MAKE YOUR WALLS WORK
Part of decluttering is finding more potential storage spaces. When your cabinets and tables are full, why not turn to your walls for additonal help? My flickr friend Ivy of ivy style33 applied several interesting ideas to organize her kitchen. One is using those magnetic containers from Ikea to store and display her spices on the wall.
Since we do not have Ikea here in the Philippines, we can just make our own. Simply take s small can with a clear lid and hot glue a piece of magnet on its bottom. Make as many as you want! To mount the cans, install a strip of steel onto the wall where the cans can be “mounted”. Apart from the kitchen, you can also use these containers to organize your craft materials like beads, sequins, buttons, pins, and crystals.
To create compartments on your walls, hang a fabric wall organizer where you can store small items like mail, calling cards, bills, etc. There are ready-made wall organizers available in the market. You can also opt to make one for yourself so you can pick the fabrics that you love. This cute fabric organizer is made by my flickr friend mmquaal. She uses this to store all her crafting tools. See more of her crafting projects here.
Here’s a chalboard idea for all you writers and designers like me. I saw this over at housetohome which seems like a calendar+corkboard+writing board+insipartion board all rolled into one! It’s a stylish take on organizing (or decluttering) your schedule, monitoring deadlines and putting together ideas and inspirations for ongoing projects. Hmmm, i just wish I have enough wall space for a huge calendar like that, haha!
I hope all these ideas inspired you to get organized and have a fresh start this 2010. Happy decluttering!
Tags: declutter, decorating tips, diy, organizing, small space, storage, wall features, walls
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