Repurpose and Reuse

Mar 05

Paint Yogurt Containers for Cute DIY Office Organizers

The key to keeping little supplies like paper clips and post-its corralled and accessible is giving each type a very specific, limited-space home.  Instead of going out any buying a bunch of tiny containers, use what you’ve got and pretty it up! I used the Stonyfield Oikos Greek yogurt 4oz… more >

Feb 27

Out of the Office: How To Repurpose Office Organizers in Your Apartment

One of the best things about being a professional organizer is that I get the daily opportunity to come up with creative solutions and new uses for things my clients already have lying around.  Most people have at least one of the office organizers on this page, so take a… more >

Feb 10

Repurposed: 7 Ways to Use a Hanging Shoe Organizer

One of the least (and least efficiently) utilized spaces in small apartments is the back or inside of doors. This is fantastic vertical space that allows you to easily see and access your items. There are a ton of ways to use this space to your advantage, but one of… more >

Feb 08

Organizing Outside the (Jewelry) Box: Necklaces

  Think about the last time you went to accessorize. Did it involve a knot of chains, a missing piece that was EXACTLY what you wanted to wear, and a rapid meltdown in which you vowed to join a convent because nuns really only wear a cross, and wouldn’t that be… more >

Jun 30

Repurpose and Reuse: Storing Plastic Bags

I love to reuse plastic grocery bags as small trash bags, but they’re so bulky that storing them takes up more space than I’m willing to sacrifice. Solution? Use an empty tissue box as a plastic bag dispenser! The box holds a surprising number of bags and does a great… more >