1) I'm going to use this Declutter Calendar -
Beth from My Simpler Life created a one day at a time declutter guide. I think I can handle one chore a day! It doesn't feel so overwhelming when it's broken down into small chunks. And think about how great the house will function by the end of the year!
2) I don't wear much make-up, but when I saw this idea, I fell in love. A make-up magnetic board -
Laura from Laura Thoughts created this using an old thrift store frame (you know how much I love thrift store stuff) and some magnets. Awesome. It's so easy to see everything! And a very inexpensive way to organize all of your make-up!
3) Speaking of inexpensive...how about using your old bread bag tags to label cords? I love this -
I can't tell you how many times I have crawled under my desk to unplug something and couldn't figure out which cord to pull! Ugh. This is so simple - and free. I found this idea over at Unplggd. Definitely on my to-do list this year.
4) If you thought that keeping bread tags was the only thing you should be saving, you were wrong. Save all of your old cereal boxes too. They make great magazine holders -
I love when something so beautiful is also so cheap! Head over to Sew Many Ways to see how Karen made this magazine holder. I really want to make a few of these from my empty Lucky Charms boxes...
5) Here's a great twist on pasta storage - using old Pringles cans -
I found this on Non Obvious Solutions on tumbler (I love the name - it makes me feel better that I didn't think of this stuff myself!). And if I get around to doing this, I would dress up the cans a bit. And maybe add a chalkboard rectangle to label the contents since it isn't see-through. Just to be a little more organized. ;-)
Are you inspired to get organized?
p.s. I found out this morning that I got booted from the One Month To Win It competition. Sad. If you stopped over to vote for me, thanks! And if you still haven't been over there - you really should check it out! The women have amazing talent. Next week, I'll share the projects that I submitted in more detail. Well, it was fun while it lasted! :-)