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The only thing I enjoy more than organizing is saving money! Yet, with our busy schedules, it’s so easy for Joe & I to run out the door without packing our lunch. It always seems like so much work in the morning! This means that we’re having to buy lunch at work which is definitely NOT saving money.Lunches prepared in minutes with your own lunch prep station with one cabinet and a little room in your fridge! Preparing lunches has never been so easy!

Well, the truth is that packing lunches USE to be a lot of work. I never seemed to have the right groceries for our lunches, but in attempting to always pack our lunch, Joe would get odd left overs in his lunch each day. Let’s just say it was a surprise that he wasn’t excited about 🙂 .

After several complaints from Joe about the quality of his lunches, I finally admitted he was right. The lunches weren’t good and I needed a better system to ensure that we had the right food AND it was quick to pack up in the morning.

Lunches prepared in minutes with your own lunch prep station with one cabinet and a little room in your fridge! Preparing lunches has never been so easy!

The first thing I needed to do was actually get our lunch food. In Washington, Oregon & Idaho, Walmart has these fun displays of NABISCO snacks. I find it helpful to have a lot of snacks on hand at home (whether for lunches or just snacks) so I stocked up. The NABISCO display station was right near the check out and had baggies available to use when stocking up!

Lunches prepared in minutes with your own lunch prep station with one cabinet and a little room in your fridge! Preparing lunches has never been so easy!

There’s 10 different snacks to choose from, including my favorite, TEDDY GRAHAMS Graham Snacks.

Lunches prepared in minutes with your own lunch prep station with one cabinet and a little room in your fridge! Preparing lunches has never been so easy!

Never lacking a reason to label, I found these cute bathroom bins to add pocket labels to for snack items and breakfast. On plain card stock paper I printed my ‘snacks’ & ‘breakfast’ labels, cut according to the size, and put them inside the pocket labels. You could use stronger adhesives, but I actually just used scotch tape to adhere the label to the bin! (They’ve stayed put for weeks!)

Right now I have TONS of custom oatmeal packs for breakfast! Joe & I RARELY eat breakfast at home (I value sleep too much to get up earlier 🙂 ), so breakfast in the office it is!

Lunches prepared in minutes with your own lunch prep station with one cabinet and a little room in your fridge! Preparing lunches has never been so easy!

Next step was to clear out space in one cabinet specifically for our lunch prep station. This prevented me from opening EVERY cabinet in our kitchen looking for what I needed. I put small sandwich bags, plastic containers (reused lunch meat containers) and lunch bags on the top shelve and my ‘snack’ and ‘breakfast’ bins on the bottom.

Lunches prepared in minutes with your own lunch prep station with one cabinet and a little room in your fridge! Preparing lunches has never been so easy!

Now on to the fridge. I keep all my produce for lunch in one drawer within my fridge. I know I know, apples don’t need to go in the fridge! It’s just so much easier to have everything in one spot! Dinner leftovers are kept kept in individual containers right above the drawer so we can quickly grab everything for lunch. It’s easy for Joe & I to always know where within our sometimes messy fridge that we can find food for lunch!

Lunches prepared in minutes with your own lunch prep station with one cabinet and a little room in your fridge! Preparing lunches has never been so easy!

Lunches prepared in minutes with your own lunch prep station with one cabinet and a little room in your fridge! Preparing lunches has never been so easy!

With all the pieces now in place, compiling all the items for our lunch in the morning has never been easier! It would be really easy to prep lunch for the whole week on Sunday night, but with this system it takes only MINUTES each night to prep tomorrows lunches!

Lunches prepared in minutes with your own lunch prep station with one cabinet and a little room in your fridge! Preparing lunches has never been so easy!

 

 

 

Lunches prepared in minutes with your own lunch prep station with one cabinet and a little room in your fridge! Preparing lunches has never been so easy!

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You know that feeling when you’re running out the door to catch your plane with arms full of WAY too much luggage only to find that you forgot a couple things?

Every time this happened to me I promised myself I would write down a list of what I needed for my next vacation. Not only was it frustrating to forget the things I needed, but also when I would over pack toiletries I didn’t really need. I’d forget the sunscreen for my beach trip to Miami, but sure enough I brought it with me to Minneapolis to visit my sister in December. It took me years struggling with how to pack my toiletries to get a system down that would last me more than ONE vacation!

Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

Here’s my favorite tips for packing toiletries: 

1 | I have a completely separate set of toiletries that I bring with me on vacation as opposed to what I use everyday at home. When NOT traveling I keep these in my suitcase. This makes a world of difference and I can’t recommend enough.

2 | I’m a sucker for matching labeled containers. Obviously. I bought a bunch of these TSA approved sized ones for all my liquids. Yes, I could just use those mini shampoo bottles that come at the hotels. While I’m a lover of everything reused, I’m a girl who likes my toiletries looking clean and well labeled.

3 | That brings me to the labeling. Don’t go for just any label. Make sure these are waterproof or you literally will only be able to use them for ONE vacation. Buying labels that are pre written will look WAY nicer than writing yourself. The only downside is that there might not be a label available for every one of your toiletries (aka – dry shampoo anyone?).

4 | I purchased full size versions of my travel toiletries. That way when I refill my toiletries, I’m not mixing shampoos from whatever I’m using in my shower. I keep the full size versions in my suitcase when I’m not traveling. Literally EVERYTHING that I need for my travel toiletries stays in my suite case when I’m not traveling.

5 | Refill your toiletries AFTER each vacation. There never seems like there’s enough time to pack and prepare for a vacation. Filling up your toiletries shouldn’t be one of those!

6 | Anyone else ever feel completely gross after flying on a plane or a long road trip??? In addition to my standard toiletries, I create a little ‘while traveling’ case that includes hand sanitizer, Airborne, Listerine strips, perfume samples (the ones from the magazines) and hand lotion.

7 | To carry all my non liquids I love to use the free department store makeup bags that come with purchase. I never feel bad if they get dirty because I know another free gift is on it’s way eventually :).

Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

Now on to show you MY travel toiletries! I split up my toiletries in to 4 different groups (which essentially means that I just have 4 different containers)

  1. Liquids | obviously these go in a plastic ziplock bag
  2. Non Liquids (hair brush, toothpaste, etc) | I use one of those free makeup bags with department store purchase
  3. Makeup | I always use a plastic makeup bag so that in the event that something breaks or spills, clean up is easier.
  4. While Traveling (a couple items to help freshen up during travel time) | in a small makeup bag

1 Liquids

I even use a small travel container for my moisturizer and eye cream (not pictured). For perfume, I refill one of those small free perfume sample containers.

Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

Liquid refills

I keep all the refills to my liquid toiletries together in large makeup bag that I store inside my luggage when I’m not traveling. It makes refilling the toiletries SO much easier to have dedicated products that I only use for travel.

Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

I keep this stored in my suitcase along with the other travel toiletries when not traveling!

Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

2 Non Liquids

I’m not necessarily a bar face soap kind of gal, but it makes traveling so much easier to do so. It’s one less thing that I have to try to squeeze in to my liquids plastic bag.

Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

I keep a smaller clear case for cotton balls, hair ties & bobby pins.

Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

3 Makeup

I have a completely separate set of makeup that I use for travel, as opposed to my everyday stuff. If you’re worried about it expiring before you use it all up, you could alternate your travel makeup bag and everyday makeup every so often.

Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

4 While Traveling

I keep a couple items with me in a tiny makeup bag to help me ‘freshen up’ while in route to my destination! Airborne, hand cream, Purell, Listerine strips, & perfume samples. 

Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

One last photo showing you everything that goes in to my suitcase!

Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

May your trip be as organized as your toiletries!
Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

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Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

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Clean up those puppy (or kids) toys easily with this fun and stylish DIY upcycle toy storage solution by reusing a popcorn tin!

As many of you know Joe & I got a doberman puppy, Reagan, in December and although we are absolutely in love with her, I’m NOT in love with the mess a puppy can bring to a home. As someone who cleans her baseboards regularly, I’m adjusting to have ‘dog dirt’ (as I call it) in my house at all times. We’re also learning just how much energy puppies have and might be hitting a world record in time spent playing fetch. This all equates to lots and LOTS of toys! Walking in to our family room likely resembles a dog store at times as we toss anything to Reagan to keep her entertained.

toy storageMy dad sent us a huge container of Garretts popcorn for Christmas which brings back awesome memories as I used to live next door to a Garretts store in my Chicago days. You can’t tell from this picture, but our favorite flavor is the cheese! Reagan was trying to chew on the tin as I was taking it out to the garbage (Joe & I devoured it in less than a week), which made me realize that it would be a great toy storage container! Yes, she may like to chew on it, but because it’s metal, she can’t actually destroy it as she has other baskets. With a couple craft supplies and a cute label, this would be a sustainable storage solution for Reagan’s toys.

Clean up those puppy (or kids) toys easily with this fun and stylish DIY upcycle toy storage solution by reusing a popcorn tin!

Supplies for Toy Storage Container:

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Since I do a lot of arts and crafts, I had everything in my craft room (aka – tiny storage closet) minus the labels. Before I even started the project, I cleaned out the container really well. That popcorn smell can linger!

Now the Garretts popcorn tin design, although cute, definitely wasn’t the look I’m going for 🙂 . Enter spray paint. Using painters tape, I taped the top ring of the container to create a nice line where the spray paint would stop. The inside of the container is silver, a color that would go nicely, so I opted NOT to spray the inside.

I laid down a couple broken down cardboard boxes outside our front door to create a space to spray paint the tin. Two light coats were enough to cover it completely. I can’t emphasize LIGHT coats enough. There’s a couple spots that I was a little (a lot) too aggressive with the spray paint. When that happens, the paint clumps up and doesn’t dry flat. I’m obviously still learning the virtue of patience and less is more! I let the tin sit at least 1 hour in between coats. I probably don’t need that much time, but spray painting a second coat on top of wet spray paint can look REALLY bad.

Clean up those puppy (or kids) toys easily with this fun and stylish DIY upcycle toy storage solution by reusing a popcorn tin!

While I was letting the paint dry (literally), I started on the labels. I use Font Bundles to get these really cute font styles. Personally, I like these better than the standard ones that Microsoft has. I went a little overboard one weekend and relabeled my laundry detergent (and my blog). I opened up a Microsoft word document and typed out the wording I wanted to stick on the tin.

‘Reagan’s Toys’

I then enlarged the words to the biggest font size I could get. Now before you go crazy and make your font a size 500, take a moment to measure your container to ensure that you won’t run out of room with your labels. I should have taken my own advice because I didn’t have enough room for the s on toys, so my container reads “Reagan’s Toy”. Let’s just say that this dog definitely has more than ONE toy!

After printing out the labels, I cut out each of the letters. Since I used a cursive font, most of the letters connected to each other; sometimes I cut them apart (see the R in the photo below) to make it easier to cut out. The nice thing about using clear label paper is that no one will notice if you cut outside the lines.

Clean up those puppy (or kids) toys easily with this fun and stylish DIY upcycle toy storage solution by reusing a popcorn tin!

Once you’ve got all your letters cut out, simply peal off the paper on the back of the label and stick away! I didn’t use a ruler or anything to keep my letters even around the container as the popcorn tin had a ridge on the top that I followed. If it hadn’t I would have likely used a ruler & a couple post-it notes to measure and mark where the labels should go. I like using post-it notes instead of a pencil mark so that I don’t have to try to erase it.

Clean up those puppy (or kids) toys easily with this fun and stylish DIY upcycle toy storage solution by reusing a popcorn tin!

Once you’ve got the labels attached, it’s modge podge time! Modge Podge will act as a great sealer to the spray paint and labels. This is essential as Reagan’s nails would have completely scrapped the labels and paint off. With the modge podge acting as a protective cover, Reagan can attack the tin as much as she wants and nothing gets damaged. It’s been a while since I’ve used modge podge, so there was a moment of panic when I started applying it. It doesn’t look great at first. But DON’T freak out like I did. Remember, it’s a glue. It goes on white, but drys clear.

Clean up those puppy (or kids) toys easily with this fun and stylish DIY upcycle toy storage solution by reusing a popcorn tin!

From popcorn to puppy toys. Who would have thought??

Clean up those puppy (or kids) toys easily with this fun and stylish DIY upcycle toy storage solution by reusing a popcorn tin!I really liked that I could ‘customize’ this toy storage tin to the color scheme I wanted (white), but also had the cute font on it for a punch of DIY. I can easily tuck this tin away next to our couch. Reagan is slowly learning to accept this storage solution after spending the first two days aggressively barking at the tin.

Clean up those puppy (or kids) toys easily with this fun and stylish DIY upcycle toy storage solution by reusing a popcorn tin!

Let’s just say that Reagan was not as excited about this new storage solution as I was. Clean up those puppy (or kids) toys easily with this fun and stylish DIY upcycle toy storage solution by reusing a popcorn tin!

Now if I could just teach Reagan to PUT her toys in to the container 🙂 .

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Clean up those puppy (or kids) toys easily with this fun and stylish DIY upcycle toy storage solution by reusing a popcorn tin!

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I’ve been in search of matching containers for our various laundry detergents for years now. Yes, you read that right. It’s been on my mind for years. I like the idea of our laundry room looking as clean and clutter free as possible, but couldn’t find containers that would work. (untapped market???) Throwing everything in a basket and calling it a day wasn’t satisfying my obsessive desire for a cohesive look.

Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts!

When grocery shopping last week I realized that these fabric softener containers were exactly what I was looking for. They fit nicely in my wooden basket & once I removed the labels, the clean white color would create the clean aesthetic I wanted. As I was checking out, the cashier asked me if there was a big sale on fabric softener. I had to hold back every urge to not explain this brilliant idea. Realizing that I could appear to be completely nuts, I told her I was just stocking up.

Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts!

I dumped all the fabric softener in to a large empty detergent container (to use at a later time) and rinsed each of them out. To remove the label, I just needed gently rip with a knife. I also grabbed an extra spray bottle that I had on hand to use as my new spot cleaner container.

Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts!

Next I needed to make my labels. This was the fun part! Instead of just selecting one of the standard fonts in Microsoft word, I searched through over 70 creative and fun fonts provided by Font Bundles through their Auction & Script packages.

I’ve never installed fonts onto my computer before, installing Font Bundles was SO easy. Actually I wouldn’t even call it installation …. more like click install and go to whichever Microsoft application you’re using to select from the font drop down.

Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts!

Fast forward 40 minutes later I’ve finally narrowed down to my six favorite fonts below 🙂 . The fonts are all really unique so it was hard  to pick just one.

Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts!

I opted for Greatpark, the top middle one. Using a sheet of my Avery 5160 template labels, I typed out wording for each of the cleaners I would be labeling. I centered each and increased the font size to the largest size that would fit, roughly size 50 (Fabric Softener was 32).

Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts!

All I had to do was print and attach the labels to the containers. Then fill each container with the appropriate cleaner.

Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts!

Way way WAY more organized, if I say so myself 🙂 .

Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts!

I loved this project because after years of searching for a better container, I simply used what was right in front of me (I also totally hated that I didn’t think of this sooner). Using a more creative font made these pop a lot more in the laundry room.

I had so much fun looking through these fonts that I ended up redoing my enter website with the new fonts = a weekend of me on the couch watching Netflix with my computer! This was on the to-do list for a while now, but from what I had researched buying fonts is annoyingly confusing (licensing rules, yearly renewals, super high costs, etc). So I really appreciated Font Bundles unique concept of making this really straightforward, easy and affordable 🙂 .

Below are a couple snippets of my redesigned site with Font Bundles fonts (I used Haus & Seilla Script):

Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts!

Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts! Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts!

Facebook & Twitter definitely weren’t left out either. I updated profile pics on both to match the fonts.

Font Bundles has a really good deal going on right now for both of their font packages …. Auction & Script. Personally I liked having these packages to choose my fonts form as opposed to buying individual fonts. It’s a way better deal, plus I was able to compare & contrast various fonts easily (which I did for hours!!!).

Off to label the rest of my home …. looking at you sock drawer. Kidding. Kind of.

Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts!

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No more tangling ironing cords falling all over with this no sew DIY Ironing Cord Holder! Easy to make in only 15 minutes!

Lately I’ve been working to organize and decorate our laundry room (pictures to come soon!). It’s a pretty small space so I removed a lot of unnecessary clutter to make room to sort & fold our laundry. One thing that I noticed ALWAYS taking up room was the ironing cord. On too many occasions the cord would actually end up in the washer or dryer because the long cord was dangling everywhere. Enter: Ironing Cord Holder. When I showed Joe my final product he laughed and asked if I had officially run out of things to organize. Yet, I stand by the fact that this is a necessity in every laundry room 🙂 .

Supplies

  • Thick fabric (I used left over outdoor fabric that I made pillows with)
  • Velcro (if you use the kind with a sticky back, then you won’t need as much Iron on Fabric Tape)
  • Iron on Fabric Tape
  • Scissors
  • Iron

No more tangling ironing cords falling all over with this no sew DIY Ironing Cord Holder! Easy to make in only 15 minutes!

The first thing I did was measure the available space for my holder on my iron (as shown to the right). No more tangling ironing cords falling all over with this no sew DIY Ironing Cord Holder! Easy to make in only 15 minutes!Mine was roughly 3 1/2 inches. To come up with my fabric height, I doubled that space (to make it thicker) & added an additional 2 inches (for fabric tape). My dimensions are 3 1/2 x 2 = 7 + 2 = 9 inches in height. If you have a standard iron, a good fabric width is 9 1/2 inches.

Make sure your iron is plugged in as you’re going to need throughout this project. This is a NO SEW project!

Once you’ve got your fabric cut, the next step is to create a nice 1/2 inch fold  on the top and bottom (off the height), securing / ironing with fabric tape (see below). Note that I use really skinny fabric tape, which helps for projects like these. If you have wider fabric tape, 1 inch width for example, you can simply cut it narrower for projects like this.

No more tangling ironing cords falling all over with this no sew DIY Ironing Cord Holder! Easy to make in only 15 minutes!

Next, fold in the middle (of the height) and iron to create a crease (as shown below).

No more tangling ironing cords falling all over with this no sew DIY Ironing Cord Holder! Easy to make in only 15 minutes!

Now we’re going to do the same step that we did for the top and bottom of the fabric on to both of the sides (width), folding in 1/2 inch and securing by ironing fabric tape inside.

Next, we need to close this large piece of fabric so that it will fit around your iron. I placed fabric tape on both sides (as shown below), folded in the middle (the big crease that we created earlier). Then iron to secure.

No more tangling ironing cords falling all over with this no sew DIY Ironing Cord Holder! Easy to make in only 15 minutes!

We’ve created our fabric piece and all that’s left is to add the Velcro! Since I used Velcro that was NOT sticky on one side, I used fabric tape to secure. Obviously the smarter option would have been to buy the sticky back Velcro 🙂 .

No more tangling ironing cords falling all over with this no sew DIY Ironing Cord Holder! Easy to make in only 15 minutes!

I opted to use two strips of Velcro for each side to ensure a stronger hold. Measure your Velcro strips to fit, making them just slightly shorter than the height of your fabric holder. Iron on or stick your Velcro to the fabric. When attaching the Velcro to the fabric, make sure that one set of strips is placed on the front left and the other on the back right. (If you put both Velcro strips on the same side of the fabric it will not close when looping around your iron.)

No more tangling ironing cords falling all over with this no sew DIY Ironing Cord Holder! Easy to make in only 15 minutes!

Tada! You’re now officially ready to organize your ironing cord!

No more tangling ironing cords falling all over with this no sew DIY Ironing Cord Holder! Easy to make in only 15 minutes!

May your ironing cords never dangle in to your washer again!

No more tangling ironing cords falling all over with this no sew DIY Ironing Cord Holder! Easy to make in only 15 minutes!

No more tangling ironing cords falling all over with this no sew DIY Ironing Cord Holder! Easy to make in only 15 minutes!

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No more tangling ironing cords falling all over with this no sew DIY Ironing Cord Holder! Easy to make in only 15 minutes!

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Make your mornings easier and stress free with these DIY outfit labels! No more standing in front of your closet wondering what to wear!

As someone who wakes up at the last possible minute, yet still wanting to be ready to go at the right time, I’m always trying to find ways to shave time off my morning routine. I pack my lunch the night before & I figured out how to streamline my morning beauty routine, so it only seems fitting to organize my morning outfit selection. My city, Seattle, has two seasons: raining & not raining. Although all my clothing revolves around those seasons, I’m still able to stand in front of my closet for 10 minutes looking at the same outfits over and over hoping that Clueless’ Cher’s closet system magically comes in to my life to pick an outfit for me!

Cher may have been ahead of her time with a computerized system in the 90’s, but I’ve found that the old fashion paper organization method can work with my closet in 2015 with these daily outfit labels!

Supplies:

  • Leftover cereal boxes
  • pretty con-tact paper
  • Thick marker or alphabet stickers
  • Scissors
  • Scrapbooking cutting tools, optional
  • This circular download template or an old CD / DVD

Make your mornings easier and stress free with these DIY outfit labels! No more standing in front of your closet wondering what to wear!

Leftover cereal boxes work best, but in a pinch I opted for what I had, which was a rice, popcorn & graham cracker box. I flattened the boxes and covered with contact paper on both sides.
Make your mornings easier and stress free with these DIY outfit labels! No more standing in front of your closet wondering what to wear!

I then used my scrapbooking cutting tools to cut out the appropriate size circles (outer AND inner circle to make a ‘doughnut’); you can also use this download template or an old CD (it’s roughly the same size). Simply cut out the template, trace on to the cardboard & cut with a scissor. I made 5 of these since my goal was to organize my outfits for the work week, but you could go crazy and add Saturday & Sunday!

Make your mornings easier and stress free with these DIY outfit labels! No more standing in front of your closet wondering what to wear!

Now you’re ready to add the day of the week to each of your labels by either hand writing or alphabet stickers. I recommend labeling both sides!

Finally cut through one side of each of the ‘doughnuts’ so that you’re able to put these on your clothing hanger.

Make your mornings easier and stress free with these DIY outfit labels! No more standing in front of your closet wondering what to wear!

Now you’re ready to plan your outfits!

On Saturday or Sunday, I’ll look through my closet while picking out outfits for the week. Each outfit is ironed and hung next to the appropriate day’s label.

All outfits are ready to go and easy to grab. These outfit labels could be great for little kids as well, making mornings easier for busy moms!

May you now be able to sleep in as long as possible in the morning!

Make your mornings easier and stress free with these DIY outfit labels! No more standing in front of your closet wondering what to wear!

Make your mornings easier and stress free with these DIY outfit labels! No more standing in front of your closet wondering what to wear!

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Make your mornings easier and stress free with these DIY outfit labels! No more standing in front of your closet wondering what to wear!

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After a couple months of Amazon Subscribe & Save, Joe & I realized that our eyes were a little bigger than our stomach when ordering 3 containers of Oatmeal per month. Although the unintended purpose, these make ideal storage containers. They just needed some sprucing up!

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What you need

Turn extra oatmeal boxes in to easy decorative DIY storage containers, customized to match any color scheme! Perfect for any room!

Measure the height & width of your containers (mine measured to be xx inches high and xx inches wide). I cut the contact paper 1/4 inch less than the height of the container and 2 inches longer than the width, so mine came out to be xxx by xxx). I prefer to use my paper cutter but you can definitely just use a scissor!

Turn extra oatmeal boxes in to easy decorative DIY storage containers, customized to match any color scheme! Perfect for any room!

After cutting the paper to size, peel one edge of the backing. Line up the sticky edge to the container, leaving the 1 inch allowance. Slowly press the adhesive side of the contact paper down on to the container while slowly peeling back the paper backing. Go in smooth strokes, pushing out any air bubbles a small section at a time. If any air bubbles do get trapped, you can just pull the adhesive back to smooth it down again.

Turn extra oatmeal boxes in to easy decorative DIY storage containers, customized to match any color scheme! Perfect for any room!

Now all you have to do is fill them!

Turn extra oatmeal boxes in to easy decorative DIY storage containers, customized to match any color scheme! Perfect for any room!

I opted to use three of mine for under the sink storage. These worked perfect to quickly grab a garbage bag and separating out my small & large ziplock bags. Plus it gave a little design to an otherwise unattractive cabinet space.

Turn extra oatmeal boxes in to easy decorative DIY storage containers, customized to match any color scheme! Perfect for any room!

To decorative diy storage containers & years of oatmeal ahead of us!

Turn extra oatmeal boxes in to easy decorative DIY storage containers, customized to match any color scheme! Perfect for any room!

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Turn extra oatmeal boxes in to easy decorative DIY storage containers, customized to match any color scheme! Perfect for any room!

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Never have missing socks after laundry again! This tutorial will keep your socks from going missing and laundry room organized!This is my story of the missing socks. Sure enough, after a load of laundry there’s always at least one random sock without it’s partner.

every. single. time.

I’m convinced the drain eats them up or they mysterious get in between the walls. I put the solo socks back in my dresser drawer assuring myself that once I find the matching sock I’ll remember to pair them. Enter a sock drawer of individual unpaired socks.

Never have missing socks after laundry again! This tutorial will keep your socks from going missing and laundry room organized!

The solution: only paired socksget put back into the bedroom dresser drawers. Until the sock has it’s pair, it gets stored in the laundry room in these cute labeled baskets.

SUPPLIES

  • Two decorative baskets **
  • Ribbon
  • Labels (I used these)
  • Hole punch

** I made a second basket for socks that were past their prime and ones that truly lost their partner AKA “cleaning rags”.

Never have missing socks after laundry again! This tutorial will keep your socks from going missing and laundry room organized!

INSTRUCTIONS

Either hand-write or type out your labels, trimming according to label holder size. I typed mine and just printed on plain printer paper. Slip the labels in to the clear label holders and make a hole punch on each side.

Never have missing socks after laundry again! This tutorial will keep your socks from going missing and laundry room organized!

Next loop the ribbon through the label holes ensuring the ribbon runs in the back of the label. Pull the ribbon around the entire basket, tying in a knot tightly on the back of the basket.

Never have missing socks after laundry again! This tutorial will keep your socks from going missing and laundry room organized!

Tada! You’ve got one basket for single socks and one for ‘socks turned rags’! Each time I do the laundry and find a single sock, I simply check my sock basket to either find it’s match or place the single sock in it.

Keep these out on top of your laundry machine or tuck them away in a nearby cabinet.

May your socks never be single again!

Never have missing socks after laundry again! This tutorial will keep your socks from going missing and laundry room organized!

Never have missing socks after laundry again! This tutorial will keep your socks from going missing and laundry room organized!

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Never have missing socks after laundry again! This tutorial will keep your socks from going missing and laundry room organized!

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