A Place For Everything

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Does anyone else feel the urge to organize? I sure do! My dining room table is a dumping ground for any item without a home. So, my goal this year is to find a home for everything. Things won’t be in their proper place all the time, because with kids that is unrealistic. Heck, for ME it’s unrealistic! But, I’m determined to make use of every inch of this house!

This antique fruit crate is a great addition above the coat rack in the entryway closet. It’s divided into three sections, so gloves, hats, and scarves all have their own spots. And, not having to hunt for a rogue glove among the scarves saves time when we’re trying to run out the door.

Herb pots play double duty as art supply storage next to the kitchen table. The kids take whichever pot they need to the table, and put it back into the empty spot on the tray when they’re done with it. Easy!

With kids comes a lot more books, which I love! But finding homes for all of them where they will still be seen is not always easy. I bought this antique tool box to store some of those books in our family room.

And last, but not least, this is my favorite drawer in our house right now. With the help of Japanese cups and saucers from this fabulous store, and a vintage cutlery holder, I’ve managed to put all the many batteries, tapes, screen cleaners, etc into one organized little spot!

How about you? Are you getting organized too? I’d love to hear if you have any tricks to staying organized!!

PS – I’m linking up to Cottage & Vine’s “Get It Together” Party!

Photo Credits: Rosa Pearson @ FlutterFlutter

22 comments :

  • janis - pinecone camp

    I need you to come over here, and help me out! I love that “fabulous store” – so much fun to poke around in!

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock

    Gorgeous vignettes Rosa! And beautiful photography…such a great post. I wish I was that organized. I used to be…until I started my career. Now I feel as though my environments are always a bit more chaotic than they once were. Sigh…add that to the New Year’s lisr?! LOL.

  • Sheila @ SZInteriors

    This post is awesome, and your photos are fabulous! I love, love, LOVE your antique fruit crate… Great organizing systems – I have no doubt you’ll use every inch of your space efficiently and beautifully ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Julie

    Love that vintage tool box for book storage. Now I will be watching for one to sit in my living room!

  • Meesh@idreamofchairs

    Great organizing! I love using little bowls and boxes to corral small items. I’m pretty good at getting organized, but STAYING organized is a different story, especially when it comes to my bedroom closet.

  • barbara@hodge:podge

    Your photos are amazing, you have a good eye! As for Daiso, LOVE that store. My favourite little dishes are from there! I use them to coral loos change, etc!

    Is that the 50 mm lens you are using? I just figured out how to re-set my White Balance – yay, no more pink photos!

  • ange k

    My favourite is the tool box for the books…love that!! One of the great organizing tips I am using, as of late, is a cereal container for a trash can in the van….works great! I also use recycled tin cans, painted funky colors, to hold craft item such as scissors and markers. I LOVE organization!

  • Tracey

    I really look forward to all of your posts and this is a good example. This post is so inspiring and your photography is a huge part of it. Now I want to replace the baskets I have in my closets to using cool apple boxes. I might have to take a trip to a little asian store to get those adorable bowls.

    • Rosa

      Thanks Tracey, you are so sweet!! I have to say I’m a little addicted to crates of any kind for storage! Especially when they have cool type on the side!

  • Tracey

    Huh, I have to laugh, I didn’t click on your link, I already had that store in mind!!!!! Great minds think alike. Isn’t that store the coolest ever? So cheap too.

  • nook.

    look how organized you are! come over and make that magic happen in my house, ok? hahah honestly though, i looove the antique tool box idea for the books. i can’t get rid of books. i love them, and we’re running out of storage. ! eeks!

  • The Simply Inspired Home

    Lovely photos by the way! I have to say that I am always in organize mode. I found I am the most sucessful is when I haven’t given enough space for what I have to store. Then we all end up just dumping it where ever.

    I have to say that I disagree a bit a little bit on your comment that a home can’t be organized with kids in the house. By no means is my family there, but I really do believe in teaching our kids ( from crawling age on when they can put away toys) to put things back where they found it right away and helping the house hold stay together in some sort of organized manner for each individual family! I’ll let you know when I mastered that, because I really want to be there. I have one of those antique tool boxes too and we store books in it in my sons room. Neat!

    Good Luck Rosa, I hope you are feeling better too!

  • Renรฉ

    Rosa, your storage is right down my alley. Everyday items used in different ways, with an organic element. Love!

    Thanks so much for joining the party!

  • Victoria @ Edin's House

    Rosa: my house is a complete disaster area! I don’t even think I can blame it solely on the renos either :-/ I’ll try though!! I can’t wait for my basement to be done so that I can start designating and/or creating areas for things currently underfoot but without homes… I especially want those things packed up in the attic to come down and live with us!! Like you my dining room is the dumping ground, but I suspect to others it looks more like an episode of Hoarders!!
    One day – I keep telling myself – I’ll get it all organzied!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Victoria

    • Rosa

      Haha! I’m sure it’s far from Hoarders! ๐Ÿ˜‰ But that’s real life, and we all deal with the pile up of “stuff”. I go through phases where I ignore the piles for way too long… and I really want to be better at it!

  • carol@thedesignpages

    It’s true that this time of year brings out the organizational freak in all of us! Your storage is awesome.

  • Colleen

    wow not sure why I have been away for so many posts! But here I am and loving every fabulous image! you are showing!
    Thanks for encouraging organization ..blog buzz word right now! I will try to follow in your very creative footsteps.
    Your kitchen is to die for…kinda makes me sad mine doesn’t have that beautiful back splash & wonderful white cupboards!
    Ah well …I still think of your built ins in the living room too!
    Have a great weekend!

  • homestilo

    Good on you Rosa! I definitely need some of this organization motivation to rub off on me.

  • nesting journal

    love the kids book holder. we have one of these in our shed. and ive been trying to think of a great portable type trug to store board books by the highchair. heres my answer! thank…. and i too am very into organizing these days.

  • Elissa

    okay, I’m officially inspired to do a little organizing! although I’m quite sure that my organizing process would not look as pretty as yours ๐Ÿ™‚ great pictures!

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  • Jen

    This post just makes me grin ear to ear. Seriously, your photos make me giddy and warm inside. I love that you also get excited about organizing and that vintage tool box for the books is just too darn cute!

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    xoxo,
    Jen

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