This is Offbeat Home's archive of organization posts.
My fiancé's father passed away in Feb 2012. His mother had passed in 2006. His step mother took what she wanted from the house after Dad died, and then moved away. We were left with a 12 room house FULL of stuff. Almost a year later, the house is empty and we finally have full use of our apartment again. Here are some tips that I learned while trying to put my things, my fiancé's things, and the things we salvaged from his parent's home into our small urban apartment.
I love my reusable shopping bags, and I even have some from travels around the world. But! What do I do with this mass of bags? Any cool ideas for organizing re-usable shopping bags? Have you figured out a way to keep them neat?
Underwear easily rolls/folds and fits into the drawers I have. But I can't figure out how to economically stuff 20 or more bras into a drawer and make them accessible. I can't be the only bra hoarder. What do you do with clothes (but seriously bras!) when you don't have a lot of closet space or existing furniture?
What if your key holder was not only decorative but also pulled double-duty? I've rounded up some of the cutest, cleverest, and innovative(est?) key holders on the interwebs. From key holders that come with key rings that look adorable and can also help keep you safe, to creepy, and the slightly sexual. Hook yourself up with one of these holders and see if you ever forget to hang up your keys again…
I am a terrible housekeeper. I'm also terrible at saving money. And talking about my feelings. And cooking (because I don't plan ahead). And making time for my husband. At least, I WAS terrible at all of these things until… family meetings! I found a print-out somewhere in the depths of the internet called "Peek at the Week." I showed it to my husband and he was mostly indifferent about it until I told him all of my amazing plans.