2.22.2011

Inspiration board : Contain yourself.

There is nothing I like more then a nicely organized space.

Now that Stone and I have decided to live in a closet (I mean... a 500 sq ft apartment) we have a lot of containing to do. Well, before that we had a lot of purging that had to be done. I was happy to do it too. If you ever need someone to help you get rid of things I am your girl! I would so rather live simply then live in clutter. Do you agree? That show about hoarders literally makes my skin crawl. Still, when you live in a space as small as mine it is crucial to be organized and keep everything in their own little homes. Offices, bathrooms, and kitchens are the main places that I love organize. I am still working on my bathroom. We have very long narrow drawers, so I am trying to find the right containers for my make-up and jewels. If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear :)

So, I did some looking around and found some fun and cute ways to keep your things contained. I hope it inspires you to stay organized and maybe even get rid of a few things ;)

1 - The perfect bag for newspapers, magazines, remote controls. Or I thought you could keep your re-usable grocery bags in it and use it at the farmer's market. Love it!

2 - Mmmm, I am in love with these pouches by Rennes. And ladies, you need these pouches if you are like me and have purses the size of a travel carry-on. Maybe organize your things into different colored pouches (lip gloss in pink, hair ties & bobby pins in green, money in black)! This could get expensive...

3 - Storage for your coffee... also, will help keep it fresh!

4 - I have been eyeing these ceramic berry baskets for a long time now. They are pretty great and would be a pretty way to keep your berries!

5 - A beautiful way to keep your jewelry. I have a few jewelry boxes and keep all of my really special things in them on my nightstand.

6 - This is my weakness. For some reason I love keeping magazines. We get Dwell, Real Simple and In Style and I cannot bring myself to throw them away after reading. I have this funny idea that my kids are really going to enjoy flipping through them, which is probably so false. Oh well, if this sound like you, you might need one (or two, or three) of these!

7 - Just plain cute. Ideally it would hold things like fresh flowers and fruit from the market. In reality, I would probably keep a rain poncho, towel and my bike light in it :)

8 - Pantone tin boxes for all of your office supply nick-nacks. Another way to organize by color...


8 comments:

Victoria said...

really fun and cute ideas!

Stone said...

Really awesome. The bike basket is the coolest, but may not go so well with your ghetto rusty cruiser.

Anonymous said...

As the mom of small children, you are correct that they will like flipping through the magazines. You might just have to be OK with them tearing them sometimes!

Kate said...

I am giving you a stylish blogger award. You are definitely deserving of it! I love all that you post. Hope you're doing well!

Shel + Stone said...

Thanks Kate! I am so glad you like it girl :)

Shel + Stone said...

Thank you Victoria!

Shel + Stone said...

Yes! (Anonymous) I am so glad to hear that all of my magazine saving may be worth while :)

OliveandBranch said...

Thanks for the mention of our market baskets - they really are great!!

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