Weekend project done! I just fit in 206 items of clothing into an itsy bitsy closet! If you are spatially challenged but don’t want to give up your well loved wardrobe, here’s how I did this.
1. Double up your hanging space by installing an extra clothing rod in the middle.
Yeah, yeah, you’ll probably ask – but what about my long dresses? What I did was that I hung them folded on a hanger. That top clothing rod in the picture? Most of those are dresses. 🙂
Christmas is an exciting time for everybody. In Manila, we don’t only celebrate Christmas, we overdo Christmas! We start it as early as October and end the season just after New Year. As soon as the “ber” months come in, malls start playing Christmas carols and décor is up just as soon as Halloween ends.
Along with all the festivities are loads of present wrapping. So today’s blog are some suggestions to keep your wrappers under wraps!
You can store them in a specially made station using rods and pegs.
Here’s another version. If you want to make your own, I think thin tension rods will work well, too.
Your wrapping station can house your ribbons, too. This is smart because it keeps your ribbons from becoming a tangled mess.
Professional organizer, Alejandra Costello, keeps her wrappers organized this way.
You know that little space in the corner of your closet? It makes a great storage place for wrappers.
Or how about the ceiling inside your closet? What a space saver!
If you’re not the DIY type, then use an old wine rack to store your wrappers.
I myself like the idea of using a free standing towel rack to create a complete wrapping station. This way everything you need for gift wrapping comes from just one place. Photo courtesy of my Tita Chito Vasquez.
Good luck finding the perfect solution for your wrappers. Until next time, this is a wrap!
Do you have a lot of old books lying around? This can be one of the major causes of clutter around your home. For books that aren’t readable anymore, don’t relegate them to the recycle bin just yet. You can still re-purpose them into something useful again!
You can turn your old books into a one-of-a-kind lamp just like this. What a wonderful idea for a reading room!
If you feel like taking on this project, you can get the step by step instructions for it here.
Here is another version of that project except that in this one, the books were painted in a solid color.
An old book with some printed fabric can become your next stylish bag.
For all you fashionistas out there, you can find the step by step instructions of this project here.
Here is another example of a book-turned-bag. So cute!
You can make use of your old book covers to come up with statement furniture like these.
Then you can use the inside pages to come up with different home centerpieces like these.
Here is an easy project to do with all those old books. Turn them into book marks! They will make unique and memorable gifts this Christmas time.
Whatever you choose to do with your old books, may it bring you happiness again just like it did when you first opened it.
Look what I found at National Book Store! Chalk label stickers! I guess some of you will find my excitement weird but you see, I used to order these abroad online because I couldn’t find any locally so I’m just so happy that they are now available here.
If you’ve seen my video on my 5 basic organizing tips, then you’d know that labeling is an organizing fundamental. If you haven’t seen the video, well you can watch it here! 🙂