Sunday, January 4, 2009

Organize with Style

I cannot keep a resolution to save my life, so I didn't make any. Although I have not made any resolutions this year, I know that many of you have getting organized on your lists. Since you are trying to get your stuff together, think about making it pretty while you are keeping it organized.



Candy in boxes and bags is messy. (No, this candy is not mine -- it belongs to DH and the kiddos.)


Candy put into jars and glasses is neat and pretty. Remember that yardsale find that held wooden cranberries up until last week? 50 cents at a yard sale. The candy canes look cool hanging out in a water glass.

We all have to have this stuff everyday.


Why not wake up to a beautiful bathroom counter instead of a messy one? My toothbrush container is a small fish bowl, while a pretty cut glass candy jar holds my Q-tips.

These containers were all clearance rack, yard sale, thrift store or flea market finds. How do you keep it neat and pretty?
For more tips and tricks, see the fine folks at Rocks in My Dryer for WFMW.

14 comments:

Jenni said...

I have always moved my Qtips from the original packaging into a clear plastic contain with ivy etched on it that I orginally bought filled with Qtips when I was back in college (circa mid-90's), but you have inspired me to find something prettier around the house to use! Thank you!

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

That is so pretty! I do similar stuff for candy I have glass containers that I hand painted to make them even prettier :) I love to hand paint on glass :)

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Gina~just popping over to wish you a Happy New Year!! I love to use old biscuit jars for storage in my fufu bathroom. After all, who eats biscuits anymore~lol! XO ~ Janet

Stacy's Random Thoughts said...

Great minds think alike! I've been using things like that to organize and 'pretty up' my bathrooms, too! ;)

I was already following you, and found you on SITS today, too! :)

Sarah said...

!!!! I knew that fishbowl with the pretty fluted edges would be good for something...now I know what I'll use it for!......thanks for the idea!

Jamie said...

Great post! I'm always looking for ways to get myself organized.

Nerdy Jess said...

Ugh! I so need to do this! I hate having bags of qtips and cotton balls on my counter. Now I'm inspired! heheh

-Nerdy

blueviolet said...

I would like you to come to my house and help me play get pretty with my things! I love your ideas!

AJ said...

I love doing stuff like this. Now I know what to do with my q-tips.

Thanks!

Donna said...

Great organzation tips! I especially love the toothbrushes and toothpaste in the small fishbowl! ... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

Ms. Tee said...

Glass containers are the prettiest things ever - what a pretty way to organize. :)

Happy New Year!!!

Blue Castle said...

So pretty! Love this idea. :)

Heather said...

I recently started doing this as we're prepping our house to go on the market. I'm amazed at what a difference it makes in how I view the house.

Veggiemomof2 said...

Great job & beautiful :)