Category Archives: Home Organization

20 for 21 Challenge: Day 20

Day 20: Maximizing the usefulness of deep cabinets – bathroom, laundry room, under the sink, garage, etc.

Add bins or trays that pull out so you can easily access things in the back.

The deep and usually low cabinets in a bathroom or laundry room generally end up being a mass of things that have just been pushed to the back as other things get added to the front.

Solve this problem by creating trays that will easily slide in and out of your cabinet(s).

In the bathroom I used a trimmed down Paper Storage Box and a couple of Vinyl Roll Trays – these were ideal for the bathroom because most things that are under the sink are bottles of similar shapes and sizes.

In the laundry room I had some cleaning supplies and piles of cleaning rags. I consolidate the cleaning supplies on one side of the cabinet and organized the towels and rags using a basket and a bin – both of which can be pulled out easily.  Simple to grab what I need for cleaning and also to put clean towels back after they’ve been washed.  I even gained a little space in the cabinet.

Both the basket and bin I used have a handle.  It’s nice, but I’m not sure it’s necessary.

To-Do:

_____ Take a look in your under the sink or laundry room cabinets – are the things stored there easy to access?

_____ Try placing them in a pull-out bin, basket or even a cardboard box – if the box works well, you can always shop for the perfect bin later.

There are a variety of shelf accessories that you can purchase that create this same “pullout” effect.  I’ve had a hard time finding just the right size in a premade option. They can also be expensive.  Test out this simple solution, and if you love it, you can always invest in having the hardware installed to create a permanent solution.

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Happy Crafting!

20 for 21 Challenge: Day 19

Day 19: Choose Organization Products That Work The Way You Do We talk a lot about this during our crafting organization classes, the same ideas are true for whatever you’re trying to organize.  I found this really amazing expandable organizer online.  It turns the “piles” of current work –  into vertical and accessible “files” on… Continue Reading

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

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

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

6 Ways to use the 4 pocket organizer storage panel

Our over-the-door organizers are perfect for craft supplies, but they’re useful all over your home. The 4-pocket Over-the-Door panel has 1 long skinny pocket and 3 large layered pockets – 17″x 6″ 17″ x 8″ 17″ x 9.5″ Available in 5 colors – black, pink, turquoise, purple, and grey Great for craft supplies – the 3 large pockets… Continue Reading

What should you put in your Stadium Arranger?

Adhesives, Glitter, Office Supplies, Paint – just to name a few.  The idea behind the Desk Maid product line is VISIBILITY & ACCESSIBILITY. What are you consistently reaching for when you sit down at your craft desk, work desk or workbench?  Those things belong in a Stadium Arranger. I’ve got more than 1 Stadium Arranger… Continue Reading

Why you need a Scraprack – Those boxes and bags aren’t going to put themselves away.

Do you have bags from your local craft store, boxes from your favorite shopping channel or online retailer, tucked into a corner or the closet of your craft room? One of the biggest reasons new stuff doesn’t get put away – you’re not sure where to put it.  If the decision about where to put you’re new stuff or… Continue Reading