Organizing Life with Less No Purchase Necessary Junk Drawer Organization Everyone’s got one (or more), but no one likes to share it! Well, I’m going to! Part of my commitment to change is organization, and our two kitchen junk drawers are my number one offenders at the moment! So, I did the most logical thing and dumped both of them out on our family room floor and decided to just start from scratch! After dumping it all out, I categorized all the contents and separate them into separate piles. After I paired items down, put misplaced items in their proper home (in other rooms- mainly the office and garage), and just flat-out got rid of trash, I was able to refill the empty drawers. Items Needed: Extra rubberized carpet pad (top left corner of the picture above)Miscellaneous small tupperwareRubberbands How I used it all: Here’s the final product! I honestly had been delaying this project because I thought I needed some fancy drawer organizer to be effective, but in the end, it turned out that I had everything I needed on-hand! I’m linking up…
Under the sink I had semi-organised the cupboard under my kitchen sink a while ago but it had slowly become more and more messy. The fact that it didn't stay organised told me that the system wasn't right - it shouldn't be hard to stay organised if the system makes sense and meets your needs correctly. So, I needed a new system. Because here is what it looked like: I went down into the cellar to see what I could find to use and came up with a tension rod and other odds and ends. AFTER:I used the tension rod to hang spray bottles off - I use glass cleaner spray to clean everything so there is a full and almost empty bottle of that as well as some stainless-steel cleaner spray, a spray bottle of water and some bathroom cleaner spray which usually lives in the bathroom - I'll have to move it! Behind the jug is a plastic basket containing the vacuum cleaner attachments. I love it, and it's so much more functional!
Clever Ideas to Make Life Easier Here are clever ideas to make life easier. To see the complete list of 25 go here. You can pin the pics directly to Pinterest by hovering your mouse over the pic then clicking the “pin it”! Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn’t I think of that?! Via: apartmenttherapy.com Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: unplggd.com Supposedly you can remove crayon masterpieces from your TV, computer screen, or walls with WD40 – I’m not going to try it though! Via: athomewithrealfood.blogspot.com Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band. Via: marthastewart.com Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bed linen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match. Via: iheartnaptime.net Add this item to your beach bag. Via: realsimple.com Attach a velcro strip to the wall to store soft toys. Via: flickr.com Look up! Via: instructables.com Gotcha! Via: stephmodo.com
A Bowl Full of Lemons. Life. Organized. 7 Nifty Ways To Hang & Organize Things I have been bitten by the organizing bug. It all started since moving with only five boxes (really should do a post on that, life changing!). I have learned that it is much easier to organize when you have less stuff. Much more fun too! I found some pretty genius ideas on Pinterest that I had to share. Be sure to click on over to the posts, as most have more great ideas :). You scrappers are going to love this idea! Hang magazines and newspaper from pretty clothes hangers from Better Home And Gardens – they have an entire slideshow of organization ideas! How about you, any great ideas for organizing? Happy Monday friends, here’s to a great week! ~Destri wrapping paper storage Wall Storage Folders The whole idea of Wall Storage Folders was originally inspired by a little book purse Diane created and shared on Craftypod several years ago. Diane's friend, Michele, who shares her crafty brilliance on Michele Made Me, inspired me to take this idea one step further and recreate these absolutely useful Wall Storage Folders from common ole everyday ubiquitous cardboard! The folder I am making in this tutorial happens to be the perfect place to store knitting and crochet patterns I have ordered and am planning to make this year! Two of the original folders that still hang on the wall near my computer and printer have been wonderfully useful for temporary storage of recipes, craft ideas and patterns that I have downloaded and printed. But what I love most about this new version of the Wall Storage Folder is that since I am no longer restricted by the sizes of old books that are available, I can make these folders any size I need! WALL STORAGE FOLDERS ARE EASY TO MAKE! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
A Healthy Slice of Life – Organizing: Cigar Boxes I love having my own little studio, but it’s quite chaotic most of the time because of all of the stuff I tend to hoard. Vintage hardware, old cigar labels, broken jewelry parts, and all kinds of pieces and parts I pick up at flea markets and thrift stores that I know I can find a use for one day in a craft project. But storing supplies in plastic bins out in the open isn’t too attractive, aesthetically speaking. I have plenty of plastic storage, but those are tucked away in my cupboards. My hook on storing with vintage cigar boxes came the day I found and clipped out an image from a magazine of a large parts cabinet crafted to hold around 36 same size cigar boxes, acting as drawers. Thinking I could create my own folk art organizing cabinet, I started collecting cigar boxes over the years to make a cool storage piece. Enter: Label Holder Hardware with Pulls. He mentioned after the sale that they had belonged to his father. I’m now in the process of filling the boxes and labeling each.