Posts tagged ‘easy organizing’

February 8, 2012

tweet tray

Say “tweet tray” 5x fast.

Being a huge fan of trays, it is hard to pass one up at the thrift shop ($1).  The perfect specimen for decoupage.

UGH!  That is one of the few ugly flowers on earth.  Rescue supplies:  glue + water, scrapbook paper, exacto knife, styrofoam bowl & foam brush

Cut & piece the paper to fit, spread glue evenly on tray & paper, top coat 3x with glue + water or store bought decoupage.

Tray in ACTION…before:

after…

ahhhh…

“Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”   ~Albert Einstein

January 31, 2012

stud holder

No, not men, nor two by fours.  Earrings!  The cheapest, easiest, most functional earring holder ever

Clear off those dresser surfaces & hang up the jewelry!  Got a pants hanger or hanger with clips?  A .34 cent piece of felt?  Voila!  It is a cinch to take studs on & off, plus the entire inventory can travel to find the right look with outfits.  It can be rolled up & stored or taken traveling.

Embellishing options include adding ribbon vertically &/or horizontally for compartments, embroidering initials or names, or adding a simple perimeter framing.

“One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.” ~ A.A. Milne

 

November 22, 2011

box magic

Well, it’s not really magic, but “cardboard box organizing” = dull.  Skip the pricey containers & look to your kitchen or around the house for empty boxes to organize goods.

  • 1# butter box standing upright & placed in the car console for pens & pencils
  • cereal boxes with the opening tapped shut, laid on their side with the top side cut out – put a few side by side in a desk drawer for organizing papers 
  • empty kleenex box in bathroom to stuff grocery sacks for the waste basket
  • box in a box strategy for separating items or boxes in a crate for same idea

“Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society.  We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.” 

~ Erma Bombeck

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