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    3 Tier Bathroom Rotating Organizer



    How to organize small items like skincare and makeup on a counter or under a bathroom sink with a clear acrylic 3-tier bathroom counter organizer. Don’t limit only using it in a bathroom though, as it works equally well for holding and keeping craft supplies or other smaller items handy in any room.

    I usually organize small items in my home with all kinds of organizing baskets from wicker baskets that I find at thrift stores to plastic dollar store baskets.

    Recently I shared with you how I was going to add pull-out sliding basket organizers in the cabinet under my bathroom sink. Sadly, even though I measured, the slide-out basket organizers didn’t fit right. The plumbing for the sink got in the way.

    I had to find another way to organize my beauty products and skincare.

    360 Degree Rotating Makeup or Craft Organizer

    This 3 tiered bathroom organizer was made to to place on a vanity or bathroom counter for skincare and makeup items, but can be used to hold small items in any room.

    When I came across this rotating 3-tier bathroom counter organizer online, I ordered one to try it out.

    Bathroom countertop organizer

    It is sold to use as a bathroom counter organizer which would keep my cosmetics very handy, so I tried it on the counter. It has 2 removable compartment trays on the top tier to hold lipsticks, makeup brushes, nail polish or small items.

    I didn’t keep the tiered organizer on the counter though as I have a large sectioned drawer under the counter where I keep the small jars of lotions and potions and makeup I use every day.

    What I wanted was an easy access organizer to keep the extra beauty essentials I keep under the sink and the large items that do not fit in the drawer.

    I could not be happier with it.

    Not only does it rotate, it was super easy to assemble – no tools or DIY skills needed which was a nice treat for me since I usually make things from scratch.

    How to Assemble The Tiered Bathroom Counter Organizer

    Time needed: 10 minutes. How to Assemble 3 Tier Bathroom Counter Organizer Lay Out the Parts Open up the plastic wrap around the organizer parts and place on table. Fit Flat Sections Together The organizer comes with simple directions or you can watch the video on the product’s Amazon page. It is so easy to assemble I don’t think you will need to watch it.Fit the two flat sections together – one gets pushed into the other to create a center X section. Place bottom of center X section into the rotating base section making sure to keep the notched center of the X section at the top. Secure the X section into the base using the rubber washers. They stretch over the prongs that go into the base. Repeat on the other X sections under the base. Stand Base Upright Begin to attach the slots on the shelves into the center section slots. Close Up Of Rings The rubber rings are pretty ingenious and easy to place over the hooked sections to secure the 4 shelves. Arrange Shelves The 4 shelves on the organizer can be placed at different heights for each of the 4 sections.Place what you want on the bottom shelf of the organizer to determine where to place each of the 4 second tier shelves. To secure the shelves, place hook into the slot on the base then push the shelf left to lock it in place. Add a rubber washer over the hook. Repeat for each shelf. Place on Counter or In a Cabinet

    Spin It – Rotating 3 Tier Bathroom Makeup & Skincare Organizer

    This 3-tiered organizer did just what I wanted it to do – created an organized way to keep my skincare and toiletries easily accessible under my sink.

    Do you have any ready-made organizers or storage solutions that help you keep your stuff organized and spaces clutter free?

    If so, leave them in the comments, as all of us especially this time of year are seeking out ways to get clutter under control.

    More Clutter Free Home Organizing Ideas



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    No Linen Closet? No Worries! 3 Reasons These Shallow Underbed Storage Bags Can Help!

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    Shallow underbed storage bags
    Our new shallow underbed storage bags are perfect for storing linens, seasonal items and more. Perhaps you are in need of a similar storage solution in your home! I know some people have the luxury of a dedicated linen closet in their home, but we don’t! We do have closets, just not one we are able to dedicate to linens. Our main bed sheets fit in our room in a dresser, but I needed a more creative option for guest linens so I decided to look for shallow underbed storage so we could tuck them into small spaces such as beneath our rattan daybed.
    Do you forget what items you store under the bed? Here’s a solution!
    Honestly, I haven’t always preferred underbed storage as I used to forget what I put there! But I found a solution for that, so I’ll share it today along with the shallow underbed storage bags I found, how we use them and three reasons why they work so well for us.
    One of the organizing principles I use (and shared in my book Make Room for What You Love) is that it’s usually a bit easier to to remember where you put things if you 1) know you will use them (and not just clutter storage!) 2) you group items together that are in a related category and 3) put them in a spot that makes some sort of sense to you.
    So for example, if I put camping gear and Christmas serving platters under the guest bed, I probably won’t remember where either of them are there months later. It wouldn’t really make sense to me that they are stored together or in that spot, so it would be easier for me to forget. However, if under the bed is the only place you have for both of those items, or if you are prone to forget things you thought for sure you’d remember (as I am, ha!) you can use some system like a seasonal storage chart posted in your closet or a planner.
    Sources: Rattan Daybed // Rug // Navy Plaid Pillow Cover // Similar Turquoise Animal Otomi Pillow
    Three reasons I like these shallow underbed storage bags
    Besides being a helpful solution for storing our guest linens, these shallow underbed storage bags work well for us for several other reasons.

    The bags have fabric fronts. Even if you can see them under the bed, they don’t look as unsightly like some containers do. Our double guest bed has a dust ruffle, but this one doesn’t. The fabric fronts help keep it looking tidier!
    Secondly, the bags are shallow enough to fit under our low daybed. Our daybed is fairly close to the ground but also has a lot of supports and leg underneath it. These tuck in perfectly to a very small space.
    The third reason I really like these storage bags is they have solid side panels, which I find makes them easier to slide in and out. I have some other zippered bags which work for organizing in closets or storage rooms, but they don’t hold their shape when you squish them under the bed. They also have handles which are convenient.

    Related Posts: Ottomans: 5 Stylish and Practical Reasons To Have Them in Your Home // 10 Tufted Ottomans (Instead of a Coffee Table)
    What fits in the bags under the bed?
    We were able to fit two of the shallow underbed storage bags under our daybed. One is for winter twin bedding. Besides the rattan twin bed we have two REI sleeping cots that we put sheets on as well as a sofa that can be used as a bed, so we needed several sets of twin sheets. The other bag is for the more spring and summer cotton sheets and blankets. Since the available space under the daybed is so limited, we use it for sheets and thin blankets rather than bulkier items.
    We put two more of these zippered bags under a double guest bed for that bed’s linens and blankets as well. We could fit at least two more bags but alas, there are also slim guitars, ha! Random place for guitars perhaps, but it’s our only option at this point. (My husband doesn’t play these particular guitars often but they have to be in the house where it’s more temperature controlled, so they can’t be in a garage and we don’t have room in the closets.)
    Read on for where I store the bulkier bedding (such as mattress pads!)

    Where I store bulkier bedding like mattress pads
    The extra fluffy mattress pads we use for the cots and beds do not fit as well under beds as the sheets do, so instead we use our lidded rattan trunks. These are the trunks we have, but last I looked the price had increased significantly. If that is still the case when you read this, I have some other options to check out in my Amazon Basket Shop. Alternatives if you don’t have closet space would be dressers, lidded benches at the foot of the bed, or storage ottomans (find some storage ottomans in our Amazon Small Space Shop).
    Double duty for maximizing small spaces
    If you have a smaller home or less storage, you have to be a little more creative with what you store as well as how you use the available space. For example, we like having the daybed in here because while it’s my office, the daybed doubles as a couch for watching TV (with lots of pillows for back support) and as a spot for our college son or guests to sleep on as needed.
    In a smaller home, it’s ideal when furniture can be double duty. Although perhaps I should say the daybed is triple duty, since it’s also become a handy storage spot for guest linens thanks to our new shallow underbed storage bags! A smaller home can be a challenge for organization, but I think getting creative with the space is a fun challenge.
    I hope this post was helpful!
    Related inspiration on The Inspired Room:
    Small Space Storage Tips: Making Room for What You Love
    How to Decorate When Your Front Door Opens Into Your Living Room
    5 Clever Ways to Make a Small Space Cozy & Inviting (+ Apartment Tour)
    9 Clever Organizers to Tidy Your Home
    Storage Cabinets for Linens and Things
    Do you make any of these common disorganization excuses? > > Kick Excuses to the Curb: Confessions on Organizing & Decluttering
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    DIY Under Desk Cord Management Solution




    Learn how to assemble this easy office organization solution for under desk cord management that you can DIY in about 30 minutes. Your wires and cords can all be hidden, even the cords running to a faraway wall outlet.

    This is what the cords and wires under my desk in my home office used to look like. An unsightly mess!
    Table of ContentsHow to Declutter and Organize Your Work Space with Under Desk Cord ManagementItems I Used:

    Desk centered in room with an easy DIY cable management solution.
    They cords and wires dangling all over are no more.

    There are a variety of products available to help with under desk cord management, but did a little DIY desk cable management yesterday. All the needed, but pesky cables, cords and wires that go to my lamps, computer, and chargers are how hidden.

    Cord management can help to prevent tripping hazards and improve the overall appearance of the space. I have been meaning to corral and manage all the cords since moving my desk to the middle of my office over a year ago and finally did it.

    My Under Desk Cord Organizer
    How to Declutter and Organize Your Work Space with Under Desk Cord Management
    Most of the items you will need to make this organizer can be purchased at the dollar store which makes the price for this under desk cable management system budget-friendly.
    It will help keep the cords organized, electrical outlet easily accessed, and the wires out of sight as much as possible.

    supplies needed:
    Wire basket – I found mine at The Dollar StorePower strips or surge protector outlet stripExtension cord long enough for length needed to wall outletZip ties or Velcro wrap strips4 – 6 cup hooks (You can use screws, but cup hooks are easier to use.Clear cord organizing clips with sticky back adhesive – 4 flat damage-free cord clips and 2 organizer clips from Command BrandWire cuttersWire Mold cord protector – home improvement store

    Items I Used:

    Note: When working with electrical cords, keep safety in mind at all times. Running a cord under or over a rug could become a tripping or fire hazard if not done correctly.

    Time needed: 1 hour. Installation Overview: The wire basket becomes a cable management station. It is going to hold the power strip and be hung upside down under the desk using cup hooks.  Cut Wire Basket Using wire cutters, cut one of the corner sections of wire off the basket. This will allow you to thread the cord and wire plugs into the side of the basket. Attach a Power Strip Place power strip in basket so it is face up.Once the power strip is in the basket, tie it down on both ends to the bottom wire on the basket using cable or zip ties. Optional: If running cords under a rug: If needed, attach the power strip to an extension cord. I have an outlet on the floor under my desk so I didn’t need to run the cords to a wall outlet. Best invention ever that conceals the outlet under a rug or carpet.To keep the cord from getting damaged under the rug, cut a piece of rubber cord protector to the size needed and thread the cord into it. Make sure you keep the cords flat and as well as the cover. Cover the Cord Cover Cover the protected cord with the rug to conceal it. Attach Basket to Underside of Desk Attach the basket with the attached power strip to the underside of the desk using a cup hook at each corner. The power strip outlets should be facing down.Optional: Depending on the hardness of the wood under the desk, you can pre-drill the holes needed for cup hooks. Attach Sticky Back Cord Holders Attach the clear cord holders/organizers that have sticky backs to the side leg of the desk. These will secure the cords along the surface of the desk. They open and close like a hair barrette. Run the Cords Through the Clips Run the floor power cord up through the clips. I used two on the leg of the desk. Optional – Flat Cord Clips For the lamp cords on my desktop, I used 4 flat cord clips. Attach Along Desk Attach them along the front lip of desktop and then run the cords through each clip as needed for the length of your cords and wires. Bring Cords to Underside of Desk Once cords are clipped in, bring the excess cords under the desk and weave each through the basket and then use another cable tie to tuck in and secure.Leave enough cord excess to plug in each item into the power strip.For a large laptop cord with the bulky box, screw in 2 cup hooks about 6-inches apart on the under side of the desk to hold it out of sight.When laptop is taken away from desk, you can simply grab the tied up cord and unplug it.

    As you can see with a little bit of effort, under desk cord management can be easily achieved! The space around my desk looks so much better now. Neat and tidy! No more disorganized jumble of cords and wires on the floor.
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    Small Space Storage Tips + Making Room for What You Love

    One of the most important space considerations for me in our kitchen remodel is addressing our need for dish and hospitality storage. Our house isn’t huge (nor is it teeny!) so I need to be mindful of how we will use our space. I don’t like clutter, but I do love pretty objects to enjoy and use for hospitality.
    To me, clutter is defined as stuff you don’t use or love. If you don’t have room for it, it gets lost and starts to feel like clutter and you don’t use it.
    When we moved into our last house, our movers called us “book and decor” people. Ha! Apparently some people are decor folks. Some are book lovers. And we are the special ones who happen to love BOTH! Don’t I know it! Had he looked in our boxes, I might also have been called a DISHES person! 🙂 I don’t have as many as some people do, but I definitely love to have a few sets of mix and match dishes and serving pieces like cake plates, vases, platters, pitchers, etc.

    Think of a smaller space as FREEING, not limiting!
    Honestly I would probably keep a lot more if I had a bigger house :). With a smaller space, I have to make peace with the fact that I don’t have room for all of the things I *might *enjoy. Those thoughts probably sound limiting, but for me having less space can be freeing. Having less is actually one of the reasons I like having a smaller home.
    Perhaps you have a small house right now, or a small kitchen or are thinking of downsizing. I will say it can feel limiting if you decide to dwell on not having “enough” room for all of the things, but it’s also so FREEING to have some boundaries and priorities around how you’ll use your time, budget and space.
    Don’t get me wrong, I loved having bigger houses in the past for different reasons as well. Love whatever home you have and embrace what it is! Having less space gives you the opportunity to live differently, not necessarily better or worse! It’s all what you make of it and how you use the space you have.

    With a smaller space, you have come up with creative ideas to use your space really well. You are more likely to assess what you really need and love, versus what would be just fun or convenient.
    I find a smaller space gives me some helpful boundaries to focus on what I love the most, so that is exactly what I’m doing as I’m planning my kitchen remodel! I won’t have EVERYTHING I could ever want, and yet, I love that. It brings me peace to have less.
    Let your space help you define what you keep!
    Defining the space you have available or are able to use for certain activities or belongings can help you decide what to keep! When you don’t have room for it, you can’t keep it! It’s as simple as that if you don’t want clutter. Sometimes letting go of stuff seems so hard until you make peace with the fact that you simply do not have room. The more space we have, the more we might tend to hold onto even if we don’t use it very often. So having limited space isn’t necessarily a bad thing, use that mindset to help you pare down to what you really love and need.
    I’ve given away a lot in the past year, but we still have more than our new house can currently hold with the storage we have. Therefore, I will definitely need to pare down, especially once we have remodeled! The remodel will help us define more boundaries as far as what I can keep. Either I will have room for it, or I won’t. I don’t want to store things we don’t love or use regularly.

    Out of sight, out of mind can turn into more clutter
    Create storage that is useful and accessible so you can stay organized without getting overwhelmed by, losing or forgetting what you have! Having a basement or garage or storage room can feel like a blessing, but also a curse. Storing a lot of things means I don’t use things because I either forget I have them or don’t want to go on a hunt for them even if I love them!
    Of course, particularly in a smaller space, you also can’t keep everything accessible or out in the open or your house will also feel messy and cluttered. So the trick is to decide what storage you need or have that is easily available and to be honest with yourself about how much you are able to use and keep track of.
    Case in point, I still have lots of things in storage boxes right now from the move. It’s too much, so right now it both overwhelms me and I know I won’t use things because I can’t get to them easily. If we cannot create specific useful easy to locate places for the contents of the boxes in our remodel, they’ll have to go!

    Plan for a mix of open and closed storage
    Knowing I want to keep my dishes easily accessible, I’m planning to add lots of dish drawers and even some glass front cabinets and/or open shelves in or near my new kitchen so I can enjoy some of my favorites as decor. Having a mix of open and closed storage is important to make sure your spaces don’t feel cluttered, but still allows some you room to display the pretty things you love!

    Better utilize the space you have!
    I’m also planning to find ways to better organize and utilize our current mudroom (see more of our mudroom here) as well as to create storage in our new dining room. We won’t necessarily have room for everything I want to keep right in our kitchen, but we can use spaces nearby for them so they are still accessible. I can’t wait to show you some of the ideas we want to incorporate!

    Use freestanding cabinets for extra storage and charming display
    Right now we use the white freestanding glass cabinets that are really helpful. I’ve often used them in our homes to keep items accessible without creating clutter. If you don’t have enough storage or built ins, freestanding cabinets can be so handy! You’ll find a recent post on freestanding cabinets and similar sources HERE.

    Click HERE for cabinet sources above.

    So if you feel limited by a small space or overwhelmed by too much stuff, remember it can be so freeing to have less and to let go of what you don’t really need!
    More storage isn’t always a good thing if you end up with too much stuff.
    Less stuff is always a good idea, but you don’t have to be a minimalist to have a tidy house! Simplifying is rewarding, so make the process a gift to yourself.
    I wrote a book on simplifying your home called Make Room for What You Love and in it I talked about some of my own struggles with stuff as well as how I have learned to create more order in my house. It’s an ongoing process, especially if you are book and decor people AND are downsizing or changing your lifestyle like we are as empty nesters now :). Believe me, it’s not about doing it all perfectly! But it really is rewarding to feel in control of your home. If you haven’t read it, you can find it here. I hope it will encourage you to make more room in your home for what you really love.

    Looking for more ideas? You’ll find lots of organization posts HERE, and small space inspiration posts HERE! More

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    Small Accent Storage Cabinets, Consoles, Sideboards (Sources + Organizing Inspiration)

    Accent cabinets can be placed throughout a home to provide storage and style. I’m always rearranging furniture to figure out what works best for us, so accent cabinets have been a versatile solution for us in every home. Plus they give you another surface to use for a lamp or seasonal decor!
    They help you to get organized and work well as a place to tuck away useful/decorative/seasonal items that tend to end up as clutter on counters or tables when not in use. I love them for so many reasons! I’ll share some tips and ideas below.
    In this post you’ll find sources for several cabinets my girls and I have in our homes as well as other suggestions.
    A few ideas for how to use accent cabinets:

    In a dining room for entertaining supplies – use little bins or baskets inside to store things like napkins and napkin rings, shelves for wine glasses etc…or for dish storage
    In a living room or bathroom to store extra pillows or throws (also great spot to put a table lamp to warm up a dark corner)
    Entryway – use a drawer or containers on shelves (store gloves, dog leashes etc), shoes, reusable grocery store bags, etc
    Kids’ toys
    In a bathroom for towels, bath supplies, toiletries
    In an office as a printer stand and/or to store office supplies

    Here are accent cabinets in our homes, and graphics with lots of sources linked below!

    Click here for Accent Cabinet Source // See post on Kylee’s Entry Cabinet Hack That Saved Her $1500

    Click here for Accent Cabinet Source

    Click here for Shutter Cabinet Source. We use this for storing entertaining supplies, pitchers, glassware and cloth napkins!

    Click here for Shutter Cabinet Source

    Click here for Shutter Cabinet Source

    Click here for the same cabinet (and see how Courtney lined the shelves of this cabinet here)

    This exact cabinet in Courtney’s apartment is out of stock, but HERE is one from the same line, and here is another similar cabinet. Take a tour of Courtney’s apartment here.

    Click here for the same cabinet (this is technically a media cabinet with space for cords to come out the back, but works great as a buffet cabinet too!) — See more of this room in this post: Kylee’s House (Sharing Some Hand-Me-Downs)

    Similar herringbone cabinet source // Click here for a post on how we made this freestanding cabinet into an entry command center!

    Click for herringbone wood and white accent cabinet source

    Click here for whitewashed wood accent cabinet (similar style to my gold one above)

    Click here for post on Kylee’s old townhouse entry

    Here are sources for more cabinets:

    Sources for Above (scroll and click images or links below):

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    1. Accent Cabinet with 2 Doors (multiple colors)
    2. White Entryway Cabinet with Glass Doors and Drawers (multiple color options)
    3. White 2 Door Floor Cabinet with Glass X Panels and Shelves
    4. Two Door Glass Storage Cabinet
    5. Wide White Storage Cabinet with Glass Pane Doors
    6. Blue 2 Door Accent Cabinet with Glass Doors (multiple color options)
    7. White 2 Door Floor Cabinet with Glass
    8. Tall 2 Door Gray Glass Pane Cabinet
    9. Freestanding Bathroom Cabinet
    10. Entryway Cabinet with Glass Doors and Drawers (multiple color options)
    11. Distressed White Tall Sliding Door Cabinet with Windowpane Glass Doors
    12. White Server Cabinet with Geometric Mirrored Doors

    Sources for Above (scroll and click images or links below):

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    1. Rattan Woven 2 Door Cabinet
    2. Gray Pattern Cabinet
    3. Handcarved Cabinet
    4. Whitewashed Wood 2 Door Cabinet with Geometric Pattern
    5. Wood and Metal Cabinet
    6. Cane Wood 2 Door Cabinet with Mid Century Legs (multiple color options)
    7. Navy Linen 2 Door Cabinet with Nailhead Trim
    8. Whitewashed Wood Storage Cabinet
    9. Rattan 2 Door Wood Accent Cabinet
    10. Wood and Herringbone Cabinet
    11. Antique Grey 2 Door Chest
    12. Navy Handcarved Wood 2 Door Cabinet
    Click HERE for more cabinet sources (and follow our new Instagram The Inspired Room Style for daily decor finds in stories!)

    My Organizing Books:
    Simple Organizing: 50 Ways to Clear the Clutter (my book available on Amazon or your preferred retailer)
    Make Room for What You Love: Your Essential Guide to Organizing and Simplifying (my book available on Amazon or your preferred retailer)
    Related Inspiration on The Inspired Room:
    Storage Cabinets for Linens and Things
    Kitchen Canisters and Sources
    9 Clever Organizers to Tidy Your House
    Six Simple Secrets for a Less Cluttered Home
    Organizing With Baskets and Containers
    Lovely Bathroom Storage Solutions
    Linen Closet Organization Ideas
    12 Lovely Accessories to Organize Your Home
    Small Space Solutions: Furniture Ideas More

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    Ribbon Storage Ideas That Will Keep Your Rolls of Ribbon Organized For Good




    How to make a ribbon storage organizer or rack to hold spools of ribbon 3 different ways. These DIY ribbon holder ideas for your ribbon collection can be made very inexpensively to hang on a wall in a craft or sewing room or in a closet or cabinet as well as a few variations so you can customize each to fit your needs.

    DIY Ribbon Storage Organizers To Make for Your Ribbon Collection
    Each one of these ribbon organizing ideas has a step-by-step tutorial:
    The first is a wall rack that requires a few tools. The second and third do not require any DIY skills or tools to make and can be completed in 30 minutes.
    Table Of Contents
    Before deciding what DIY ribbon organizer will work best for your ribbon collection read over the ideas in this post, as not every organization method will work for your space or work area.
    Think about how you can make the best use with the space you have. If you have a craft table with drawers underneath, this may be and easy and perfect option for you.
    For others, use these organization ideas as a creative jumping off point to come up with your own idea to store and organize your rolls of ribbon.

    Organizing Ribbon TIPS

    Before you get started, here are a few tips about organizing your spools of ribbon no matter what organizing spools of ribbon idea you use.
    Choose a Spot – Do you have a room with open wall space where a wall rack will fit?
    If not, consider turning a closet into a craft closet where you keep your craft supplies. In this closet you can hang a ribbon rack from the closet shelf or create a smaller holder for a smaller collection of ribbons.
    Sort Ribbon – Group every roll of ribbon into categories so you can see just how much ribbon you have and how large the storage organizer should be.
    Group the spools by color, then by similarly-sized spools. If you have smaller pieces or scraps of ribbon, these can be placed in old shoe boxes, a basket or tied onto a clothes hanger.
    This will allow you to see all the snippets and have easy access to them. Seeing the actual amount of ribbon you have will allow you to see just how large or small your ribbon organizer should be.
    Ease of Accessibility – You’ll want to spend some time really thinking about how you create with ribbon.
    Do you like to take down spools and have them close by while you’re working? If so, you may want to keep them easily accessible instead of in a closet.

    #1: How to Make a Ribbon Organizing Rack to Hang on a Wall
    How to Store Ribbons in a Craft Room
    When creating this wall mount ribbon rack, I wanted to make use of one of the empty frames on the wall I call my Creative Wall.

    I previously used the empty frame you see on the far wall as a mini photo studio in my previous home.
    After a trip to the home improvement store where I went to see about using gutters to organize my ribbons, I ended up buying Corrugating 2.38-in x 10-ft Aluminum Drip Edge instead.
    I also like that the “drip edge” was inexpensive and white. No paint was needed to make my DIY ribbon rack!

    You may be asking – what is aluminum drip edge? It is used to protect roof edges and allows water to go into rain gutters.
    It can be found at the Home Depot or Lowes in the gutter aisle. It is usually already painted white, brown, black or silver which saves you any need to paint.

    If you plan to make this DIY ribbon storage rack, take tin snips with you when you go to buy a section of aluminum drip edge so you can easily cut the long length of the aluminum drip edge to fit into your car to get it home. Make sure not to cut it shorter than how wide you want your organizer to be.

    supplies needed:
    Large wood photo frame3 – Corrugating 2.38-in x 10 Aluminum Drip Edge – roofing/gutter aisle in the home improvement storeTin SnipsMeasuring tapePencil14 – 1-1/2″ zinc corner braces with screwsDrill and drill bitLarge brass fastenersPhillips head screwdriverWork glovesOptional: Washi tape to cover ends of cut aluminum drip edge.
    I already made the frame that is part of my Creative Wall.  You can read how I created it in this post: Craft Room Idea.
    If you don’t want to make a frame you can simply buy any size picture frame at craft stores like Michaels and hang it on your wall.
    I cut the aluminum drip edge into 7 pieces to create 7 shelves that fit inside the frame for my ribbon organizer.
    Once the frame is hung on wall (no glass or mat, just the frame), measure the inside width of the frame. This width will be the measurement you will need to cut the aluminum drip edge.

    Put on work gloves (the aluminum drip edge does have sharp edges) and use tin snips to cut the aluminum drip edge to the width needed.  If your tin snips are sharp, cutting through the aluminum is very easy. I drew a pencil line where I needed to cut and then cut into the drip edge from one side, and then flipped it around to cut in from the other side to meet the first cut. My cuts were not perfectly square so you don’t have to be exact.

    2. Place a corner brace as shown above on the outside of one of the cut pieces of drip edge and mark hole closet to edge on corner brace onto aluminum drip edge. Repeat on opposite end. Drill holes where pencil marks are.
    Place corner braces around L-shape of aluminum drip edge and line up holes. Place a large brass fastener in hole.

    3. Bring tips of brass fastener to inside of drip edge and then spread out to secure. Add a drop of glue over center of opened fastener. Repeat on all other cut sections.

    Each cut to size shelf should have two corner braces attached. One on each end.

    Optional: I left the cut edges of my ribbon organizing shelves alone, but the cut edges can be sharp. If you want to cover the edges, add some colorful Washi tape over each edge before hanging the shelves on the wall.
    How to Attach Ribbon Organizing Rack to a Wall

    Starting at the bottom of the frame, begin attaching the metal shelves to the wall by screwing in the other side of each corner brace into the wall with screws.
    You may have to bend the front of the shelf out a bit, but this is OK to do since when you place the ribbon in, the spools will push the front out also.

    I attached the bottom shelf so it sits on the frame. When the ribbon spools are placed on the shelf, the metal will bend out slightly. This creates a angled view and secure fit for the spools of ribbon.

    Arrange your ribbons by the size of the spool before screwing the shelves to the wall. For the spacing of my ribbon organizer shelves, I placed the largest spools of ribbon I had on the the bottom shelf.
    I needed 5″ of clearance for these ribbons. I placed the next two shelves up 5″ apart. For the rest of the shelves I spaced them at 4″ to 4-1/2″ apart.

    Use a bubble level to make sure the shelves are level as you attach them to the wall.

    Place ribbons in shelves by size and or color.  Some of the spools don’t touch the bottom of the shelf, but they are all secure and easy to get to now.
    The best part though is that they are now not only organized by color, but easily accessible and beautiful ribbon is pretty to look at.
    #2: How To Make a Ribbon Organizer to Hang in a Closet or Wall
    This is a very easy and creative idea to store craft ribbon, curling gift wrap ribbon or anything that is on a spool in a craft storage closet.
    Making this style organizer can be completed in about 30 minutes.

    supplies needed:
    2 equal lengths of large link chain2- large S HooksCafe style curtain rods or metal rods – at least 27″ long.Optional: Rubber bands – 2 for each rodVariation: 2 eye-hooks to screw into a ceiling or wood shelf if you don’t have wire grid shelving shown in the photo.Item Six

    After figuring out how many curtain rods and length of chain you will need, hang chain from closet shelf about 27″ apart using an S-hook for each side. Variation: For a wood closet shelf – use a screw-in style S-hook to attach to the underside of the shelf.

    3. Thread the spools of ribbon onto a curtain rod.

    4. Next, slide a curtain rod through the chain on one side and repeat with the other side of the rod on the other chain. Make sure to count the chain links down from the top for each rod so the rods will be level across.
    5. Repeat for each rod and amount of ribbon you have.

    Optional: Do you like to cut off just the amount of ribbon you will need before you start your project? If so:
    Hang a pair of scissors with ribbon and tie onto the chain on one side of this hanging ribbon organizer. Place a yardstick at the bottom of the chains in the same way you added the curtain rods. Wrap a rubber band around the finial end on rod if rod moves back and forth. This can happen on rods that are not full.
    Variation on this Ribbon Storage Organizer
    If you want a more finished look for your ribbon organization, you can use a frame instead of chains to hold the rods as I did to hold gift wrap.

    You can learn how to make this framed organizer in this post:

    #3 Ribbon Storage Inside a Cabinet 0r Cupboard
    Of the 3 ribbon storage ideas shown in this post, this one is the easiest and doesn’t require any DIY skills or tools.
    For smaller ribbon collections and loose ribbon, you can use spring-mounted tension curtain rods that have rubber tips. A tension rod’s length can be easily adjusted by twisting the rod snug against the insides of a cabinet.
    4 tension rods holding spools of ribbon in a cabinet.
    Before I made my wall mounted ribbon organizer that I shared earlier in this post. I use to store the spools of ribbon I had in my crafts cabinet on cafe style tension curtain rods that you see in the photo.

    All you need to make this ribbon organizer is a spring-mount tension rod. This style of rod is sold anywhere window treatments are sold.

    They come is different lengths from short to long. If you have a large cabinet, you could even use a spring-mount shower rod.
    Pros: The nice thing about this ribbon organization idea is that the ribbons are up and off the shelf so you can still store supplies and items on the shelf underneath the rolls of ribbon.
    Cons: The only downfall is that when a spool in the center of the rod becomes empty, you will have to take the rod down to remove all the other ribbons on one side of it to remove and replace it.

    FAQs About Storing Ribbon

    How to Keep Ribbon From Unrolling?
    To keep the ends of the ribbon on each roll in place, use a straight pin or a small piece of tape to keep it in place.

    How Do You Organize Ribbon Scraps?
    There are many ways to organize ribbon scraps. Placing them in a shoebox or basket is the easiest. Inside you could place the scraps by color into food storage bags.
    Another way is to tie the ribbon scraps to a coat hanger or a slack hanger that can hold multiple pairs of pants – (see below). You can tie the ribbon on by color and be able to slide them back and forth along the hanger. This will make organizing the ribbon scraps by color easy.
    A third way would be to tie the ribbon scraps to key rings. Have a key ring for each color and then hang the rings on a wall hook.

    How to Organize Ribbon in a Drawer
    To easily organize rolls of ribbon in a drawer is to use sheets of dollar store foam boards to make drawer dividers. You can also buy pre-made drawer dividers to fit your drawer. Adding these will keep the rolls in line by color, size or however you would like them organized for how you work and accessibility.

    Ready Made Ribbon Storage Organizers

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    How I Set Up a Spice Drawer So It Stays Organized

    If you have enough drawers in your kitchen, using one to store spices can be a good idea. Using a spice drawer clears space in your cabinets and keeps your countertops clutter-free.
    Also, storing spices in a drawer and away from heat and light can prolong their freshness and protect flavor.

    As someone who has started to cook more and experiments with new ways to season plant-based foods, I have acquired lots of spices that have been becoming a disorganized mess over time.
    It was time to improve the organization of my spice storage drawer in my small kitchen in a way that I could keep the drawer and spice jars organized for good.
    Table of Contents

    Spice Drawer Before Getting Reorganized

    Does this look familiar? When my spice drawer was disorganized like this – I couldn’t easily find the spices I needed quickly, even though I set the drawer up for easy access.
    There are two problems with this set up. The first was that the spice jars are not all uniform in size and didn’t fit together. This allowed them to roll around and get disheveled.
    The second problem was that at a glance, if I didn’t see the spice I needed, I would think I needed to buy more, only to find once I bought the new jar home – I realized I had it and wound up with duplicates.
    Hopefully my new and improved kitchen drawer spice organization will stop these scenarios from happening ever again.

    How I Organized My Spice Drawer

    I bought a set of 36 new square glass spice jars that came with labels for the sides and top.

    I like the clear labels as they don’t block the contents as paper labels do.

    It seems most spice jars sold online come with labels. I liked the labels that came with the set of spice jars I bought, but ended up buying a separate set of labels sold without jars that I liked better.

    I bought them for a style reason – I just liked the font better – I know silly, but I liked these better as the font is larger and easier to read.

    I also like these bottles since the lids give you the option to pour or shake.

    How to Decide What Kind of Spice Drawer Organizer You Need
    I was going to make a DIY spice drawer organizer, but after doing research on spice drawer organizers, I figured the best type of in drawer spice rack set would be a spice organizer drawer liner.
    This type would work since the size drawer I have is not high enough to fit an expandable tiered rack where the spice jars are angled to easily see and grab.

    I painted the inside of the drawer white to make it look nicer.

    Measure Your Drawer
    How deep should spice drawers be? First measure your drawer to determine the depth to see what type of spice organizer will fit. I wanted to use an angled expandable rack, but my drawer was not deep enough to use this type. So measuring your drawer height is important.
    Measure the width, depth and height of your drawer. This will help you determine whether to use a liner, expandable, or vertically arranged organizers. 
    I figured the liner would work best for my drawer and bought one.

    But, as I was putting the jars in the drawer to see how many of the new jars would fit, it just so happened that my exact drawer dimensions fit eight 4-ounce glass spice jars across perfectly – with little movement so they would stay in place.
    For the length – four jars fill the length of the drawer with about an inch left over that allows to easily move the bottles in a line to remove one. So I didn’t even use the liner I bought and returned it.
    No more jars rolling around and getting out of place.

    How to Organize a Spice Drawer So It Will Stay Organized

    1. Use Square Glass Spice Bottles
    When deciding what type of glass spice jars with labels to buy to organize the spice drawer in your kitchen, go for the square bottles over round ones.
    The reason for this is that when round bottles are in a spice storage drawer, they tend to roll, even when on a drawer liner or spice drawer rack.
    When this happens you can’t see the front label of the bottle, hence at a glance when cooking you can’t see what the bottle that rolled contains. When you use square bottles this doesn’t happen. The labels will always stay face up.
    When you have matching spice jars – you can save money by buying bulk spices in just the amount you need. Many whole food grocery stores sell spices this way where you can measure out just what you need.

    2. Use a Drawer Insert or Tiered Racks
    There are a few different types of spice drawer racks or inserts that include three-tier or more rack options. These expand to fit the width of a drawer.

    3. Alphabetize the Spice Jars
    The best spice drawers are organized in a way that makes sense to you. This could be alphabetically or by your frequently used favorite spices.
    Should Spices Be Stored in Plastic or Glass Jars?
    Spices don’t last forever, but if properly stored and sealed, glass will extend the shelf life significantly. Plastic jars can be porous where small amounts of air can get into them and degrade the spices.
    Using clear jars also allows you to easily see when you are getting low on a herb, seasoning or spice.

    What is Better to Use – A Drawer, Wall or Countertop Spice Rack Organizer?
    Having organized spices in a drawer not only frees up valuable cabinet or pantry space but also makes them super easy to access. My drawer is next to my stove and food prep kitchen island.
    Using a cabinet or drawer to store your spices will keep them in the dark which is a good thing as it will keep your spices dry and away from stovetop heat. When spices are stored on a wall or on a counter they may get too much light and degrade faster.

    The Best Spice Drawer Organizers and Inserts To Buy
    If you are thinking about reorganizing your spice drawer or rack, below are a few popular options to consider to organize them in the drawer space available in your kitchen.

    Expand-to-Fit Organizers
    Expand-to-fit tiered organizers are a simple solution. They simply expand to fit your drawer and usually feature different compartments and tiers to keep bottles separate and visible.
    They come in wood, metal as well as clear and black plastic.

    Trim-To-Fit Drawer Liners
    It’s easy to create a custom solution with this type of spice drawer organizer to fit drawers. Simply trim with a pair of scissors to fit your drawer size. The ridges keep spice bottles in place.
    This type of soft cushy liner comes in grey or off-white.
    This is the type I thought I was going to use, but didn’t since my bottles fit nicely in my drawer without it.

    For Deep Drawers
    Choose your organizers based on the depth of your drawer. In-drawer organizers that hold the jars vertically work well in deep drawers.  

    More Helpful Spice Drawer Organizer Tips
    Most of the spice jar/label sets sold online come with a collapsible funnel so that when you bring a new jar of herbs or spices home you can easily fill the square glass bottles.
    If you have extra spice in one jar after filling a new one, I keep a shoebox in an upper kitchen cabinet where I store these jars. When one of my spices gets empty, before I put it on my shopping list to buy more, I look in the shoebox to see if I have any in there first.
    How do you arrange your spice collection? Do you have any tips to add that help you keep your spices organized?

    Spice Drawer Jars, Labels & Organizers

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    Small Entryway Solutions

    Hello, Kylee here! After sharing my entryway post (about how to decorate when your front door opens into your living room) , many of you reached out to me saying you also have an extra small entry space! So, I did a little digging to see what kinds of solutions I could find for when you don’t have much space for furniture. I rounded up some of my favorites that are multi-functional or well suited to a small space. Enjoy!
    Sources for the graphic above:
    1. Entryway Cabinet (lots of color options)
    2. Valet Hook
    3. Entryway Wall Mirror with Hooks
    4. Coat Rack with Shelf and Hooks
    5. Storage Bench
    6. Iron Entryway Shelf Set with Baskets and Hooks
    7. Wood Bench
    8. Entryway Storage Mirror
    9. Swivel Hanging Rack (two color options)
    10. Entryway Shelf with Hooks
    11. Wood Hall Tree with Hooks
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