WORKSPACE DIY: In my cubicle

Painted tray for desk

I saw a cartoon recently that said something to the effect of “How can you expect me to think outside the box if I have to work inside a box?”  Quote source unknown, I can’t find the original cartoon….Whoever you are, you … Continue reading

MY 9 DIY STEPS TO AN ORGANIZED STATE: Latte break included

Storage bins in coat closet

“I can’t believe how fast you organized that!” is a comment I get all the time.  So let’s be honest and fair up front– that’s how my brain works.  Give me something to organize and I’ll get you there the … Continue reading

WHEN LIFE HAPPENS: Clean the craft closet

Organized craft closet

Seriously.  When my life is in upheaval, taking control of something is the best thing I can do.  I highly recommend it.  Taking control of something in your life means you have said “ENOUGH.”  It also means there’s something you … Continue reading

WHERE DID I GET ALL THIS STUFF? Storage solutions

storage box cube

My beginning of the year organizing continues.  I’m telling you, it’s amazing how much junk we amass over the course of a year isn’t it?!  The trash pile currently in my garage might qualify for a world record.  (I’m serious.  … Continue reading

ENDING THE EMBARRASSMENT: The Coat Closet

Basket with outdoor gear

Our coat closet has been a complete embarrassment since the first day we moved into this house. Coats, mittens…the vacuum cleaner.  You get it.  It was so bad in fact that I refuse to show you a “before” shot.  (oh the … Continue reading

WHAT’S YOUR STYLE? Storage for my sister

Personalized stylist bin

If there’s one person I know who can adapt to other people’s styles and figure out what works for them – it’s my sister.  She’s an extremely talented stylist and also a theater costume professional.  When it comes to figuring … Continue reading

REPURPOSING CARDBOARD BOXES FROM CHRISTMAS: Pantry Cookbook Holders

repurposed pantry cookbook rack

For lack of a better word.  They are HOLDERS I guess.  Racks?  Who knows…Anyway, I made them out of cardboard boxes.   I kept the boxes in the garage for a while, protecting them each week from ending up in the … Continue reading