Hello, everyone! I hope this finds you well! This week I thought it'd be a great idea to finish up the theme of organization with products for different areas of the home---the areas we tend to have problems keeping organized--the bathroom, living area, entry way, etc. Now, I'm going to start on my cleaning and organizing (I haven't really deep cleaned since wee got back from Europe) while you all get some awesome ideas for storing and becoming more organized.
Item #1 is from DunnRusticDesigns
Shelves can be used in many different areas throughout the home/apartment to organize knick knacks and create a nice focal point. These shelves would go with pretty much any decor, so there are a lot of options for what you can do with them. This listing is for a shelf that is 48-inches long, 3.5 inches high, and 6.25 inches deep, which makes for a very nice-sized piece. These hold 51 pounds, so all your decorative items can be placed for display. I personally have been considering getting some shelving to put above our bed to put some of the things we got on the trip and a place to put my glasses at night (I'll have a general idea of where they are instead of fumbling around for them in the dark). A major plus about these shelves is that they are designed for easy mounting with the main shelf sliding onto a a bracket that has been screwed into the wall--always a plus!
Item #2 is from JustKnotWood
I don't guess I really ever thought of using a ladder for storage until the last few years when the lean-to bookshelves became popular, but I can definitely see the advantages of using them--vertical storage, little floor space lost, storage for multiple items. In addition to the advantages, the ladder would be a nice focal point in the room as well as a conversation starter (or something for the cat to climb in my case). I think this would be great for any area in your home because there is always something that can be put up and stored---towels, blankets, kitchen towels (really anything that hangs)--and it comes in 12 colors/finishes that make the piece very versatile.
Item #3 is from Emodi
Anyone else have trouble keeping their bathroom area organized? I certainly can't be the only one! Whether it's makeup or bath items, we all could use something to corral all of the bits and pieces we have around. Use of this basket isn't limited to the bathroom---it has multiple uses, but where it's used depends on your needs. I really like the combination of the fabrics--linen and a floral print--because it can go with pretty much any decor, and the neutral colors don't draw attention to everything inside the basket (It doesn't scream, "Look at my mess"). The pattern and solid color are just visually pleasing in my opinion. Wondering about the size? It comes in three sizes, but it depends on how much stuff you need to put in it, or maybe you need all three sizes for categories of products..hey, you can never have enough baskets, right?
Item #4 is from DesignByRube
Laundry hampers are en essential in any house, whether it's a basket or an actual hamper--you can't have your clothes in a pile on the floor waiting to be washed---well, I guess you could but no one wants to see your dirty clothes. Hampers have become increasingly more stylish as time has progressed, and the options are endless--canvas, prints, rattan, pop up, you name it. This classy hamper is made from 100% cotton canvas (which is very sturdy) and has leather straps attached with metal rivets. These come in multiple sizes to contain your clothing pile and keep your space nice and neat.
Item #5 is from ShineBoxPrimitives
I think something we always can find useful are wall hooks. We have coats, purses, keys, towels, etc., and we need a place to hang them, so they don't end up in a pile on the floor or on the table. It's taken me forever to break my habit of putting my car keys on the table (or just randomly laying them down somewhere), but hooks have helped tremendously with that. I'm really not a red fan, but I think the color suits these hooks with their distressed nature. They'd definitely add a nice touch to any room, whether it's the bathroom, bedroom, or entry way.
Item #6 is from OFloinnDecor
I don't know if everyone needs one of these, but we heat our house with a wood/propane combination, and I think it'd be a good idea to have something a little nicer looking than a plastic bucket to hold a small amount of excess wood for filling up the furnace in the middle of the night--especially when it's cold. Who wants to go out at 2 AM when you've gotten out of the warm bed to get wood?--no one! This rack is made of repurposed wine barrel hoops and staves which result in a sturdy and stylish storage piece!
That's all I have for you all today. There are many, many items for storage and organization on Etsy, so I urge you to hop on and check out the offerings. We all have areas we want to organize or wish had better storage, and I'm sure you can find something for pretty much any need. I'm still organizing and cleaning, but I always find that the job is never done but can be made easier. As always, make sure to visit your favorite site and show some artists some love!
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Hello, hello, everyone! We're still in January which means we're still in that brand new portion of the year--a time for starting new things and resetting your life. One way that I feel really helps to reset is organizating--in this case, organizing your jewelry. If you don't know what you've got or where it is, you're going to spend forever and a day looking for something you may or may not actually have. It's better to keep everything orgnized and in its own place. Daily life will go significantly smoother, and you'll feel happier too!
Item #1 is from TimberRidgeShop
This storage piece is good for a number of items, but primarily those that hang. You have hooks and a long bar in addition to a little shelf on top to corral all of your accessories where you can see them. I personally like being able to see everything I have and being able to grab a piece that matches my outfit and head out the door. This storage piece is a very pretty bluish color and is 21.5 inches long, has 20 hooks, and a rod.
Item #2 is from FreshlyFramed
This is an excellent idea for storing all those earrings that have been lying around without a storage place. I have always has a difficult time figuring out the best way to store stud earrings. The long earrings aren't usually a problem because you can hang those on something. Stud earring usually ended up in a pile or a box. As I mentioned earlier, I like to see my jewelry, and guess what? You can't see your stud earrings when they're in a box! This awesome cork board allows you to organize your earrings and also make a statement about your space. The cork is extra thick, so you don't have to worry about there barely being any room to put your earrings in. In fact, you can actually put the entire set together and into the cork--just push the back all the way up to the earring, and your good to go. No more lost studs or backs!
Item #3 is from curiouscreaturesshop
Of course, I find cat-themed jewelry storage! Haha...I love my cat (she's actually sitting in my lap as I'm typing). I love that these little dishes are very simple and could literally go anywhere in your home. They are just so freaking cute!!
Item #4 is from WhiteFauxTaxidermy
Now, let me start off by saying this--I NEVER EVER would have thought that I would actually like any sort of antler decoration. Antlers always make me think of hunting and as bad as I hate to say it...hillbilly decor. Yes, I'm from Tennessee and have lived here my whole life, but NO I am not a hillbilly. They do exist, and a lot of the more country folks do have antlers around, but it's more of a sign of the hunting they do than of them being "weird" (like the media portrays them)--They're actually really nice people. After seeing this storage piece, I'll have to admit I've developed more of a liking to this style...maybe it's because it's more girly. You could use this more a number of purposes in addition to being a nice piece of decor---jewelry storage, lightweight coat hook, etc. These antlers are antler friendly---made of resin, so no animals were harmed in the making process.
Item #5 is from paragraphloop
I actually think I may have featured this piece before, but I'm not entirely sure. Anyway, I feel it's worthy of another feature!! I love the color combination of the mint and gold--the design is well balanced and not over-done. This dish is a larger version of the store's signature small dish and measures 6 inches in diameter. You can use this for more than just your jewelry--use it for your keys or for other little trinkets that you need to keep up with--and use it for a nice piece of decor.
Item #6 is from ModernMud
I LOVE these ring cones! They're just so neat. These babies are white with 22k gold details and would make a very interesting way of storing your rings. I'm still storing my rings in boxes, so I probably need to get with the program and upgrade to something a little more unique. I could see these as being very useful when you're washing your hands or washing dishes and needing somewhere to put your ring/rings until you finish the task at hand---and not lose them.
That's all I have for you all today, everyone! I hope this gives you some ideas for storing your jewelry in a way that is both more organized and visually appealing. As always, please hop on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Hello, everyone! I hope you all have had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to start the year off on the right foot...or left...personal preference ;) Since a new year usually means new beginnings and new goals/resolutions, I thought it might be a good idea to start off with something like planners. I love planners but often find it difficult to maintain using one--I can do better, and I know it, just like I don't always post weekly--maybe this would help me with that! And I'm sure that a planner could help you in some area of your life as well!
Item #1 is from HadronEpochDesign
The first thing I loved about this planner was that it is very book-like. It's completely bound and not just a spiral binding. You really don't see many of these when you're planner shopping (or maybe it's just where I shop). I even like the art deco print, and I'm not a fan of art deco! This design is more my taste than most things done in that style. TYhe gold foil detail adds a nice finishing touch to this nice sized planner--5.125 x 8 inches to be exact. The planner includes monthly and weekly planners as well as lined and grid pages for notes. I like to have both the monthly and weekly options in a planner so I can see the general idea for the month and a more detailed view of the week.
Item #2 is from TifAndBritCo
This is a twelve month mini-planner for yearly goals. It has laminated tabs (for flipping), covers, foil-lined dividers, and unique layouts. I really like how bright the designs are and that the images are interspersed throughout the planner. There is a monogram option if you like those--I'm a southern lady and don't particularly like monograms (go figure). The maker may be sold out of most of these as it is a brand new year but don't fret--she has other awesome designs in her store!
Item #3 is from LittleChiquiPaperie
If you don't want to wait for your planner then this digital download is probably more your style! As soon as you pay, you get the download. I'm really loving the colors and set up of this one. The colors are bright but not overly bright and are used sparingly so the pages are balanced and aesthetically pleasing. With this planner you have daily, weekly, and monthly pages in addition to front cover, personal information page, goal setting pages, celebrations planner, monthly journaling/memory keeping page, and a month in review page. It's everything you could want in a planner!
Item #4 is from JessCowley
Come on everyone---we can admit it--We all love accessories! This next item is a set of embellished paper clips for taking your planner to the next level. You know...adding a little pizzazz! These clips are going to act like bookmarks--keeping you in place and ready to go at a moment's notice. Bam! The bright colors add an extra little flair too!!
Item #5 is from PolyEsterAndFriends
I bet you're ready to ask me this---if I get a digital planner, what am I going to put it in??? You can put it in pretty much anything, but how about a handmade planner binder? I'm totally loving this dot planner cover, personnally. It's minimal but still cute. It kind of says it's yours. Inside you'll find a flap for all your loose ends and a nice little holder for your cards. You also have a choice as far as size goes, so choose carefully my friends!
I hope this has given you all some ideas in the big world of planner shopping--the options are seriously endless, and it pretty much is your preference as to what you want on one. Maybe all you need is something with a monthly option...or maybe you're like me a want a little more than that (and have a little bit of a love for stationery). Make sure to check out these makers and all the others on your favorite handmade site for more ideas!
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Hi! I’m Meagan, designer for The Prickly Pear. I’ve created this blog to not only showcase my work and other crafty information, but also to give you an inside look into my life.