Baskets and Boxes


The first part of this year (way back in January--seems like so long ago!) was spent reorganizing and re-purposing things in my home. Husband initiated this process by moving some old furniture around and getting some new pieces to help us organize things a little better. So, I began to look around at all the little, smaller places of clutter in our home.

My solution?? Baskets and boxes!

I know this is nothing new and is quite a simple solution. But, when the little things have a "spot" it makes a big difference.

One day, my sweet neighbor came knocking at my door with a couple sets of nesting baskets, lined in a cloth of blue. She said she was going to throw them out, but wondered if I could use them for anything. Of course I could!!! I gave her a big thank you hug and got to work! Here are few of the smaller baskets.

A basket for the children's computer games.

A basket for the Wii Remotes and a few games as well.

This basket was initially part of a wedding shower gift set of
lotion, soap and candles. Now, it holds music CDs.

Another idea was photo storage boxes. My local craft store had them on sale, 5 for $10. I use them on my kitchen counter where paper and other odds and end tend to collect. I have one for myself for my coupon clippings and other miscellaneous papers. I also used one for each of my daughters to store their important papers from school.

These are the girls' boxes. . .
pretty patterns!

Each box can be labeled as well.

I also had to attack my laundry room shelves. . .yes, attack! They were just out of order. Many times, I have the thinking that, "It's just the laundry room; who cares?!" But the reality is that I spend a lot of my time in the laundry room, which also doubles as a pantry area for my family. Why not be more dilligent? Anyway, here's the before and after of the shelves above the washer and dryer.

Yes, Sisters! I know. . .there are no words.
But it was the reality.
Now, I am doing much better!
These are a couple of ways we've tackled clutter spots. What are some other ways I can keep organized? If anyone has some tips, please feel free to share them!!!

6 comments:

  1. Organization is my favorite! Those photo boxes are so cute, and what a bargain!

    Your laundry room was not bad at all. I am going to post about mine some day soon with before and after pics. That will be scary!

    Doesn't it feel great to be neat and organized?

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  2. Oh, Lorie, you're kind!! But my laundry room was screaming for help! :)

    I'll have to check your blog for tips on organization. It does feel much better that way.

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  3. Stacie,
    I love baskets, too. Isn't God great to send someone with just what you need. You neighbor(s) sound as sweet as ours.

    I love you phrase "re-purposing things" - did you make that up?

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  4. Hi Debbie,

    Yes, God shows up on time, doesn't he? I was very grateful.

    Thanks, but "re-purpose" isn't mine (I'm not that fancy! LOL). I don't know where I've heard it (TV, magazine???), but it's one of the buzz words floating around...

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  5. Hi Stacie,

    I like the baskets! It looks neat and orderly(: Good tip(s).

    Take care girl!

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  6. Mrs. Gertha, girl, I'm trying.
    Thanks!

    God bless you!

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