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Get Organized - Closet Organization January 27 2015, 0 CommentsAnother place many people use as a catch all area; the closet. A closet never seems to be big enough for all the stuff needing storage, however, with a little time and effort, you can make your closet work for you. Here are some great ideas to get you started. As with the other rooms, take everything out, go through each item and take an inventory. In your closet, the golden rule is, if you didn't wear it in the last year, toss it or re-purpose it. We highly recommend Threads to help you through this process. If you can afford it, many closets could use great built-ins. Some drawers and shelves can make all the difference. But when your budget's tight, or you just need some new ideas, here are a few. [caption id="attachment_897" align="alignnone" width="600"] Invest in some good hangers. Hangers of all the same size and shape will not only save you space, but they will keep your clothes looking great for longer as well.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_898" align="alignnone" width="600"] If you are short on space, make use of your door. An over-the-door shoe organizer is a great way to keep your shoes out of a pile on your floor.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_899" align="alignnone" width="600"] A hanging organizer can be used in many ways. Anything that can be folded can be stacked neatly in the organizer. I've even seen purses and shoes organized in the hanging organizers. The options are endless.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_901" align="alignnone" width="600"] Sometimes all you need are some good-old-fashioned hooks. Hooks can be great for many items, scarves, ties, belts, jewelry, etc..[/caption] [caption id="attachment_900" align="alignnone" width="600"] If you have floor areas or shelving, boxes can be a great way to contain your items and keep them organized.[/caption] Whatever size closet you have, you can make it work for your needs. Take your time and you will be loving your closet again in no time! For more ideas and organization tips be sure to check out our Pinterest page.
Get Organized - Garage Organization January 19 2015, 0 CommentsIt's the catch-all, the place that those things you don't need for a while get tossed until you "find a better home" for them. Yes, it's the garage. There's a place for your cars, a place for the trash and a place for everything else! This is the hardest place to keep clean and organized, but we've got some great tips and ideas to help you get started. [caption id="attachment_889" align="alignnone" width="400"] The first step is to add some shelving. You local home improvement store will have many heavy duty options for your garage. Choose the best one based on the size of your garage and what you plan to store on the shelving.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_890" align="alignnone" width="410"] Next, stock up on plastic storage bins. We prefer the clear bins which allow you to see the items inside, but the colored bins are great too just make sure you label your bins well. Fill the bins and add them to your new shelving for easy access and a real home for your items.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_891" align="alignnone" width="333"] We love this organizer. Move the holders to where you need them, layer and store. This is a great way to hold all those rakes, brooms, sports equipment, and hoses. Get them up and out of the way in no time and this makes it easy to keep them organized as well.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_892" align="alignnone" width="419"] As we've mentioned before, we love peg boards. Here is another great use for a smaller piece of peg board. Under your workbench is a great place to store all your tools and keep them out of the way but easy to find and access when needed.[/caption] There are too many other great options for organizing your garage. Check out our Pinterest board for more great organizing ideas.
Getting Organized - Lets Get Crafty January 15 2015, 0 CommentsA craft room, sewing room, scrapbooking room, etc., whatever you choose call it, can get quite messy. With the many small items, large items and everything in between, how do you keep your craft area clean and organized or just plain under control? It's not easy but here are some great tips for getting started. As usual, start your organizing by going through everything you have, grouping similar items, getting rid of those things you don't need, and taking an inventory. Once you have your inventory, you will have a better idea of what methods will work best for storage. [caption id="attachment_879" align="alignnone" width="600"] A pegboard is a great way to use a wall. You can add shelves, hooks, etc. to make it work for your space. You can get them at your local home improvement store and a bit a paint can make it even more fun and exciting.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_880" align="alignnone" width="410"] Storage boxes are a great way to keep those smaller items easily accessible. A clear bin is best because you can see what is inside, and with the many sizes and shapes, there is bound to be some that will work for you.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_881" align="alignnone" width="320"] We love this idea of using a pant hanger to hold spools of ribbon. If you've got a closet to use for storage, this would be a great addition.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_882" align="alignnone" width="318"] We love the use of skinny shelves on this wall. Paints work very well with this option and it brings a pop of color to the wall in the process. We also love the washi tape spool holder. .[/caption] [caption id="attachment_883" align="alignnone" width="642"] If you have the table or counter space, this is a great way to store your scrapbook paper.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_884" align="alignnone" width="348"] If you have a closet, use your space wisely. A hanging sweater organizer is a great way to store scrapbook paper. The plastic containers help keep it all organized as well. This is also a great solution for fabric storage.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_885" align="alignnone" width="362"] Another great use for a pegboard. Add some dowel rods and you can store your thread on your wall as well.[/caption] With your items all organized, it's time to get started on your next project! Enjoy your organized, beautiful and functional craft area!
Getting Organized - Office Organization January 12 2015, 0 CommentsIt's National Clean Off Your Desk Day. What better day to start all that office organization you've been putting off doing? If you are feeling overwhelmed, here are some advice that may help you get started! As with any other area you are organizing, be sure you go through everything and take an inventory. Once you know what you have, here are some items that will help you get your items organized and easy to find. [caption id="attachment_870" align="alignnone" width="380"] Make the most of your vertical space. A stacking organizer will help make the most of your space and keep your items in their place. Add some labels and it should be easy to keep items in their place![/caption] [caption id="attachment_871" align="alignnone" width="642"] Sometimes a great organizer for your pens, scissors, post-its, etc., is all you need to keep your desk in shape. This great organizer keeps everything in it's place while making it all easy to access by spinning.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_872" align="alignnone" width="482"] If you have the wall space, use it to your advantage. A well organized wall is a great way to keep things off your desk while still making them easy to get.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_875" align="alignnone" width="360"] Another great option for your wall - shelves and boxes. These will help get things off your desk and keep the items you don't need as often out of the way, but still in sight.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_874" align="alignnone" width="380"] Sometimes a simple organizer in your drawer will help keep your small, easy-to-lose, items in their spots.[/caption] Your office is really a work in progress. Make sure it is always working for you and you are keeping your items organized. Sometimes taking a day every few months to re-evaluate is the best route. A re-evaluation lets you notice what is working and what may not be working as well as it should. Don't be afraid to change it up, when things are getting disorganized too quickly. As a bonus to our readers, we're offering 20% off all of our office decor and organizers this week (1/12/15 - 1/18/15). Use code - OFFICE2015
Getting Organized - Bathroom Organization January 08 2015, 0 CommentsWhether it's your guest bath, master bath, kids bath or pool bath; bathroom organization can be both useful and beautiful. Cabinet storage and hidden items keep those eye-sores out of view but easy to access. While the items that make the room feel cozy and warm, like towels and decorative soaps can make your bathroom more beautiful when done strategically. Here are some tips to help with your bathroom organization.
Lets start with cabinet storage.This is a great place to store your extra bottles of shampoo and body wash, hair supplies, curling iron, blow dryer and anything else that isn't pretty and decorative. This doesn't need to cost a pretty penny to organize. With some boxes or bins you can have a great area that is easily accessed and makes the most of the space. Before you get started, go through everything and throw anything out that is expired, not something you actually use, or is broken or leaking. Once you've gotten only the necessary items, take a good look at what you have. Take into consideration bottle sizes, shapes of items and how you can group the similar items together for ease. Now that you know what you have to work with, here are some great items to help make your cabinet storage work for you. [caption id="attachment_853" align="alignnone" width="600"] This mesh organizer is great for smaller items and takes up only a small area of your cabinet which leaves you more room for all those other necessities. - The Container Store[/caption] [caption id="attachment_854" align="alignnone" width="600"] These easy gliding drawers are great for those larger items or a lot of similar items. The easy glide system makes them easy to access - even those back items.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_855" align="alignnone" width="400"] These stacking bins are great for towel organization or any larger items that need to be easily accessed. But if you cannot fit two high, they may be wasting space so make sure you measure before you purchase.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_856" align="alignnone" width="600"] Most of women could use this holder. Keep your blow dryer out of site but easy to access. This over the door holder does just that.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_857" align="alignnone" width="480"] Sometimes all you need is a few plastic storage boxes with lids. These are easily stacked and while they make it a bit harder to access, they keep clutter at bay. These would be great for things you need only "every-once-in-a-while" but not necessarily your everyday items.[/caption]
Keeping Drawers OrganizedOne of the hardest places to keep organized are drawers. Everything gets mixed and tossed making it look like a constant mess. Keep your items in their places with these drawer organizer ideas. [caption id="attachment_859" align="alignnone" width="480"] Drawer organizers are not just for your flatware anymore! Use one in your bathroom to keep your items separated but easy to find. The compartments are perfect for makeup or toothbrushes.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_860" align="alignnone" width="600"] If you need wider areas for storage in your drawers, bins that can be composed in many variations are perfect.[/caption]
Visible AreasThe areas on your counters and walls can be a great place to store your more decorative items. Not everything must be hidden. Extra towels, provided they match the decor and are in good shape, can look great out in the open. Use your wall space and counter areas to your advantage. [caption id="attachment_861" align="alignnone" width="352"] Think outside the box. A wall mounted wine rack works perfectly for holding rolled towels. Decorative and useful![/caption] [caption id="attachment_862" align="alignnone" width="642"] A beautiful wire organizer can work wonders on the bathroom counter. Store soaps, rags, toothbrushes, etc. It uses vertical space and can be a great eye-catcher as well.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_863" align="alignnone" width="600"] Glass containers are great for holding your more interesting items. Bath salts, q-tips, soaps and cotton balls are all great items for these canisters.[/caption]
Shower and Tub OrganizationThe tub and shower are areas that need to be useful and beauty is a great extra. If your shower or tub doesn't have built in shelves you are in need of a nice organizer to hold your showering necessities. [caption id="attachment_864" align="alignnone" width="600"] This handy shower organizer slides horizontally to make extra room for those taller items.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_865" align="alignnone" width="600"] This tension pole shelving works great in a corner and allows for shelf movement to accommodate those larger/smaller items.[/caption] In conclusion, there are a lot of options for your bathroom organization. With a little planning and work, you can enjoy organized bliss in your bathrooms as well! Sometimes the most random things make great organizers, you just have to think outside the box. If you are looking for more inspiration for your organization hopes, check out our organization pinterest board! Now that you've organized your bathroom, it only seems necessary to have a nice relaxing bath in honor Bubble Bath Day! Enjoy!
Now it's your turn - we want to know...What's your must have bathroom organizational item?
Getting Organized - 5 Tips for Organization Preparation January 05 2015, 0 CommentsClutter and mess can easily sneak up on all of us, so it's no wonder getting organized is the second most popular new year's resolution. Many of us have at least a few rooms we wish were more organized. Maybe it's your kitchen, your office, a kid's room or your whole house. Whatever room(s) you are interested in organizing, here are a few tips that work for every room in your house.
- List Your Goals This may be on paper or in your head, but know what your goal is before you step into the room. This will allow you to focus on the task and, in turn, be more efficient.
- Room By Room Don't attempt to conquer your whole house in one day. Take it one room at a time and focus all of your energy on that room. It may take longer than a few days, but you will be much happier with the results if you take your time and make sure each room is done sufficiently.
- Go Through EVERYTHING This is one of the main reasons for #2. Plan to go through everything, this way you know you have completely organized a room and not just a portion. When you are done with a whole room there will not be one drawer or area that continually bugs you later. Everything will have a place and it will make your day-to-day life much easier.
- Trash Bags/Boxes Bring in at least two trash bags and even possibly a few boxes. One bag will be for trash, the other for donation. While you are going through everything toss things into their respective bags/boxes so there is less chance of just tossing it back in the clutter. The rule of thumb for getting rid of an item is: if you haven't used it in a over a year - toss it. This may be harder in certain rooms, in fact you may want a plastic container to keep anything you don't need in a room, but would like to keep. This would include, mementos, photos, etc. - things to which you may be sentimentally attached. When you are done, close up your bags/boxes and bring them to the trash and donation center. You'll feel so much lighter after this step! It's rejuvenating!
- Take Your Time If you really focus and do not rush through your organization, you will be happier later. Like anything in life, haste makes waste. If you are going to go through the task of organizing, do it the best you can, so you won't have to do it again soon. Taking your time will also allow you to really think about the best way to organize your rooms. Make sure what you choose to do makes sense for the item's everyday use. You wouldn't put your pots and pans above the refrigerator, even if that cabinet was the perfect size. It wouldn't make sense for you to climb up to get a pot down every day. Instead, you would place them in an easily accessible cabinet or drawer. Think all of your placements through thoroughly so it will make your life easier, not harder.
5 Storage Solutions for Your Child's Bedroom September 25 2014, 0 Comments
1. Toy BoxToy boxes are great, fun additions to the room. They can be stand alone or built ins. The nice thing about toy boxes is they come in many shapes and sizes and can work well in any room. Add a decal or paint and you can make your own unique addition to the room. One issue with a toy box is that they beg the child to just toss in everything at once, leaving no organization, more broken toys and possibly more tantrums when they cannot find that one toy they are searching for. If organization and ease are not something on the top of your list. If you just want all the toys out of site and in a confined area, then a toy box is a great option for your child's room.
Shelves are great for the larger toys in your child's collection, but can look messy when used for smaller toys. Using shelves alone may not work, but in combination with the others below can be a great option.
Drawers are great for storage of smaller items. Once they are in they can be closed for a clean look. However, if they are not organized well, they can become as much of a mess as the shelves and toy box, just hidden.
Bins and buckets are great for organizing toys into similar items. Dinosaurs in one, cars in another. You get the picture. They also hide the clutter and are found in many colors and sizes which make them a simple addition to the design you choose. You can use them in addition to shelving or a toy box for larger items and your storage is complete!
5. Closet Storage
Turn your closet into a toy storage area. Using built-ins, shelves and bins can organize the items while closing the doors will put them all out of site.Pinterest Board - Kids Rooms.
Back in Session - Homeschool Classroom Design August 06 2014, 0 CommentsAugust is upon us, summer is coming to an end and school teachers everywhere are preparing their classrooms for another exciting year. This summer we had the pleasure of designing a homeschool classroom for a family just starting their homeschool journey. With a small budget and big ideas we started the project. The room was initially used as a playroom, so the colors were bright and fun, which we decided to keep as they were. They were in need of organization and space planning, as well as the decor to match their studies this year. These are the initial photos: After some furniture rearranging and a few additions the room was setup. Lots of organization, wall decor and fun extras were added to make the room a fun and exciting learning environment. The end result was a more open room, with great organization and lots of color! This was a fun project and they are reaping the rewards of a well organized and complete space to base their school days.
Making Space - Kitchen Organization April 30 2014, 0 CommentsIt seems we never really have enough space, especially in the kitchen. With all the fun gadgets and accessories, in addition to you normal, everyday essentials, space fills up very quickly! This is precisely why kitchen organization is so important. It's amazing what organization can do in your cabinets and pantries. The most important aspect of organization, is the plan. Without a plan you will likely buy too many items, not enough items, or not the best items for the space. Take an inventory of what your staples (those items you almost always have in the kitchen), take a look at your cabinet size, shelving and drawer options and sizes. These will all help you figure out the best use of space and ensure you get the organizer that will fit in the space you have available. [caption id="attachment_474" align="alignnone" width="642"] Kitchen Drawer Organization - Pezzo Bello Interiors[/caption] Once you have an inventory and size list, look at the items and decide what the best way to stack, sort and store the items will be. For instance, would your cooking utensils be better in a drawer or on the counter, should you put your cereal in matching containers or keep them in their boxes. These and many other considerations should be thought about because they will be different for each household. It's a matter of preference and ease. Some pantries are great for stacking boxes, others work better in matching containers. [caption id="attachment_368" align="alignnone" width="642"] Canister Organization - Pezzo Bello Interiors[/caption] Sometimes just stacking your items differently is all it takes. [caption id="attachment_477" align="alignnone" width="642"] Dish Cabinet Organization - Pezzo Bello Interiors[/caption] [caption id="attachment_476" align="alignnone" width="642"] Cabinet Organization - Pezzo Bello Interiors[/caption] [caption id="attachment_475" align="alignnone" width="642"] Cookbook Organization - Pezzo Bello Interiors[/caption] There are many items in the stores that can help you with the organization. Some you can buy at the dollar store or online. Others are specialty products that are custom ordered. Many times you will need a mixture of both, look at stores like Marshalls and TJ Maxx for some items, a lot of times you can get a great product for a much lesser cost, but remember it is hit or miss and you may not be able to buy another item that matches down the road. For more specialty items your local Home Depot, Lowes and Container Store will have more specific items for your kitchen. And if you are comfortable ordering them online, your options are endless.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Eclectic Kitchen by San Luis Obispo General Contractors Green Goods[/caption] [caption id="attachment_480" align="alignnone" width="642"] Cabinet Organization - Pezzo Bello Interiors[/caption] [caption id="attachment_479" align="alignnone" width="642"] Flatware Organization - Pezzo Bello Interiors[/caption] Remember, make it work for you. What works best for you and your family will be the most efficient, because it is more likely to stay organized if you can use it easily and it makes sense in your families kitchen flow.If you are unsure of the best way to get a more organized kitchen, we recommend I Organize It. She can help you out with all of your organizing needs!