Organizing 101: Ideas for pretty storage

18 Jul

Sometimes when we embark on organizing our drawers, we end up putting our “inner” house in order. I once read a book that taught me a very important lesson about taming inner confusion… start with your surroundings!

Twelve years ago I used to take 3 bags to work (in addition to a big pile of newspaper clippings, files, and documents). I was a big mess. I was zero at organizing anything, and I had a bit of an OCD challenge back then (OCD = Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). I actually found out about the possibility that I might be a little bit “special” when I read an article – in the UK edition of Cosmopolitan – about a woman who suffered from OCD.  She couldn’t throw anything away (not to mention give out things for charity), she even kept clothes tags, and empty perfume bottles, thinking that she might need them one day. Which of course, added to the cluttered house (and life she led).

Source: bhg.com via Karboojeh on Pinterest

So, from that day onwards I consciously  started working on my clutter problem. I started sorting out my room, files, bag. And up until this day, I am always looking for solutions for organizing life.

Later on in life I read a book by a women who managed to change her life, get rid of toxic relationships, and start anew, by starting to de-clutter both her immediate physical space, and her mind’s and heart’s inner space.

Organizing can go much farther than offering your guests a tidy living room. It’s a way of being.

That said, I hope you enjoy the few ideas I have collected over the past few months. I did manage to pull a few off :)

Tip: Pretty makes you want to organize

I’m in a new stage now. It’s not about just organizing and stacking things the right way, it’s also about pretty storage, this makes the whole organizing journey so much more fun!

This (above) is my number one favorite –  for creating pretty storage. The idea of decoupaging magazine files with pretty wallpaper  is by British stylist Marie Nichols.
I wish you all a de-cluttered life and much love to come your way…

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8 Responses to “Organizing 101: Ideas for pretty storage”

  1. Jody Thompson July 19, 2012 at 6:20 am #

    Great post. I continue to work on my organizing skills. Ha

  2. Riality Studios July 19, 2012 at 5:28 am #

    I’m definitely one of those people who has a hard time throwing things away. I can usually find a reason to keep it. “I might use it someday.” “I can turn it into this other thing.” “I’ve had it for years; it doesn’t seem right to get rid of it now.” Sometimes, though, I have a big clearing-out, and I nearly always feel better for it!

    • Karboojeh Handmade Jewelry July 19, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

      hahah, I loved the one excuse you mentioned: “I’ve had it for years; it doesn’t seem right to get rid of it now.” So, absolutely true…

  3. henriettashippo July 19, 2012 at 12:20 am #

    I really enjoyed this post. Thank You

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