Thursday, January 26, 2012

Two Tips For Your Thursday

I don't claim to be an organizing guru. Shoot. I don't really claim to be organized. But I thought I'd share a couple of ideas that have worked for me. One is something I've done for a couple of years and one is something I found on Pinterest and had one of those slap-my-forehead-why-didn't-I-think-of-that moments.

A few years ago, my very talented Daddy made me an absolutely stunning jewelry box. The problem is, my very talented Daddy had no idea how much jewelry his hoarding jewelry-loving daughter owns. Hint: It's a lot. Because rings and necklaces and earrings don't care if my booty gets bigger or smaller. So while many of my treasures would fit in the beautiful box he made, many would not. Enter Target. Oh, Target! Have I told you lately how much I love you? I love you more than every grain of sand on every beach on every ocean in the universe. (Have you seen that video? If so, are you cringing with me? If not, sorry to do that to you. Poor kid. If someone had made a video like that for me when I was a teenager, when I was through vomiting, I would have been a very single girl the next day. Teenagers with their raging hormones and poor decision making skills should never be let alone with video making capabilities.) I digress. Ahem. Enter Target and it's Dollar Spot. I found these belt hangers there several years ago and had a light bulb moment. I thought that they would solve my jewelry box dilemma and they did!

Now I hang my more costume-y and less precious necklaces and bracelets on them and they are right next to my clothes where I can see them. My precious and sentimental jewelry goes in the beautiful box my daddy made. Problem solved.

The second idea I found on Pinterest. I found a couple of cardboard magazine holders in the Target Dollar Spot (oh how I heart you, Dollar Spot!) and used them to corral the wraps and baggies under my sink.
No more digging through the pile for the wrap I want, and it leaves me space I never had. Genius!

So, there you go. Two tips for you because you are looking especially pretty on this rainy, cold Thursday.

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