Hello DIYers! One of the websites i follow Diply.com shared an interesting article about organising one of the most difficult places to keep neat i.e. the closet!
I thought it would be a good share to give us ideas of what we can do with those clothing items that never seem to get organised. Warning, long post ahead!
The article shared 19 ways to organise your closet and drawers
I picked out 13 of my favourite ways. Here we go;
1. Tie your scarves to a hanger
2. Roll up clothes to save space
This is a trick i learnt as a girl scout and i apply it even when packing my suitcase whenever i travel! It works! I look like I’m travelling light but I’ve got more than enough clothes!
3. Sort your weekly wardrobe in advance
I am definitely doing this today!!
4. Save floor space and hang your laundry bag
5. Use PVC pipes for storage
6. Use shoe boxes as drawer organizers
This is simply amazing!!! My underwear drawer is always a mess and i spend several minutes every morning searching for matching pieces.
7. Keep matching sheet sets together by storing them in pillowcases
Brilliant idea from Martha Stewart!
8. Stack your shirts upright so you can see what’s inside your drawer
This i have always applied and it works! You also get to know which tops/t-shirts you haven’t worn in a while.
9. Use an ornament box to organize your socks
10. Store your shoes in an old wine box
If you do not have wine boxes, you could consider using the six packs used to sell beers in our local supermarkets. Of course this limits what shoe size and type of shoe that can go in.
11. Use ice cube trays to organize your jewelry
I love this idea especially for the small earrings that you cannot hang.
12. Keep your gadgets organized and charged in your nightstand
13. The number one question
Thank you for reading this long post! Which of these tips and tricks will you use? Do share!
Keep it DIY!
Trying to organise jewellery can be a daunting task especially if you have very many pieces of varying size, shape and colour.
After neatly placing all my necklaces on the DIYed canvas, i had to get a solution for my earrings.
I was left with the metal structure that holds spoons after placing all the cutlery in the cutlery rack in the drawer. As i wondered what i could do with it it occurred to me i could use it to hang my earrings.
Keep it DIY!
One of my favourite bloggers is MIMI G . She has the most amazing style and DIY projects.
She posted a DIY project of a necklace display and i thought that would be perfect for me since, just like her, i had moved houses and needed a place to store my many necklaces.
I had a painted canvas that i got some time back from House of Leather
I used thumb tucks which i got from Nakumatt
The thumb tucks don’t go all the way in. Space should be left for the necklaces to hang.
The final product
There is nothing that changes the look of a space like colour! It can transform a space from darb to glam in a minute without breaking the bank!
My latest paint job was at the dining room area in our new abode. I encountered several challenges in this paint job. Challenges i have never before experienced. First, i was using Dura Coat brand of paint which i have never used before (Maybe I should have called the Marangi Team). The brush i was using broke just as i was starting out, i decided i could try using a roller brush but that only complicated matters as i ended up with two different shades of colour.
After 3 days i completed the job. Tell me why you think?
The before look
My working tools for the day
I got 2 litters of Dura Coat’s Tri Clover (Viynl Silk) at a cost of Ksh1,200, the brush Ksh350 and the labour cost was love!
Beginnings of another paint job until…..
Until the brush and wooden section decided to part ways
The nails on the brush became loose and it separated from the wooden section. I had to get the little nails and put the two sections together. But before that i had tried to use a roller brush and the shades on the wall looked completely different. I had to stick to one tool and that was the brush.
I was happy with the final result. I also managed to get some accessories from Nakumatt Select- the green mats at the bottom and the salt and pepper holder on the console. The painting i got from Zanzibar, the console from Ngong Road and the candle guys from masaai market.
What do you think?
Keep it DIY!