Sunday Favorite ~ Getting organized



Don't forget, today (Sunday 2/28/10) is the last day of the Poster giveaway!

But, the party continues with this
giveaway, a pair of these Fab plates!!







Happy Sunday! Today is the day Chari at "Happy to Design" invites us to share a past post for her weekly party, Sunday Favorites.

This post was from July '09. It was just a simple organizing tip post.

I LOVE hanging shoe organizers! Yes, I use them for shoes but, I use them for a zillion other things as well. The one below is for hair accessories. I have a ton of hair clips, bands, combs etc.



I recently bought several of the ones in the pic above. I bought them for .25 each (new). They didn't have the little metal hooks with them so they were marked down.

The dollar stores have "Kids hanging shoe organizers" that are half the length of these ones. Those are great for hanging inside your pantry or cabinet door to hold things like Kool Aid packs, sauce packets, gravy packets and dressing packets. All those little envelopes of different things that are found throughout the kitchen.

Another use for them is things like scarves, mittens, hats and umbrellas. You can hang it in your coat closet and have all those little accessories neatly tucked away and easy to get to.

I use one for my scarves. I can fold them and see them. Generally they are wadded up in a drawer and I never think of them. Also one for my socks. I wear a lot of trouser socks during the winter and now I can easily find them and store them with colors together. I also put my pantyhose and stockings in them. They run much less risk of snagging.

Instead of taking up valuable room in my dresser, things can be easily accessible and hung up in the closet. Since they are vertical, they take up very little room.

I have seen them used to hang on the back of an office door and function as a bill/statement organizer. Just using one in a home office for different office supplies would free up desk and drawer space.

Used in a baby's room, it could hold all the powder, lotion, ointments, clippers etc. Everything handy in one spot.

In Kids room, packages of crayons, markers, little Matchbox cars, Barbies etc, would help keep all the little things neatly tucked away.

Craft room.....I don't even think I need to say examples for that! LOL

Scrapbooking is another thing I use one for. I love to use ribbons and rubber stamps and these organizers work great for all that.

You could use one for holding all your ribbons, tags, bows, tape, etc. for a "Present wrapping organizer".

These space savers have a lot of different uses. So, pick some up and start organizing!










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10 comments :

  1. I use those too, and love them for scarves and all kinds of little here and there stuff!~

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  2. P.S. I am your newest follower, it only makes sense I am here often LOL!!~

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  3. Wow...that is a very comprehensive list. All great ideas!! I'm going to have to buy some.
    Jane

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  4. Great ideas. I love anything that helps me organize!

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  5. Congratulations on a year of blogging!

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  6. Super idea...I think I need to get some! TFS
    Happy Sunday!

    Miss Bloomers/Sonia

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  7. Mornin' sweet lady...

    What a fabulous idea for extra storage! I must admit that I have never used one of these but sure can see where they would be very useful!!! I love the idea of using them for scarves, socks, etc. You're right about how much room those little items take up in the dresser and they would be so much easier to find! Hehe! Hmmm...now I'm wondering if our local Dollar Tree might carry something like that? I'll have to check it out!

    Thank you so much for sharing this great idea for organizing! Girl, you always amaze me! Thank you for joining in with Sunday Favorites again this week...you always have the best ideas!!!

    Have a super Sunday, my sweet friend!
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  8. Diann, I've always liked these, but you gave me even more ideas for them! Thanks!
    xoxo Pattie

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  9. Wow, I'll say those are fab plates. It has an intricate design, has a rooster, and it's square! Just what more can you ask for? :D

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