Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Organizing Chaos

I don't know if you got the gist by now, but I've been getting in touch more and more lately with my arts and craft side. On my blogiversary, I told you guys I wanted to head in a different direction with my bloggy blog... one of the ways being to pay it forward and be of service to you wonderful people!  I hope me crafting and showing some easy peasy ideas has inspired you to take time out of your busy schedules to partake in fun times! So here I am... taking my job serious and making initiative to make the time for my DIY Sundays! 

I pulled down my arts and craft box about a month ago, and it's been sitting on our kitchen table in a hot mess (want proof?? see the MESSY pic below!). Hubs and I have been eating on the couches because of the lack of open space on the kitchen table (whatta sport he be!). It stayed on the kitchen table for about 3 weeks... I just didn't have the energy to sort through it all, or any idea of where to begin! 

THEN... one day while clicking blog after blog, I discovered one of my most faves to read nowadays! IHeart Organizing... right up my ally!!! Jen blogs about different ways to organize... and in style! I came across her post about recycling and using cereal boxes as drawer dividers. BOOM!! There goes my starting point for my arts and craft box! I knew I had to create compartments to separate my items. And what better way to do this other than using things I can recycle and already had in the house?? I even took the cereal box idea a step further, and used other boxes/containers I knew would fit just right!

Even though these dividers would be sitting in my arts and craft box, I still wanted to cover up what I was able to with some wrapping paper and material I had! After all, my craft box is clear and you can see a peep of the sides of the containers!

After wrapping these bad boys up, I was ready to organize this chaos! It was like trying to fit puzzle pieces together the best way possible. Moving things here and there, I finally found the best layout and ran with it!

I swear to you... having things in their own "home" makes my crafting so much easier. I can actually see everything I have, and utilize things I forgot about because they were hiding under my layers and layers of stickers! I even utilized this little bag my sweet hubs picked up for me for the doodads that don't fit in my box! The pockets are zeee bayyyyst!

Friends... I encourage you to chiggity check Jen's blog out and get your wheels turning as to how get chyo' life organized! 

I be ready now...  a crafting WE WILL GO! If you haven't seen it, peep my XO door decor here. Annnnndddddddd... get ready for some show and tell of my Valentine's Day crafting on Thursday!


Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

My craft supplies looks a lot like your messy version lol I have 4 black cardboard boxes from IKEA stuffed with all kinds of random stuff...it's scary! I might just have to tackle all of it like YOU did! GO GIRL!


Chelsee @ Southern Beauty Guide said...

Great job organizing your stuff! Gosh I really need to do this, my craft area is a disaster zone! Have a great day!

Molly said...

I am so impressed with this! I have all my craft stuff shoved into a cabinet. Great job!

Amy said...

I love that you're using what you've got...girl that is AWESOME!
Great job on the organizing.

Niki Caron said...

Nice!! You did such a great job!!! I so need to be more organized!

his little lady said...

Okay, absolutely love this idea of taking those everyday things and putting them to use ;)
xo TJ

Le Petit Plastique said...

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Kalie said...

Love this organization, a girl after my own heart! :)

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