I found this recently and think it is a big winner! Easy to install and pretty to look at. Envision putting up one bar with necklaces, and then below it a second bar for scarves. Kind of a neck wear station. I love finding ways to display accessories because, lets be honest, they are pretty and we like to look at them!
I chose this [PIN of the WEEK] because I laughed when I saw it! I do this any time I am planning even the smallest event! After the menu is prepared, I pull out my dishes to see how it will all be organized. I often do this a couple of days in advance because it takes one less variable out of the equation and I sleep better at night.
Useful, beautiful, not to mention frugal! This would be a really fun project for an awkward space or stairwell. I really love the idea of using materials that are simple to acquire (and presumable assemble), to create a visual space in the home that is both functional and appealing.
I love books, they are fun to read and beautiful, but often become cumbersome to their owners. Book lovers tend to acquire them without even noticing and before you know it they are everywhere! I highly suggest that you find the space you wish to dedicate to books and set limits. Perhaps a certain bookshelf. Once that unit is full, challenge yourself to purge less meaningful books, those you didn't care for, those you plan on never reading again, those you borrowed, etc. Make space for your new books to fit into your current space rather than adding more space to fill!
Here is it...kinda makes your mouth water huh? "Why didn't I think of that!" Those words roll off of my tongue every time I visit the PINterest mind suck.
Anyways, back to the PIN of the week...
I am a big fan of finding ways to get things off of the kitchen counter. There is good reason for this at our house:
Someone once said "A place for everything and everything has a place", or something like that. In my experience, it is true that if you give your "things" a home they are more likely to get put away. However, as an organizer I often suggest people leave things in easy to access areas without lids or doors if posssible. Remember, any barrier to put it away or get it out leads to piles of clutter. This is something that I work with at all my clients appointments. So while we can minimize clutter in the kitchen for example, we can not put everything away, but get more creative on how we use the space.
After years of a counter top paper towel holder, we went for an under cabinet bar and I hate it. It can not easily be used with one hand. That would also be my concern for this system. I would love to see pictures if anyone tries this at home.
What are your thoughts?
Many people have limited space to dedicate to their mud room areas. Many homes just did not allow for the space...
Often, I see a pile of backpacks, coats and shoes by the door and frustration in the eyes. This is a quick and easy solution that almost everyone could find space for.
Coat racks like these are easily found at big box retailers, second hand stores, or better yet your very own garage. Often, clients have something like this, but just have it in the wrong place in their home. (Remember, one of the keys to organizing is to keep things where they are used, needed or stored! So in this case, keeping the coats, bags and shoes by the door will keep them from ending up all over the house, but in order to make it work you will need a system!)
Once you locate the rack you would like to use, adjust the height so that everyone in the house can reach it to hang up their coats and bags. Remember, you can not expect the toddler to help if they can not reach it. Years from now, you can always adjust the height, or if you want to put up two rows of hooks that is even better! (If you install two rows of hooks I would suggest simple hooks without a shelf for the bottom row.)
Once your hooks are installed, you can personalize with shelves, calendars, art, you name it! Have the family contribute to the plan and maybe you can get them on board with the process in the infancy stages!
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