Washi Tape Madness

Washi tapes and printed packaging tapes are so cute! They come in so many designs and thickness! I found a bunch at National Book Store for as low as Php 49.00!

 

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But now that I have a lot of rolls in my collection, what am I to do with them?

Here’s how I used dark lace printed Washi to jazz up a plain white wall clock I had.

 

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There are really so many ways to accentuate home pieces with Washi.  You can use them on light switches…

 

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Furniture legs…

 

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On the door…

 

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Or even on the sides of the door…

 

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Aside from using it as décor, you can also use it for parties! Use Washi tape to attach wooden forks to plastic cups of Desserts, cute serving idea right?

 

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What about serving your meals on a Washi taped tray?  The tape itself is water resistant so you don’t have to worry about getting it wet.

 

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If you need any more ideas, you can always download this e-book I found on nationalbookstore.com.ph called Washi Tape – 101+ Ideas for Paper Crafts, Book Arts, Fashion, Decorating, Entertaining, and Party Fun! Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/1lM3sde

Have fun Washi taping!

 

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Behind Closed Doors

If you live in a condominium like I do, every available nook and cranny counts! So if you are looking for ways to maximize space, one area of the kitchen that is under-utilized but can be taken full advantage of is the back of your cabinets.

I bought an over-the-door towel rack from Make Room.  This is perfect for me because one, I don’t like punching too many holes on anything, and two, I don’t like exposing my rags so this keeps them nicely hidden from public view.

 

I also bought a few over-the-door hooks from the same store, which I use for my oven glove and mitt. Again, this system keeps my things out of sight and it maximizes the space inside my kitchen cabinet.

 

At Howards Storage World, I found 2 kinds of units to keep used plastic bags in.  The first one is this white plastic dispenser that has suction cups at the back which keeps the thing attached to my kitchen cabinet.  When it gets too heavy though, the suction cups aren’t able to hold the unit up for too long.  There is an option though to replace the suction cups with screws since there are open holes at the back.

 

The second is this stainless steel dispenser.  When buying over-the-door units, always make sure that the hooks that will hang off your cabinet are padded because you don’t want to leave ugly marks on the cabinet once you remove them or replace them with something else.

 

Another way to maximize the back of kitchen cabinets is to get some Command Hooks from National Book Store which can be used to store smaller pans, measuring cups and spoons. Using this system, you don’t have to rummage through drawers when cooking or baking.  Now, don’t worry about the adhesives ruining your cabinet.  If you follow the instructions on the pack on how to remove the hooks, your cabinet finish will stay as is.

 

The same Command Hooks can also be used to store the lids of your pots, which you must agree, really takes up a lot of space!

By making use of all the precious space available, you and your kitchen can work wonders!

Stay organized and happy!

 

Dish It Out!

Looking for ways to organize your work station? Here is a great idea using something that you probably already own!

If you have an EXTRA DISH RACK at home, you can use this to organize your envelopes, folders and pens!

Here is a dish rack I bought a year ago but then I decided to get another one that could fit in more dinnerware.  So instead of giving it away, I repurposed it as an OFFICE CADDY. 

The slots meant to hold your dishes up are perfect for files and paper.  This particular one I have is just the right length for short sized folders and envelopes.

The finish is perfect as it is made of rubber and so the material acts like a slip guard.

The drying cup meant for kitchen utensils is perfect for keeping pens, highlighters, scissors and other small things.

The thin edges are useful too as it makes a perfect home for my binder clips.

Organizing makes our tasks a lot more manageable. The less clutter we have, the easier it is to take control of other things in our life.

Happy organizing!