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This Item Will Transform Your Drawers

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Guys, let’s get real for a second – if I said the word “drawer” to you, your mind would probably go to the messiest, most unorganized, clutter-filled drawer in your house; the one drawer you really want to organize, but probably never will.  Instead you just keep digging through it, finding what you need and then closing it without ever addressing the issue.

Well, let me give you 2 words of advice: Drawer.  Dividers.

Seriously, these things will change your life.  And your drawers.  Drawer dividers are different from regular utensils holders because, unlike standard utensil dividers, they come in a variety of sizes and shapes.  Some are just simple spring-loaded pieces of plastic, wood or bamboo, similar to tension rods.  These dividers in particular allow bigger items to be contained (like different clothing items, kitchen utensils, tools, etc), whereas the tray ones provide smaller spaces for little items (like rubber bands, scotch tape, hair clips, etc).

I love using the standard utensil dividers for more than just utensils (and you can read about it in another blog post) but sometimes they aren’t the best choice to go with and here’s why: you can only add so many items to one slot, sometimes the trays in the drawer add just enough height so baking utensils like ladles and whisks don’t fit in the closed drawer anymore, and sometimes there are oddly shaped items that don’t fit into a narrow slot no matter how you rearrange the other items.

When that happens I usually suggest some of these:

Bamboo drawer dividers

Plastic drawer dividers

Adjustable drawer dividers

There are plenty more options out there for every drawer you can imagine, in every room you can imagine.  I’ve used these drawer dividers in kitchen drawers, dresser drawers, bathroom drawers, and more.  They’re so handy to have and can be a help to everyone by keeping a drawer organized simply by keeping the items in it separated and contained.

Do you like this post?  Agree with me that drawer dividers are awesome?  Or do you have a drawer divider disaster story?  Let me know in the comments below!

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A Great Non-Traditional Organizing Tool

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This is a tool I really like, but it’s not one I commonly use.  And that’s just because it’s not a common item to have in the house.  So what’s the item?  A small tension rod.

The reason I like it is because it’s so easy to use and can transform spaces.  How?  Well you can use them in your pots and pans drawer for lids, in your tupperware drawer to keep lids and containers separate and organized, under your sink to hold spray bottles, as an under the counter paper towel holder, to keep cutting boards organized, and even as a spice rack!  And that’s just ideas for the kitchen!

There are SO many creative ideas out there for all areas of the home.  Type “organize tension rod” into your search engine and then click “images” to see so many different ways to use tensions rods.  Incorporating this one simple item into your home will make your life a little easier, reduce stress and keep those spaces organized… for not a lot of money!  Win win!

So head over to Google and get inspired to get organized today!

Do you love tension rods too?  Or do you think they’re more of a nuisance?  Let me know in the comments below!

 

Picture credit: CountryCurtains.com
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House to House Part 3

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Continuing on with the family from the previous post, once they moved in to their new home the first place the mom wanted set up was the kitchen, and since I had packed up the kitchen in their old home it made sense for me to unpack in their new kitchen. Their new kitchen has amazing space cupboard-wise, but the pantry was less than half of what they were used to so I had to create a completely new system for them. Courtesy of The Container Store I was able to get them set up with baskets, bins, spice racks and more.

Slide the blue line left and right to see the Before and After pictures.

To see the post about their first home and what I did there, click here.

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3 Steps to Drawer Organization

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Do you have drawers in your home? I’m just gonna assume you do. If you don’t, please send pictures of each and every room in your home because I would LOVE to see it. Anyways, assuming you all have drawers I’m also gonna make the assumption that not all of them are organized. Or maybe they’re somewhat organized, but you know they could be better. Well I have a post for you! It’s another one from Morgan at Morganize With Me.

She recently moved and has been doing her best to unpack in an while getting organized at the same time. In a post that can be found on another website she writes,

‘In my beloved Pocket Office I thankfully have lots of storage. However, one of the areas that was a little more challenging to organize was the very shallow desk drawer. I knew I wanted to use the space, but I wasn’t sure if I would be able to find the right “system.”

Well….drum roll, I’m happy to report that I did!’

Curious to see what she did? Click here to see the “Before and After” pictures she has. Hopefully this will give you some inspiration to tackle the junk drawer in your home… Assuming you have one. 😉

 

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