Let’s Get Organized

September 27, 2011 § 12 Comments

{Bag Hook}

While our apartment is far from completely decorated, we have managed to put away most of our belongings. Every tiny space requires special storage techniques, and I’m pretty excited about the ones I came up with for our new home. So excited, I wanted to share with you!

For day to day errands, I have a tendency to carry the same bag for months.  So while I don’t spend much time choosing which bag I’ll carry, finding where I last placed my bag is always a challenge. To streamline things, I decided to dedicate a hook in my front closet to my current daily bag.  I stuck it directly to the back of the door, so there’d be no excuse not to hang it there right when I get home.

{Fabric Wall Mount Organizer}

I tend to hate the look of filing cabinets, so I was thrilled when I happened upon this Fabric Wall Mount Organizer. While it’s advertised as a magazine holder, I find it perfect for storing files, work papers, and my stationary.  Hung above my desk, it not only keeps my work space clear but ads warmth and color to my home office.

{Mock Dresser}

Since our previous dresser literally fell apart as we were moving out of our old apartment (thank you Ikea), we planned on buying a new one once we got to New York.  But once we realized a dresser wouldn’t fit too well into our new bedroom, I decided to transform the bottom half of our book shelf into a mock dresser.  Aren’t these fabric bins fun?? I love the look of them and they make it super easy to grab socks, pajamas and gym clothes.

{Maximizing Cupboard Space}

Our kitchen actually has pretty phenomenal storage space.  We just had this one funny cabinet, that because of the shelf placement, had all this wasted space. To enhance our dish storage (please ignore my chipped plates!), I inserted a double decker cabinet shelf which creates the perfect divide between dish ware and food.

It may come as no surprise, but I am obsessed with organizing things.  I think my efforts are rubbing off on Brandon too- last week (on his own accord) he DIY’ed himself a belt hanger in our closet! I’ve never been prouder.  I’ve love to hear, what are your at home organization techniques?

§ 12 Responses to Let’s Get Organized

  • Good idea with the fabric bins. I also live in a small apartment and it’s definitely a challenge to find a place for everything. I’ve wound up storing some of our dishes in other closets throughout the house.

  • Elizabeth says:

    You know how much I love this. I just bought bins for the front closet so that we can actually organize all the odds and ends we have in there.

  • The same bag hook you are using for your bag i’m using in my bathroom for all of my towels! lol cheap, easy, and no drilling required!

  • Great post, Clara! I like the magazine holder. I could use that in my studio for current magazines.

    I bought an Ikea cabinet when I converted a small bedroom as my art studio/office. Then I found photo boxes at Michaels when they were on sale – 6 for $10. They are the perfect size to store scrapbooking and art supplies. Twelve boxes fit on the bottom shelves of the cabinet. I used a label-maker to identify the contents. (Ikea furniture is frustrating for a lot of reasons, but useful when a particular size and price range is needed!)

  • Jackie says:

    I use the same db decker cabinet shelves for my kitchen, office supplies, closet. It’s a great space saver.

    PS: Thanks for stopping by my site. I’m glad you enjoyed your trip to Saigon. I haven’t been back in a long time. Let me know if you need any help with any Vietnamese dishes 😉

  • erraffety says:

    I love your carryall featured in the first picture. Can I ask where you bought it?

    • Clara says:

      Thank you! It’s the Foley and Corrina Mid City Tote. It’s a bit of a splurge, but I was lucky enough to snag it on sale at Piperlime. They might have some left!

  • Lucija says:

    I think you’re a really talented blogger your blog is so pretty and every single post I’ve seen is so beautifully done.
    (& I would love you to check my blog dear :))


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