The 4 of us here at 3 Winks Design are all in different stages of life that require various different types of focus when it comes to organizing our homes. Alicia and her husband and 2 children live in a tiny little apartment in the expensive Bay Area in California. Lindsey and her PH have a brand new baby in a new home. Maddy lives at home with my husband and I in a small bedroom with millions of clothes and shoes. Plus she eats vegan, so she has different food items that need to be stored in our pantry. My husband and I are about to have a home with only 3 people in it. (My son and his family are soon re-locating to his new job!) We are going to be re-purposing some of our rooms in our house. Because of all of these needs, we have decided that, for today's Friday Faves, to share with you our current favorite tools and products that we are using to help us be more organized.
I purchased the espresso color. I actually purchased my first unit from Amazon using my gift card that I saved up with my Ibotta points. The espresso color is currently all out, but I linked to the chestnut. My second unit I found on Black Friday at Target for a really good price. It is on sale right now for just one more day!
One of the things I love is the molding that gives them a more stylish look. And, they stand on legs that keep them up off of the carpet. The shelves are nice and deep for even the larger books.
This style also comes in various sizes and one with doors on the bottom, so you have a lot of choices.
So far I have only gone through the books that I had stacked by my bed in my bedroom. I actually got rid of 5 books! I am so proud of myself. I have started sorting them loosely by genre and/or series.
Another tool I use for organizing is something I made for my pantry. It is an inventory method that I use to help me know what I have in my food storage and to keep my pantry stocked with the basics. I used word strip charts that I purchased at the Target One Spot to make them. I don't see those available right now, but they are usually there at the beginning of the school year. Many people have asked me to share my method and I will on another post in the near future. In the meantime, here is what it looks like. It hangs on the peg board wall of my pantry.
Recently, Alicia shared how she made a hanging diaper stacker from a t-shirt. It has been extremely popular, which leads me to believe that many young mothers are needing some of her space saving tips.
She ordered these plastic containers from Dollar Tree. When you order them online, you get 24 of them! At first, she thought that was going to be way too many. But, surprisingly she started using them at a very quick rate! They are perfect for nuts, crackers, cereal and other dry goods. When her kitchen was added to her apartment, they put in a nice long pantry cupboard. Look how organized she is making it with her plastic containers!
Another great buy from Dollar Tree are these cloth boxes for organizing shelves. Baby Sofia has a cabinet instead of drawers for her clothing. Alicia uses these fabric boxes to hold her clothes.