1.31.2013

SPD: OPERATION STORAGE {+VIEW OF OUR ROOM}


Hello friends!
Our internet at our house has been terrible...slow and barely working. 
Gotta love when that happens, right? It sucks actually. A lot. But you knew this.

I still got my post in today for SPD and I decided to switch it up a bit!

Last week it seemed like everywhere I looked (aka read on blogs) there were awesome organizing ideas that made me feel extremely unorganized in our house. I felt like I needed to step up my game a bit ever since I decided I would stay more organized this year (I will keep it, I will keep it...) 

So, I did what any logical woman would do....
I went to World Market to stock up on some baskets that I had big plans for.

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In our master bedroom we have a walk-in closet, but it is not nearly enough for all my clothes,
and let's not even talk about my poor shoes. I'm 97% sure I have them in our other two guest bedroom closets as well (#girlproblems). I wanted to use the baskets I got to clear up some space in it so not only I could feel more organized, but allow Billy to have more than one teeny tiny section in it! 

My inspiration for one basket came from this pin:


Storing flats in a basket...why didn't I think of that?!
Easy and such a cute display!

Obviously there isn't much to this project, but I can't tell you how much better it works for me.

First of all, I ended up throwing out a few pairs of flats that were old and just taking up space because I wasn't wearing them. So I scored some extra space and got rid of some things...progress my friends.

Now-I keep this basket with the flats I wear the most often in a corner in our room by our mirror and I can see/find all of them so easily! It's much easier when pairing outfits and saves time because I don't have to search through our closet (or closets) for that certain pair.

 I also kinda sorta love the chalkboard sign (it's always the little details, right?) 






Another idea I had when I saw a wire hanging shelf in World Market was to use it to store my lightweight scarves. Scarves don't take up a whole lot of room, but when you have an out of control collection it starts to add up. I love the look of this basket in our room (goes with our decor well) and it helped clear up even more space in our closet. Double win.


Since I was on a roll, I decided to clean up my nightstand a bit.
I always like to switch up what I keep on my nightstand...makes it more pretty and fun!
So here's what it looks like at the moment...

 


The sign is pretty fitting, don't you think? :)

We also have this sunburst mirror (from Target) nearby...

I plan on sharing more of our bedroom (you can see more like the wood plank wall we did: here!) 
once we get new bedding, but I'm saving that for the spring!

I've noticed a theme that keeps popping up in my mind after organizing (especially closet related items) is that if I can't see it, I tend to forget I have it. That's how I know both of these baskets and how I'm using them is going to work for me. Sadly I just wish I would've figured this out sooner! I'm sure Billy does too so that he could've had more room all along. ;)

How do you keep your closet/room more organized?
 Share your tips!

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44 comments :

  1. Such a cute idea on how to store your flats! I have all my sandals in a basket like that

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  2. I love this idea! I really need to be better about organizing! And this is my first time linking up (finally!!)

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  3. Mmmm- I love a good organizing project!! Our closet is in DESPERATE need of an organization overhaul, I think I'll def do the 'flats in a basket' method once we get on it. I've got shoes in every closet of our house too! LOL

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  4. Come to my house next! I have several old gym locker baskets that now will have a purpose! This is one of my favorite pinterest projects that I've seen.

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  5. Love the basket organization idea! I have a ton of crap that I really need to get off the floor in my closet! This post makes me wish we had a World Market nearby with a cute selection of baskets. Ahh...blogs make me need to buy so much stuff :P

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  6. That looks great! I love all of your storage ideas and the materials you used. Such cute baskets!

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  7. I have to get baskets for my flats ... that would leave me so much more room in my closet. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Love the basket for your scarves! I have the same problem - we have a walk-in closet but it's waaay too small! One of our guest rooms is my "dress" closet and my husband doesn't think that's normal, ha!

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  9. Where do you buy your ballet flats? They are all freakin' adorable!

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  10. Love the storage ideas!!!! I may have to try them too!

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  11. Organizing makes me feel SO much better about things!!!

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  12. Love the basket idea! Where did you get the chalkboard label?

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  13. I wrote about closet organization today, too! If I am going to not shop for a whole year, an organized closet is a must! I should try the flats in a basket idea bc I have that same exact basket, but having all my shoes laid out so I can see them works better for me...I think! Ha! I am willing to give the basket a go!

    PS: LOVE Emily Giffin books! I have read all of them way too many times :)

    Have a wonderful day :)

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  14. I love the basket idea. So perfect for flats. I wish I had more room to store it. Maybe I can find some room in our bedroom. Definitely pinning this one. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  15. What a great idea! and I love the chalkboard label! so cute!

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  16. I need a serious storage solution for my scarves...this is great! And I love the ballet flat basket!

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  17. I definitely need all of your baskets! :) SO cute!
    Also, I finally linked up for the first time! YAY!
    Happy Thursday! :)

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  18. We're so like twins! I have that same basket that you have your scarves in (but using it for scarves is pure genius)! I also have that little heart jewelry box that you have on your nightstand! And we have the same sunburst mirror in our room! :) Great minds think alike!

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  19. I have that same chalkboard basket as you! We store our corks in it :) You're an organization genius!

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  20. I love the scarf basket! Genious idea! I'm always looking for good organization for the clothes and accessories...we have very minimal closet space...

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  21. What great ideas! I feel like I have too many shoes to do in one basket...but I'm thinking it would be a start for flip flops or belts maybe?!

    -Brittany of @suburbchicblog
    http://suburbchicblog.blogspot.com

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  22. Love your scarf idea. Mine are in a plastic tub in my closet right now [I have a ton]. But I like that it's not only for storage, but it makes 'art' as well.


    http://natalielmurphy.blogspot.com/

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  23. Okay I was just staring at all the flats that I now need in my life because of you. Especially the Hunters. I mean obviously...

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  24. I love how you are organizing your flats. I actually keep the majority of my shoes in their original boxes (weird obsession of mine), but sometimes flats don't come in boxes, so this would be an awesome idea. I also like your scarf box. It's practical, but also decorative.

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  25. i love it, katie! so do this when i move to my new house. my flats are outta control!

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  26. Brilliant idea, really.
    I always forget about a lot of my flats because the poor little guys always drown to the bottom of my closet.

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  27. Loveee the Sunburst. Now Im gonna want to buy it since its at Target. Shit! lol

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  28. I too store my flats and flip flips in baskets in my closet and you are right it makes life so much simpler. I also store shoes by season in an under-bed storage box.

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  29. I love this idea! Might be stealing! I currently have my scarves in a wire basket. :)

    Sucks for the small closet, I feel your pain!

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  30. I love this!! I get so frustrated with my haphazard way of storing my shoes (even though it's totally my fault). This is a great solution for me to try today, thanks for sharing!

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  31. OOOOO katie!!!!! this idea is perfect! so simple yet so efficient! i never even thought to do something like this. All my flats are strewn all over the apartment and I legit have temper tantrums trying to find them!

    you are a gem for sharing this :-)

    xoxoox

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  32. Wow, I absolutely love that shoe basket idea! I'm definitely going to have to go basket shopping this weekend.

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  33. I love your nightstand. It makes me want to completely redo mine! I can't wait to see your bedroom. And I mean that in a totally non-creepy way.

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  34. Love the way you used your baskets and so sad I don't have a World Market nearby to get some wire ones!

    I'm borderline obsessed with baskets! I seriously give almost every gift I give in one :) I have the chalkboard one from Target and love it!

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  35. What a great idea! Love the chalkboard labels too. :)

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  36. That's such a great way to store flats!! i currently have all my flats thrown on the floor of my closet lol

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  37. I love wire baskets! Time to stuff my scarves in one!

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  38. Love that idea!!! I think it's time for me to buy some more ballet flats and a basket ;)

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  39. can i come play dress up in your very organized shoe and scarf bins ;)

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  40. That basket of scarves on the wall is such a smart idea! I may have to steal it :)
    xoxo

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  41. That nightstand? Could be mine. I own both of those books and I love the details! You look so pretty!

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  42. Love this storage, especially the flats and scarves. Why did I not think of that, this would have been so helpful growing up.

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