Organization – aka what I’ve been doing for the past month while stuck in the house. I don’t know about you guys but all this time at home has made me realize my house is super messy. Ok, ok, let me rephrase that, it was disorganized which made it feel incredibly messy. Things were all over the place, I kept buying doubles of almost everything, and I had no idea where things were. My sister lit a fire under me to get things organized since I’m probably going to be working from home for a lot longer than I originally thought. That started my month long organization spree.
Above you’ll see the ‘after’ of my linen closet. I forgot to take the before, but let me tell you, it wasn’t pretty. While cleaning it out, I found I had 3 tubes of toothpaste, and a lot of hats. I mean, I didn’t even realize I had that many. Now they sit next to the toilet paper in their own little area.
1. Tackussanu Senegal – Dou Bou NDaw basket | 2. Amazon – BINO Stackable Plastic Organizer Storage Bins, Small – 2 Pack | 3. Amazon – iDesign Linus Turntable Kitchen Organizer, Organization for Pantry | 4. Amazon – Cabinet, Countertop Organizer Storage Station Tea Caddy Holder | 5. Joss & Main – 3 Piece Flatware Caddy Set with Wood Tray | 6. Houzz – Collapsible Linen Closet Storage Bin with Front-Folding Lid | 7. Amazon – StorageWorks Closet Baskets | 8. Amazon – Kitchen Utensil Holder
One of the best organization hacks is to get a basket and shove things into it. I don’t know about you, but I have a ton of blankets for my couch. Since you can only use one at a time, where do you put the others? Well, this basket is perfect. It’s similar to this one from Serena and Lily, which is also nice, but if you buy this basket from Tackussanu Senegal, you are helping to provide jobs and opportunity for those women in rural areas of Ngaye, Senegal. So you get to do good and get a great basket – I call that a win!
I purchased similar boxes, but once I put them into my cupboard I realized they were a bit wide and it was hard to shove other items of food into the cupboard due to this. The ones I chose here are narrow, which I think would be good for people with limited cabinet space. These also can go in the fridge, if you are that organized. And if you are, come over to my house!
A lazy Susan! It’s good for everything. Seriously, you can use it in your cabinets for spices or whatever, you can also use it in your bathroom, or on a vanity. Multiple uses for organization – could anything be better? Now, I will be honest with you, I bought some from Amazon that have two levels. Well… I thought they’d fit in my cabinets because the dimensions said they would. What I failed to take into consideration was that if you put spices or anything on the top portion, it’s gonna be too high to fit. Duh. Oh well, I can use it somewhere else, I’m sure.
I had so many half full boxes of tea cluttering up my cabinet it was ridiculous. I got these tea caddy bins and now I can see what I have in there. It comes as a two pack, which is great because you always need more than one. Turns out I’m a bit of a tea hoarder as well.
I have a small kitchen and only two drawers so I keep my flatware in a caddy on my countertop. However, the one I have is sorta ghetto. It’s similar to this, but without the rail attachment, so it’s just sitting on my counter looking sad. I think this would fit in well with my other countertop accessory. I also like how there is separation between the flatware.
If you didn’t notice the beautifully organized linen cabinet at the top of this blog post, I’ll wait while you scroll up and look at it again.
Cool, so these are the ones in that picture. They are easy to put together – they’re velcro and you just have to make sure you have the right side out (the one with the area for labeling). It’s also nice that it has velcro – because you can put it together inside your cabinet if you need to. I had to do that for the large sized one. My sister found these at Houzz and the thing I like the most is that they are low in the front. For a shortie like me, that is incredibly helpful. If you don’t want to get them from Houzz, here are some similar ones…
I know most of the items in this post are from Amazon, but they have tons of stuff and if you have prime, it ships so quickly. These storage boxes seem similar to the Houzz ones, they go low in the front, and have a section for labeling. I like the color as well. I’m not sure how similar they are, but if you buy them you can let me know.
For the sake of full disclosure, I own this. Ok, so I’ll go into more detail, I just bought this because my utensils were housed in old salsa jars. Yup. I’m not sure if I was being frugal or just lazy because this holder isn’t that expensive. And it looks adorable on my counter! Just take a look if you don’t believe me. Of course now I want to get a flour canister to match it. Ahh! I’ve become a monster! Although, I’m an organized monster.
If you get up to some organization this week or month, let me know. I love a good before and after. And I’ll leave you with this time lapse of me organizing the linen closet.