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It's been a week since I've updated.
Oh my, how did that happen?
I suppose it's due to life getting in the way...or, rather, having a life, ya think?
Yea, me, too.
As for crafting, I really haven't done much in the past couple of weeks, other than a couple of special orders. In case I haven't told my regular readers here, I have some health problems that have been causing me some pretty rough distress over the past few months (more than they normally do) and they make it hard for me to do much when I'm "strickened" with a bout of them.
I have tried to be a little productive but it hasn't produced much. Other than the special orders I completed, I have another bracelet made but am waiting on an order to come in the mail on Tuesday so I have the toggle clasp (I was out) to I can finish it and get it out to the fabulous Jean9. You'll remember that she won my birthday contest last month...and, being the sick slacker that I am lately, it's taken me an entire month to get it finished. (Sorry Jean9...don't think I've forgotten you, it's coming, I promise!)
I may not have done any crafting but, since I have had so many of you that liked the magazine file I did last week, I thought I'd share some organization things I've come up with that might come in handy for y'all.
We have a large house (5 bedrooms and 3 baths) but there are 5 adults and the grandboy living here so space is still at a premium.
The master bath was one place I needed tons more space (the hubby and I have too many lotions, potions, war-paint, smell goods and stuff, I guess) and this is what I came up with to maximize space...an over the door pocket shoe organizer. It hangs over the bathroom door and stores all our "stuff" neatly in the pockets (ours is clear instead of the canvas like this one) making everything very easily accessible.
It's like having an entire new set piece of cabinetry without doing anymore than *bam*, flopping it up over the door and filling it with our junk.
Pretty good idea, huh?
Now I can see each jewel or finding through the clear glass jars and they sit on a Lazy-Susan so it spins around making it perfect for my needs.
Another thing I use to store my jewelry supplies is this nail and screw storage chest I found in the hardware section at, you guess it: Wal-Mart!
I use it to put more of my beading, charms, stringing/wiring supplies for easy access and still be able to see them. I have even gone so far as labeling the fronts of the drawers so I can tell instantly what I have in them.
Just a few ordinary household items I've found different uses than their intended that have made my life easier and a little more organized.
What kind of things have you re-purposed to make your life more organized and less cluttered? Drop a comment and share your ideas with us so we can all declutter and get organized!
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