Today readers are sharing their best tips to keep ourselves organized.
BUTTON READY. When I buy a garment that has extra buttons attached in a little bag, I sew them to an inside seam allowance of the garment.
Then they are always with the garment, and there’s no hunting for them when you need to replace a lost button.
GARAGE SALE PREP. I have several boxes set up in the garage for our annual community garage sale. They are labeled: Toys, Clothes, Housewares and Misc.
I keep a package of price stickers and a pen handy. Every time I put one thing into a sale box, I price it. Then on the sale day, I simply open the boxes and set things out for display.
RIBBON CADDY. Use multitiered pants hangers to store rolls of ribbon and other kinds of craft supplies that come on spools.
With a single glance, you can see your entire collection. Hang this caddy in a closet and it will cut down on the clutter, too.
BREAD TABS. Save those little plastic bread tabs to use as labels for various power cords, especially the ones in remote places like behind the entertainment center.
Use a permanent marker to write “Printer,” “DVD” etc., on the tab, and it’s ready to slip onto the cord.
TOY CORRAL. I have two small boys who love toy cars and marbles. These things inevitably end up under the couch, so I put a pool noodle under the couch. It sits under the skirt, so it isn’t visible, but it buffers the perimeter so toys don’t get lost underneath the furniture.