Hi! Welcome to a special edition of Inspiration on Monday–the week in which I give myself more work than I probably should. Ha! Since there are five Mondays in June, I thought for this 5th week we could have a themed event–Organization! If you missed the memo and have another type of post planned, no worries–link it up! Next Monday will be a “regular” link-up as well.
If you have a favorite way to stay organized (this can be around the house, through planners, at work, time management…anything!!), please feel free to share today/this week.
Six Household Organizational Tricks
I do not consider myself an organized person. In theory…yes…but in reality, it’s too hard to keep everything under control with two little tornadoes running around the house destroying everything faster than I can clean up. While I’m really trying hard to purge the extra stuff in our house, I have found a few little tricks that keep me so much saner.
Cabinet Shelf Risers
We have very high shelves in our cabinets and don’t have the ability to raise and lower the shelves as needed. If I had a before picture of these kiddo cups, plates, and bowls (mostly from IKEA), it would be a giant heap of colored plastic. I got these risers at Walmart and use them in a few different places to keep our shelves looking presentable (and to keep items from falling on my head!)
Expandable Shelf Organizer
Before I got this tiered shelf system (from The Container Store), I was constantly having to shift around cans to find what I need. Now because the cans sit on different levels, I can find anything with a quick glance. This is my absolute favorite pantry organizational tool.
Raise your hand if your tupperware is absolutely out of control. Been there, done that. Finally, I got this Rubbermaid Bento Storage Box that has dividers that pop in and out depending on what you’re storing. The fit isn’t perfect–the lids for the smaller containers are a bit squished in there, but my tupperware has been organized like this for years and I’ve never reverted to the mess in the cupboard (see cup picture below). I have deep cabinets, so I store this in a bottom cabinet and pull it out when I need to use it.
Pantry Door Spice Rack
While I do have a fairly decent sized pantry, I have a lot of spices. It was revolutionary when I got this Pantry Door Spice Rack from The Container Store. There are six baskets, and the two bottom ones are large enough for me to store my oils and larger containers. Now, if only I could keep my spices alphabetized. Bahahaha!
Bathroom Drawer Dividers
These clear, plastic dividers allow me to keep my small bathroom items a little bit more organized. While they’re not the most attractive, the clean-up is a breeze. I got them at Bed, Bath, and Beyond (a large package with different sizes), but I can’t find the product link anymore. I feel I should do something similar to this in my kitchen drawers, but my bigger problem is too many kitchen utensils!
Bookshelf Risers for Double Stacking
And my favorite household organizational hack–the double stack risers. You can read more about the bookshelf risers on an earlier post–Scott has built six of these babies for me and I love the way they make my shelves look.
And lest you think my entire house is in order…this cup cabinet haunts me. The other side of the cabinet is just as bad. One day…one day.
So tell me, how do you keep things organized at your house? Any items you love for keeping things neat? I’m ALL ears!
Inspiration on Monday
Welcome to the June 29th edition of Inspiration on Monday! Inspiration on Monday is a forum to share things that we’ve created and things that we are doing to help inspire others. Posts about projects in progress, finished projects, tutorials, and how-tos are all welcome. Feel free to share recipes, crafts, lifestyle, organizing, and DIY tips, and any other idea that can spark inspiration.
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3. If applicable, please share the source that inspired you in your post. Credit where credit is due.
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The next Inspiration on Monday will be July 6th. What inspiration has struck you lately?