Tuesday, November 30, 2010

top 2 tuesday

This week's Top 2 Tuesday is your 2 favorite organizing tips & tricks. I am all over this one. I love being organized. I am one of those people that alphabetizes her spice rack and color coordinates her closet. I used to organize other people's houses when I was babysitting. Yep. I'm one of those. However... this has all faded over the past 6 1/2 years after I married one of the more unorganized men I have ever met... But I still love me a good organizing tip...

1) Baskets. Baskets, baskets, baskets. Right now I am obsessed with vintage wire baskets. I recently bought one at an antique fair that I am using to hold some of my stamp supplies. I love that you can see what is in them... but everything is still "put away." I use regular baskets for everything... and I mean everything. Cleaning supplies, shoes, ribbon, photo albums, books, hats, DVDs, games... told you... everything. (photo via French Garden House)


2) Go vertical. Just think how much table space you could have... I love the idea of floating shelves (hmmm, need to get some of those). And of course any type of basket/container that attaches directly to the wall, I'm a big fan of. How great would it be to have everything you need within reach... but still have a clean desk to work off of. This is something I'm definitely trying to do in my own tiny, little space right now... think up. (photo via Good Housekeeping)

Visit Taylor's blog at The Undomestic Momma to link up and share your own top 2 favorite organizing tips!

7 comments:

Kit said...

I live out of baskets too! Thanks for sharing! Great tips!

Demetrius and Amy said...

i can attest to this ocd organization gift you have. i do recall waking at 2am in college to find you organizing your desk (practically in the dark:)

could you please come organize my house? i love organization (believe it or not julia) i just stink at it!

ah, to have the gift of a little touch of ocd....

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

love these! I need to get more of both!

Mari said...

Love the baskets its an easy way to keep everything of the counters and tables=) Thanks for your comment by the way!!

Amy said...

Super cute!

I live out of containers...I have a few baskets too! :)

I like the little numbers on the sides, as well. It wold be cute to label those to meet your needs.

Phoenix Peacock said...

I'm one of those too!!! Its nice to find fellow neurotics!

Marcie Chavez said...

I really want some floating shelves as well...they're practical & look great too!