There is nothing like the start of a fresh new year to make you want to get your house in order! I have been cleaning out cupboards, closets and drawers and with each completed task, I find myself getting more and more relaxed. A sense of order definitely feels good.
I was a little horrified at what had been piling up in the cupboards surrounding my kitchen desk. There was actually still an elementary school directory of my son’s who is now seventeen! I also found enough batteries and light bulbs to start my own store.
Something else that was taking up way too much space were several Christmas tins in varying sizes. I plan on painting these and using them for much needed storage in my craft room.
Once I was finished with the desk drawers and overhead cupboards, I went to work on the actual work surface. I normally have my phone charging on the desk as well as my camera within easy reach. It was just a messy pile in the corner. To make it look neater and more decorative, I pulled out a shabby four sectioned wood cubby that I had stored in my craft room. I had picked it up from an antique store thinking that I could do something with it. Now I was just going to use it to organize a few things and display a picture that would hide my charging cord.
The corner now looks much neater:
Here are some more creative ways to organize:
I happen to love shoes and storage can be a problem. This idea using a ledge to hook heels from definitely takes care of the issue.
Organize your ribbons easily and keep them in plain view by placing them on a pants hanger.
I like the idea of hanging measuring cups from little hooks inside a cabinet door. However, this creative idea goes one step further by adding a conversion chart for making easy calculations.
This is such a cute and decorative way to display jewelry. Just hang a wooden box holding a couple of empty bottles for organizing bracelets.
An old shutter is perfect for sorting mail and other office storage.
Broken off rakes or rake ends make ideal necklace holders. I love the industrial rustic look!
What unique ways have you used to organize things in your home? Share your ideas below!