Musings on organization:

Posted by Liz Pool on February 7, 2017

Keep it Simple Series: The first question to ask yourself

 

This question is so simple – but it really says it all when it comes to cutting down on the clutter in your home (or office, for that matter).  So often, we keep items for reasons other than practicality.  Maybe it was a gift, or a hand-me-down from someone special to you, maybe it’s useful life isn’t over yet – even though you no longer use it.  Maybe there was a time in your life that you went without, and now you relish in having excess.

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Posted by Liz Pool on January 17, 2017

PANTRY ORGANIZATION TIPS

 

source: Better Homes and Gardens

Kitchen pantries come in all shapes and sizes, but there are some pretty standard ideas for organizing them; regardless of their dimensions. (more…)

Posted by Liz Pool on January 15, 2017

Command Hooks to the Rescue!

Buzz Feed put together this great list of 37 Clever Ways Hooks Can Organize your Entire Life.  I love Command Hooks and use them all the time, all around the house.  Whether it’s to hang a wreath on an exterior metal door, put up temporary holiday decorations or hang shower poufs in the shower – really the list of possible uses is only limited by your imagination. (more…)

Posted by Liz Pool on January 13, 2017

Keep It Simple Series: My favorite organizing tool – Over-the-door Pocket Organizers

No matter how big our home is, there is still a need for accessible, convenient, sensible storage solutions.  Believe it or not, my favorite organizing tool is the humble over-the-door pocket organizer  – you know, that thing that was originally intended as shoe storage.

They come in clear vinyl, canvas, white with colored trim – all sorts of colors, materials and price points.  This one is from Lowes and costs $15, but the vinyl versions are less than $10.   (more…)

Posted by Liz Pool on January 9, 2017

Before and After: Catch-all Cupboard

We all have a convenient spot where we stash stuff that otherwise doesn’t have a home, or where we put clutter when we’re quickly tidying up.  For this homeowner, it was a built in credenza in her family room.

 

Whenever she had an item she knew she wanted to keep, but wasn’t sure what to do with, she stuck it in there.  When company was coming over and the family room was a mess, she stuffed what she could in the credenza – and in many cases, she then forgot about it.  It had gotten to the point where she avoided opening the doors at all costs. (more…)