organise

I have been interested lately in all the creative ways that people find to recycle and reorganise the little things and the big things. I constantly battle with disorganisation in my house – I blame the kids! But seriously it is a problem that we need to tackle together – I live in a house full of messy people. We have tons of book shelves and yet books find their way onto every spare surface. I have a filing system for paperwork and yet there is a pile of to-do papers on top of my desk, on top of the piano and on the kitchen bench. I have lots of drawers and boxes and jars for craft supplies and yet they never get put away. I have coat hooks on every possible spare wall and yet coats and bags and hats still get tossed on the entryway floor. What is with that?

So hence my research to find out how others are solving their organisation issues – check out my creatively organise board on pinterest – here are some of my faves though:

  • I love the use of old pottery or old tins as pen and paintbrush holders
  • I love how they have winched up these old crates and used them as bookshelves (and scrolling up a bit – don’t you just love the world globes used as light shades). On thea’s blog she also uses crates in a much more ordered and colourful fashion.
  • I love a chalkboard calendar – we have a much simpler version than this and it works so well to keep track of our weekly schedule – our weekly planning board is a bit like this chores board (great idea too). I think the idea here is to create a family command centre - don’t you just love that! Here is an organizador (available on etsy) that combines the command centre approach with the blackboard planner – love it.

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