July 31, 2008

Reorganizing the Closet

This is by far my favorite laundry hamper. With four different sorting compartments, you have the freedom to really sort clothes how you wash. I prefer the white, lights, darks and jeans myself.
I'm not very picky when it comes to organizing my shoes (aside from storing my heels on a shelf). I don't like to store them in individual shoe boxes because I slack at keeping things put away. Instead, I choose to throw my shoes in bins at the bottom of my closet.
Target: Large Bin/Lid Set ($15.98/2)

This is a great way to keep your sweaters or bulky clothes stacked neatly at the top shelf of your closet.
The Container Store: Solid Shelf Divider ($6.99/2)

You could also keep sweaters folded up in boxes that allow you to view what is inside. I prefer the look of these boxes. (No hassling with a lid or drawer.)
Target: Canvas Sweater Bin ($29.98/2)

Yes, I admit to being an underwear folder. I agree that you could use any kind of box (even an old shoe box wrapped in decorative paper) to organize your underwear or any other items, but I like the invisibility these provide.
The Container Store: Clear Underwear Boxes ($7.99/2)

I also admit that it was just recently that I started taking better care of my bras by folding them up and stacking them in drawers. I was surprised at how much easier it was to locate the bra I was looking to wear and they've also never been in better shape.
The Container Store: Clear Bra Boxes ($7.99/2)

This is the greatest accessory hook I have found yet. The large loop provides ample space for the MANY belts, scarves, etc. that I own and it takes up very little space in my closet.

July 6, 2008

Add some Topo to your artwork

Topograhpy maps can be a fun way to add some colorful art to your walls. You can download maps of any location using the USGS store. Type in a location (perhaps your home town, or even a favorite vacation spot), zoom in or zoom out, click on the red marker for options to either order the map from the USGS store or choose to download the map and print it yourself.

Image Provided by: KK's Cool Tools

Some other fun map ideas:
Provided by: Ferm LivingProvided by: Green Apple Design, LLC

July 1, 2008

Weck Jars

I would love to use these little Weck jars from Heath Ceramics to hold my spices in. Wouldn't they make spices look amazing in a drawer? You wouldn't have to resort to labels or hideous plastic bottles like below. And for just $2 a jar, you could really add these up.
photo: flickr