart to put the lint roller in its own jar so it doesn’t pick up messes along the way! #client

  10. So creative and very useful caddy to have around the house. I love my lint rollers too especially when I was still working and must wear all black lol

  11. I used to buy soo many throw away “stickybuddies” that I think I need to start looking around for a better solution, will try this out – thank you!

  12. I could use some organization tips. My closets are getting overrun with stuff. I need to put this post to use.

  13. Great ideas to keep things organized.My big problem is that I try my best to organize stuff in the house, however there are 3 other people in my house whose past time/hobby is to keep things disorganized. LOL.

  14. I love the idea of a DIY organization caddy for the closets. This is something I am going to have to make a couple of for sure. Thanks for sharing the idea.

  15. I love your DIY. Organization and craftiness are my love language. LOL I just love to make things like this so I will have to pick up some of these supplies and get to work.

  16. Such a great way to stay organized. I would love to make a few of these for our home.

  17. your caddy is so cute! my linen closet is a mess with everything shoved in there. will take some of your inspiration here and reorganize this weekend!

  18. This is a great organizational caddy for the closet. It is amazing how quickly the loose stuff adds up to a big mess.

  19. You can never have enough organizational caddys! I swear we have a few throughout our house – both upstairs and downstairs. Nice idea for a lint roller!

  20. Such a cute DIY, that tape was perfect. It looked just like a woven basket.

    This time of year I live by a lint roller. I also have a daughter with little jewelry pieces and a lint roller is great for getting those things out of my rugs.

  21. This caddy is so simple and so genius. I could definitely use a few of them in my house.

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