According to one study, we spend an average of 15 hours a week in our cars. If yours looks like mine after kids to school, soccer, ballet, school, soccer, ballet etc., you need some good organizing solutions.
Problem: The back seat is a bog of shoes, half eaten sandwiches, juice boxes, melted crayons and general detritus. Read more
I ran across this photo on flickr the other day.
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
Clever, clever little hook. How do you do it?
Just throw your jacket at the clever hook and let it 'grab'. So easy!
The secret is in gravity. It's the law. Get hooked.
When something is placed on the hook the top arm automatically comes down to “pinch” the material in place. The heavier the material, the harder the “pinch”!!
So cool…and simple. Read more
I love these great alternatives to a wall of shelving for your books. the concealed shelf, totally takes your library and turns into a fly-brary.
or how about this simple but amazingly designed piece. turning your terry into a bit of art.
a great way to display towels when not in use.
both of these are from umbra and retail for under $20.00
If 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
Ok, Clutter Control Freaks, this is how it begins. Dishes, clothing, toys, books.
Get a giveaway box and let's get started.
Tell us what's in it…
(photo shout out: morningk)
A few carefully selected photos or pieces of art are great on a fridge-front, but a cluttered mess of ephemra, makes me lose my appetite.
Here's a neat and tidy way to keep things handy while making use of hidden space. This is easily do-able with materials found at a hardware store.
(photo: storage magazine)
Efficiency just got a little prettier.
What a great way to tote all of your 'need at your finger tips' items. Sling your craft projects, vanity items, tools, cleaning products – you name it – over you shoulder and go. These bags come in a range of beautiful colors and can be found here
Living 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.
So 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
I 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
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.
We 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