Get organized!
May 13, 2011, 6:55 pm
Filed under: deals, family, ideas, kids, life, organized | Tags: , , , , ,

Who doesn’t want to be more organized?  Sure, there are some people whose homes look like they are permanently “staged” for an open house, but mine is not one of them.  And since I had kids, the clutter has taken on a life of its own:  clothes, toys, books, puzzles, artwork.  But I have found a glimmer of hope!

I’ve always kept the art supplies in buckets, bins, and bags in the desk drawers in our family room so we could pull them out when the creative urge hit us (or, more truthfully, when I needed the boys to stop racing around the kitchen so I could get their lunch ready or clean up the remains of their last meal).  The problem was they could get in the drawers and pull things out and each time I would have to re-organize the drawer to fit everything back in.  Not clean-up friendly.  

Ok, I know.  It’s not very exciting to some people, but these containers from IKEA have changed my life.  You might have an aversion to IKEA, perhaps bordering on a phobia (like my husband), but trust me, you’ll love these.

The Krus jar comes in 3 sizes, is reasonably priced and each one comes with an easy snap on lid (the kids can do it themselves) plus 2 optional dividers are included which are very handy for corralling those smaller items. 

Clutter buster

Despite its name it is not a jar, but a box; they stack neatly and are clear so you can easily find what you’re looking for. Don’t just limit yourself to art supplies – what about small items in the bathroom like band-aids or nail polish or dried goods in the kitchen?  Endless possibilities.


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Great post thanks for sharing. Your layout is excellent. I enjoy reading your articles all the time.


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Thank you for the feedback – I appreciate it!


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