Clutter Hack for the Lazy Organizer

I ran across this photo on flickr the other day.

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It's such a simple idea but, why not? Those boxes, really are a pain when you're rushing around in the morning trying to shove little crustless sandwiches into the zip lock baggies. This is a way to keep them catagorized, but neat. I also like the idea of putting several top-less boxes into one larger container. This way, you can grab the whole container and have them right at your finger-tips. Thank you flickr member, lazyorganizer

"organized chaos" a.k.a. "children"

storagekid1storagekid2If you have children, organized chaos is about as good as it gets most days.

With the help of open storage bins like these, it can actually look pretty darn cute too. And they're easy enough for the grommets to do for themselves. What i like is the dump and run concept. (no child i know has the attention span to spend time organizing). These were found at land of nod and Pottery Barn Kids

organized listening

stack_of_cdsCD BinderLiving in a small home, every shelf counts. As an audio-phile I've amassed hundreds of C.D.s. Storing them costs valuable closet space. So I've recently tossed all of those jewel cases and have organized all of my C.D.s by genre in one, large, binder. I've saved the liner notes with the C.D. and just slid the actual disk, right in front. This is a great solution for your D.V.D.s as well. And it's portable! These albums can be found at most electronics stores.

Here's a CD Binder from Stacks and Stacks that holds 128 CDs. They also have this great 100-CD Organizer with a 20-CD Travel Case.

hook-up your bling

bling2.jpgSo many jewels and baubles. What's a girl to do? They're so hard to organize. They get tangled, lost, forgotten.

I've found a way to showcase your treasures in an easy and art-directed way.

Decorative hooks meant for hanging dishtowels are a great solution to this 'problem' (*sigh* if only more of our problems were like these…) a great resource for these: anthropologie.com

now….where's my pencil??

notebook_pack_medium.jpgI tend to use my pencils as a hair holders…. and then forget they're there. If I had this, I wouldn't have to absent-mindedly grope for a bit of graphite.

A cool looking notebook, with a pencil nestled in to the die cut pages. The book is sealed shut with elastic strapping to ensure that the pencil stays put and never gets lost while you're on the move.

comprised 100 pages of grid lined paper.

available in : small 5” x 3.5”, large 7.5” x 5.5”

imported from the u.k. and available from $12.00 at shopmodi.com

How to Make Creative Clutter Cute

Most creative people will agree: it's practically impossible to live a spartan life when it comes to our work space. we're visual animals.

ikea drawers, pimped out with scrap booking paperWe need to see our 'stuff'; be inspired by what others may see as 'trash'. With that said, i share with you one wonderfully beautiful yet organized creative space and 2 d.i.y. inspires.

Keep in mind: this photo is about the 'pimp' factor of a basic Ikea drawer set (because as you can see, this isn't really the tidiest of shots) lovely idea, scrapbook paper applied to each drawer. Take it up another notch and color code the fronts according to their contents. Read more