Mail Organizer Life Hacks

Do you have a mail organizer that you no longer use?  Don’t throw it away!  Here are some suggestions on how to give it an afterlife!

With a mail organizer, you can easily separate and identify the sponge for your dinnerware, the one for your cookware and it can even have an extra slot for your dishcloth.

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A mail organizer also makes a really good charging station!

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I also use a mail organizer to keep my plastic lids and covers neatly stacked and out of the way.

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As for the last tip, this was part of a previous blog I did for kitchen organizing that you can access here.

https://ocfied.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/organizing-food-pans-and-lids/

How about you?  Do you have other ideas on how to re-use a mail organizer?  Share it with me here!

Life Hacks with Binder Clips

One of the most versatile things that I love to use are binder clips!  Here are some innovative ways on how to organize with them.
 
Toothpaste Squeezer
 
 
It helps keep the rolled up portion in place.
 
Cable Clamp
 
 
I store my cables neatly and knot-free this way.
 
Cable Catcher
 
 
I hate having to bend under my desk just to look for cables.  Binder clips attached to the end of the table help keep them easily accessible.
 
Ribbon Clamp
 
 
My ribbons never unravel on me with the help of binder clips!
 
Accessories Organizer
 
 
Here’s how I keep my necklaces from tangling with each other.  I use binder clips to keep them neat on a hanger!
 
Chips Bag Clip
 
 
I keep my chips and cookies crisp and fresh with binder clips.  I think it holds the bag shut tighter compared to other bag clips actually made for this purpose.
 
Refrigerator Item Lock
 
 
Bottles inside the refrigerator are held neatly stacked with the help of binder clips!
 
There are many ways to organize using everyday office supplies.  This also helps you save money versus having to buy the exact tool needed. 
 
Happy organizing and stay OCfied!

Bathroom Make-Over

A few weeks ago I went on a quest to do a bathroom make-over. I decided to get a few things at National Book Store and just wanted to share all my fab finds!

I found woven baskets that was perfect for putting toiletries in.

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I also got an extra one for my guests! Now anytime I have someone over, I just bring this out.

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To my surprise, they sell laundry bags too! So I bought a pair of suction cups to keep them up like this.

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I don’t like bearing too many holes on my walls or doors.  So this over the door hook works perfectly for me.

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I was pretty surprised to find a lot of stuff there because my first thought when it comes to the place is books and school or work supplies.  The possibilities of organizing are endless at National Book Store.  Watch out as I post more of my finds from them here on my blog!

Makeup Mania

Here’s another round of tips on how to OCfy your makeup and de-clutter your bathroom or dresser! I found some acrylic cases in National Book Store that worked perfectly.

1.     Brochure Stand

This makes a really good container for flat or thin makeup cases like my face powders, eye shadows and blushes.  The transparent case makes makeup easy to find, get, and return afterwards.

2.     Desk Organizer

Originally meant for papers and pens, I use this to organize my makeup brushes and lip-glosses.  The place meant to hold paper is where I put sample sachets and oil blotters.

3.     Multi-Purpose Acrylic Stand

I was very excited when I found a perfect acrylic stand that had the same size holes as my lipsticks and small makeup tubes.

I always get a high over finding perfect containers for my things. Now that my makeup has been OCfied, getting ready for work or a night out is easier.

How to OCfy your Beauty Junk

Us girls, we love to buy makeup! In fact, we have a tendency to buy tooooo much make-up! 

There are 2 tell-tale signs if you are a makeup hoarder. One is if you wear makeup all the time and can’t see yourself going out of the house without it. Hmmm…I think my sister falls under this category.  And two, which is where I think I fall under, love to buy whatever my friends recommend, or see in magazines (I guess I can call this makeup envy) but they all eventually end up in makeup graveyard at the bottom of my bathroom drawer.

So I’ve developed a way to organize cosmetics so it doesn’t litter your bathroom or dresser, and it helps you save time when you prepare for work or a date!

MAGNETIC MAKEUP BOARD

What you’ll need:

Magnetic Board

Magnets

Super Glue

 

1. Test the magnets on the magnetic board. Take note of the side that doesn’t stick.  Add super glue to this side.

 

2. Now glue that to the back of your makeup or cosmetic bottle or tube.

 

3. Mount the magnetic board to the wall closest to your bathroom or dresser mirror.

 

To see the full video tutorial of how I did it, click here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3ia9yPxmVg

 

Remember, an organized home means less time looking for things and more time with your family!

OCfy Your Bathrooms

Hey guys! I just uploaded my 3rd OCfied video! Yipeee! Today’s video features ways and tips on how to creatively organize your bathrooms! Please subscribe to the OCfied youtube channel for regular organization videos.

Remember, an organized home means less time looking for things and more time with your family!