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!
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8 comments:

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

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Kalie said...

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

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