Instead of spending more money on pretty containers, why not turn some trash into organizing treasure? This is a super easy, super fast DIY that requires no real crafty skills whatsoever. Materials Empty container Pretty paper (I used Rifle Paper Co.’s Midnight Floral Wrapping Paper from Paper Source). Scissors Pen… more >
I’ve always used a paper address book, and after decades of erasing and rewriting my near and dear’s info, I was in desperate need of a new one. I hunted for one that suited my aesthetic sensibilities and my desire to have everybody’s birthday organized by month, and the only… more >
You can go broke buying tons of fancy drawer dividers for your sock and underwear drawers, but wouldn’t you rather spend that money on something useful for society, like funding the Veronica Mars movie?. I use shoe boxes, which work great and cost nothing. You don’t even have to buy shoes… more >
Ask yourself: “Would I buy this if it were full-price?” If not, don’t do it! You’ll end up spending money on something you don’t really need or love, all in the name of “saving money.” Instead, revamp something you already have, like plates you aren’t using, office organizers, or a tired lamp.
I’m a teensy bit obsessed with using magazine files to organize any and all loose paper products. Envelopes, pads of paper, notebooks, and anything else that tends to look junky or end up in an inaccessible pile in a drawer all integrate seamlessly with your decor when you put them… more >