Getting Organized for Fall Hobbies

Getting Organized for Fall Hobbies

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In my organizing book, Make Room for What You Love, I wrote about how important it is to get your hobbies organized if you are ever going to actually DO them. It is SO true for me, so this past week I took my own advice! I’m so excited to show you how we labeled supplies for my own hobby.

Getting Organized for Fall Hobbies

Keeping my home organized is important to the quality of my life in so many ways. If I have to crawl around in a cluttered closet or dig around the garage to find what I need, I will lose interest in whatever it was I was looking for. If I’m ready to relax or have fun with a creative hobby, it needs to be organized so it’s ready for me when I’m ready for it!

Disorganization turns things I want to love into clutter.

Getting Organized for Fall Hobbies

I’m not much of a crafter (as you probably know by my lack of DIY skill, ha) but I’ve always had a small part of me that really enjoys making things. Low-stress or creative projects can be therapeutic as they help slow down the pace of life.

A year ago my sister and my girls and I visited a local apothecary store and came home with all sorts of fun supplies to make candles, lotions, bath salts and soaps. We had a great time making things together when we got home. Then the remaining supplies got tossed in the brown bag we brought them home in, and lost in the back fo the closet.

While I’ve often thought about hosting another DIY-day, I knew I’d first have to get things in order.

Getting Organized for Fall Hobbies

Getting Organized for Fall Hobbies

Enter the Brother P-touch PT-D210 label maker (the same one I used for my spice drawer organization). It is my no-fail way to label just about anything!  You can see the video we made below to show you how simple it really is.

Just look at all the apothecary supplies now! Wouldn’t you be more inspired to use them when they’re nicely labeled and organized? I sure am.

Getting Organized for Fall Hobbies

It’s really not hard to get craft supplies organized, and it can actually be a fun project in itself! Gather the supplies you need to enjoy just one hobby (you can do more later, but start with one!).

Select one shelf, or one drawer to use for organizing. You don’t have to start with an entire craft room! That’s too overwhelming for anyone.

Getting Organized for Fall Hobbies

It was easy to print clear labels with a simple border and pretty font to put on my jars. The shelf now looks so fresh, clean and lovely! But best of all, my supplies are organized–and ready to use.

With the P-touch PT-210, you can easily personalize your labels with different color tapes, 14 fonts, 97 frames and more than 600 symbols. I can’t wait to try out a handful of different color tapes with different borders and symbols for future organization projects.

 

You can purchase the P-touch PT-210 at Amazon.

What’s an organizational project you could work on this fall that would inspire YOU to do what you love?

Six Unexpected Ways to Create a Cozy Entry

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Fall is just days away! HOORAY! It’s the time of year when COZINESS is on the mind. At least it’s on my mind. Even if coziness is not yet on yours, you can just file today’s ideas away for the first rainy fall day (which we totally had yesterday here in Seattle!).

Here are some fun and unexpected ways to create a cozy entry just in time for fall!

1. Create a Cozier Space With Curtains.

Entries tend to feel a little chilly in the fall and winter. Treat the space like you would any other room in the house. The unexpected floor length curtains in this entry coupled with the wallpaper, rug and furnishings make this space as warm and welcoming as can be! I’ve seen curtains around a door, too. In the right kind of house, door curtains can be adorable, warm and cozy looking.

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2. Elevate function with character.

A cozy home will feel lived in, but we don’t have to sacrifice style for function. Set a welcoming tone of warmth and comfort with a relaxed but pretty mudroom vibe. Closed storage and baskets hide unsightly elements. A bench, hooks and shelving infuse the space with the warmth of function and character.

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3. Plush pieces make everything cozier.

It’s not often you see an ottoman in an entry, but why not? If you have the space, bring in your coziest furnishings. A plush upholstered piece tells friends and family this home is a comfortable place. Soft furnishings soften hard surfaces and sounds, too, making the whole space feel cozier.

(PS…my tufted teal ottoman is on a pretty awesome sale right now!)

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4. Create a cozy seasonal focal point.

Every entry (big, small or one that is simply a part of another room!) should have a seasonal focal point. Yet, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a spot filled with traditional seasonal decor. Even a gentle nod with a subtle mood or textural changes or the combination of elements used can be so cozy and inviting.

Shop your house for items you could use. Perhaps you’ll find a shelf, a stool, or a piece of furniture in another space. Now shop the house some more. What other elements and textures could you add in to make the coziest statement?

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5. Bring in something eye-catching.

Add an eye-catching or unexpected furniture piece or accessory to cozy up the entry. (Your entry might be one in the same as your living room, but that’s fine, too! The way you arrange your furniture in the living room might be able to serve a dual purpose or create an entry space).

Character often translates to cozy and inviting, don’t you think? So keep your eye out for something unexpected and eye catching for your entry. Perhaps you’ll find a wall sconce, an antique mirror, a funky stool or a unique bench.

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6. Define a cozy space with colors, shapes and statements.

A round table in an entry feels extra inviting and unexpected. It can be a perfect spot to set those pretty coffee table style books, which can make such a a cozy statement in an entry. Look for other ways to add color, interesting shapes and cozy statements, such as a lantern, or a textural basket filled with umbrellas, walking sticks and a tartan throw.

Happy Fall Nesting, friends! What’s your favorite way to cozy up an entry for fall?

Catch up on the latest Fall Nesting posts or start from the beginning of the series here.

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