Stylish Organizing Idea #1
Stack attractive old suitcases on top of cabinets.
You can use them to store extra silverware, cloth napkins,
party supplies or whatever you want!
Stylish Organizing Idea #2
Use dead space under side tables for lidded baskets
to contain anything from magazines to out of season decorations!
Style Organizing Idea #3
Stylish trunks can hide your stuff AND be
pulled out for extra seating!
Stylish Organizing Idea #4 & #5
Find end tables with storage inside for
out-of-season pillows or blankets!
Even small containers with lids can be
attractive stacked on a cabinet.
You could store greeting cards, stationery, jewelry,
receipts or other smaller items.
My focus word for the month of March (for my Beautiful Life 12 months of goals series) is organization. In spite of my best intentions, I’ve had every excuse in the book why I couldn’t do much organizing, namely this one: my old house is still sale pending and until it closes and I get all of my stuff up here at my new house, I can’t get organized. Is that a good enough excuse?
Well, good excuses or not, I can’t escape the need or benefits of being organized. I am such a visual person that I can’t stand clutter ruining what could be a pleasantly pretty room. Not that I don’t have clutter, I just don’t like to see it. But I am also NOT a minimalist, I like to see things, as long as they are pretty!
So, where does that leave me? I need pretty things to put my stuff in. I love having things you can decorate with that serve a dual purpose as a clutter controller.
Whether you are hiding toys, papers, magazines, projects or dog food, you don’t always have to resort to plastic bins or cardboard boxes. And you don’t have to fill up precious closet space with things you don’t need very often.
TIP: If you tend to put seasonal stuff or rarely needed items in containers only to forget where you put them, keep a master list taped inside your closet door. If you put your spring wreath in a container in the living room, simply write “spring wreath: living room chest.”
The photos above are all from Better Home & Gardens. I originally was drawn to these images for the obvious coastal style (which I love, click here for more in BH&G series on nautical style), but then started being inspired the great organizing ideas.
It is time for Beautiful Life Friday!
Where are you finding beauty in your life?
Please join us!
Here are some inspiring links I found in blogland this week:
I found one of you getting the look for less,
I spotted a gorgeous egg wreath,
I loved this tutorial for a project table
A sweet idea for embroidering your children’s artwork
Yum, I want to make these root beer cookies
I’m joining up on Julia’s Hooked On Friday Party this week, since I am trying to get myself Hooked On Organization!
And, last but not least, a great post for pondering contentment, finding beauty in life, and what it all means...Good Enough
This week’s links are now a permanent part of this post! Thanks to everyone who participated in a Beautiful Life Friday!