I was desperately looking for a place to store all of my jewelry. While shopping at IKEA I saw this awesome mirror, the Stave, that was being sold with hinges. I quickly realized how brilliant it would be to use this mirror to store jewelry! So here is my very own IKEA hack! For another great closet organization idea heck out my Closet Space Saver post or Rachel’s Simple Scarf or Belt Hanger!
I love my kitchen, like a lot! I made a lot of changes to the floor plan and had my builder put things where I wanted in order to get a bigger pantry. There were a couple of things I did not have the builder do because it wasn’t worth the cost. This included cabinet hardware (knobs and drawer pulls) the faux drawers that go under the sink, and the light pendants that hang over the island. I’m going to share how my husband and I installed the faux drawers under our kitchen sink. Our builder was going to charge at least $100 a drawer, if I remember correctly, and that was money I wanted to put elsewhere! These cost $9.98 each, so I saved over $180 doing it myself!
So here is an easy way I transformed my laundry room from a junky eye sore to a fun little corner of my house.
Every year I try to tackle spaces in my house that are not organized and for some reason the new year always sparks my need to clean. My hubby and I have been working hard on getting organized during my weekends off. Let me tell you, whenever I’m not organized I definitely feel more stressed out and I’ve learned that organization is something I can control, hence less stress. The master closet is the start to some areas we are working to improve! When we built the house we asked for extra rods at the top of the closet for more storage. Naturally, I have a lot of bags and purses and I hated the way they were just thrown onto the top shelf of my closet. So I decided those rods at the very top would be perfect for bag storage, especially because I wouldn’t be using valuable closet space anymore. I went to the Container Store to get the pole that reached items to the top rod (FYI: the one at Bed, Bath & Beyond was cheaper, but broke with the first purse I hung up). Then I went to Target for two packs of shower curtain hooks.
To make the shower curtain hooks fit onto the rungs in my closet I had to bend them out and make the hook wider. Do this very carefully because I did end up breaking a few. I decided on this style of hook because it holds the handles to purses better and they don’t just slip off. Look at how much better the closet looks already!
What are some organization tricks you’ve come up with?
Next step: Cubbies for shoe and T-Shirt storage