Fall is here and with the new season comes packed schedules for kids and adults alike. If your life could use some highly-visible, analog-style organization, here's a super easy DIY project from Chelsey at The Paper Mama.
I am always on the hunt for organizational DIYs that actually look cool and this woodworking project definitely fits into that category. Using only the materials you see above, you can make your own trompe l'oeil coat rack, shaped like a 3-D cube. You won't even need power tools.
Looking for an easy weekend project? Make a colorful camp-inspired art piece that doubles as a hanging wall hook. All you'll need are the materials above and you're good to go. I can't wait to try this one.
Kate created this playful wall art piece for Brit + Co. that is the perfect spot for hanging jewelry. I could totally see this fitting right in with an art cluster in a hallway or even a bedroom. What do you think?
Visit Brit + Co for more photos and the full tutorial.
Spring cleaning may be over, but you should try to reorganize your home at the start of every new season. As we near the end of summer, it’s time to organize the kitchen! Here are 10 organizational projects that you can do yourself!
In my house, keeping the kitchen organized is a constant battle. But over the years I've learned a few handy tips that help curb the clutter and keep the cupboards in order. Here are ten helpful ideas.
1. Use the back of every single cupboard door. Take a cue from Julie Blanner and hang shallow items like measuring spoons on adhesive hooks. I also hung a shoe caddy on the back of my pantry door to hold similar items.
2. Label everything. Fill uniform containers with dry goods and label them using these fun free printable labels from World Label.
3. Categorize foods. Follow the advice of the organized folks over at Better Homes and Gardens by dividing foods into categories - for example breakfast foods or snack items - and designate separate canvas bins for each grouping.
4. Use sliding storage. Separate trash and recycling by utilizing slide out bins as they've done over at Better Homes and Gardens. This tip can be helpful in other areas of the kitchen too - a sliding storage rack can be helpful for the cavernous space under the sink.
5. Use vertical space to your advantage. Instead of laying all your cutting boards horizontally on top of each other, store them vertically with tension rods as dividers. This idea (along with many others) was found at In This Crazy Life.
6. Buy a lazy susan. Small containers, such as spices, can get lost in the back of the cabinet... a lazy susan will keep everything organized and at arm's reach. See this and other tips at Belle Maison.
7. Upcycle old containers for new purposes. Find out how to turn an old disinfecting wipe container into a plastic bag dispenser over at Tater Tots & Jello. She'll even show you how to fold the bags so that removing one bag will pull the next one out just enough.
8. Find a place for those pesky measuring cups and spoons. I don't know about you, but my baking drawer always gets jammed because of a rogue measuring cup... eliminate that problem by giving each one its own dedicated hook. Find this organizational idea and many others at DIY 'n Crafts.
9. Divide and conquer. Pots and pans are difficult to organize because they are all different shapes and sizes. The best way to combat this issue is by grouping similar-sized pans together on wire racks. And again, don't forget to consider placing them vertically! This and other ideas can be found at The Grey Home.
10. Everything in its place. This is the cardinal rule of organization... create a dedicated spot for each and every item in your kitchen or pantry, and you'll be well on your way to a beautifully organized space just like this one! Love the style of this kitchen? Get the look here.
Right now I'm not doing the best at hiding our remotes. I tuck them in a basket on the t.v. console. Another—better—option is this idea from Country Home. It's not a new idea. As a matter of fact, kids have been storing their stash in such DIY hiding places for decades. Be that as it may, this is a great idea for making the clicker disappear altogether. Yes, you can buy 'faux' books at any craft store these days, but they look 'faux' unlike...
This DIY idea is a super easy project and a fun alternative to traditional bookshelves!
What do you do with a rogue dresser drawer? Take the front off and turn it into a stylish wall hanger, of course!
From memo boards to clocks, cork can be used in a variety of stylish and functional ways in your decor! Here are ten ideas to get you started.
Okay, this isn't so much of a hack as it is a re-purposing idea -- but it's pretty brilliant, so we're sharing it!
Show off your hometown pride and stay organized with this fun memo board project!
I have to admit, I love the fireplace in this living room's before, but with nothing else in the room, it doesn't feel like much of a feature. Luckily, with a big DIY project and some of the owners personal items that problem is fixed in a flash. Curious to see this makeover? Click through to check it out.