[Image from 10 Organizing Tips from Chez Larsson on Apartment Therapy.]
Like you, I'm determined to make the mythical organized home of my dreams a reality this year. I won't do it by shopping for expensive and unnecessary storage supplies. Instead, I'll be thrifty and creative. Expect more DIY organization and inspiration and tutorials throughout the year.
Upcycled Mason Jar Storage
Chalkboard paint and thrifted mason jars make an amazing organization system for crafters and artists. Every item you need is clearly visible and accessible.
Revamped Vintage Suitcases
Consider vintage suitcases for storage. They have great visual impact and are easily found for low prices at thrift store and flea markets. I use one for my everyday sewing supplies and one for my drawing supplies. I'll collect and revamp more soon.
DIY Task Boards
[ From Etsy]
Small chalkboards make excellent "daily goal" and "task" boards in your office. Make your own with chalkboard paint or look out for small ones when thrifting. Perhaps you can fashion a clock on one from old clock parts or a kit.
Tidy Sewing Case
Just a little inspiration for storing craft supplies neatly. When your craft supply case looks this neat and lovely, you'll be motivated to keep it that way!
Neat Wall Displays
I love everything about this display of vintage ads: the wall color, the ads, the neat frame job. This inspires me to get to work framing my collection of vintage ads and other odd collected bits.
Current Organization Progress: Last night I stayed up late to put things back where they belong. Clutter forms so easy when you're busy and live in a small apartment! I'm going to examine where this clutter forms and work on these problems areas for the rest of the week.
What are You Doing to Keep Organized This Year?