Friday, October 31, 2014

Day 31

Well here we are!  
It's hard to believe we're at the end of the month already.  

My final tip is not a picture, but some pretty wonderful sorting advice I read on Houzz.com.  I hope you will be able to use this as well as a few of the ideas from the past month to help make your life a little more peaceful.
Thanks for reading along this past 31 Days!

Know the two ways to sort. There are certainly other ways to sort your belongings, but these two ways are simple and effective.
  • Like with like. A family member of mine sorts her kitchen tools into two drawers: “scoopy-stirry” (spoons, ladles etc.) and “cutty-pokey” (knives, vegetable peelers etc.). Sounds a little silly, but it works, and once you know where these drawers are, you can quite easily find what you need, even if you are not familiar with her kitchen. Other like-with-like categories might include tools, paper goods, and electronics and power cords.
  • Complete a task. The second way of sorting is to corral everything you need to complete a task from start to finish. In one drawer in my home, for instance, I have envelopes, stamps, pens, checks and an address book. You might want a drawer near the front door to keep your keys, wallet, cell phone, sunglasses and other personal items.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Day 30

I love this idea for a t.v. stand!

House and Home June 2012
So original!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Day 29

Do you save the buttons that come as extras on new clothes?
I do.  Yep.  Throw em right in with ALL my other buttons.

Style at Home March 2011
How smart to use a little business card binder to store them and label where they came from.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Day 28

This seems like a great way to train the kids to sort the laundry pre wash!

House and Home Spring 2010
We might not all have the space for so many categories
 but even a light and dark basket would be nice!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Day 27

The Ikea Bekvam spice rack is another item way up on the wonderful list.

Use it to organize books.



Or to hold art supplies.


At $6.99 you can't go wrong.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Day 26

At first I was going to write about the cool shot at the bottom of the framed in microwave that flips up to reveal hidden storage.
But then that little drawer inside the big drawer is pretty cool too!

Style at Home October 2014
And how about the butterfly pullout at the top which it says is "like a more ergonomic Lazy Susan". Triple cool!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Day 25

This tackle box appealed to me because I love the fishy theme, but any tool box would do.

Country Living June 2010
What a wonderful idea to keep your desk essentials in a 
box that can close up and leave you with instant tidy!