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…
How To Make T-Shirt Yarn Reader Blair liked our t-shirt yarn dishcloths, but had a major question about t-shirt yarn: "So I don’t know how when one piece of yarn ends, to begin again with a new one… Does that make sense? Someone please email me.and tell me!" Well, Blair, I'll do you one better and write a whole post about it! There are a few common methods for making t-shirt yarn. This seems to be the most common method for cutting a t-shirt into yarn, and it also seems the most time-economical. When you get to the end of one piece of yarn you can attach it like this: 1. Amanda's Happy Hearth shows how you can attach yarn ends simply by stitching through the ends of the t-shirts. 2. Another way to attach ends is by just tying the ends together in a square knot (if you don’t mind the nubs in your finished project), or just twist them together when you are crocheting or knitting to create a more seamless join. As you can see, the knots add a certain amount of rustic charm to your knitting project. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4.
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 100%Reciclado / 100% Recycled « La Factoría Plástica Por Belén Si el otro día os hablaba de unos paraguas a los que se les había dado otro uso… aquí va otra idea no menos original, convertirlos en lámparas. Imaginación al poder, sí señor. :) Ah, y luego vuelvo con más cosas… This kind of ideas which I applaud. Foto: Under World of VB Hay mil cosas posibles para hacer con tapones de cava, pero este león de Sergio Dias me ha robado el corazón… No os perdáis todos y cada uno de los proyectos que hace este fantástico creativo! Fotos e instrucciones: Kedublock Cork stopper, wire champagne cork holder, push pins, toothpicks for a nice lion.
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.