Friday, September 9, 2011

Re-purposing Idea for Organizing

I really like to be organized, but sometimes it takes me a LONG time to figure out how to best organize things.  I saw a really neat idea last year to help me organize our school supplies.  I don't know where I found it, but it suggested hanging a plastic shoe holder over the back of the door in our school room/Ethan's bedroom to house the school supplies.  Well, that was a great idea but it has been SOOO disorganized ever since.  I truly wish I took a before picture but I forgot to.  I thought about restaging it but decided that would take too long. :)

So this summer I decided it was time to make this organizer worthwhile.

I also had several of the little pencil boxes that I could put in the plastic holders, but I also had several of these due to my boys' love of strawberry milk...

And I thought they would be the perfect size to hold pencils, markers, pens, etc...

When I was cleaning & organizing this summer, I decided it would look so much nicer if I covered those & I just so happened to have a roll of that clear contact paper & some yellow construction paper.  I cut it to size & covered those containers!

I also printed 2 labels for each for container & one for the slot it goes on in the shoe holder.  

I was pretty pleased with the results. much better!  And I even have a few that are empty still...just waiting for the perfect little something to be stored in them. :)

What ways have you repurposed some items in your home to organize things?  I'd love to hear them!

Finding JOY in the journey,

1 comment:

  1. This is amazing! A great idea esp. for someone in an apartment (like me) without the extra space!


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