Organizing is endless…
now that it’s the beginning of another new year, it appears that we all have organizing on our minds! so i thought i would combine together all my related projects in one post. i love bringing order to our home. i have finished a few such spaces, but have plenty more to tackle.
when you start your project, i found the first thing to do, is measure your space and figure out what your container needs are. once i measured, i headed down to the container store and picked out the right system that i needed. then once home, i just cleaned out the cabinet and started to fill the cleaned containers. i also, made some chalkboard labels, since my daughter is on a gluten free diet and we need easy identification of all the foods she can eat. since, i had to make quite a few labels, i ended up making my own with a roll of adhesive chalkboard paper. it is the best way to save money and you can design your own labels to the size and shape that you need. also, i can’t get enough of this cool sticker paper. here is the link to buy it on amazon: chalkboard paper next, you’ll want to cut out the labels, and here is the link to the blog post of how to make them: jar labels
~ a funny note about the nester ~
my husband accuses me of having containers for containers! do you share this obsession?
since organizing our snack drawer, we pretty much eat all our snacks and we are no longer wasting food. i love that the containers are glass and we can see and read the contents in the jars! this has been a really awesome system and i must admit, it has continued to work even after the initial reorganizing! you know how you might have the best intentions to keep things neat and tidy and within a couple a weeks, you’re back to your old habits. well, i believe that if you design a good organizing system, it should continue to do the job despite your laziness! if you have this success, then you’ve set up a foundation that is real and user friendly! here is the link on amazon for these great jars: jars
i love the location of this draw, kind of out of the main flow and tucked under the microwave.
these coffee canisters are recycled into these fun containers! i just covered them with some cute scrapbooking paper and added a little spray shellac on the surface. here is the link to this blogpost: canisters link
i find that if you make an organizing container cute, you’re more likely to keep it out on your counter and also, you end up system that works! look how cute these canisters are, located on my kitchen shelves!
i love how these containers hold our food tight and away from bugs. they also, stack quite nicely on top of each other. here is the link to my blog post: labels
i love this idea from, momendeavors. i have so many packages of food that are difficult to see and this would be a nice way to organize them in catagories. hmm… this maybe a future project and blog post!
i really need a more efficient way to store our canned food. i’m liking this system i found on amazon. here’s the link on amazon
i love this additional way of organizing cans, from eleven gables! she has a wonderful blog, so hop on over there to view all her kitchen organizing.
i still have some major organizing projects for 2015, so stay tuned and sign up for my website and you’ll receive my posts via an email. i hope this has inspired you to start an organizing project, let me know your latest, by leaving a comment. i would love to hear from you!
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Loi Thai, Tone on Tone
Oh my gosh, Janine!!!! Stylish, organized and beautifully labeled! You totally rock! Please, please come help me organize. Stay fabulous 🙂
You're so nice! Your encouragement is priceless! I definitely like for my organizing to be pretty and useful! Thanks so much for visiting, you're so thoughtful!
Loi Thai, Tone on Tone
PS – Move over, Martha!!!
Ok, this is too funny, since I was just showing your blog to my husband and he is like, "why hasn't Martha picked you up!" :o) When you get famous, will you remember me?!!!
Where are your flour containers from?
These containers are from The Container Store but unfortunately the store does not carry them anymore. You can still click on the link in the blog post to find similar options. I hope this helps!