One day this week I looked in my coat closet and realized it had become a mess. Knowing layering season is closing in on us East Coast-ers, I got to work organizing. Now my closet has a place for coats, warm accessories, and all the other things from shoes to brooms.
It wasn't exactly intentional, but I noticed the other day that I have a lot of orange in my home's entryway. Maybe it all started with the gray front door — I've always loved orange and gray together. However it happened, I find myself with quite a few orange accessories right where one walks into my house. All that orange makes for a warm, cheery welcome.
Yeah, we went there. Consider this the first salvo of the holiday season, for we are here to talk about organizing gift wrapping supplies. Of course, there are many occasions that could arise between now and the end of the year which would necessitate wrapping a gift, so if it makes it any easier to swallow, let's pretend we are posting this to make packaging your Aunt Tilly's birthday gift a little bit easier. But the reality is the sales and shopping will begin more sooner than later, and this project puts all of your wrapping needs at your fingertips.
Last week we looked at wall mount coat racks and hooks, which can be great for small spaces. If you have the floor space, a standing coat rack may be your best option. There are a plenty out there on the market so we sorted through them all and came up with the ten best.
Jacket, bag, keys ... there's a lot of stuff that you want to ditch the minute you walk in the door. Rather than tempt the clutter monster by dumping it all on the floor, a wall mounted hook can keep all your gear organized and accessible. Luckily there are a lot of options out there — these 10 are our favorites.
The landing strip is the first part of your home that you and visitors see, so it's no surprise that you'd want to make it beautiful as well as functional. Here are some options for well-designed pieces that serve double duty as art and as places to hang your hat (and coats, and bags, and umbrellas…).
In the past, whenever I've moved, the bathroom's one of the few rooms in the house that is always refurnished. By the time I moved everything feels so tired and used, and bathroom styles and colors vary so widely from house to house, so I never want to spend a ton of money. Whether you're moving into new digs, or gearing up for your first bathroom, these essentials will get you started without breaking the bank — everything is under $40.
An organized home is incredibly gratifying. It allows tasks to get done more smoothly, cleaning completed more quickly, and projects processed more enjoyably. Plus, the tranquility and uncluttered emptiness of an organized home is a beauty all its own. These over-the-door storage products won't tidy your entire home, but small organization projects are an encouraging way to start!