These are a Few of My Favorite (Organizing) Things

Today, I am teaming up with some of my best organizing blogging buddies
to share with you all of our favorite household organizing helpers.

We've all gathered quite a few simple and creative ideas for you!

Let's get started with the items that I find most helpful in my own home.


They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors and make the top of my list for
their versatility and penchant for containing and hiding ANYTHING.

We keep our reading material contained in the living room 
in large wire mesh baskets under our coffee table.
See the full post HERE.

This is in our All-in-One office/theater/library/guest room.
Inside the  baskets are all manner of electronics and their cords,
extra CD cases, and DVDs.

In my pantry, the large baskets up top hold extra Kleenex,
to-go food storage containers, and paper towels.
The smaller ones hold pasta, sweets (cavities), tea, dried fruits and nuts, etc...
easy to grab and take into the kitchen.

This is a medium magazine basket that I got from Thirty One HERE.
It's handy most anywhere, it holds rolls of ribbon on its bar and gift wrapping supplies, 
or toilet paper on the bar and magazines below,
Or paper towels and hand towels, as shown in my kitchen.


Because these are all over the house, I am showing you just a few daily used holders.
In the kitchen on the doors on either side of my range are these.
I have no drawers on either side of the stove, so I improvised with these,
to keep my measuring spoons, scoops, and mixer paddles handy.

This is a classic over-the-bathroom door hook,
and in our small home, it is a must.


I'm in the kitchen a lot, and I need all the help I can get in here,
so this vintage silver tray corrals sunflower and olive oils, salad dressings,
bamboo and wooden spoons, and garlic in the silver box.
More kitchen ideas HERE.


These seriously free up garage or shed floor space!
HERE is the whole post on how we use this to organize our Christmas and seasonal decor.


These can be use anywhere!
Kitchen drawers, dresser drawers, as gadget sorters, in the garage, etc.
Our office HERE.


This was the best thing that ever happened to our refrigerator.
Containers (trays) for the food in the fridge.
I wrote all about it HERE.


I keep leftover bags that linens come in when I purchase them.
I add a label (printed on paper) by sliding it into the window on the inside.
It keeps our sheets, slipcovers, blankets, and tablecloths neat and dust-free.
See our linen closet HERE


Add some labels and you can find anything you need quickly.
Contained here are our photographs through the years,
and my favorite magazine: Life:Beautiful.


The are perfect because they can hold wet or dry goods, 
are see-through so you tell at a glance what's inside,
and look pretty when all lined up.

Large Mason jars hold my cupcake/muffin making supplies.

Back into our pantry again, 
I use one or more of these items everyday and they are kept fresh and handy
in these lidded jars I found at Walmart.

And the BEFORE of our paint collection turned into the AFTER,
organized paint storage. 
More info HERE.

I hope I've given you some new thoughts on how to utilize simple helpers throughout your home
that can keep your sanity and stuff off the floor. *wink

Go check out what my friend girls have done in their homes with their Favorite Things:

This will be you after you're all simplified and organized!

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  1. Great round up Leslie! :)


  2. Always great ideas. I need to look into that garage organizer!

  3. Genius! Really love the paint in mason jars idea.

  4. Good to have you posting again. Life sure gets busy.

    1. Hi Suzzy!
      It did get busy. My 2015 resolution is to post several times a week :)
      I miss blogging, though.
      Thank you for stopping in!

  5. I love love love baskets! When we own a home again I want to get a HyLoft. Great list!

    1. You're a basket girl too... :)
      The Hyloft is the bestest thing ever!

  6. I LOVE the hooks for the measurement spoons! I would love to see how else you use those removable hoojs throughout the house.

  7. The baskets are so great storage solution! I love your post! Really useful tips! Thanks! Storage Poplar Ltd.

  8. Can you come to my house and organize for me? LOL I don't think I know a single person this organized. It is very inspiring.

    Amy Jo

  9. I like the ZIPPERED BAGS...........I like that most...really thats are beautiful

  10. As a member of the military, and then the dependent wife of a military member, I used many different ideas over the years to store and organize homes in the US, Korea, England, and Germany. Above all the many ways to store linens, fabric and assorted 'soft lines', the zippered bags method has always been my favorite. I am always surprised that more people don't put those sturdy bags to good use! Thanks for putting it out there!


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