If you love to organize your closets, you are going to LOVE this handbag. It's so organized, they don't even call it a handbag; it's a BUTLER Bag. Just check out the interior.
Though (at least before October) it doesn't seem quite true that "modern living spaces are getting smaller and smaller with each passing day," there's absolutely nothing wrong with attractive and appealing means of stocking your goods.
"Modern designing is becoming an art that finds the fine balance between style, aesthetic joy and utility. And the most important factor that will save you space, is making sure that you get rid of the...
Not Martha gets very Martha-like with this horizontal shoe rack inspired by DWR's j-me shoe rack, which is on sale for $93.50 to $140.25 each. Although Not Martha doesn't say how much hers/his/their version cost, you can bet that it was a fraction of the DWR price.
WHO CARES what you'd use 'em for? They're adorable!
- Store recipes from magazines
- Print a out and give as gifts
- Keep one in your purse to wrangle receipts
- An invite's handsome carrying case. (They fit nicely in a A7 envelope.)
- Put photos in them to give to family and...
You'd think they'd figure it out by now...but no, updated phone books still land on your porch, often in pairs, every few months.
So, instead of immediately tossing them in the recycle bin, since you're obviously not an idiot and have discovered online tools that are far superior, make something useful....
- 1 phone book (in good shape)
- sharp utility knife
Form follows function and the form of the Soundshelf literally functions as a piece of furniture, well, if you consider a bookshelf to be furniture. Designed as a L-shaped shelf or a standing DVD tower, both styles are modern and sleek.
According to Zen Habits, the trick to successfully decluttering a room is finding a large area to serve as a working and organizing space. Then, you can:
"2. Start on one side of the room and work to the other.
3. Do one drawer or shelf or spot on the floor at a time.
4. Pull everything out of the drawer or shelf (or section of floor or what have you), and pile it in the working space. Clean out the drawer or shelf."
For the full approach...
These collections of quick-cleaning and decluttering never get old...because the clutter never seems to go away. These five from DumbLittleMan are a mighty fine five, particularly with the habit-creating, and not just the collecting and tossing approach.
1. Schedule Some Time
2. Concentrate On One Place
3. Tackle Something Each Day
4. Keep Up Your Enthusiasm
5. Don't Undo Your Good Work
Monica has created the perfect DIY organizational project: custom magazine files that fit not only your room's decor, but your bookshelfs actual dimensions. These are guaranteed to look much more sharp and last way longer than ye old Flyt...
So says Monica, "Having gone to many different stores in the Bay Area, we decided that to be most efficient we would have to embark on a journey to create our own boxes. This turned out not only to be...
Christmas ‘08 wrapping paper is probably in the recycling bin by now, but you might have saved a bow or two or ten. Or maybe you hit–or are going to hit–the after Christmas sales to stock up on some dirt cheap wrapping paper. Either way, you’re going to need a place to store the stuff until next year. BHG has some great ideas that will keep those wrapping supplies neat and tidy until they’re needed again.
The easiest of the bunch is this...
Still oozing with holiday generosity? Clean up and declutter your space, load up unused and unwanted furniture and accessories and...
Holiday excitement has been replaced with the urge to purge, cleaning out cabinets and closets that is...
From needles and pins to x-acto knife blades to guitar picks, those little things that are essential to our hobbies, crafts, and projects are often the hardest to store, or worse, the hardest to find. So Julie Kundhi came up with this clever reuse - prescription or medication bottles with child safety features. And, to cover that awful pharmacy sienna or the generic pharmacy painkiller label, she provides this charming how-to to make them match...
TreeHugger has assembled a collection of wall-hung workstations that fold away when not in use.
Instructable-r NoahW has got it right: "keyboard keys + push pins = awesome keyboard thumb tacks!"
Just grab an old QWERTY keyboard (on sale en masse at your local thrift store) and cut away the excess plastic, then drill out a cozy space for your pushpin, and hot glue it in.
Check out the full how-to here.
Martha has a 'Doh! That's-so-obvious-why-didn't-I think-of-it' idea for keeping track of your decorating stuff. The decorator's folder. What you do is keep swatches of paint, fabric and carpet in a folder. Revolutionary! Martha suggests a small accordion file but you could go crazy and have a file for each room.
Taking the idea and running with it I have added:
- Window measurements in both metric and imperial (cause my maths is lousy)
Who wouldn’t rather do laundry in a laundry room that looks like this one? What makes it so special? Well, that Robbin’s egg blue is spectacular as are all the cool storage ideas that keep everything in its place. Julie Edwards at Home Improvement tells us how to implement these elements and others in our own homes to make laundry day a bit less taxing.
I spotted these inexpensive paper storage ideas over at Scrapbook Etc. A hanging closet organizer gets fitted with 12" x 12" bins that are labeled for quick and easy access.
In this application, clothing hangers, with the help of a few Hefty Jumbo 2.5 gallon One Zip plastic bags, becomes a very economical and tidy storage solution. Love 'em!
Boy, I sure hate surge protectors...