Category Archives: General Organization

20 for 21 Challenge: Day 17

Day 17: Label Cords, Cables, and Chargers – Make A Home For Them

Use file folder labels and/or a permanent marker to label your cords, cables and chargers.

I use a silver Sharpie and write directly onto the large black boxes that are normally part of a cable or charger.

Cords are easily labeled by just folding a basic file folder label around the cord.

Be consistent in the placement of these labels, I like to put them at the very end, nearest to where they will plug into the wall/box. 

I combined the drawers from a 6 Drawer Storage & Supply Case and a 2 Drawer Storage & Supply Case to create the perfect storage for cords and cables.  I stored this organized case on the bookshelf in our TV room. (See what I did with the remaining drawers tomorrow.)

To Do:

_____ Label your cords, cables, and chargers

_____ Decide where you’ll store your cords, cables, and chargers

Have you joined our 20 for 21 Challenge?

Do you want to get more organized in 2021? Then set yourself up for success and learn how you can start getting organized in less than 21 minutes!

All this month, we will be going through our list of 20 things you can do in 21 minutes or less to be more organized in 2021!

The challenge will run Monday through Friday, starting with Day 1 on January 4th and ending with Day 20 on January 29th. Each day, we will be posting either a blog post, a short Facebook Live, or photos that go with each day’s challenge.

To follow along with us, make sure you grab our FREE printable checklist!

Happy Crafting!

20 for 21 Challenge: Day 15

Day 15: Kitchen Utensils I’ll be the first to admit there are things in my utensil drawer I don’t use often, but when I need them they’re there.  I thought these odd items were most often needed during the holiday season when I may be doing more baking/cooking/entertaining than during the normal course of the… Continue Reading

20 for 21 Challenge: Day 12

Day 12: Alphabetize your spices This is as simple as it sounds – Allspice to Za’atar. To-Do: _____Empty your spice drawer or cabinet. _____ Combine spices where appropriate. _____ Give everything a wipe down with a damp cloth. _____ Replace spices in alphabetical order. Have you joined our 20 for 21 Challenge? Do you want… Continue Reading

20 for 21 Challenge: Day 11

Day 11: Think – Left to Right, Back to Front and Top to Bottom when organizing any space How can you fill your space more efficiently without compromising visibility and accessibility? Choose a room, closet, cupboard anywhere you’ve got empty space – and ask yourself  “how could I use this space more efficiently?” The easiest… Continue Reading

20 for 21 Challenge: Day 8

Day 8: Measuring cups and spoons We have a tendency to stack these together in the cupboard which makes them a little more difficult to use and to put away.  Simplify this process by labeling and hanging your measuring cups/spoons by size on the interior of the cupboard door.  You can download cute label artwork… Continue Reading

20 for 21 Challenge: Day 6

Day 6. Add a “donate” box to your closet, laundry room and/or coat closet. Sometimes being more organized is about organizing what you have, but it’s also about eliminating things you don’t use.  We all know there are things in our homes we no longer need or want, but they haven’t made it into the… Continue Reading

20 for 21 Challenge: Day 5

Day 5: Email Discipline – Organize your email “in-box” Email can be just as overwhelming as real mail.  Establish a method for sorting your mail each time you log in to your email account.  It could be as simple as moving things to folders labeled – Bills to pay, things to read, Catalogs, and advertisements. … Continue Reading

20 for 21 Challenge: Day 4

Day 4: Mail – Designing a system for dealing with the things you need/want to keep. Develop an easy system for dealing with the items you didn’t throw into the recycle bin. Bills to pay, reading materials, catalogs, etc., each of these items should have a home when they arrive at yours.  Bills get filed… Continue Reading

20 for 21 Challenge: Day 3

Day 3: Mail Discipline – Directly to the recycle bin Mail can be a huge clutter creator.  Your challenge today – get started on a more organized method of mail management. When you get the mail from your mailbox, go directly to your recycle bin.  Stand near the bin and sort the mail, tossing everything you… Continue Reading

20 for 21 Challenge: Day 2

Day 2:  Keep things neatly piled – 5 uses for inexpensive closet dividers Take a look around your home, open closets and cupboards – what’s spilling over that should be stacked up? Could you use one of these handy closet dividers to take control of the situation? If you’re not sure the dividers are a… Continue Reading

3 ways to use the Perfect Paper Crafting Organizer Bundle

12×12 Craft Binder 24 Storage Page Variety Pack 5 Tabbed Dividers This bundle of goodies is a powerhouse of organizing.  If you’re new to this product line, after you read this post, scroll back up here and click on the links above to learn more about each product in the bundle. (We’ll put more links… Continue Reading

3 ways to organize and store stencils

ScrapRack or Binder System Both the ScrapRack and our 12×12 Craft Binders can be used to organize your stencils and templates. Pocket pages are available in a variety of sizes that coordinate easily with standard stencil/template sizes.  One of the best things about binder style storage, you can customize your binder pages/pockets to perfectly fit your… Continue Reading

Tuesday Live – Die Organization

We’re so sorry for the technical difficulties with Facebook Live and YouTube Live today.  Here’s the video from Vimeo/Livestream.  It’s much clearer. We started a little early, so the first few minutes, I’m just talking about using the Rotating Design Board and Magnetic Design Tool Set with Kiwi Lane and Stencils – so if you… Continue Reading

12×12 ScrapMaster Storage Options

Where can you store the ScrapMaster? During the Tuesday Live event, there were several people asking, where to store your filled ScrapMasters.  The ScrapMaster was designed to work with all of our 12×12 standard paper storage solutions. I’ve provided some rough estimates below.  What  you can fit into anyone of the these 12×12 solutions will… Continue Reading

Everything you need to know about organizing embossing folders

When you can find what you need, crafting is sooo much more fun!  Getting your embossing folders organized will encourage you to use them more often.  If you can find them easily you’ll enjoy the whole crafting experience more. So, my challenge to you: buckle down this week and make a commitment to getting your… Continue Reading

A bazillion ways to use our Shut Your Flap Tabs

Okay, I’ll admit a BAZILLION might be an exaggeration But, it seems that I find a new use for these almost everyday.  The big benefit to our SYF tabs over a regular paper sticky note is their durability.  While paper notes will crease and fold, plastic notes “spring back” so they’re always visible.  With that… Continue Reading

10 ways to use our A4/8.5×11 Fab File

Our Fab File line of products has crossed over from crafting storage to general home and office storage.  If you’ve been following along you’ve seen Fab Files used for everything from craft supplies to cord and cable storage.  This 8.5×11 paper organizer is no exception.  Included with this Fab File are 5 tabbed file/divider pockets… Continue Reading

Our 20 pocket organizer holds everything from stamps to glitter glue

Our Over-the-Door organizers can be configured to perfectly fit your craft stash.  Link panels together and hang them over your door, or use the hanger pocket to hang them in the closet. The pockets on the 20-pocket panel are 3” x 2.5” x 1” Ideal for small bottles, washi tape, and other embellishments. Store up… Continue Reading

Kids Crafts ORGANIZED!!!

Good organization skills are good life skills.  Make getting organized a fun and rewarding experience for you kids and grandkids and they’ll easily translate those skills over into other areas of their lives. Do you have children or grandchildren who craft with you?  If so, giving them their own craft organizers will help them stay organized… Continue Reading

Use your good stuff!

If you’ve taken any of my classes or attended a lecture, you’ve probably heard me say USE YOUR GOOD STUFF!  As crafters we have a tendency to “hoard” our best supplies, waiting for the perfect project. Take a deep breath and repeat after me – “Every project is a perfect project!” Today I’m working on the itinerary… Continue Reading