Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Some Organization Ideas

Now, I'll be the first to admit that I am one of the most disorganized people I know, BUT...at least I never stop trying. : )
Did you know that when businesses close, often they donate their display items to Goodwill and other thrift stores? That's how I acquired this beautiful little number!



And this little beauty, too! Both from Goodwill.
Last week I bought these black plastic boxes from Ross. Five for $5.99!

I also picked up the closet shoe organizer at Ross, the same day for $6.99. The cute tin buckets are from the Target dollar section. I got the yellow ones last Summer and the red ones at Christmas. $2.50 each. They really do slide in and out easily.
One for doorknobs.
I LOVE being able to walk up to these clear "shoe pockets" and see all the items to choose from.
I've shown you this paper rack before in 'My Workspace' post, but I thought I'd show it once again with a link here, if you're interested. However, they have almost doubled in price since I bought mine. You can also check EBay.

I hope to get around to all of your Sites by the end of the week. Thank you very much for all the sweet comments on my "fairies" and also on my "Wed. with Mom" post. If only there were 48 hours in a day...if only. : )

35 comments:

Melinda said...

Well, you look pretty organized to me!! My things are in a box here, a cupboard there lol....I like how you have organized..cute!

Tami said...

Everything has a signs.....I would have to say that is a well organized person!!!

Have a great day!!

Kim's Treasures said...

It looks like you are well on your way to being organized! My hubby is taking a 3 day weekend this weekend so we can finish my stamp/craft room : )

Have a wonderful day!
Kim

Jill said...

Ok your organizing leaves me in the dust! I love your idea for the stamp holder. Isn't Goodwill the best????

jenjen said...

Look at you! What great organizational ideas! I love that shoe hanging thing with the buckets in it. Genius!

I have the worst luck at Goodwill and Thrift stores - they aren't very good around here. I will keep my eye out for some of those great things.

Thanks and have a lucky day!

Jen

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Love seeing all of your organization...looks wonderful!

Darlene said...

You look VERY organized to me!!! If I was only half that organized I would be doing well. I LOVE the holder for your stamps and paints. The shoe holder with the little tins is just wonderful. LOVE IT!!♥

AliceAnderson said...

I don't know... that looks pretty organized. Delightful room.

Sarah@VintageChic said...

I love your organization ideas!!! I'm currently working on organizing my tiny craft room! Thanks for sharing.

Carrie said...

wow I love seeing everything so organized it the OCD in me!

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Lisa said...

Ooohhhh! I'm so envious of your Goodwill finds! I used my M's coupon a few weeks ago and finally broke down and bought one of those paint carosel thingies ~I'm happy about that though.
Love your organizational pics. Thanks for sharing!

Meg said...

I have a hard time believing that you find yourself to be disorganized. What you've done is amazing especially with your paper rack. I hope I will find something like your tiered display thing at our goodwill soon.

Momovthree said...

Great organization tips! And all of them are doable on a budget. Thanks for the great ideas.
~Michelle

Tammy said...

Well I am so impressed. You are so organized! What an inspiration and I am so jealous of the paint organizer. I would love to have one of those. I will be looking at the thrift stores for these gems. Thanks for the wonderful post. I love love love those french knobs.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I'm inspired! I love your organizing ideas! And what a fun collection of stamps you have!

the undomesticated wife said...

Very organized and cute at the same time! Our GW never has good stuff like that.

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Love your organization ideas!! I have shoe tree in your top two pictures. The shoes fit over the lifted inverted "U" with the soles facing out. I have mine at the cottage, but hmmmm, maybe I should bring it home to my craft room. Try as I might, my family continues to toss their shoes where they may fall!

I know what you mean about needing 48 hours in a day. . . I hear you sister. I'm not visiting my blogging buds nearly as much as I wish I could. But, I will stop by tomorrow to see your darling little mom!

Blessings,

Sher

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

My post was supposed to say:

I have THAT same shoe tree in your top two pictures. Can't type, going to La-La land now!

Blessings,

Sher

Jen r. said...

You are so organized! I am soo jealous!

momof3girls said...

I enjoyed your post, its neat to see good organizational ideas as well as ones that are affordable!

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

I LOVE these ideas... I am wondering where the birdcage with birdie stamp came from?? SUPER cute!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love how organized you are!

Kathleen Ellis said...

I love your organizational skills! I wish we had good thrift stores here...it seems they are no where to be found!!
I'm actually leaving this comment because i'm gagging on my own envy of all of your CUTE Easter decor that you show in your blog header. Can you share where you found some of those vintage-looking decorations!?
Thanks and I love reading your blog!!
Kathleen

Angie said...

And what time will you be at my house to organize all my stuff? I'll be waiting for you!

Christina said...

Love all of your organization. I have a shoe bags on the inside of our craft closet and love it. Other than that I am organization challenged. I need to take a lesson from all of your beautiful pictures. You certainly look like you are organized.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

First, I love your fairies and need to try that with my Grand daughter's photo.!!!
Second, great buys at the GW store and your room is nicely organized...have you seen my craftroom??? Did a post not long ago about it?! You may get a laugh or two.
Deb

LaurieStar said...

Oooh... I love your new stamp holder! I have something similar to that and I like how I can see everything in it at a glance. I also have that same bird in a cage stamp as you! Thanks for sharing your space! :)

creative breathing said...

Can I shop at your house when you have your next special? I love organization, and yours is wonderful! Thanks for sharing the great ideas! Elizabeth

Ms. Tee said...

Everything looks so neat and pretty! I love those racks! :)

Glitter and Bliss said...

All I can say is Wow!!!!

Mimi Sue said...

I'm trying to get organized, I really am. Love the paper organizer. I hate to dig for stuff. And of course the clear plastic pockets are the best. Great ideas. Mimi

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

What a beautiful blog you have! I enjoyed my visit!!!

Hugs,
Maryjane

G. said...

What great ideas. Looks to me as though you are pretty organized. I crave organization and order but, don't always seem to get it right. I never thought of looking at goodwill for things like that. BTW, I love reading your blog. You have some great ideas and The Wednesdays with My Mom posts always touch my heart. :)

Scrap for Joy said...

Organizing is half the fun of crafting. Always searching for new containers and then more stuff to fill them. I have a tiered basket on my desk with my favorite stamps in it...then about 10 other drawers full also. I do have the same shoe bags as you.(Target?) I like them because they are clear. Mine are filled with paper punches. I like the other shoe caddy you have with the bins inside, very clever Mary Lou.

XUE said...

Wow! Those are great finds. I love thrift shops & garage sales but hard to come by them, over here. I'm in Tokyo.