I love organizing! That being said, we still have a lot of work to do in our home when it comes to organizing. Over the past two years in our house, my husband and I have been minimizing and de-cluttering. We moved a lot within a short amount of time prior to moving into this home. (A longer story for another day!) Since the last couple of moves happened quickly, we didn’t have a lot of time to minimize before we left.
Now that we have lived in our home for over two years (a miracle for us) we have begun to really dig into minimizing and organizing what we do have in a more aesthetic and practical way. This is when three of my favorite items come into play: Jars, baskets and crates!
After our wedding, we had a large number of Mason jars left over. Since we were moving immediately after our honeymoon, we gave most of the jars to our friends who wanted them. However, we kept a few for water glasses and the rest are used to store items around our home. These inexpensive glass jars have really helped keep everyday toiletries handy. Here are a few ways I have used Mason jars to stay organized with everyday items.
Baskets can also be a great way to store items while adding some decor to a room.
Crates have also been extremely handy to have around. I purchase the wooden crates at AC Moore or Michael’s craft stores and paint / stain them as I please.
You can also find old wine or fruit crates at yard sales or antique shops. I think I found this one in my mom’s basement! I hope this post inspires you to organize some spaces with fun jars, baskets and crates! I’d love to see how you’ve used these ideas in your home.