Buying Organizing Supplies from HomeGoods…

I have been in a HomeGoods kind of mood for the past few weeks.  I love thrifting and second hand shopping, but there is something magnificent about being around new stuff.

I snapped some pictures for inspiration when it comes to buying organizing supplies.  Sorted by room and function. 🙂

 

ENTRYWAY

HomeGoods Entryway Table | Pure & Simple

 

Great shape (not too big and not too small).  I love all the drawers.  Perfect for those odds and ends that we tend to need when heading out the door.

HomeGoods Entryway Table | Pure & Simple

 

Another great option for the entryway.  Surface area? Check!  Storage options? Check!  Baskets would be functional on the lower shelf.

BATHROOM

HomeGoods Bathroom Storage | Pure & Simple

I love this cabinet!  Functional and stylish!  Overflow beauty product storage could go in here along with towels.

KID’S ROOMS

HomeGoods Truck Book Ends | Pure & Simple

 

Kids love books and little boys love trucks.  This truck bookend set would look great on a bookshelf corralling those unruly books.

HomeGoods DIY Knock Off | Pure & Simple

 

Easy enough to recreate if you were looking for a specific color and design.  Adorable for a kid’s room to hold their works of art.

HomeGoods Kids Organizer | Pure & Simple

 

This would be adorable in a little girl’s bathroom for hair bows  bracelets, mini purses.  I would spray paint it another color.

MAIL/HOME OFFICE

HomeGoods Mail Sorter | Pure & Simple

 

Easy way to use up wall space for a functional need.  Store mail, magazines, catalogs in this holder.  It is wide enough to hold all the above.  When full, dump and sort.

HomeGoods Crate | Pure & Simple

 

This would be cute if you had several family members.  Each square could be their “inbox”.  Like a PO Box. 🙂

This big guy came home with me:

Ceramic Owl | Pure & Simple

What do you think?  Does he fit right in? I’m still working on the other decor options. 🙂

Pure & Simple Home Office

And don’t forget to have a little fun while shopping for organizing supplies! 😉

Jennifer at HomeGoods | Pure & Simple

Feel free to check out my Facebook album where I upload more ideas and pictures from shopping and thrifting trips. 🙂

So what do you think?  Helpful?  Do you love HomeGoods?  

Until next time…

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{The Hosiery Hanger}…

Do you wear hose?  I just started wearing them again and I kinda like it!  I think it is because I adore Kate Middleton and her style.  A staple of that style is dresses plus hose.

I never know how to store my hose.  I currently have them balled up and rolled up in the back of my sock drawer.  Probably not the best way to take care of the stockings. 😉

The Hosiery Hanger Logo

I ran across The Hosiery Hanger a few months back and thought it would be a great way to organize my … scarves. 🙂  Can you tell I’m thinking about switching it over to my hose collection?

“The Hosiery Hanger works brilliantly for tights, leggings, scarves, and whatever else you can think of!”

Like I said … I thought scarves. 🙂

When you move, you quickly realize that worked at your previous residence won’t work at your new.  I stored my scarves in an over the door shoe organizer and loved it!  I didn’t have the wall or door space to do that at the current apartment so I was stuck with this:

Unorganized Scarves {Before}

Unorganized Scarves {Before}

Awful I know!  Not to mention I prefer to have scarves and gloves in the coat closet … not my clothes closet.  So enter The Hosiery Hanger!

The Hosiery Hanger

The Hosiery Hanger

The instructions were pretty simple.

  1. Loop through the elastic.
  2. Pull through elastic just a little.
  3. Voila! Snag free and organized!

I like instructions like that! 🙂  What do you think?

Hosiery Hanger {In Action}

Hosiery Hanger {In Action}

I’m actually using two hangers.  One for scarves and one for gloves.  The elastic is strong enough to keep them hanging and steady.  It is a great fix for my outerwear problem — but I’m still thinking I need another one for my pantyhose! 🙂

Did I mention it would be a great way to organize your bras (sorry fellas)! 😉

How do you organize your outerwear? 🙂

Until next time…

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Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. The Hosiery Hanger sent me the item to try. I accept complimentary organizing related products for product reviews. The products I don’t like usually don’t make it on the blog, so if you see a product here, you know I like it!

DIY {Fabric Covered Cork Board}…

DIY Fabric Covered Corkboard | Pure & Simple

I aspire to be a lot of things, one being a crafter.  I few months ago I successfully completed this project {DIY Fabric Covered Cork Board}.

I started with this picture.  Gift from my mom when I moved into my first big girl apartment … 6 years ago.  I knew the picture wouldn’t make the cut once I moved in with Raymond, so I decided to do something with it.

DIY Steps for Fabric Covered Cork Board

  • Take picture backing off.
  • Remove picture and glass.
  • Prime & paint the frame.
    • I used flat black spray paint.
    • I ♥ spray paint!
  • Attach cork to cardboard backing from original picture.
    • I purchased a roll of cork from Michaels
    • I attached with spray adhesive.
  • Cover with fabric.
    • I purchased fabric from Hobby Lobby.
    • I used duck tape to cover.
  • Pop the fabric covered cork back into the frame.

So… what do you think? 🙂  Successful?

I would like to do something similar with a distressed/weathered look.

If you liked today’s post, then I would love to hear from you.  Please leave a comment below.

Until next time…

love-Jennifer

Inside The Organizer’s Home {Files & Such}…

One last post about how I currently organize — before I move. 🙂  No telling how I will organize post-move!

Files & Such

It is safe to say that I hate filing cabinets.  They are industrial and clunky looking.  The trend is to overstuff and forget.  I see filing cabinets all the time when I walk into people’s homes. When I open them and ask what is inside, this is the general reply, “Oh I have no idea, I haven’t been in that cabinet in years!”

Oh my!  What’s the point?  It’s kinda a fire hazard.  😉

We all need to file and keep certain things.  Insurance papers. Bills. Taxes. Important estate documents.  Etc.

I know there is a huge trend towards paperless, but in my opinion we are not there yet.  So what to do with those files.

Since I hate filing cabinets, I trend towards file boxes.  Almost every store that sells organizing stuff sells them.  Target has the best ones (btw).  Mine are from The Container Store … surprise surprise I know. 🙂

Here is a peak inside one of them.

Now where to store these boxes.  Since they are decorative, I put them on my trusty Expedit bookcase.  If I was putting them in a closet, I might go with something less decorative and expensive.

The Expedit bookcase is by far my favorite piece of furniture from IKEA!  I am thinking about creating a Pin Board just around that obsession! 😉

Now on to the “Such”.  We all know I am not Crafty McCrafterson.  But I do own a few crafty supplies.  Stickers (totally addicted to collecting stickers…this dates back to my childhood).  Cardstock.  Acrylic paint.  Spray paint.  Ribbon.  Etc.

I organize these items in photo boxes labeled accordingly.  The boxes are from Michaels and are about $2 each.  Not too bad.  For some reason, these boxes have been stored in plain sight in my living room.  I don’t think I will carry that forward when I move.

I will be updating the binders post-move.  Martha Stewarts new line is calling my name! 🙂

I also plan to purchase photo albums post-move.  I have not decided on style yet, which is why I keep dragging my feet on that project!

Do you have any good ideas to share on how to organize your files or “such”? 🙂

Until next time…

Inside the Organizer’s Home {Bathroom}…

Next edition of “Inside the Organizer’s Home”.  Bathroom style! 🙂

My bathroom is not huge, but not super small either.  It is just long and narrow.  There is a small linen closet in the bathroom {huge help}, and some “under the sink” space.  The sink sits pretty tall so the cabinets underneath are as equally tall.  That sounds great, but to be honest it is a huge waste of space.  I think closet and cabinet companies should employ me to help design their stuff!  Geez! 🙂

I get sidetracked.  I installed an etagere above the toilet to take advantage of that wall space.  Check it out! 🙂

Holds: perfume, skincare, hair products, and soap

Linen Closet. Holds: shampoo, conditioner, lotions, towels, candles, and a few other misc items (light bulbs) 

I plan to update the etagere with scrapbook paper on the back.  Its helpful to use the wall space above the toilet but Im still struggling with organization inside the etagere.  Not a fan of baskets – just something else to pull out.  My current counter is VERY small, so finding room to set a basket down in order to use my face stuff — just typing it gets me worked up.  Not gonna happen.

If you have any snazzy bathroom organizing ideas, then please pass them along! 🙂

Until next time…

Inside The Organizer’s Home {Purses}…

Hello! Happy Happy Monday! 🙂  I’m slightly weird in that I actually enjoy Mondays!  This was my second weekend “off”…in a row mind you.  Two days off does a Jennifer good. 🙂

Okay…second edition of Inside The Organizer’s Home!  Today’s topic:  Purses!  You get a little surprise too…a shot of my closet. 🙂

Disclaimer:  I have since purged a few things since taking these pictures.  So the closet actually looks a little better!

PURSES

I don’t own a lot of purses.  Truthfully, I don’t own a lot of any “one” thing, but I think displaying stuff is the best way to organize it.  Remember last week’s post about jewelry?  Showcase those earrings!  I honestly feel that way about most anything you own.  If you liked it enough to buy it, then you should like it enough to display it.

Examples: earrings, necklaces, purses, shoes.  Make getting ready in the morning more fun!

Okay — back to the topic.  I personally organize my purses by hanging them from a tension rod.

Organizing purses using a shower curtain rod

I bought a shower curtain rod from Target along with a few shower curtain hooks.  Voila!  This method will not work if you have more than 10 purses {the rod will fall}.  How do you organize your purses?

Bonus:  shot of my closet. 🙂

An organized closet

More to come next week!

Until next time…

Inside the Organizer’s Home {Jewelry}

In case you are interested in seeing how I organize within my own home… {I will pick a different project each week} 🙂

Disclaimer: I am moving in a few months (things are minimal around here), and my apartment is super tiny (also reason for minimal). 🙂

JEWELRY

My favorite way to organize jewelry is to display it!

Shadow box w/embroidery tacks

Framed Bullentin Board to hold necklaces

How do you organize your jewelry?  If you have any good ideas or inspiration — email or link up in the comments! 🙂

  • Bulletin Board {TJ Maxx} = $14.99
  • Shadow Box {TJ Maxx} = $14.99
  • Pins & Tacks {Target} = $5
  • Pictures {Ross} = $14.99 for set
  • Hook {Target} = $5
  • TOTAL = $54.97

Until next time…